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Engineer, Operations Support Center
Sam Larkin
4 years

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Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part 2

Posted on in private cloud, hybrid cloud, Multi-cloud, Enterprise Cloud

This is the second installment of a two-part blog post on the difference between “smart” and “dumb” applications. Part 2 covers the characteristics of “dumb applications” that are best suited to run on “smart hardware.” To learn more about “smart applications” (aka cloud native applications) running on “dumb hardware,” read Part 1. Dumb Applications on […]

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part I

Posted on in Infrastructure as a service, public cloud, hybrid cloud, Multi-cloud

While many think buying cloud services is as easy as choosing between AWS or Azure, educated buyers explore all the options – both hyperscale and enterprise clouds – and choose the environment that will maximize application performance while optimizing cloud spend. Often, this best-of-breed approach leads to complex multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments that consist […]

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Posted on in containers, digital transformation, Enterprise Cloud, VMware, Kubernetes, DevOps

Kubernetes (k8s) is quickly becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration because it provides an effective framework to operate applications built using microservices architecture. Also known as application “containerization,” this approach enables development teams to be more agile, employ continuous delivery practices, and ultimately bring new business applications to market faster. k8s streamlines the […]

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware – The business case for turnkey infrastructure as a service

Posted on in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, On Premise Cloud, digital transformation, Enterprise Cloud, VMware, DevOps

Just about everyone in IT has used VMware’s vSphere to build and/or operate an on-premise or colocated cluster at some point or another. vSphere enables you to take a group of hosts, form them into a cluster, and run virtual machines on top. vCenter server provides some great features like the ability to migrate a […]

Cloud Migration Strategies – How to Choose the Right One

Posted on in Cloud Computing, Multi-cloud, Enterprise Cloud, VMware

There are several different ways to migrate workloads to the cloud. As with everything in life, each approach has its own pros and cons, and works best in certain scenarios. The strategies described below are based on my experience in migrating client workloads to the Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC), which is a cloud platform based […]

Point-in-Time Recovery Using Zerto Journal History

Posted on in Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Availability, Zerto

User Error/accidental deletion, system corruption, hardware failure, ransomware infection, malicious employees… your business faces internal and external security threats every day. Having the right IT tools in place and the knowledge to leverage them effectively is critical to your ability to mitigate these threats effectively and ensure continuous business operations and data protection. For example, […]

Are you incentivizing the wrong IT behaviors?

Posted on in IaaS, managed services, cost, digital transformation, IT Leadership

Most of the C-Suite professionals I meet with these days have moved away from the old “IT as a cost center” talk and more towards “IT as a business enabler” thinking. But C-Suite and IT leaders’ actions don’t always match up with words. From my perspective, here are the most common forms of incentivizing the […]

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