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Feb 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # CA1SSC15

IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public IaaS 2015 Vendor Assessment

Author: Mark Schrutt Strategic Advisor, Public Sector & Innovation Research
Abstract

The IDC study is our second major assessment of the Canadian market for public IaaS. It is a continuation of what has become a very deep and broad base of IDC Canada research on cloud computing. Additional highlights of IDC's study include:

  • In 2013, there was one firm placed in the Leaders category. In 2015, three providers (Amazon Web Services, IBM, and Microsoft) made it to the Leaders category.
  • The Major Player category is heavily populated. IDC believes that scale, channel strategy, and ability to deliver hybrid computing will differentiate vendors in this heavily competitive space.

"Offerings are becoming less expensive while much more robust and automated to enable self-serve features," says Mark Schrutt, research vice president, Services and Enterprise Applications for 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."

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