Public cloud not a threat for the hosting industry

Maassluis, 22 March, 2016 – Results from a survey carried out during the World Hosting Days show that the public cloud is not seen as a threat to cloud and hosting providers. The survey was carried out by cloud provider Amsio and data centre provider Interxion among 269 visitors at the World Hosting Days; the largest and most popular hosting-related trade fair in the world.

Only 28 percent of respondents saw the public cloud as a serious threat to cloud and hosting providers; the majority are, therefore, not too concerned. According to these respondents, cloud providers that do not have a public cloud strategy will still exist in five years’ time. However, it is expected that, by that time, 56 percent of all applications will run in the public cloud.

Security biggest drawback to the public cloud
44 percent of the respondents do not currently use a public cloud themselves. If a public cloud is used, it is usually Amazon (18%) or Microsoft Azure (17%).

With 57 and 49 percent respectively, scalability and flexibility are seen as the biggest benefits of a public cloud. Price came in a good third with 35 percent. Security (46%) and the fact that there is no local support (28%) are seen as the major disadvantages to a public cloud. The lack of tailor made solutions in the public cloud is seen as a major drawback by 21 percent of the respondents.

Hybrid cloud most popular
The respondents were asked which cloud model they preferred for hosting IT infrastructure. 39 percent said that they preferred a hybrid model, followed by private cloud (31%) and public cloud (15%). On-premise is the least popular.

Managed public clouds from Amsio
According to Gerben van Leeuwen, director of Amsio, this survey confirms what he sees in the market: “For many of our customers, the infrastructure location will become increasingly irrelevant over the next few years. We are able to exploit this by delivering managed services on public clouds, whereby we give insight into the performance and availability, and the best ways to handle workloads.”

Michael van den Assem, managing director of Interxion Netherlands: “Any organisation that starts a migration process to the cloud faces the challenge of getting the existing IT infrastructure to perform optimally in a hybrid environment. It is important to connect the applications that run locally in a safe manner and with the best possible performance to the applications that are hosted in the cloud.”


Profile of respondents
The respondents work mostly in Germany and the Netherlands. 56 percent work either for a hosting service provider or an independent software vendor, and for a company that has more than fifty employees. For the majority of the respondents, this was their second visit to the World Hosting Days.

About Amsio
Amsio has been offering a wide range of managed and cloud services for businesses for more than 15 years. Thanks to its multi-certified data centres and its own IP network, Amsio is uniquely positioned to provide well-managed infrastructure and hybrid cloud solutions. Amsio is ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certified, and works with partners for clients such as KLM, Heineken and TNT Post. More information can be found at

About Interxion
Interxion (NYSE: INXN) is a leading European supplier of cloud and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services. It serves a wide range of customers from 41 data centres in 11 European countries. The uniformly designed and energy-efficient Interxion data centres offer customers comprehensive assurances and uptime for their company-critical applications. More than 600 connectivity providers, 21 European Internet exchanges and leading cloud and digital media platforms offer their network connections in the Interxion data centres. In turn, Interxion has created true cloud, content, financial and connectivity hubs that stimulate the growth of communities of interest.

Interxion was founded in 1998 in the Netherlands, and its European headquarters are located in Schiphol Rijk. Interxion has seven data centres in the Amsterdam region. All these data centres use 100% renewable energy. More information can be found at


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