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Andrea Loziuk (IDC)
416.673.2204 office

Mark Schrutt (IDC Spokesperson)
416.673.2247 office

IDC Canada Evaluates Canadian Cloud IaaS Service Providers in New IDC MarketScape

February 18, 2015 - International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada announced today the availability of a new IDC MarketScape report profiling the leading vendors in the Canadian IaaS cloud computing market. IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public IaaS 2015 Vendor Assessment (IDC# CA1SSC15), is the third IDC MarketScape in a series covering the infrastructure-based cloud computing market in Canada, and is a continuation of what has become an extensive and broad base of IDC Canada research on the topic. Previous reports on this marketplace include:

  • IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public IaaS 2013 Vendor Analysis (CA3SSC13)
  • IDC MarketScape: Canadian Dedicated Private Infrastructure as a Service 2014 Vendor Assessment (CA1SSC14)

The report assesses twelve of the largest Canadian public infrastructure-based cloud service providers, and offers valuable guidance when examining IaaS solutions providers, and planning future strategic investment opportunities. Through in-depth interviews with these providers and feedback from each provider's customers, IDC Canada reports that:

  • Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Microsoft - earned the distinction of placing 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 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," says 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."

For more information about this report or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Mark Schrutt, please contact Andrea Loziuk at

About IDC MarketScapes

The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScapes provide a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT, telecommunications, or industry-specific vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a transparent foundation to allow companies to independently compare the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting or .

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