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13 Feb 2018

New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Infrastructure as a Service Providers in Canada

TORONTO, ON., February 13, 2018 — International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada today announced the publication of a new report, IDC MarketScape : Canadian Infrastructure as a Services Providers, 2018 Vendor Assessment (IDC#CA43241418), which provides an in-depth analysis of companies that provide proprietary public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offerings to the Canadian market.

The 11 vendors evaluated in this IDC MarketScape are: Amazon Web Services, Bell Canada, CentriLogic, Cogeco Peer 1, Google, IBM, Long View Systems, Microsoft, OnX (a CBTS company), OVH, and TELUS.

"The IDC MarketScape for Canadian infrastructure as a service is our fifth IDC MarketScape focusing on Canadian cloud services," said IDC Canada's Jason Bremner, Research Vice President, Industry & Business Solutions group and lead analyst for the Canadian Strategic Sourcing and Cloud Services Research Program. "It was driven by market demand to understand vendor capabilities as buyers look to expand their use of cloud services to support digital transformation initiatives, potentially from multiple cloud service providers, and integrate the services with onsite systems."

Adoption of IaaS by Canadian organizations is expected to double by 2019, and will become a major component of enterprise cloud strategies. The research revealed that technology buyers should consider the following:

  • Developing their cloud strategy as a plan for ongoing governance of a multicloud environment.
  • As cloud adoption increases and cloud usage matures, several cloud service consumption models are emerging, including having external providers managing the cloud environments of some organizations.
  • For end users, the network can be a limiting factor for the performance of cloud services.

For more information about this IDC MarketScape, please contact Jason Bremner.

About IDC MarketScape

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 MarketScape provides 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.

About IDC

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. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data, and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. To learn more about IDC, please visit or follow on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. To learn more about IDC Canada, please visit or follow on Twitter at @ idccanada and LinkedIn.


For more information, contact:

Jason Bremner

Cristina Santander