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 »

The Future of the Dutch Cloud & Hosting Industry

METISfiles recently 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 all […] Read more »

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 »

What Should The Hosting Sector Do To Remain Relevant?

We just finished a study on the Dutch hosting sector commissioned by the Dutch Hosting Provider Association (DHPA) and the Dutch Internet Service Provider Association (ISPConnect). Important findings from the study include the following: Half of the surveyed hosters have more than 10 employees The percentage of hosters that hire additional staff is expected to […] Read more »