Enterprise Cloud

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 […]

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Posted on 06.11.2019 in containers, digital transformation, Enterprise Cloud, VMware, Kubernetes, DevOps

Kubernetes (k8s) is quickly becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration because it provides an effective framework to operate applications built using microservices architecture. Also known as application “containerization,” this approach enables development teams to be more agile, employ continuous delivery practices, and ultimately bring new business applications to market faster. k8s streamlines the […]

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware – The business case for turnkey infrastructure as a service

Posted on 05.29.2019 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, On Premise Cloud, digital transformation, Enterprise Cloud, VMware, DevOps

Just about everyone in IT has used VMware’s vSphere to build and/or operate an on-premise or colocated cluster at some point or another. vSphere enables you to take a group of hosts, form them into a cluster, and run virtual machines on top. vCenter server provides some great features like the ability to migrate a […]

Cloud Migration Strategies – How to Choose the Right One

Posted on 05.21.2019 in Cloud Computing, Multi-cloud, Enterprise Cloud, VMware

There are several different ways to migrate workloads to the cloud. As with everything in life, each approach has its own pros and cons, and works best in certain scenarios. The strategies described below are based on my experience in migrating client workloads to the Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC), which is a cloud platform based […]

Should your organization’s applications influence which cloud platforms you use?

Posted on 04.15.2019 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, private cloud, public cloud, Multi-cloud, Enterprise Cloud

Your software applications are the tools that enable your information technology to meet critical business requirements.  What applications you choose influences staff productivity, cost management, flexibility in customer service, business transformation, and more. And, for a growing number of companies, the list of applications used in the business, also known as the application portfolio, can […]

Expedient Named VMware’s Americas Regional Cloud Partner of the Year

Posted on 04.10.2019 in Cloud Computing, IaaS, Enterprise Cloud, VMware

At VMware’s 2019 Partner Leadership Summit, Expedient was named VMware’s 2018 Americas Regional Cloud Partner of the Year. Expedient was honored alongside other VMware partners from around the world during the 2018 VMware Partner Innovation Award ceremony, which recognizes partner excellence in using VMware technology to drive digital transformation for customers. As part of the […]

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters Alongside Virtual Machines with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Posted on 04.04.2019 in containers, Enterprise Cloud, Kubernetes, DevOps

Clients utilizing Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC) to run virtual machines (VMs) can now leverage the same pool of compute resources to run Kubernetes environments thanks to the Container Service Extension (CSE) to vCloud Director v9.5. CSE enables custom VM templates for quick cluster deployment, which eliminates the need to manually log into servers and run […]

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Posted on 09.24.2018 in IaaS, public cloud, Enterprise 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 […]

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