Digitalization is a force that is significantly changing our economy. We are increasingly dependent on online services. The infrastructure of networks, data centers and cloud providers that enables these services plays a crucial role but is largely hidden from view. There is insufficient knowledge about how this digital infrastructure is built and what its significance is for the economy and society.
The interdependence of data, networks, data centers, cloud providers and the digital services they make possible is described in detail for the first time in the report ‘The Foundations of our Digital Economy’. The report is the result of a collaboration between the industry associations Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA), Dutch Datacenter Association (DDA), ISPConnect and market research and consulting firm the METISfiles.