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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multicloud Strategy?

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

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, […]

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 […]

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