Data Center Analysis
For market intelligence, product and field marketing, and business planning managers, Canalys focuses on the sales opportunities and challenges associated with the next generation of virtualized data centers. Our service examines the computing infrastructure market in its entirety, covering product trends, energy and channel issues, as well as shipment tracking into all-sized facilities – from small server closets to the largest critical data centers.
Our close relationship with the IT channel ensures that vendors see and hear how they can best work with partners to transform customer deals. Factoring in partner support, in addition to energy costs and supply risks, also enables us to help clients determine the best locations for data center deployments.
The service provides detailed market estimates and forecasts for infrastructure spend on servers, storage, Ethernet networking, storage networking, application delivery networking, network security, server virtualization, and associated management tools – all in a single tracker. We also deliver country insight and analysis of the issues impacting the location of data centers, including energy costs and the environmental impact of an organization’s IT infrastructure.
Access and support
To help our customers obtain and disseminate the market intelligence they need – quickly and without complication – Canalys allows an unlimited number of corporate users to access our information and analysis, as part of our overall service fee.
We also provide additional value through our enquiry facility, which is available for up to five named users by region and corporate function, per service. The enquiry facility can be extended to support more users by arrangement.
Data and analysis delivery
Each of our services benefits from the same strict methodology, with clear, global definitions and detailed, country-level data published on the same day – no preliminary data or forecasts.
We deliver insight and recommendations via frequent, analytical reports and direct contact with our experienced analyst team. Clients also receive results and analysis from regular surveys, conducted with hundreds of resellers, systems integrators, retailers, and distributors. Through our channel partner community Candefero, our service customers also have the opportunity to pose survey questions that directly address their own immediate concerns.