Four Hybrid IT Environments: It Is Not Just About Hybrid Cloud!

There is more than just private, public, and hybrid cloud. Many IT customers will need to orchestrate a hybrid mix of cloud and non-cloud IT resources for some time. The METISfiles defines eight different IT environments that will coexist in the foreseeable future. Four of these environments are homogeneous: private cloud, public cloud, legacy IT, […] Read more »

The State of The Cloud: Marcel Warmerdam with Intel and Cisco on Webwereld Webcast

Earlier this month METISfiles principal analyst Marcel Warmerdam was invited by webwereld to take part in a discussion around the status and future of ‘The Cloud’. At the table were also Jasper Bakker (webwereld) leading the discussion, Henk van den Eeckhout (Intel) and Bob Stemmerik (Cisco). The discussion focused on four themes: 1) the current […] Read more »

Four Scenarios for Digital Europe: Are We Ready?

We love scenario thinking here at the METISfiles! In a recent keynote at IT-Dagen 2011 in Denmark, METISfiles principal analyst for the elastic enterprise Pim Bilderbeek looked at the current and future state of digital government in Europe. Now is a good time to look at our digital future, because recent events dictate that this […] Read more »

Microsoft’s Cloud Ecosystem: Can Office 365 Migrate Partners To The Cloud?

Microsoft is stepping up its cloud efforts. During 2010, Steve Ballmer made a commitment to the cloud: “Microsoft invested $8.7 billion in R&D, with most of that devoted to cloud technologies. Today, 70 percent of Microsoft’s 40,000 engineers work on cloud-related products and services, in 2011 that number will grow to 90 percent.” With the […] Read more »

Cisco and Videoconferencing: Mission Accomplished

Somewhere in the mid nineties Intel announced  that they were entering a new market: the market of videoconferencing. They were convinced that their timing was right and that the rapidly growing cost of business travel could be pushed back by organizations through adoption of teleconferencing technology. During conferences they showed the audience how it worked […] Read more »

Data Centers and the Cloud

The METISfiles presented at the DatacenterWorks BICSI Conference in The Open, Tiel, on April 15. Pim Bilderbeek, Principal Analyst, wrapped up the event with a presentation on how Data Centers are changing under influence of the Cloud. The METISfiles argues that data centers are changing from vertical application oriented infrastructure pipes to horizontally connected layers. […] Read more »