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AWS Canada Region is Live with 36 Services

The AWS Canada Region is now live. Public sector, government and enterprises that must adhere to Canada data residency rules, can now host their application and data in the new AWS Canada Region. The Region is hosted in Montreal and has two Availability Zones (AZ) for implementing highly available architectures. The initial set of services released as part of this first release are listed below for users looking to quickly understand what is available. This blog post provides a helpful guide for users looking to learn more about the new Region, Pricing and applicable Canadian policies related to data categorization and residency requirements.

stackArmor is recognized by AWS with specific competencies in assisting Public sector agencies in planning and migrating their applications to the EC2 cloud platform in compliance with strong security requirements. If you have any questions about how you can buy AWS cloud services or need assistance with hosting planning, please contact us or call us at 1-888-964-1644.

To assist with your due diligence the Government of Canada’s Cloud Adoption Strategy document provides guidance for organizations on topics related to cloud services. The section related to data classification and categorization matrix provides a guide to departments and agencies in determining the types of data with residency requirements.

Cloud Security Control Profile Selection
Low Availability Medium Availability High Availability
Low Integrity Medium Integrity High Integrity Low Integrity Medium Integrity High Integrity Low Integrity Medium Integrity High Integrity
Confidentiality Protected C High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency
Confidentiality Protected B Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency
Confidentiality Protected A Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency
Confidentiality Unclassified Low Profile Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency Moderate Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency High Profile – Canadian Data Residency

Pricing

AWS provides a wide variety of pricing options to meet various hosting scenarios. There are four ways to pay for Amazon EC2 instances: On-Demand, Reserved Instances, and Spot Instances. You can also pay for Dedicated Hosts which provide you with EC2 instance capacity on physical servers dedicated for your use. Typical pricing components include compute, storage, data transfer and associated software. The AWS Marketplace is a great place to find ready to go enterprise software packages available on low hourly pricing without the need for long term contracts. stackArmor has developed an AWS Jumpstart program for Canadian customers for Pilot’s and Proof’s of Concept. Click here to get started and select an icon and click the next button on the right.

Services

Amazon CloudWatch
Amazon CloudWatch Logs
Amazon DynamoDB
Amazon EC2 Container Registry (ECR)
Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS)
Amazon ElastiCache
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Amazon Elastic MapReduce
Amazon Glacier
Amazon Kinesis Streams
Amazon Redshift
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Auto Scaling
AWS Certificate Manager
AWS CloudFormation
AWS CloudHSM
AWS CloudTrail
AWS CodeDeploy
AWS Config
AWS Database Migration Service
AWS Direct Connect
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
AWS Snowball
AWS Key Management Service
AWS Marketplace
AWS Shield Standard
AWS Storage Gateway
AWS Support
Elastic Load Balancing
VM Import/Export

stackArmor’s certified AWS Solution Architects have deep experience with helping public sector, non-profit and government agencies rapidly migrate websites, dev & test environments, data analytics and dashboards to the AWS EC2 platform. We will ensure the security and integrity of your environment by using security best practices including boundary protection, data encryption, logging and monitoring as well as managed services. Please contact us for further assistance and scheduling a no-cost consultation.