21 providers qualified as relevant market players for the final analysis in the key category of CLOUD PLATFORMS. Like last year, these included 8 portfolios which, as so-called accelerators, are particularly attractive with regard to product maturity and vendor presence on the marketplace. 5 other portfolios were classed as innovators and are therefore equally in a position to offer an attractive range, but do not yet possess the necessary presence and strategic focus to make full use of this potential.
The IONOS Enterprise Cloud was rightly classified as an accelerator: While the Enterprise Cloud does no tick all the boxes required of a global cloud hyperscaler, IONOS by 1&1 plays a key role in Germany with its Enterprise Cloud as one of the top 5 cloud infrastructures. With their clear focus on IaaS operations based in Germany, the IaaS infrastructures by IONOS by 1&1 are a noteworthy alternative, in particular with respect to the tight data privacy controls in place. Customers always have a competent personal contact to analyze potential, as well as in live operations. The additional data centers in the USA ensure that multinationals can also benefit from the services.
With its IONOS Enterprise Cloud offers an extensive range of public cloud infrastructure and platform as a service features and additionally includes attractive dedicated cloud servers and dedicated bare metal servers in its portfolio. The integrated services mainly target freelance developers, agencies, and small to medium-sized enterprises, but also larger corporations with operations concentrated mainly in Germany, Europe, and North America.
In addition, IONOS by 1&1 is increasingly expanding its cloud data centers at other international locations as well. Boasting special value added services like the Data Center Designer and modern APIs, IONOS by 1&1 has its sights set on efficient cloud management. Here, Containers and Managed Kubernetes are particularly remarkable examples of the company’s strong performance. What’s more, ProfitBricks satisfies the highest standards of data privacy and security thanks to its headquarters and data center in Germany.