Apcela Expands AppHubs in Canada

Apcela, an innovator in software-defined, cloud-optimized network services, is expanding the AppHub footprint into Canada. The proprietary AppHub, a virtual data center in the cloud, operates at the center of Apcela’s solution.

In addition to the existing AppHub in Toronto, Apcela now has locations in Montreal and Calgary. The locations will serve Apcela’s global footprint by providing routes and increased service capacity.

Apcela is not alone in increased attention in Canada. Cloud Service Providers such as Google Cloud Provider (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Oracle OCI have been expanding into Canada as a part of a trend towards increased interest in the Northern American region.

Why Canada? Canada is the third largest economy in the Americas and the 10th largest in the world.

“Expanding our global footprint will allow us to further assist enterprise customers in expanding their scope of the cloud optimized, distributed network and security deployments” said Apcela CEO Mark Casey. “By investing in additional AppHubs in Montreal and Calgary, we can assist our existing Toronto connections by providing additional routes.”

Apcela’s 60-plus AppHubs globally provide an application delivery stack in the cloud and are located at carrier neutral cloud exchanges. Starting with core switching, routing and load balancing, Apcela can customize AppHubs to meet enterprise needs. This includes layering in SD-WAN, lifting and shifting a security solution to the cloud; and enabling edge compute and storage with a hyper-converged, private cloud.

With the benefit of customers being in the same exchanges as major SaaS and IaaS services without establishing individual physical connections, the AppHub does the heavy lifting.

“The AppHub serves as the entry and exit ramp for Apcela’s low-latency, global backbone, helping transform the enterprise WAN from a centralized and siloed IT architecture to a next-generation, cloud optimized network,” Casey explained.

Apcela AppHubs work with the Arcus Platform to deliver a software-defined, cloud-optimized network, including SASE and multicloud. This allows the network to extend to the edge – rather than deployed natively in public cloud, which can be repetitive and cost-prohibitive.