Five Out Of Six German SaaS Vendors Hosted In Germany

Of the 149 SaaS vendors we identified in our German Cloudscape, 50% operate their own infrastructure. The other 50% partner with a hosting provider. More than 80% of those have their production site hosted inside Germany (see Figure below). The most popular hosting partners for German SaaS vendors are Hetzner (15%), Host Europe (12%),  Amazon […] Read more »

Hosting Providers #1 Technology Partner of Digital Agencies

We just finished a study on the digital agency market in The Netherlands commissioned by managed hosting provider True and in partnership with online business media & marketing publisher Emerce. 108 respondents of  96 digital agencies within an estimated population of 400 agencies responded to our web survey which covered digital agency distinctive capabilities, core […] Read more »

Segmenting The InterCloud Opportunity

We wrote about the InterCloud before, defining it as a globally interconnected data center grid offering elastic store and compute capabilities. The most prominent builders of the InterCloud today are Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Rackspace. They are all building general purpose global clouds with a focus on elasticity (see Figure below) and providing APIs for […] Read more »

How To Lead In The New Mobile Economy

METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek was the keynote speaker at the Innovation Group’s Mobile Summit in Milan last week. His presentation focused on the mobile economy that has emerged as a key engine of economic transformation. The figure below provides a graphical representation of four major themes that were addressed. Mobile is a game changer for […] Read more »