Amsterdam, 24th February 2014 – IT Industry Analyst firm The METISfiles has released the inaugurate version of the Belgian Public Cloudscape. Designed to highlight the local Belgian SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS provider ecosystem, the Belgian Cloudscape provides a snapshot of who the most important cloud providers are in Belgium and in which cloud segments and categories they specialize.
Version 1.0 visualizes 111 cloud providers of which 7% are active in more than one segment or category, resulting in a total of 121 entries. SaaS is the most popular segment with 69% of entries. 29% of entries are IaaS providers and only 2% offer PaaS services.
Within the SaaS segment, Finance/ERP is the leading SaaS offering with 20% of SaaS vendors. Communications commands a 17% share of SaaS followed by Online Workspace (11%), HRM (10%), and CRM (6%). The “other” segment (36%) has a wide variety of specialisations of which Digital Marketing, Health Care and Collaboration are popular categories.
23% of IaaS providers also offer Online Workspace solutions. “We expect IaaS, Online Workspace and Communication offerings to merge into a broader infrastructure category in the future” says METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek. “We also expect the number of cloud providers in Belgium to grow as an increasing number of businesses is embracing public cloud solutions”.
A digital copy of the Belgian Cloudscape can be downloaded at the website of The METISfiles.
About The METISfiles
The METISfiles is a market research & consulting firm dedicated to solving strategic issues for executives in the digital economy and digital infrastructure industry.
For more information please contact Pim Bilderbeek, Partner and Principal Analyst.