The Canadian Hosting Market Report,
2008 Edition is NBI/Michael Sone Associates' survey of the competitive
landscape of the hosting market in Canada. At 88 pages and containing
20 quantitative exhibits, this report provides a background
on the development of the hosting market as well as trends that
are driving the Canadian market today. The size of the Canadian
market and vendor market shares are discussed in terms of revenues,
estimated in this report annually for the period 2006 to 2008.
We define the hosting market as out-sourced infrastructure
operated in a data centre by a third-party and segment this
market into three segments – collocation, shared hosting
and managed hosting. This segmentation is used in the exhibits
throughout the report.
In-depth profiles of the 10 leading hosting service providers
active in Canada are provided, examining their services, facilities
and Canadian hosting revenues. Each hosting service provider
profile includes exhibits detailing their total and market segment
revenues, and data centre operations by raised floor space,
in-service raised floor space and by province as of August 2008.
Exhibits for the overall market include industry revenues,
market shares, revenue by service provider by market segment,
data centre area by hosting service provider and overall data
centre area by province.
This report is part of NBI/Michael Sone Associates’ series
of research reports on the Canadian telecommunications industry.
Other reports cover data communications services, wireless communications
services, local telecom and VoIP services, Internet services
and IPTV services.
As with all NBI/Michael Sone Associates reports, information
has been gathered from primary sources. The information contained
in this report is the result of numerous interviews, primarily
with the hosting service providers themselves.
Please note that reported revenues represent proceeds from the
operation of out-sourced infrastructure operated in data centre
services by vendors active in the Canadian market. These revenues
exclude consulting and professional services fees (other than
what is required to provide service), such as business process
outsourcing . Figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise
Please also note that in accordance with industry practice,
we use the Imperial unit of measure, the square foot, to quantify
data centre area. One thousand square feet equals about 93 square
meters; a 10,000 square foot data centre is thus about 930 square