Cogeco Data Services



Cogeco Data Services

March 06, 2014 10:51 ET

Cogeco Data Services Recognized as a Major Cloud Player in IDC MarketScape: Canadian Dedicated Private IaaS 2014 Vendor Assessment

Functionality, flexible service delivery and availability of fully managed hybrid infrastructure services, contribute to positioning

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 6, 2014) -

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Today, Cogeco Data Services, a Canadian provider of fully managed hybrid Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions, announced it has been recognized as a Major Cloud Player in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Dedicated Private Infrastructure as a Service 2014 Vendor Assessment (IDC #CA1SSC14, March 2014).

"Cogeco Data Services is focused on providing enterprise clients with fully managed hybrid ICT solutions that are secure and scalable," said Virginia Brailey, Vice President, Marketing, Cogeco Data Services. "We have worked hard to deliver customer centric, flexible ICT services that help businesses reduce IT complexity and we are delighted to be recognized by the IDC MarketScape as a Major Cloud Player in Dedicated Private IaaS."

According to the report, Cogeco Data Services' flexible deployment configurations, complementary service offerings and wholly-owned infrastructure contributed to IDC's positive evaluation of the Company.

"Infrastructure as a Service and managed hosting have emerged as key components to cloud strategy in the enterprise," said Mark Schrutt, Director, Services and Enterprise Applications, IDC Canada. "Cogeco Data Services has positioned itself as a Major Player in the Canadian IaaS market and delivers a robust cloud solution bolstered by a strong suite of fully managed ICT solutions. Cogeco Data Services is strategically positioned to support requirements across multiple verticals as the market continues to evolve."

IDC reports that the market for dedicated private IaaS was valued at C$170 million in 2013, nearly three times the size of the current Canadian public IaaS market. IDC projects that the dedicated private IaaS market will grow by 34.4 per cent over the next four years, reaching an estimated value of C$554 million by 2017.

The IDC MarketScape report is a vendor assessment and comparison tool used to establish relative positioning of vendors in the Dedicated Private IaaS market. It uses a standard methodology that includes customer input and opinions, to evaluate vendors based on their strategies and capabilities.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) 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 and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Cogeco Data Services

With its suite of ICT solutions (Data Centre, Managed IT, Private and Public Cloud IaaS, Connectivity, Voice and Professional Services), Cogeco Data Services supplies its customers with the fast, reliable and secure ability to access, manage, move and store large amounts of data worldwide. The Company's 'always on', tier 3 quality data centres and reliable, redundant network provide some of Canada's largest companies and public sector organizations with near limitless bandwidth and secure facilities for hosting, storing and managing mission critical data.

For more information about Cogeco Data Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA), visit cogecodata.com, or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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