KuppingerCole Report
Market Compass
By Mike Small

European Hosted Hybrid IaaS Cloud

The KuppingerCole Market Compass reports provide an overview of vendors and their product or service offerings in a certain market segment. This Market Compass report covers hosted hybrid cloud services provided from within Europe. It provides an assessment of the capabilities provided by these services including those for the tenant to ensure their secure and compliant use of the services.

1 Management Summary

The KuppingerCole Market Compass provides an overview of a market segment and the vendors in that segment. It covers the trends that are influencing t ...

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2 Market Segment

Hybrid cloud hosting provides a cloud enabled infrastructure platform which consists of a pool of compute, storage, and network capabilities that tena ...

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2.1 Market Description

There is a long-standing market in hosting of IT services. In this the hosting service provider grants space in a data centre for the equipment needed ...

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2.2 Major Use Cases

As organizations go through digital transformation, they are using IaaS / PaaS cloud services to change the way they do business by creating new appli ...

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2.3 Market Direction

The market direction is illustrated in Figure 1. This illustrates how the market hype and the maturity of the services offered are changing over time. ...

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3 Capabilities

The Market Compass is designed to profile and compare vendors across numerous capabilities. This section details the capabilities that one should expe ...

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3.1 All Capabilities

The capabilities that should be provided by Hosted Hybrid Cloud services are shown in the table below.

Capability Description
Basi ...
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3.2 Capabilities Recommended per Use Case

The Hosted Hybrid Cloud market meets several distinct use cases, as described in section 2.2. Below, the capabilities are displayed according to their ...

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3.2.1 Regulatory Compliance Use Case

In this use case the hosted hybrid cloud must ensure that the data is held and processed in a way that meets regulatory or legal obligations.

Essent ...

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3.2.2 Hybrid Workloads Use Case

In this use case the objective is to achieve some of the benefits provided by the cloud (e.g., scalability, availability, or cost) while retaining con ...

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3.2.3 Datacentre Right Sizing Use Case

Datacentre Right Sizing -- Organizations may have a business need to increase their IT processing capacity but do not have the space within their exis ...

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3.2.4 Low Latency Use Case

Some workloads depend upon very low latency communications with other equipment which cannot be delivered over the WAN (Wide Area Network) that is inh ...

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3.2.5 Disaster Recovery Use Case

Here the hosted hybrid service forms an important part of the organizational business continuity plan. Its use may range from providing a back-up of b ...

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4 Ratings at a Glance

This chapter provides a comparative overview of the participating vendors for five categories: security, deployment, interoperability, usability, and ...

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4.1 General Product Ratings

Based on our evaluation, a comparative overview of the ratings of the general standing of all the products covered in this document is shown in table ...

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Table 2: Comparative Overview of the ratings for the general standing of all products

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4.2 Noteworthy Vendors for Specific Capabilities

Some vendors are better positioned to meet narrow use cases, while others have stronger offerings across the range of this market segment. We have ide ...

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4.2.1 Outstanding in EU Privacy Compliance: OVHcloud

As more and more organizations use cloud services, cybersecurity and compliance has taken centre stage. The benefits of using the cloud for business-c ...

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4.2.2 Outstanding in Hybrid VMware Deployment: Telefónica Virtual Data Centre

Organizations typically use multiple cloud services from different CSPs, including office productivity tools, a CRM system, and IaaS for test and deve ...

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4.2.3 Outstanding in Datacentre Rightsizing: Rackspace Technology

Organizations may have a business need to increase or decrease their IT processing capacity. In either of these cases there may be technical or regula ...

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4.2.4 Outstanding in Low Latency: T-Systems

Some workloads depend upon very low latency communications with other equipment which cannot be delivered over the WAN (Wide Area Network) that is inh ...

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4.2.5 Outstanding in Compliant Innovation: City Network

Cloud computing is essential for digital transformation and innovation, but that is not enough. The IT infrastructure also needs to be programmable an ...

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5 Product/ Service Details

In the following section, each participating vendor is profiled with particular attention paid to the functionality of its product. Several important ...

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5.1 City Network

City Network is a Swedish company with headquarters in Stockholm (Sweden) that provides cloud services based on OpenStack.

City Networks public clou ...

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5.2 Claranet

Claranet Group Ltd. provides networking, internet hosting and managed cloud services. It was founded in 1996 and has its HQ in London. It has a global ...

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5.3 CloudSigma

CloudSigma was founded in 2009 and has its headquarters in Switzerland. It provides cloud services from 15 locations (Europe, the US, Middle East, and ...

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5.4 Fuga

Fuga Cloud is a start-up in the Netherlands with a team of cloud and hosting experts. Fuga Cloud originated from Cyso, the Dutch Managed Hosting com ...

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5.5 IONOS

IONOS is the trading name of IONOS Cloud Ltd. IONOS is a German company that was founded in Montabaur/Germany in 1988 as 1&1 and in 2018 combined its ...

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5.6 OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a French company (previously OVH) that was founded in 1999. OVHcloud is a global cloud provider delivering cloud services to companies acr ...

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5.7 Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology, Inc. is an American managed cloud computing company based in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It was launched in 1998, became public in ...

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5.8 Telefonica

Telefónica is a publicly listed Telecommunications company with headquarters in Spain and annual revenues of over 48 billion Euros in the year ending ...

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5.9 T-Systems

T-Systems is a vendor independent provider of digital services with its headquarters in Europe. It is a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom and has a footp ...

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5.10 UpCloud

UpCloud is a European cloud service provider formed in 2012 with its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. It offers a fast and reliable cloud platform...

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6 Vendors to Watch

Besides the vendors covered in detail in this document, we observe some other vendors in the market that readers should be aware of. These vendors do ...

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Methodology

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