Focus on privacy leads Benelux companies to sovereign cloud

BRUSSELS–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Businesses in the Benelux region are increasingly seeking sovereign clouds and sustainable cloud services, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global research and technological advice.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Center Services & Solutions for Benelux report finds that despite stark differences in their economies and regulatory environments, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have some common traits in terms of private/hybrid services. cloud trends.

“Like the European Union as a whole, Benelux is a dynamic market,” said Ola Chowning, partner at ISG North Europe. “Its fast networks and highly-skilled workforce attract many cloud service providers.”

Sovereign cloud services, which can help companies comply with security and privacy regulations from the EU and some national governments, are gaining ground across the Benelux region, the report says. The area’s unique industrial landscape and highly regulated financial sectors have increased the demand for data protection. ISG expects a significant increase in sovereign cloud use cases, especially in the Netherlands, with its high concentration of companies in critical industries that emphasize data security.

Throughout the Benelux region, many large and medium-sized companies are also adopting hybrid cloud environments that include private clouds and the best public cloud services, says ISG. To reduce time to market, customers often prefer service providers that have deep partnerships with hyperscalers and can automate multi-cloud orchestration.

The Netherlands ranks higher than Belgium and Luxembourg in digital transformation, based on the size and number of engagements between companies and service providers, the report says. The country’s more lenient interpretation of EU regulations has attracted at least 200 British companies since 2016. Its Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX), one of the world’s largest, attracts many call center operators. data and hyperscalers.

Luxembourg, the region’s financial center and a hub for many multinationals, is highly regulated and difficult for providers to enter, the report says. A local presence is required, which is why many data center operators partner with local players. Belgium is less regulated, but has a tight-knit networking community that can put third-party service providers at a disadvantage, says ISG.

The report also highlights other trends in the region, including the consolidation of the data center industry and the rise of facilities in smaller cities, which could accelerate the development of cutting-edge computing applications.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Center Services & Solutions for Benelux report assesses the capabilities of 48 providers in four quadrants: Large Account Managed Services, Mid-Market Managed Services, Managed Hosting, and Hosting Services. placement.

The report names Accenture, Atos, Kyndryl and Sopra Steria as leaders in two quadrants each. It names Capgemini, Cloudreach, Interxion (Digital Realty), Equinix, NorthC, and TCS as leaders in one quadrant each.

In addition, Axians and Sopra Steria are named as Rising Stars, companies with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” as defined by ISG, in one quadrant each.

The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Next-Gen Private/Hybrid Cloud — Data Center Services & Solutions for Benelux report is available to subscribers or for one-time purchase on this webpage.

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The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider assessment of its kind that combines empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Companies will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s enterprise clients. . The research currently covers providers that offer their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordic countries, Australia and Singapore/ Malaysia, with additional markets to be added. in the future. For more information on the ISG Provider Lens research, visit this webpage.

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