Cloud Computing

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 […]

2017 OpenStack Summit Recap

Posted on 05.15.2017 in Cloud Computing, Expedient, OpenStack Summit

2016 was my first OpenStack Summit and my eyes were opened to something new and fresh that I had not experienced before. With my closest 8,000 friends I got to hear from real OpenStack users, talking about the problems they were trying to solve and their experiences along the way. This year was much of […]

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase?

Posted on 05.03.2017 in Cloud Computing, cost, hardware refresh

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase? Many of the companies we meet with are debating between purchasing a new stack of hardware or implementing an enterprise cloud infrastructure using Expedient servers, storage, security and services. Most of these companies gather information then do a cost analysis to […]

Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

Posted on 04.21.2017 in business outcomes, Cloud Computing, Expedient, IaaS

The concept of bimodal IT has been around since at least 2013, when Gartner first introduced the phrase as a way to address the burgeoning growth of agile development in IT organizations. In Gartner terms, Mode 1 is the focus on making sure the business runs reliably, while Mode 2 explores opportunities for innovation that […]

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