Service Providers In A Hybrid Multi-Cloud World

We recently wrote about systems integration in a multi-cloud world and argued that IT services vendors should position themselves as cloud integrators and orchestrators to continue to play an important role for their customers. But there are more players in the value chain that will reposition themselves. The graph below provides a snapshot: Carriers – […] Read more »

Do Industry Standards Hold Back Data Centre Innovation?

Last week we participated in a webinar with Lex Coors, Chief Datacentre Technology and Engineering Officer Interxion and Stephen Worn CTO & CEO NAM DatacenterDynamics. Topic: Upgrading legacy data centres to handle ever-increasing social media, mobile, big data and Cloud workloads requires significant investment. Yet over 70% of managers are being asked to deliver future-ready […] Read more »

HP Data Centers and The Cloud

The METISfiles presented at the official opening of HP’s second cloud data center in the Benelux in Mechelen this week. HP has been busy building out its cloud data center footprint across the world. In the Benelux customers now have the opportunity to source HP’s managed private and virtual cloud services from twin data centers […] Read more »

Data Centers – The New Industrial Estates

Digital data is the new raw material. It is being processed, stored and distributed in data centers. In the traditional economy the printing press created newspapers with ink and paper, in the digital economy bits are transformed into online news in the data center. In the traditional enterprise employees informally shared social news through watercooler […] Read more »

Hyperscale, Hyperconvergence and Hyperappliance

We are at the beginning of a significant shift in system and supplier strategies, where established and acquired Intellectual Property is being used to get closer to a complete offering than the days of the mainframe and Unix minicomputers. These systems differ in being built for the large part on standard components and incorporating some […] Read more »

Sales of Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems to reach $5.5 billion in EMEA by 2018

London/Amsterdam, July 19, 2013 – A joint study by IT research firms ITCandor and The METISfiles finds that the Converged Infrastructure and Integrated Systems (CI and IS) market in EMEA was worth $2.6B in 2012 and will grow at 18% CAGR to reach $5.5B in 2018. CI and IS approaches include new ways of selling, […] Read more »