Cloud Computing

Expedient Announces VMware Cloud Verified Designation

Posted on 10.22.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, private cloud, public cloud, Multi-cloud

Expedient continues to be recognized as a leading provider of VMware-based cloud infrastructure. The company was recently named a VMware Cloud Verified partner, joining an exclusive group as one of just 8 infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers in the U.S to achieve this status. The designation signifies that Expedient customers gain seamless access to […]

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 […]

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. […]

Expedient’s Support for GDPR Compliance

Posted on 06.04.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Security, compliance, managed services, Expedient

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective May 25, 2018, and with it came a flurry of privacy policy notification updates from websites, other digital publishers, and more, all of whom are tasked with ensuring that any sensitive user data collected on EU residents — even as a sub-processor — is […]

Is multi-cloud strategy a sensible approach for your organization?

Posted on 05.22.2018 in Cloud Computing, On Premises Cloud, Multi-cloud

IT strategy is more complex than ever, thanks to all the software as a service (SaaS), cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and multiple platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings available today. In the past few years, cloud-first strategies proliferated resulting in hybrid IT environments in which some computing workloads were outsourced and others were not. Reasons for […]

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