Exploring the Power of Managed Cloud Solutions in Canada

This blog post was created in partnership with Amazon Web Services.

To lay the pathway for government and IT innovation in its public sector, Canada has set out three main goals: 1. Bring the supply of IT service into balance with the demand for citizen services. 2. Provide a consistent approach to managing the risks of cloud adoption. 3. Prepare the IT workforce for cloud.

To achieve those goals, Shared Services Canada (SSC) –  the central IT service provider of the federal government of Canada that delivers infrastructure services related to email, data centers, telecommunications, and workplace technology devices – recently announced the awarding of multiple contracts to six partners of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network for access to AWS cloud services.

The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program that focuses on helping organizations build a successful AWS-based business by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support.

One of these six partners is LINKBYNET (Lien par le Réseau) Inc., the Canadian subsidiary of LINKBYNET Group, a leading player in IT managed, consulting, outsourcing, security and cloud services, with more than 650 employees, 800 clients, and offices in Canada, the U.S., France, Asia and Mauritius.

Since it was founded in 2000, LINKBYNET has based its growth on ensuring that client satisfaction and fulfilling client requirements form the core of its strategy.

Under the Shared Services Canada (SSC) Public Cloud Services contract, LINKBYNET sells Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Government of Canada (GC) departments and agencies. They are a certified ISO 20000 company, an AWS Managed Service Partner with more than 20 AWS certified staff, and an AWS Authorized Government Reseller. Their Canadian staff is fully bilingual (English/French) and they provide pre-sales and onboarding support at no additional charge.

LINKBYNET is also an AWS Authorized Commercial Reseller and AWS Public Sector Partner Program partner. “LINKBYNET benefits from a high level of expertise from AWS,” said Stefane and Patrick Aisenberg, co-founders of the company. The company provides web hosting, management and supervision services on AWS.

“LINKBYNET’s cloud management platform, SelfDeploy, is based on AWS technology,” ,” added Julien Trassard, of CEO LINKBYNET North America. SelfDeploy makes it easy to manage and monitor AWS deployed server instances and pay-per-use services. They have as also developed a DevOps consulting solution to assist customers already on AWS to optimize their platforms.

Finally, LINKBYNET offer Amazlink, a one stop shop managed solution that helps clients create and manage applications built on all AWS services in a public or hybrid way. Amazlink combines the power and functionalities of the AWS platform with LINKBYNET’s easy-to-use services.

To read more about how Canada is continuing to expand its cloud strategy with AWS partners such as LINKBYNET, head here.

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