(The Hosting News) – European hosts see the emergence of cloud services as a big revenue opportunity, according to recent survey results released by data center provider Interxion on Wednesday.
The study gauged the views of over 400 European and U.S.-based tech companies.
Alone in Europe, 87% indicated that they saw local players as the main competition while a much smaller percent, 13%, viewed larger U.S.-based competitors as the primary challenge. Out of the 13%, 48% of people pointed to Amazon (via AWS) as being the “primary U.S. competitor,” according to an Interxion press release.
In terms of financial intake, 56% of hosting respondents signaled that 40% to 100% of their revenue would come from cloud by the year 2015 – something that represents a 93% increase compared to just last year.
Meanwhile, 64% of respondents said they’d focused on building a cloud infrastructure, 52% said they’d focused on expanding into other countries while 61% noted they’d focused on “service excellence.”
“Between now and 2015, the number of hosting providers expecting the majority of their revenue to come from cloud services will grow by 17%. This presents a significant opportunity for them to leverage their experience in managing infrastructure and local customer approach to grow their business. It’s exciting for us to see this transformation and help service providers continue to differentiate themselves,” stated Interxion Segment Marketing Manager Jelle Frank van der Zwet via a press release.
For more information, view Interxion’s press release here (Interxion.com).