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 »

Citrix Shapeshifting to Cloud and IoT

Last week The METISfiles attended the Citrix analyst briefing in Santa Clara to hear about the plans and progress of Citrix after Kirill Tatarinov taking over as CEO from Mark Templeton earlier this year. Tatarinov has taken his time to go public with his business assessment of Citrix and his plans to get Citrix revenue […] 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 »

Segmentation and Differentiation In The Cloud & Hosting Market

The cloud & hosting provider landscape is extremely diverse. In this blog post we aim to provide some clarity into the different products and services that cloud and hosting providers deliver. Also, we take a quick look at how providers differentiate their offerings. From a product and services perspective we make a distinction between web, […] Read more »

Endemol Shine ICT – A Case for the Cloud

Last week we attended the AWS Summit in Utrecht and spoke briefly with Leon Backbier, ICT manager at Endemol Shine Netherlands.  AWS has helped them save approximately 70% in ICT investments and 30% on the operational side. And yes – they plan to expand their business with AWS, at the expense of Microsoft. Why the […] Read more »