Partners in Improvement

John White
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Taking Partnerships to a New Level

Many managed service providers partner with outside technology vendors to develop complementary solutions or improve upon existing products to deliver the most value for their customers.

Expedient takes that partnership approach to a new level. Expedient partners with industry leaders so that we can offer the best technology and top performance for our customers while staying current with the trends. As Chief Innovation Officer of Expedient, I sit on several advisory boards and work with our partner companies on a regular basis to provide feedback regarding new products or technology. In working with some of the most valued experts in the industry, Expedient has likewise become a trusted partner to many organizations in search of expertise on all facets of managed and data center services.

The vendors also expect Expedient (or whatever managed service provider they work with) to provide information back to them so it is truly a two-way partnership. That information will include growth with that vendor’s product/services and consummated sales from leads or projections provided by said vendor. Each partnership is mutually beneficial in their own unique way.

When working with partners, it is important to Expedient to showcase that collaborative effort to our customers and the partners’ customers. In all of our seven geographic markets, Expedient does so through a variety of co-sponsored events. Look for an event in a city near you. All Expedient events can be found on our website.

The companies that Expedient has a working partnership are:

Juniper Networks

Expedient has contributed to the testing of virtual firewall products through participation on its customer advisory board. Read the case study of how Expedient integrated the Juniper vSRX into a seamless disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution.

Zerto

Expedient has delivered host-to-host replication service using Zerto software since 2012. The company participates on the Zerto advisory board and has been a sponsor of ZertoCON, a business continuity and disaster recovery conference.

VMware

Expedient is one of only 30 companies that sit on the global board for VMware. Find the company on the vCloud Air Network and take a free test drive of the VMware-powered cloud.

Intel

With Intel Cloud Technology, Expedient guarantees a high-quality user experience with adaptable performance, even during bursts of increased demand.  Learn more about Expedient’s use of Intel Cloud Technology.

SwiftStack

Evermore is the Expedient object storage platform for long-term data archival. Built on the OpenStack project SwiftStack, Expedient uses commodity storage hardware to provide cloud-scale storage. Read an article about how Expedient and other service providers developed cloud storage solutions.

Commvault

Commvault and Expedient have worked together to promote data backups through events in all of Expedient’s footprint. Read the case study that highlights our partnership.

For more information on our products, services and partnerships, visit www.expedient.com.

As Chief Innovation Officer, John White is the lead executive at Expedient responsible for the company’s product and technology vision. In addition to leading Expedient’s product strategy function, John also serves as the lead technology evangelist for the company, works closely with the sales team on closing complex/high brand deals, and acts as Expedient’s primary interface with existing technology partners. Follow him on Twitter.

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