Cloud Channels Analysis

Cloud Channels Analysis is a unique service analyzing the rapidly growing IaaS and SaaS cloud business models, providing timely quarterly data on the adoption and progress of the leading service providers. This is backed up by channel insights on end-user adoption and usage trends, built on Canalys’ strong foundation in channels research.


This global service assesses the rapidly evolving cloud business models and go-to-market strategies for cloud services, including tracking the value of IaaS and SaaS cloud services. It includes worldwide market coverage, with a focus on how cloud providers are working with the channel. Canalys’ channels expertise and research programs also support this service.





  • Covers both hosted private cloud services and public cloud service
  • Quarterly tracking of the value of IaaS and SaaS cloud services performance and market shares by vendor
  • Quarterly forecasts
  • Assesses the strategies and go-to-market models of the leading cloud providers
  • Cloud go-to-market strategies: ecosystem/partnership models, marketplaces, distribution, etc
  • Point of View reports evaluate the performance and approach of the leading cloud provider
  • Candefero channel partner surveys: cloud adoption/new business models, performance/profitability, channel perception of cloud provider/vendor strategies
  • Issue-led reports address key client priorities in the channel, responding to industry developments and cloud go-to-market best practice: partnerships, managing channel conflict and assessing the cloud value chain
  • Quarterly market performance presentations and analysis of key development



Access and support


  • Unlimited inquiry

    Direct access to analysts who respond to questions within the topic scope within 24 hours.

  • Feature-rich tools, unlimited access

    Individual access to client website, spreadsheets and published content

  • Trends analysis

    Frequent data and analysis reports produced using a strict methodology and global definitions

  • Conclusions and advice

    Insight and recommendations delivered via analytical reports and direct access to our experienced analyst team.


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