San Diego, CA, March 26, 2018 — AbacusNext®, the largest Technology-as-a-Service (TaaS) provider for legal and accounting professionals, today announced, in addition to their existing business software presence, the availability of their fully-managed private cloud solutions and business technology services to the Canadian market. Utilizing data centers in Toronto and Montréal operated by Zayo, a global communications infrastructure provider, AbacusNext is proud to offer Abacus Private Cloud (APC) to Canadian professionals, in addition to the full suite of Microsoft products and services as an official Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP).
“Partnering with Zayo and receiving CSP certification from Microsoft Canada are two major steps toward expanding our Canadian presence and bringing the benefits of Abacus Private Cloud to more businesses across North America,” said Jerome Fodor, CTO of AbacusNext. “Our shared commitment to data security, business continuity and delivering unmatched client experiences make both Zayo and Microsoft a natural fit for AbacusNext in our mission to improve the lives of professionals with technology.”
AbacusNext’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto will be expanded to house local support for Canadian clients wanting to take advantage of Abacus Private Cloud’s best-in-class security and performance while maintaining data residency and compliance with Canadian privacy regulations (PIPEDA).
“We’re excited to partner with AbacusNext to offer their clients the fastest, most secure cloud infrastructure available,” said TJ Karklins, senior vice president of Zayo's zColo business segment. “Our Toronto and Montréal data centers, combined with AbacusNext’s suite of compliance-ready technology solutions, will provide the access, speed and scalability Canadian businesses desperately need.”
Membership in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program allows AbacusNext to offer clients direct billing, combined offers, and directly provisioned, managed and supported Microsoft products and services.
“The Cloud Solution Provider program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship,” said Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Channels & Programs at Microsoft Corp. “Partners who sell through CSP have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers drive their digital transformation.”
About Zayo Group
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 122,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. For more information, visit zayo.com.
As the largest technology provider for the professional services sector, AbacusNext helps legal and accounting professionals achieve ultimate success and peace of mind through the delivery of a complete suite of compliance-ready technology solutions designed to support a secure and cloud-enabled practice at a cost they can afford. Headquartered in San Diego, California, and backed by private investment with Providence Equity, AbacusNext delivers products and services to over 12,000 clients worldwide.
About Providence Equity
Providence is a premier global asset management firm with $45 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence pioneered a sector-focused approach to private equity investing with the vision that a dedicated team of industry experts could build exceptional companies of enduring value. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 150 companies and is the leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education and information industries. Providence is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and has offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Delhi. For more information, please visit www.provequity.com.