Brent Meadows

Solutions Architect

Cloud Costs: Estimate Your Monthly Cloud Expenses

Cloud Costs: Estimate Your Monthly Cloud Expenses

Brent Meadows
Read Time 3 min.

What is the price of data? Calculate your business’s monthly cloud costs. A large aspect of planning a cloud deployment is calculating your monthly costs. There are numerous ways to minimize expenses with upfront planning and diligent research. Below are some simple steps to follow. Consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your organization’s applications. Conduct a...

Five Cloud Questions Every CFO Should Ask

Five Cloud Questions Every CFO Should Ask

Brent Meadows
Read Time 4 min.

Data Center Cost Considerations Cloud computing is an important part of many business infrastructures, whether it’s a few SaaS applications or a full-blown infrastructure. The company CIO may be pushing cloud initiatives hard, but before you reach the implementation phase, there are several cloud budget questions you need to address. 1. Would a Single Vendor Infrastructure Reduce Costs?...

Cloud-based Persistent Storage That Outperforms Top Brands

Cloud-based Persistent Storage That Outperforms Top Brands

Brent Meadows
Read Time 3 min.

Cloud-based Persistent Storage That Outperforms Top Brands Each day IT departments deal with both expected and unexpected responsibilities, ranging from typical storage monitoring duties to troubleshooting storage server problems. Eliminating some of these tasks to focus on more business-centric projects would be welcome to most IT engineers and administrators. The cloud makes that possible. For businesses interested in offloading...

Maximizing vCPU Performance: More Isn’t Always Better

Maximizing vCPU Performance: More Isn’t Always Better

Brent Meadows
Read Time 4 min.

Maximizing vCPU Performance: When More Isn’t Automatically Better No matter what you’re purchasing, you want to get the highest return on your dollar. In a recent study, Cloud Spectator evaluated the virtual machines (VMs) being offered by several public cloud providers. The study focused primarily on how well the VMs performed in relation to their price tag, known...

Hybrid Cloud: The Strategy of Choice

Hybrid Cloud: The Strategy of Choice

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

According to the 2014 State of the Cloud Survey, the majority of enterprises currently employ a multi-cloud strategy, while 48% are in the planning process for hybrid cloud adoption1. While there are benefits to both public and private cloud configurations, creating a hybrid cloud strategy for your business can offer the best of both worlds. Not everything can be virtualized...

Cloud Computing: Why All the Confusion?

Cloud Computing: Why All the Confusion?

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

Cloud Computing: Do you really understand what it means? “Cloud computing” is everywhere and it is being used by everyone. From conversations taking place in the world of IT to musings being posted on Facebook, the term “the cloud” has managed to fuse itself into the American lexicon, firmly becoming an accepted part of our daily lives. But there...

Cloud Computing Checklist: What to Ask Potential Providers

Cloud Computing Checklist: What to Ask Potential Providers

Brent Meadows
Read Time 3 min.

Six Questions to Ask Prospective Cloud Providers Searching for a cloud computing solution? The reality is that accomplishing this may be a little trickier then you suspect. As the cloud storage revolution has exploded, a myriad of cloud computing providers have sprung into being, each offering services that vary greatly Finding the cloud solution to match YOUR needs...

Cloud Computing Solution | Expedient Silver Lining

Cloud Computing Solution | Expedient Silver Lining

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

A Sneak Peak at the Future of Cloud Computing: The Expedient Silver Lining Every cloud has a “Silver Lining.” And the Expedient cloud is certainly no exception. While our current cloud computing solutions have always been designed to offer you a cost effective and flexible way to expand and scale your IT resources, Expedient recognizes there is always room...

Forecasting the Future of Cloud Computing

Forecasting the Future of Cloud Computing

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

While cloud computing as a Buzz Word has been floating around the industry for a number of years, its popularity has really begun to snowball within the last 12 to 24 months. And as this recognition grows, companies around the globe are beginning to recognize the cloud as a fast, easy and inexpensive way to share and store information and...

IT Buzzwords | Cloud Computing: You Use It, But Do You Understand It?

IT Buzzwords | Cloud Computing: You Use It, But Do You Understand It?

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

Cloud Computing: You Use It, But Do You Understand It? Having a hard time understanding exactly what cloud computing is? Well, don’t worry – you are not alone. According to an article by the Global Language Monitor (GLM), the term Cloud Computing ranks second on a list of the decade’s most confusing technical buzzwords that people use...

Private, Public, Hybrid: Which Cloud is Right For You?

Private, Public, Hybrid: Which Cloud is Right For You?

Brent Meadows
Read Time 2 min.

It seems obvious enough: The cloud is a great option for company’s looking for cost-effective, flexible ways to expand and scale their IT resources and service options. But how do you know which cloud is right for you? With public and private, and even hybrid and colocation solutions available, how do you wade through all the options and select the...

Cloud Computing:  Public vs. Private Cloud Solutions

Cloud Computing: Public vs. Private Cloud Solutions

Brent Meadows
Read Time 3 min.

For most companies, the question surrounding cloud computing does not come down to its advantages. In truth, there is little doubt that cloud computing services are a cost effective solution, allowing companies to expand their data capacity and system capabilities without investing in their overall infrastructure. When it comes to cloud services, the question invariably turns to...