John White

Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer

Trends in Cloud Native – What’s on the Horizon for Enterprise IT

Trends in Cloud Native – What’s on the Horizon for Enterprise IT

John White
Read Time 2 min.

Faster development, faster delivery, faster return… The value of cloud native approaches is indisputable in today’s always-on digital economy, but the path to successful implementation is unclear for businesses burdened with legacy IT environments and technical debt. As this challenge comes up frequently in conversations with clients and prospects, we decided to dig deeper into the subject with independent analyst...

Push Button DR: Resiliency Options for your Diverse Application Portfolio

Push Button DR: Resiliency Options for your Diverse Application Portfolio

John White
Read Time 3 min.

We recently expanded our portfolio of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solutions to provide clients and prospects with more flexibility and choice when it comes to replication options for computing workloads. This diversified DRaaS approach is based on the reality that most organizations utilize myriad workloads that each require different levels of protection. Our multi-tiered approach also...

Solutions for VMware EcoCast at VMworld 2019 – Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Solutions for VMware EcoCast at VMworld 2019 – Expedient Enterprise Cloud

John White
Read Time 2 min.

At VMworld 2019, I sat down with Scott Lowe from ActualTech Media to discuss Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC) and the difference between cloud and managed service providers like Expedient and the hyperscale cloud providers like AWS and Azure. During our conversation, Scott and I discussed the architecture of EEC, the EEC user experience, how Expedient supports the hybrid...

Expedient Sessions at VMworld 2019

Expedient Sessions at VMworld 2019

John White
Read Time 4 min.

VMworld is back in the Bay and the Expedient team is busier than ever! This year we have 5 sessions, booth duties with awesome Expedient demos focusing on our Enterprise Cloud product, multi-cloud management product, Push Button DR (DRaaS), and Backup as a Service, a Cube interview with our partner Cohesity, and an EcoCast with ActualTech Media....

Hyperscale or Enterprise - Which Cloud is Best for Your Business?

Hyperscale or Enterprise - Which Cloud is Best for Your Business?

John White
Read Time 1 min.

The cloud provider landscape is complex and constantly evolving. To meet the performance demands of legacy compute workloads and to control cloud costs, many businesses are opting for hosted enterprise clouds instead of the mainstream hyperscale options provided by AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. During our recent webinar, I was joined by Carl Brooks, Analyst with 451 research,...

VMware CloudSpot Podcast with Expedient's John White

VMware CloudSpot Podcast with Expedient's John White

John White
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Listen to John White, Expedient’s Chief Innovation Officer, and Guy Bartram, Director of Product Marketing at VMware, discuss Expedient’s evolution as a VMware Cloud Provider Partner on VMware’s CloudSpot Podcast. More information on the podcast is available on VMware’s blog here.

Point-in-Time Recovery Using Zerto Journal History

Point-in-Time Recovery Using Zerto Journal History

John White
Read Time 2 min.

User Error/accidental deletion, system corruption, hardware failure, ransomware infection, malicious employees… your business faces internal and external security threats every day. Having the right IT tools in place and the knowledge to leverage them effectively is critical to your ability to mitigate these threats effectively and ensure continuous business operations and data protection. For example, point-in-time recovery (PITR) –...

The State of InfoSec - A Change is Gonna Come

The State of InfoSec - A Change is Gonna Come

John White
Read Time 5 min.

Last month, I traveled to San Francisco for one of the largest Information Security exhibitions of the year – the RSA Conference (RSAC). As a technologist, I always look forward to attending events like RSAC because they provide me with the opportunity to learn about hundreds of emerging technology solutions and gain an updated perspective on the trends driving...

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters Alongside Virtual Machines with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Deploy Kubernetes Clusters Alongside Virtual Machines with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

John White
Read Time 4 min.

Clients utilizing Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC) to run virtual machines (VMs) can now leverage the same pool of compute resources to run Kubernetes environments thanks to the Container Service Extension (CSE) to vCloud Director v9.5. CSE enables custom VM templates for quick cluster deployment, which eliminates the need to manually log into servers and run individual commands when making...

Get the Most Bang for your Buck with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Get the Most Bang for your Buck with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

John White
Read Time 2 min.

The cloud game is complex, constantly evolving, and competitive. And while it seems like the names AWS and Azure have become almost synonymous with cloud, nearly all cloud pundits agree that the cloud landscape really requires two types of clouds: an Enterprise Cloud, where the applications need to have hardware redundancy, and an Application Cloud, where the applications have redundancy...

Expedient Expands Managed Service Portfolio, Unveils Cloud File Storage

Expedient Expands Managed Service Portfolio, Unveils Cloud File Storage

John White
Read Time 3 min.

As data growth accelerates, finding smart and efficient ways to store, manage, access, and secure business-critical data becomes increasingly important. While keeping pace with constant data growth, a file storage solution must support the evolving needs of your business while meeting the rising expectations of your enterprise users who expect powerful search functionality delivered through an easy-to-use, web-based...

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

John White
Read Time 7 min.

Designing Expedient Enterprise 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...

Expedient's Cloud Evolution - A Vision 5 Years in the Making

Expedient's Cloud Evolution - A Vision 5 Years in the Making

John White
Read Time 5 min.

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 very little concept of...

In the Eye of the Storm: Dodging Disaster with Expedient's Push Button DR

In the Eye of the Storm: Dodging Disaster with Expedient's Push Button DR

John White
Read Time 1 min.

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. At ZertoCON 2018, John White,...

John White on theCube: Multi-Cloud and IT Resiliency

John White on theCube: Multi-Cloud and IT Resiliency

John White
Read Time 1 min.

Expedient’s VP of Product Strategy John White joined theCUBE live from ZertoCON 2018 to discuss the evolving multi-cloud landscape, what IT resiliency means for Expedient’s customers, and Expedient’s recognition as Zerto’s 2018 Growth Partner of the Year – Cloud Services Provider. Check out the full video below.