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Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Posted on 06.11.2019 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 05.29.2019 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 05.21.2019 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 […]

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – The Importance of Community Involvement

Posted on 05.17.2019 in IT Leadership

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is […]

Point-in-Time Recovery Using Zerto Journal History

Posted on 05.16.2019 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 05.15.2019 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 […]

Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – Three Pillars to Communicate Your Vision

Posted on 05.10.2019 in IT Leadership

With a great deal of help, I put together an IT leadership development program – Central Ohio IT Leaders.org – in 2017 for aspiring CIOs in Central Ohio.  The following message is my effort to share what I’ve learned from the tremendous CIO guest speakers that have presented as part of the program. Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is […]

Collaboration Key to Dell Technologies’ Cloud Future

Posted on 05.02.2019 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Multi-cloud, VMware, Dell EMC

I attended Dell Technologies / World 2019 this past week. Held in Las Vegas, the show hosted its largest list of attendees yet. I’m told that nearly 15,000 people attended the conference to learn about the combined innovations at the family of companies that includes DellEMC, VMware, RSA, Pivotal, Secureworks, Virtustream, and Boomi. Expedient is […]

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