Why Data Centers and Cloud Providers are Indispensable

More and more industries are changing due to digitalisation. In the primary sectors (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and mining) the importance of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing. Secondary sectors (industry, utilities and construction) are employing digital technologies such as Industry 4.0, IoT, Smart Grid and Building Information Modeling (BIM). The tertiary sector […] Read more »

The Foundation of our Digital Economy

A study into the digital building blocks that enable the data-driven economy Digitalisation 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 […] Read more »

State of the Dutch Cloud

METISfiles recently 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 average: […] Read more »

Europe’s Local Cloud & Hosting Heroes

If you have been following our European cloudscape research you will know we provide snapshots of the local SaaS, PaaS and IaaS provider landscape in selected European countries. So far we have covered more than 1000 local XaaS offerings in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and the UK. 25% of those 1000 entries are IaaS providers. […] Read more »