Thursday 12 February 2015, Amsterdam
TechNavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Cloud Computing Market in Canada : Amazon Web Services Inc., Google Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Rackspace Hosting Inc., salesforce.com Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., HP Co., Oracle Corp. , RackForce Networks Inc., Rogers Data Centres Inc, SAP AG, Savvis Inc., Telus Corp., VMware Inc.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s team said: “Virtualization is an essential strategy for increasing IT efficiency and a precursor to cloud computing. It has made significant inroads in Canada, and it is difficult to find an enterprise or data center that is not using virtualized server technologies. The number of virtual machines is also expected to grow further and it is becoming more of a necessity than an option for end-users to adapt to virtualization. With a virtual environment, organizations can easily scale up to meet new demands regarding mobility applications. Therefore, the drift toward the increasing adoption of a virtualized environment is expected to continue during the forecast period.”
According to the report, the growth of the Cloud Computing market in Canada is driven by several factors, one of which is increasing adoption of cloud-based solutions in SMEs. To deliver better services and achieve greater operational efficiency, SMEs are adopting cloud solutions.
Further, the report states that one of the most common barriers to the growth of the market is the privacy and data transfer issue. The government of Canada has strict rules and regulations related to cross-border data transfer.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.