Twitter’s Catch-22

Jack Dorsey’s first tweet was “just setting up my twttr”. We are talking March 21st 2006 and everybody is about to get their 140 characters of fame. Ten years later Twitter shows some impressive stats. There are some 310 million active users out of a total of 1.3 billion accounts sending 500 million tweets per […] Read more »

Citrix Shapeshifting to Cloud and IoT

Last week The METISfiles attended the Citrix analyst briefing in Santa Clara to hear about the plans and progress of Citrix after Kirill Tatarinov taking over as CEO from Mark Templeton earlier this year. Tatarinov has taken his time to go public with his business assessment of Citrix and his plans to get Citrix revenue […] Read more »

IaaS Providers Prefer Azure, SaaS Providers Favour AWS

Today METISfiles presented at a DHPA network meeting for 20 Dutch (DHPA members) and 30 Danish hosting organisations (BFIH members). We recently updated our Danish and Swedish cloudscapes (we will publish more on this shortly) and talked about the similarities and differences between the Dutch and Danish hosting sectors. One of the details we highlighted […] Read more »

Leading IaaS Partners of European SaaS ISVs

A couple of weeks ago we published our Top 1500 European public cloud computing providers infographic, covering the local cloud provider ecosystem in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. The infographic shows, amongst other insights, that 70% of European cloud providers are SaaS providers and that 57% of those partner […] Read more »

Less than Half of Finnish SaaS Vendors Hosted in Finland

Of the 74 SaaS vendors we identified in our Finnish cloudscape, 47% operate their own infrastructure. The other 53% partner with a hosting provider. Less than half of those (49%) have their production site hosted inside Finland (see Figure below). The most popular hosting partners for Finnish SaaS vendors are Amazon (27%), Microsoft (5%), Hetzner […] Read more »

Less than Half of Norwegian SaaS Vendors Hosted in Norway

Of the 81 SaaS vendors we identified in our Norwegian cloudscape, 35% operate their own infrastructure. The other 65% partner with a hosting provider. Less than half of those (38%) have their production site hosted inside Norway (see Figure below). The most popular hosting partners for Norwegian SaaS vendors are Amazon (26%), Microsoft (13%), Blix […] Read more »