D7.1.2 Cloud Business SIaaS

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D7.1.2 - Cloud Business SIaaS: a deeper dive into the SIaaS market

In order to understand the business dynamics of the SIaaS space, we have asked technology vendors, service providers and end users about their business models, business needs and drivers and relevant legislation affecting their business activities and decision-making.

This report is based on a survey of technology vendors and service providers active in the SIaaS space and cloud end users, as well as interviews with a variety of stakeholders in the cloud industry. This research was supplemented by additional primary research, including attendance at a number of trade shows and industry events.
Section 3 provides a brief introduction to the Software Infrastructure-as-a-service space. Section 4 gives an insight into the business models of the vendors and service providers active in this market. Section 5 wraps up the answers of the users who participated in our survey supplemented by additional primary research. Section 6 gives an overview of the survey data and section 7 describes what our next report will be about. You can find the questionnaires we sent to technology vendors, service providers and end users in Annex A.