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Engineer, Operations Support Center
Sam Larkin
4 years

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Are You Honest with Your Organization (and Yourself) About Technical Debt?

Posted on in Cloud Computing

Are you honest with your organization (and yourself) about technical debt? Let’s start with a definition. Much of the historical discussion about technical debt is in software development, even though technical debt can exist across the entire technology environment.  Technical debt is often described as inefficiency that compounds over time, like inefficiency related to maintainability, […]

Should you use an all-SaaS approach for your IT environment?

Posted on in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, SaaS

One of the most frequent questions I hear revolves around the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  IT professionals are asking “Why shouldn’t I use all SaaS applications if I can eliminate the need for a data center, the hardware and all the tactical IT effort that goes along with it?” The answer […]

All Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings look the same. How do I choose?

Posted on in Disaster Recovery, DRaaS

All Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings look the same. How do I choose? You’ve made the decision to use a disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution – budget has been approved, and it’s time to start the evaluation process. What are the criteria you should use to compare seemingly similar DR solutions, and […]

2017 OpenStack Summit Recap

Posted on in Cloud Computing, Expedient, OpenStack Summit

2016 was my first OpenStack Summit and my eyes were opened to something new and fresh that I had not experienced before. With my closest 8,000 friends I got to hear from real OpenStack users, talking about the problems they were trying to solve and their experiences along the way. This year was much of […]

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase?

Posted on in Cloud Computing, cost, hardware refresh

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase? Many of the companies we meet with are debating between purchasing a new stack of hardware or implementing an enterprise cloud infrastructure using Expedient servers, storage, security and services. Most of these companies gather information then do a cost analysis to […]

TechVibe Radio Broadcasts from Expedient

Posted on in Data Centers, Expedient

Expedient was proud to host the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio Neighborhood Tour in our Nova Place data center for two shows, airing on April 21 and April 28 at 7 pm on KDKA Radio 1020 AM in Pittsburgh. The first show, airing April 21, features an interview with Expedient President Shawn McGorry about Expedient’s […]

Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

Posted on in business outcomes, Cloud Computing, Expedient, IaaS

The concept of bimodal IT has been around since at least 2013, when Gartner first introduced the phrase as a way to address the burgeoning growth of agile development in IT organizations. In Gartner terms, Mode 1 is the focus on making sure the business runs reliably, while Mode 2 explores opportunities for innovation that […]

John White on theCUBE at DockerCon 2017

Posted on in containers, Data Centers, DockerCon 2017, Expedient

Expedient’s VP of Product Strategy John White attended DockerCon 2017 this week, and shared his key takeaways from the conference with Stu Miniman on theCUBE. Check out the full interview below.

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