Canopy named a Major Player in IDC MarketScape: European Cloud Professional IT Services 2014 Vendor Assessment


Paris, 17 October 2014 - Canopy, a pure-play Cloud provider formed in 2011 and 80% owned by Atos, has been positioned by IDC as a "Major Player" in their MarketScape: European Cloud Professional IT Services Vendor Assessment”.


“This IDC MarketScape provides an assessment of a number of vendors participating in the Western European cloud professional services market. It does not aim to make any statements about the cloud services market or related technologies — it focuses exclusively on the professional services aspect. Cloud professional services are key to success in the market, which is growing rapidly at a CAGR of 28% in 2013-2018. Because of the rapidly growing maturity of cloud, the focus and capabilities of cloud professional services vendors will change in the coming years, and it is important to understand not only the capabilities of the moment, but also the strength of a vendor's strategy before selecting it as provider.”

"Cloud professional services enable clients to create efficient cloud architectures and migrate their existing IT to cloud in a cost-effective and low-risk fashion. As cloud is becoming the accepted future delivery model for IT, European organizations must create cloud strategies — point solutions are neither sufficient nor cost efficient. Implementing hybrid cloud models — which will be the future model for most organizations — is far more than just a technical solution; it requires changes to business processes, IT and networks, and the IT department," said Mette Ahorlu, research director, IDC European Services. "It is therefore critical that organizations evaluate the professional services vendors carefully and to not only look at the final cloud solution."

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.

[i]: Source: “IDC MarketScape: European Cloud Professional IT Services 2014 Vendor Assessment”, IDC,

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