Cloud Computing

Key Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2018

Posted on 12.06.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, managed services, Multi-cloud

Nearly 50,000 technology professionals descended upon 6 convention centers in Las Vegas for this year’s AWS re:Invent conference to connect with peers and cloud experts for collaboration and learning about Amazon Web Services (AWS). Several team members from Expedient attended the week-long event to meet with partners and customers. The team participated in a variety […]

Nobody Ever Got Fired for Buying Hyperscale… Until They Did

Posted on 11.19.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, public cloud

One of the oldest and most well-known sayings in IT is “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.” The meaning is simple. Many IT leaders choose to play it safe when selecting vendors or products. By buying well-recognized brands, they feel that they are making a safe decision that won’t get them fired. Sadly, the […]

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform?

Posted on 11.13.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, hybrid cloud, digital transformation

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform? It’s a trick question. Few organizations can adopt a single cloud platform to solve all their computing needs.  Even small organizations who run pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments find themselves using multiple cloud platforms to deliver the applications they need to support their products […]

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 […]

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