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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 […]

Expedient President Discusses Company’s Growth Strategy

Posted on 05.07.2018 in Cloud Computing, Data Centers, DRaaS, IaaS, Infrastructure as a service, Expedient

With a success strategy focused on organic growth, Expedient has expanded from two dozen employees and one data center in 2003 to now comprise nearly 300 employees and 11 data centers in seven cities, all of which offer award-winning infrastructure as a service and managed services. Our President & COO Shawn McGorry talked with the […]

Expedient Day in Pittsburgh!

Posted on 02.01.2018 in Expedient

Customers, local dignitaries, and business leaders joined Expedient in Pittsburgh on January 25, 2018 for the public reveal of the Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center Mall) data center expansion. Hundreds of guests enjoyed tours of the data center and even more joined us for food, drink, and networking with vendor partners – including Cloud Genera, […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

TechVibe Radio Broadcasts from Expedient

Posted on 04.21.2017 in Data Centers, Expedient

Expedient was proud to host the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio Neighborhood Tour in our Nova Place data center for two shows, airing on April 21 and April 28 at 7 pm on KDKA Radio 1020 AM in Pittsburgh. The first show, airing April 21, features an interview with Expedient President Shawn McGorry about Expedient’s […]

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

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

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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