The Canadian Hosting Market Report, 2010 Edition is NBI/Michael Sone Associates' survey of the competitive landscape of the hosting market in Canada. Over one hundred pages in length and containing 21 quantitative exhibits, this report provides a background on the development of the hosting market as well as trends driving the 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 2008 to 2010.
We define the hosting market as out-sourced infrastructure operated in a data centre by a third-party, and segment this market into three areas – collocation, shared hosting and managed hosting. This segmentation is used in the exhibits throughout the report.
In-depth profiles of the 12 leading hosting service providers active in Canada are provided, examining their services, facilities and Canadian hosting revenues. Each 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 May 2010.
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 Datacom services, Wireless services & devices, PBX, Ethernet equipment, Unified Communications, Local telecom and VoIP services, Internet services and Digital & 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 noted.
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 meters.