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Is your Organization ContinuousNEXT?

Posted on 10.19.2018 in Big Data, Data Security, digital transformation

More than 9,000 CIOs and IT leaders converged on Orlando, FL this week to attend Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 to improve IT strategy with knowledge gained from global business thought leaders and leading technology industry research. I’m happy to say, we weren’t disappointed! Throughout the week, several trends were ever-present including: Digital Transformation – Investment to […]

What Steps Have You Left Out of Your Disaster Recovery Strategy?

Posted on 10.05.2018 in Disaster Recovery, DRaaS

Disaster recovery is usually a subset of activities around a larger business continuity initiative in an organization.  For this article, we will describe disaster recovery, or DR, as the activities required to restore availability of the computing environment to the organization. IT teams inside organizations have been practicing DR for years, often by implementing do-it-yourself […]

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Posted on 10.01.2018 in Cloud Computing

In a recent Gartner survey of risk, audit, and compliance executives, cloud computing ranked as the top risk concern. More specifically, these executives emphasized the potential of unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted information stored in the cloud, and the possibility that cloud-hosted data could be rendered inaccessible due to a service disruption on the […]

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Posted on 09.24.2018 in Cloud Computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, Multi-cloud

September 2018 marks a milestone for Expedient. The release of Expedient Enterprise Cloud is the culmination of thousands of hours in evaluations, education, training, beta testing, product roadmap shaping, advisory boards, design sessions, and acceptance testing from Expedient Support and Delivery engineers.  As I reflect on the past several years of work, I want to […]

Expedient’s Cloud Evolution – A Vision 5 Years in the Making

Posted on 09.13.2018 in Cloud Computing, Virtualization, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, On Premise Cloud

In 2013, Pat Gelsinger walked on stage at a capacity VMworld general session and introduced a vision for the next evolution of virtualization: the Software-Defined Data Center. A model where infrastructure provisioning would be disaggregated from the underlying hardware and defined simply by code. At the time, most people in the packed Moscone Center had […]

With Push Button DR, Disaster Recovery Testing Doesn’t Have to be a Four-letter Word

Posted on 09.06.2018 in Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure Availability, DRaaS, private cloud

We all know that recovery planning for disasters is an important task for organizations of all sizes and industries. This can be a time-consuming and complicated process, but many organizations do eventually create a plan that meets their recovery objectives. “Ahh, now we can sleep better at night!” these IT and business leaders tell themselves. […]

IT simplification – What approaches are succeeding?

Posted on 06.29.2018 in Cloud Computing, Virtual Colocation, private cloud, public cloud

Many IT strategists today are promoting the simplification of IT as a path to better business outcomes. The consensus among them is that complexity can hurt business. Siegel + Gale’s Global Simplicity Index says the world’s top 200 companies lose about 10% of their profits every year due to excess complexity. The SAP whitepaper “Leading […]

In the Eye of the Storm: Dodging Disaster with Expedient’s Push Button DR

Posted on 06.13.2018 in Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, Expedient

With Category 5 Hurricane Irma bearing down on its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, Bouchard Insurance’s Director of Information Technology made a critical decision to preemptively failover his entire network to a backup site over 1,000 miles away – ensuring total business continuity and the safety and security of Bouchard employees, and averting an IT disaster. […]

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