This IDC study profiles and compares 28 IaaS service providers active in EMEA, including IT services companies, pure-play cloud providers, and telcos/network service providers, and covering the spectrum of cloud services from public, through virtual private, to dedicated hosted private cloud. The study compares the features of IaaS offerings and vendor capabilities, and presents a one-page profile of each vendor highlighting its IaaS portfolio, strategy, and IDC's viewpoint.
The following vendors participated in the study: 1&1, AT&T, Atos, Amazon Web Services, BT Global Services, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Colt, CSC, Dell, FireHost, Fujitsu, GTS, Host Europe, HP, IBM, Interoute, KPN Corporate Markets, Logicalis, Microsoft, Mobily, NTT Communications, Orange Business Services, Rackspace, Savvis, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, T-Systems, and Verizon Terremark.
According to IDC analysts Mette Ahorlu, David Bradshaw, and James Eibisch, who produced the study: "The hype is over and IaaS is becoming a mature, but still high-growth, part of the European IT landscape. While customers are spoilt for choice, many services lack differentiation, and vendors need to exploit their core skills and assets to add unique value, to compete, and avoid commoditization."
INTEROUTE TELECOM, CenturyLink, Inc., France Telecom SA, Hewlett-Packard Company, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Mobily, Telecom Italia SpA, Colt Group S.A., AT&T Inc., Rackspace Hosting, Inc., Telefonica S.A., IBM, Fujitsu Limited, KPN International, Amazon.com, Inc., BT Group plc, FireHost, 1&1 Internet AG, Microsoft Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, Dell Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., LOGICALIS GROUP LTD, Atos S.A., T-Systems International GmbH, GTS, Inc., Host Europe Group, Vodafone Group Plc