Europe’s Local Cloud & Hosting Heroes

If you have been following our European cloudscape research you will know we provide snapshots of the local SaaS, PaaS and IaaS provider landscape in selected European countries. So far we have covered more than 1000 local XaaS offerings in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. 25% of those 1000 entries are IaaS providers. […] Read more »

Consolidation in Dutch Cloud & Hosting Sector Continues

The latest target in the ongoing merger frenzy is ReasonNet, acquired by Sentia. Sentia already assimilated PaaSplaza and Jitscale. The ‘Sentia Groep’ now claims 160 employees and € 30 million of annual revenues. We expect more activity in the cloud & hosting sector this year as we believe acquiring scale through an active merger & […] Read more »

Say Hi To Fi, Hello To FB, Bye To Telcos

Disruption in telecoms continues to come from social media players. Over the last couple of weeks, messaging player WhatsApp added its calling feature to Android and iOS apps, Facebook added a dialer/caller-id android app called Hello and Google launched a US MVNO that offers cloud calling coupled with national 4G roaming on Nexus phones. While […] Read more »

How Apple, Cisco and Huawei Disrupted the Telecom Equipment Market

Now that Alcatel-Lucent is to become part of Nokia, it’s a good time to look back and see what has happened over the last decade or so in the global telecoms equipment market. The picture that emerges is one of consolidation and divestment. Consolidation into four major players: Huawei, Cisco, Nokia and Ericsson. Divestment of […] Read more »