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Hyperscale or Enterprise – Which Cloud is Best for Your Business?

Posted on 07.18.2019 in Cloud Computing, private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, digital transformation, Enterprise Cloud

The cloud provider landscape is complex and constantly evolving. To meet the performance demands of legacy compute workloads and to control cloud costs, many businesses are opting for hosted enterprise clouds instead of the mainstream hyperscale options provided by AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. During our recent webinar, I was joined by Carl Brooks, Analyst […]

VMware CloudSpot Podcast with Expedient’s John White

Posted on 07.18.2019 in Cloud Computing, VMware

Listen to John White, Expedient’s Chief Innovation Officer, and Guy Bartram, Director of Product Marketing at VMware, discuss Expedient’s evolution as a VMware Cloud Provider Partner on VMware’s CloudSpot Podcast. More information on the podcast is available on VMware’s blog here.

Repurposing IT – How cloud-based VMware infrastructure enables better strategic focus

Posted on 07.12.2019 in Cloud Computing, business outcomes, Infrastructure as a service, digital transformation, IT Leadership

How strategic is your IT team? Ask two questions to get a sense of your strategic value: Ask the employees in your organization whether they feel like Information Technology makes the organization run more effectively. As an IT professional, ask yourself whether your IT team helps your organization get the most out of its critical […]

Infrastructure as Code: Four Ways to Automate VMware Cloud Management

Posted on 07.10.2019 in Cloud Computing, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code, IT infrastructure provisioning

For years, IT infrastructure provisioning was a manual process.  This made sense when deploying a new server meant placing a purchase order, waiting for gear to arrive, racking the new gear, and then finally applying a bespoke configuration to support a new workload.  However, now that most workloads are moving to the cloud, new VMs […]

Key Takeaways from Gartner’s 2019 Security and Risk Management Summit – The Business Case for Organizational Resilience

Posted on 06.28.2019 in Disaster Recovery, Data Security, compliance, managed services

More than 3,500 IT risk and security professionals congregated outside of Washington, D.C., recently to attend the 2019 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit to gain the latest insights on evolving security trends and the ever-changing threat landscape. I was among the team from Expedient who were there to meet with vendors, partners, clients, and […]

The Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery

Posted on 06.27.2019 in Disaster Recovery, DRaaS, backups, managed services

Modern IT departments need to be able to protect their mission-critical data and quickly respond in the event of a problem in their environment.   This capability hinges on maintaining a strategy for both backups and disaster recovery.  These two capabilities are often conflated with each other but this blog post will explore the differences between […]

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

Posted on 06.18.2019 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 06.18.2019 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 […]

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