Public Cloud / Private Cloud : how can Luxembourg cope?
Today in Luxembourg, most of the companies who invest in datacenters are local players. This is mainly due to the fact that Luxembourg, during the rise of the public Cloud, was not reflecting the image of a promising market for public Cloud providers, with not enough market opportunities due to the very size of the country. In consequence, the global giants who offered this type of solutions as Amazon, Google, IBM or Microsoft, left the market into local hands.
The Cloud solutions market in Luxembourg
Nonetheless, we always had the opportunity to become experts in domestic Cloud solutions. In Luxembourg, our clients trust local operators and integrators, highly compliant with the country’s regulations, to protect data and offer “made in Luxembourg” solutions, as secured as they could be. At POST, we are able to cover a wide range of business needs by offering either a single-tenant (private Cloud) or multi-tenants (public Cloud) infrastructure, depending on the size, budget and custom needs of our clients.
In a five years’ time, we might consider an evolution of the international Cloud market: we can predict that large companies will soon come to outsource their IT in national private Clouds, even if some critical IT services will have to stay in-house, depending on the industry and/or the nature of data. Small companies, on the other hand, might turn to public Cloud, more cost-effective thanks to the multi-tenancy of the infrastructure.
So how can Luxembourg cope?
Alongside with the importance of data security and our highly compliant infrastructures and solutions, we are clearly offering high quality datacenters in Luxembourg. Our country was ranked 1st for its international internet bandwidth by the Network readiness index, with 6,445.8 kb/s per internet user, which is a more than favorable factor when dealing with Cloud solutions.
In the long run, we must rely on these facts, and reinforce the international reputation of Luxembourg as an expert in ICT solutions: make our new prospects aware of the high quality of our service, continue to train our teams and maintain deep knowledge of state-of-the-art Cloud solutions, to become and remain attractive to international companies locally settled.
We need to find the right balance between offering “made in Luxembourg” Cloud solutions to the rest of the World, and working with global giants to provide the local market with international public Cloud services.
Cloud Solutions in the near future
We can also forecast the emergence by default of a “hybrid” Cloud, which uses a mix of on-premises servers, private Cloud, and third-party public Cloud services, in which the IT infrastructure will be built depending on the critical aspects of the different data characteristics and IT layers. Knowing your clients and their specificities was, is, and will continue being a necessity in order to continue providing highly qualitative Cloud services.
If you wish to now more about our Cloud solutions offering at POST, let us know through the contact page!