Cloud Computing

Why does cloud infrastructure seem complex to the business?

Posted on 02.01.2018 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure Availability, On Premise Cloud

When we meet with companies to discuss the value of migrating from traditional on-premises IT to cloud infrastructure, business stakeholders and financial teams are often skeptical.  Historically, these stakeholders have viewed the IT budgets and project plans in terms of previous budgets and transactions. When companies previously bought hardware, software and implementation services, the shopping […]

Moving to cloud – what sort of resistance can you expect from your organization?

Posted on 12.22.2017 in business outcomes, Cloud Computing, hybrid cloud, On Premise Cloud, private cloud, public cloud

When an organization changes how it attacks a business problem, it’s quite common for these changes to be met with resistance.  Information Technology is no exception.  Switching from traditional servers, storage, and other on premises IT equipment to cloud versions of these services often triggers resistance from leadership, finance, IT, and end users. Here’s a […]

Security Panel at Juniper Networks’ NXTWORK 2017

Posted on 12.12.2017 in Cloud Computing

Expedient’s VP of Product Strategy, John White, participates in a security panel discussion at Juniper Networks’ NXTWORK 2017.

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multicloud Strategy?

Posted on 11.27.2017 in Cloud Computing, hybrid cloud, private cloud, public cloud, SaaS

Multicloud is a frequently cited topic in IT trade publications these days. Multicloud is defined in a few different ways depending upon the source, but for this article, we will define multicloud as the practice of using services from multiple, heterogenous cloud services, including public, private cloud, and software as a service (SaaS). To understand multicloud, […]

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery: Gaining IT Resilience

Posted on 11.13.2017 in Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, DRaaS

Whether power or software failures, network outage or natural disaster, major data disruptions to critical business applications are the norm, not the exception. These disruptions cost companies billions of dollars annually. Why? Businesses fail to meet basic BC/DR requirements, by not establishing true IT Resilience. During our recent “Evolution of Disaster Recovery” webinar with Zerto, […]

Apples to apples: How are you comparing cloud to on-premises IT?

Posted on 10.25.2017 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, Expedient, hybrid cloud, On Premise Cloud, On Premises Cloud, private cloud, public cloud

Every year, more organizations are considering cloud computing as an alternative to traditional on-premises server, storage and network equipment. Change events that drive cloud consideration can include normal IT hardware refresh cycles, changes in company or IT leadership, new lines of business and new applications. How do these organizations compare cloud versus in-house both functionally […]

Are You Honest with Your Organization (and Yourself) About Technical Debt?

Posted on 08.21.2017 in Cloud Computing

Are you honest with your organization (and yourself) about technical debt? Let’s start with a definition. Much of the historical discussion about technical debt is in software development, even though technical debt can exist across the entire technology environment.  Technical debt is often described as inefficiency that compounds over time, like inefficiency related to maintainability, […]

Should you use an all-SaaS approach for your IT environment?

Posted on 07.10.2017 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, SaaS

One of the most frequent questions I hear revolves around the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  IT professionals are asking “Why shouldn’t I use all SaaS applications if I can eliminate the need for a data center, the hardware and all the tactical IT effort that goes along with it?” The answer […]

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