Joe Palian

Senior Client Advisor

The Ideal Cloud Architect

The Ideal Cloud Architect

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

The Ideal Cloud Architect A cloud architect is a computer science professional that helps a company strategize the best ways to use cloud computing platforms efficiently and securely. Cloud architects don’t actually construct the cloud computing environment - rather they come into an existing cloud platform to help a company leverage its effectiveness in the best ways and maximize efficiencies...

How the Cost of Cloud Computing is Calculated

How the Cost of Cloud Computing is Calculated

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

How Do Cloud Providers Decide How Much to Charge? You’ve answered all of your executives’ questions related to “why use cloud computing.” Now, they’re asking whether it’s more cost-effective to go with an Infrastructure as a Service provider (IaaS) than to build your own cloud computing platform. When you ask an IaaS cloud provider for a price quote,...

Here’s how one Cleveland company keeps your data on lockdown.

Here’s how one Cleveland company keeps your data on lockdown.

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

Accessing Expedient Data Center’s newest Cleveland location is a little like entering an exclusive nightclub. Inside an unmarked building, a stalwart doorkeeper buzzes authorized visitors with valid ID through two sets of doors. The premises are constantly monitored with 32 closed-circuit cameras. Such measures are all for the sake of security, which is what the data center business is all...

The Perfect Fit in a Cloud Provider

The Perfect Fit in a Cloud Provider

Joe Palian
Read Time 2 min.

What is the difference between a partner and a vendor, and how do you find the perfect fit in a prospective cloud provider? When it comes to cloud providers, there are two kinds of organizations: partners and vendors. A traditional cloud vendor cloud vendor typically sells resources in pre-determined packages. As a result, unless your resource demand happens to...

Selecting a Cloud Hosting Provider: 3 Criteria to Consider

Selecting a Cloud Hosting Provider: 3 Criteria to Consider

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

It sounds simple enough: Secure computing environments remain secure because they limit the number of outside sources that are connected to it. For this reason, when cloud computing was first being touted as the next big thing in the evolving technological landscape, a lack of security and application control were raised as primary concerns. However, this is no longer the...

Calculating The Costs of a Public Cloud Solution

Calculating The Costs of a Public Cloud Solution

Joe Palian
Read Time 2 min.

How to Evaluate the differences between dedicated and variable metering Determining how much your public cloud environment will cost you can be tricky. While it’s true that signing up for a subscription cloud service offers the advantages of scalability, unless you have a clear idea of how much computing demand you need and use, you could wind up paying...

A Managed-Services Cloud Approach vs. Off the Shelf

A Managed-Services Cloud Approach vs. Off the Shelf

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

Are you buying your cloud services off the shelf? Using any of the dozens of “one-size fits most” public cloud solutions currently on the market can be tempting. Most of them are labeled as easy to understand, relatively straight forward, and often getting the process started is as simple as typing in your credit card. Or is it? When...

Exploring the Advantages of the Hybrid

Exploring the Advantages of the Hybrid

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

When researching the cloud, it may seem like the landscape of cloud computing is in a state of constant evolution. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago when the public cloud – offering those once revolutionary promises of instant access and on-demand scalability – burst onto the scene. Then, as privacy and compliance concerns began to take center stage, the...

Exploring the ‘Why’ of Cloud Computing

Exploring the ‘Why’ of Cloud Computing

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

The motivation supporting the cloud computing revolution may not be as obvious you first suspect. The cloud computing revolution is hitting full gear. Fueled in a large part by the CIOs of small to medium sized companies, cloud strategies are being implemented at unbelievable rates - a trend that doesn’t look to be going away anytime soon. Just look...