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 »

Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud

A couple of weeks ago we spoke at the SaaS Cloud Symposium of the Dutch ICT trade association. Theme for the day, inspired by the European Commission and its public sector cloud computing initiative was “Cloud for Europe, Europe for Cloud”. We kicked off the afternoon event with a presentation on the state of the […] Read more »

Research Focus 2014

We thought it would be only fitting to dedicate our first blog entry in the new year to our research program for 2014. Last year we focused on three research topics, check out the links below for more information: The Dutch Public Cloudscape – covering the top 200 Dutch Public Cloud Computing companies. Converged Infrastructure […] Read more »

IT Through The Looking Glass – Why Your POV Matters

Lewis Carroll’s ‘Through the looking glass, and what Alice found there’ is the sequel to ‘Alice’s adventures in Wonderland’. In this sequel Alice explores an alternative version of the world by stepping through a mirror. Things are not quite the same in this alternative world. Chess pieces have come to life, flowers can speak and […] 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 »