23. February 2022 · Awards, Corporate News

ISG study: Triple top ranking for CANCOM in Public Cloud Services for SMEs

  • The analysts of the global market research company ISG have once again rated CANCOM's Public Cloud Services & Solutions as leading in Germany
  • In terms of competitive strength, CANCOM is far ahead of all relevant market players with its "Consulting & Transformation Services" and "Managed Public Cloud Services" for SMEs.
  • CANCOM is also one of the leading providers in the market for SAP Hana Infrastructure Services.

On the road to the cloud, CANCOM is one of the strongest digitization partners for SMEs. This is the finding of the latest Provider Lens studyTM "Public Cloud Services & Solutions" by leading technology research company ISG. In the areas of "Consulting & Transformation Services" and "Managed Public Cloud Services" in the midmarket segment, CANCOM is well ahead of the market. The hybrid IT service provider and system integrator is also among the leaders in the "SAP Hana Infrastructure Services" category.

In all three categories, CANCOM impresses with its end-to-end offering, its migration and managed services expertise, and high integration competence of cloud solutions and applications. "CANCOM is one of the leading multi-cloud integrators and solution architects, with hardly any weaknesses in dealing with complex public cloud infrastructures for SMEs," summed up the ISG analysts.

Ideal partner for migrating critical applications to the cloud

According to ISG, CANCOM is the ideal partner for customers who want to modernize critical applications such as SAP and migrate them to the public cloud. This assessment is based on the one hand on the numerous certified experts, and on the other hand on the high and holistic integration competence of leading solutions and services in the areas of cloud workplace with its own digital workplace solution CANCOM AHP on Azure, cloud security and governance, and cloud IoT edge computing. "In the area of 'Consulting and Transformational Services', CANCOM offers any service from a modern cloud-native perspective, but is also able to fully integrate legacy stacks into the services," the analysts elaborate. "On request, application support can also be taken over and integrated into the cloud solution or the offering, which is largely structured as an XaaS portfolio. "


Close partnerships with all leading public cloud providers and hyperscalers

CANCOM also emerges as the most competitive market player in the "Managed Public Cloud Services" category, leaving other leading IT service providers behind.

"In addition to the comprehensive public cloud partnerships of CANCOM with all major hyperscalers, midmarket customers benefit in particular from the holistic service portfolio and approach," said ISG. "The migration as well as managed services expertise handles critical workloads such as SAP on Azure or container technologies. Not at least because of the numerous certifications of CANCOM experts for AWS, Azure, GCP or the IBM Cloud, the customer environments managed by CANCOM are always cloud agnostic and can be operated as API."

This provides customers with lean architectures including a link to the CANCOM Cloud Marketplace, which can be used to flexibly book additional cloud services and applications as required.


State-of-the-art cloud infrastructure for business-critical SAP workloads

CANCOM also scores in the "SAP Hana Infrastructure Services" category with its experience from numerous SAP projects in a wide range of areas with many thousands of SAP users. "CANCOM is a certified SAP HANA Operations Services Partner and uses state-of-the-art infrastructure systems approved by SAP and managed on an SAP-certified platform. Business-critical cloud applications are in good hands with CANCOM," ISG emphasizes. This is also ensured by cloud operation in highly secure, multi-certified redundant data centers that are monitored around the clock.

"Migration to the cloud and the operation of applications within the cloud or hybrid environments are currently among the most important topics for our customers," explains CANCOM COO Rüdiger Rath. "To establish new business models and drive digital transformation and automation, clever use of state-of-the-art cloud technologies is required. At the same time, the complexity of the technology landscape continues to increase. As a hybrid IT integrator, we ensure simplified and automated management of public cloud services and make hybrid environments simple and controllable for our customers."


About the ISG leader award

The ISG Provider Lens™ quadrants are created based on an evaluation matrix and contain four fields into which providers are classified: Leader, Product & Market Challenger, and Contender. The providers classified as Leaders, like CANCOM, have a highly attractive product and service offering as well as a distinctly strong market and competitive position, and therefore meet all the requirements for successful market development. They are to be regarded as strategic pacesetters and opinion leaders. The Leaders also represent  innovative strength and competitive stability.


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).