Digital Transformation in the Netherlands

A recent study from Oxford Economics and Accenture (Digital Density Index) looks at how digital technologies can be used to unlock faster economic growth. According to the study, The Netherlands lead in Digital Transformation and The UK ranks second. Another recent study from Oxford Economics and SAP SuccessFactors  (Leaders 2020) shows a different view. This […] Read more »

The Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry

This week METISfiles presented on the Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry at an event organized by the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA). The current state of the Dutch cloud & hosting industry can be summarised as follows: Cloud & hosting providers provide web hosting, infrastructure hosting, application hosting (or a combination of […] Read more »

State of the Dutch Cloud

Last week METISfiles presented on the state of the Dutch cloud at a press lunch organised by Lubbers De Jong and Rubrik. Our Cloudscore (see Figure above) looks at the current state of cloud demand, supply and infrastructure  and scores segments on a five point cloud maturity/adoption scale depending on how segments perform versus the […] Read more »

Goodbye Cisco Branded Public Cloud, Hello Cisco Cloud Orchestration

Last week Cisco confirmed it’s InterCloud initiative (an attempt to compete with global public IaaS providers through interconnected partner clouds based on Cisco gear) is dead. Instead, Cisco is now concentrating on providing tools to manage hybrid clouds across cloud platforms built on any vendor’s gear, not just Cisco. Cisco is not the first infrastructure […] Read more »

Managing The Cloud Palette

Unlike born-in-the-cloud companies that usually rely heavily on the public cloud for competitiveness and agility, most organisations will need to orchestrate, integrate, manage, and source a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud resources to satisfy legacy IT and regulatory demands (see figure below). Model: Most organisations will have a mix of public, private, and hybrid […] Read more »

IBM adds new all-flash hardware to its evolving software defined storage strategy

I can identify 4 developments for a storage system supplier from the provider of point products, through unification (getting all storage systems under a single management schema), to federation (adding the ability to address other vendors’ arrays) all the way to ‘software defined’ – which in this context means the ability to manage numerous storage […] Read more »