Amsterdam, 16 September 2014 – IT industry analyst firm The METISfiles has released the inaugurate version of the German Public Cloudscape. Designed to highlight the local German SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS provider ecosystem, the German Cloudscape provides a snapshot of who the most important German cloud providers are and in which cloud segments and categories they specialize.
Version 1.0 visualizes 197 German cloud providers of which 8% are active in more than one segment or category, resulting in a total of 222 entries. SaaS is the most popular segment with 67% of entries. 28% of entries are IaaS providers and only 5% offer PaaS services.
Within the SaaS segment, Finance/ERP is the leading SaaS offering with 13% of SaaS vendors. Communications commands a 11% share of SaaS followed by Collaboration (11%), Online Workspace (8%), CRM (7%), Document Management (5%), Time Management (5%), HRM (3%), Digital Marketing (3%) and Security (3%). The “other” segment (28%) has a wide variety of specialisations of which eCommerce, Payment, and Project Management are popular categories.
18% of IaaS providers also offer SaaS solutions such as Communications and Online Workspace. “We expect IaaS, Online Workspace and Communications offerings to merge into a broader infrastructure category in the future” says METISfiles analyst Pim Bilderbeek. “We also expect the number of German cloud providers to grow as an increasing number of businesses is embracing public cloud solutions”
A digital copy of the German 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