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IDC releases new report on Canadian IaaS cloud market


February 18, 2015  


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International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada announced today the availability of a new MarketScape report profiling the leading vendors in the Canadian IaaS cloud computing market. IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public IaaS 2015 Vendor Assessment is the third in a series covering the infrastructure-based cloud computing market in Canada.

Previous reports on this marketplace included:

  • IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public IaaS 2013 Vendor Analysis
  • IDC MarketScape: Canadian Dedicated Private Infrastructure as a Service 2014 Vendor Assessment

The report, which assesses 12 of the largest Canadian public infrastructure-based cloud service providers, noted that:

  • Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Microsoft placed in the Leaders category, an increase from only one firm in the 2013 version of the study.
  • Eight vendors are closely grouped within the Major Players category. IDC Canada says it believes that scale, channel strategy, and ability to deliver hybrid computing will differentiate vendors in this heavily competitive space.
  • Buyer preferences have shifted to focus more on security and quality of service, and less on the need for vendors to provide end-to-end IT services beyond just Public IaaS.

“Offerings are now becoming less expensive while much more robust and automated to enable self-serve features,” said Mark Schrutt, research vice president, services and enterprise applications at IDC Canada.

“Providers are picking up on the hybrid message and designing their solutions with interoperability and hybrid management in mind. Partners also have more skin in the game to bridge gaps in offerings and as a channel to the market, which contributes to the increase in the amount of vendors in the Major Players category.”


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