FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enterprises in Germany are accelerating their adoption of public cloud computing to reduce costs, simplify IT infrastructure and reap other benefits, including the ability to support remote work after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new research report published today by Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and consulting firm.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Public Cloud – Solutions and Services for Germany report finds that public clouds and cloud technologies enable companies to make data and applications available from anywhere and implement agile development methods. In Germany, interest in IaaS/PaaS services in particular continues to grow, driven by demand across all industries for flexibility, scalability, security and rapid application development not available with on-premise IT environments. Secure cloud-based enterprise file sharing systems are also essential tools for enabling remote work.
“More enterprises in Germany are adopting services from large hyperscalers, especially with the growing number of industry-specific solutions,” said Andreas Fahr, Partner and Managing Director, ISG DACH. “For organizations that need to ensure that their data remains in Germany, there are regional providers with similar service portfolios.”
Enterprises in Germany are also increasingly migrating SAP applications from internal data centers to the cloud, ISG says. Many were skeptical about this transition, but are now preparing to make the move as they migrate from legacy SAP environments to the SAP S/4HANA platform. Large hyperscalers as well as domestic storage providers are well positioned to support these transformations.
In Germany and other markets, stakeholders involved in enterprise cloud migrations and digital transformations see both consulting and managed services as necessary for success, the report said. There is a growing demand for new services to streamline both the operational and financial management of enterprise cloud resources. These include AIOps, a suite of tools for automating cloud operations through AI, and FinOps, which provides dashboards and analytics tools to manage spend. The now ubiquitous use of multiple public clouds in every enterprise makes financial management more complex, forcing service providers and customers to integrate different tools.
The need to continuously improve the customer experience, a key factor for competitiveness, is one of the most common reasons for companies in Germany and elsewhere to invest in digital transformation and cloud platforms, says ISG.
“Rapidly changing customer demands across multiple market segments require data-driven decision making,” said Jan Erik Aase, Partner and Global Leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Enterprises are turning to service providers for tools to make this possible.”
The ISG Provider Lens™ Public Cloud 2022 Report – Solutions and Services for Germany assesses the capabilities of 100 providers in seven quadrants: Consulting and Transformation Services for Large Accounts, Consulting and Transformation Services for Midmarket, Managed Public Cloud Services for Large accounts, managed public accounts Mid-market cloud services, hyperscale infrastructure and platform services, SAP HANA infrastructure services and secure enterprise file sharing systems.
The report names CANCOM, Microsoft, NTT DATA and T-Systems as leaders in each of the three quadrants. It lists Accenture, Arvato Systems, Atos, AWS, Capgemini, Claranet, Deutsche Telekom, Google, HCLTech, Infosys, TCS and Wipro as leaders in each of the two quadrants. All for One Group, Axians, Box, Brainloop, BTC, DRACOON, Dropbox, FTAPI, IBM, IONOS, Kyndryl, PlusServer, Rackspace Technology, Reply, skaylink and Syntax are listed as leaders in each quadrant.
In addition, Nordcloud has been named a Rising Star — a company with a “promising portfolio” and “high future potential” as defined by ISG — in two quadrants. EPAM, gridscale, Netfiles, OVHcloud and Syntax are listed as rising stars in each quadrant.
Custom versions of the report are available from Arvato Systems, CANCOM, DRACOON, Grass Merkur, gridscale, IONOS, PlusServer, skaylink, Syntax and T-Systems.
The 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ Public Cloud — Solutions and Services for Germany report is available for subscribers or as a one-time purchase on this webpage.
About ISG Provider Lens™ Research
The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider assessment of its kind that combines empirical, data-driven market research and analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global consulting team. Businesses will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help them select appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG consultants use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s corporate clients. The survey currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the US, Canada, Brazil, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets that will be added in the future. For more information on ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.
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