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IDC MarketScape Canada positions Long View as a Major Player for its Hybrid Cloud capabilities

CALGARY, Alberta (November 26, 2015) — It’s a major-league offering, and it’s now enjoying major-league recognition.

Long View, one of North America’s most powerful providers of Hybrid Cloud solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been named a Major Player by International Data Corporation (IDC) Canada in its IDC MarketScape: Canadian Hybrid Cloud Services 2015 Vendor Assessment, (doc #CA10SSC15, November 2015).

Long View’s Hybrid Cloud offerings deliver the ability for a business to use a single pane of glass to manage resources across on-premises, private cloud and public cloud platforms. Hybrid Cloud offerings empower customers to blend various consumption models based on the needs of their organization—ultimately delivering better utilization of assets, infrastructure and application monitoring, and the power to move workloads when business requirements change.

IDC Canada’s 2015 IDC MarketScape: Canadian Hybrid Cloud Services report is the fourth in a series covering the infrastructure-based cloud computing market in Canada.

“Being named as a Major Player in an IDC MarketScape series report is fantastic news. At Long View, we pride ourselves on being experts in the Hybrid Cloud landscape with our demonstrated maturity and size,” says Dave Frederickson, Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Long View.

“We use our experience, our expertise, and our objectivity in helping our customers select a customized set of solutions that’s right for them,” adds Frederickson. “Recognition like this, following a rigorous third-party audit process, is incredibly rewarding.”

The IDC MarketScape series was driven by market demand to understand vendor capabilities, as buyers look to expand their use of cloud computing and integrate cloud and onsite technologies. The Canadian Hybrid Cloud Services 2015 Vendor Assessment assesses 13 of the country’s largest Hybrid Cloud service providers, and is based on in-depth interviews with providers and feedback from their customers.

“The market for cloud services is quickly shifting from isolated infrastructure-based solutions for developing applications and content delivery, to platforms that integrate onsite, public and private infrastructure as a service (IaaS),” says Mark Schrutt, IDC Canada’s Research Vice President, Services and Enterprise Applications.

“As the market is transitioning, buyers are embarking on a maturity curve,” adds Schrutt. “Vendors can also be placed on a similar continuum, from simple integration of their own solutions to enabling full interoperability and tools to manage these complex environments.”

ABOUT LONG VIEW: Long View is one of the most powerful IT solutions and services companies in North America, with offices across the continent. With a clear focus on combining business and technology through our Hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, IT infrastructure, managed services, and end user support, Long View is able to define and customize what the future of IT looks like for our clients. Innovative, flexible, cost-effective, and business focused . . . that’s Long View.

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.

For more information:

Tannis Ebbels Director of Marketing and Communications, Long View

Phone: 403.387.3489 E-mail: [email protected]

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