Get flexible, cost-effective access to virtual servers running on best-in-class hardware – managed by one of Canada’s largest, most experienced data centre teams. The Bell Virtual Data Centre service is a highly reliable and scalable alternative to traditional server computing. It leverages advanced technology and scalable capacity, giving you access to virtual servers provisioned in secure data centres around the country.
Bell handles your infrastructure, servers, and application and operating systems so you can focus on your core business objectives – and reduce your hardware and capital requirements.
How your business can benefit from Bell Virtual Data Centre service
Free your IT team to focus on your business
With Bell handling everything from initial procurement and configuration to ongoing monitoring and 24/7 support, your IT team can concentrate on other areas of your business. Our certified technical experts can help you plan and execute every aspect of your virtual data centre solution.
Optimize mission-critical application performance
Your applications stay up and running with 99.9% availability and recovery objectives backed by stringent service level agreements (SLAs). Our industry-leading storage, network and computing equipment improves server performance and reduces latency to handle the most demanding, mission-critical workloads.
Depend on your data centre infrastructure to be always available
The Bell Virtual Data Centre service is hosted in our highly available Canadian data centres. You can rely on the availability of your servers with guaranteed power and connectivity as well as a fully redundant network plus compute, power, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Keep your data safe and secure on Canadian soil
All our data centres are located in Canada, ensuring your data is protected by the privacy rules and regulations your organization lives by. And our Canadian data centres are audited to CSAE 3416 and SSAE 16 standards ensuring Bell meets or exceeds industry best practices.
Provision and deploy servers quickly and cost-effectively
Scale without the cost of procuring, building, testing and maintaining a traditional server environment. We can tailor your Virtual Data Centre service to suit your IT workloads and business requirements – and you get it all for a predictable monthly fee
Key capabilities of Bell Virtual Data Centre service
Bell offers you a wide selection of virtual machine configurations that can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of your IT workloads.
Full suite of managed services
Bell can support your Virtual Data Centre with complementary managed services including managed disk backup, operating system licence management and select managed applications – all backed by service-level agreements (SLAs).
Integration from end to end
Integrating your virtual data centre solution with a Bell private wide area network (WAN) creates an end-to-end solution that improves the performance, security and reliability of your data in transit.
All the infrastructure your business needs
Benefit from a stable, secure, fully redundant power, network, compute and storage architecture. When coupled with advanced cluster management and virtual machine provisioning, your Bell Virtual Data Centre is an excellent platform for hosting business-critical applications.
Why Bell is better for data centre services
The most data centre capacity
Bell has 28 data centres located strategically across the country, with more than 39 megawatts of critical customer load – the most of any provider in Canada.
Bell has more than 3,000 certified professionals to help you design, integrate and manage your hosting solution. In addition to a 24/7 bilingual service desk, we offer a range of optional onboarding services.
Our partnerships with leading technology providers like Cisco, Citrix, Dell-EMC, HPE, VMware, Fortinet, F5, Veritas and Commvault lets us provide enhanced solutions to meet your unique needs.
Canada’s largest IP network
Your data and applications stay up and running and are accessible quickly and securely – anywhere, anytime – thanks to the reach and capabilities of our nationwide voice and data network.
This guide from Bell’s team of cloud experts offers technical insights and practical tips to help you make the right cloud decisions for your business – whether you want to host enterprise applications, deliver a first-class customer experience or back up and protect your data
How a world-class museum uses the cloud to optimize customer experience
Bell worked with Montréal Museum of Fine Arts to combine scalable virtual data centre services with private, reliable connectivity for a superior visitor experience. Learn how the museum now has the ability to give members faster access for online visits, purchases and donations.