This IDC study set out to measure the capabilities of hybrid cloud providers and their qualifications to meet the needs of the Canadian market. The market for cloud services is quickly shifting from isolated infrastructure-based solutions for developing applications and content delivery to platforms that integrate onsite, public, and private infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Hybrid cloud offers the promise of running corporate systems in the right environment and the choice of moving workloads and using multiple cloud providers. While the market is transitioning, buyers are also embarking on a maturity curve. Vendors can also be placed on a similar continuum, from simple integration of their own solutions to enabling full interoperability and tools to manage these complex environments.
"This IDC MarketScape for Canadian hybrid cloud services is our fourth IDC MarketScape focusing on Canadian cloud services," says Mark Schrutt, research vice president, Services and Enterprise Applications. "It was driven by market demand to understand vendor capabilities as buyers look to expand their use of cloud computing and integrate cloud and onsite technologies."
CenturyLink, Inc., TELUS Corporation, OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd., Long View Systems Corporation, TeraGo Networks Inc., Dell Inc., Cogeco Communications Inc., SunGard Availability Services, Google Inc., IBM, Amazon.com, Inc., Fidelity National Information Services Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, Microsoft Corporation, CGI Group Inc.