Jonathan Rosenson

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Expedient Attends re:Invent 2019

Expedient Attends re:Invent 2019

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

More than 60,000 technology professionals descended upon 6 convention centers in Las Vegas for this year’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference to connect with peers and cloud experts, share knowledge, and learn best practices. Central Registration at AWS re:Invent 2019. Several team members from Expedient attended the week-long event to meet with partners and...

Game-changing Security Solutions Highlighted at Juniper Networks’ NXTWORK 2019

Game-changing Security Solutions Highlighted at Juniper Networks’ NXTWORK 2019

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

For a second consecutive year, I attended the Juniper NXTWORK 2019 conference in Las Vegas, NV, along with more than 1,000 other participants to discuss our business relationship with Juniper and learn about new technologies on the horizon. The convergence of security with the entire network infrastructure is a key focus of Juniper Networks’ forward-looking...

Expedient Registers with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Assessment

Expedient Registers with Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Assessment

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security, Trust, Assurance and Risk (STAR) registry publicly increases trust among cloud service providers (CSPs). The CSA STAR Program encompasses key principles of transparency, rigorous auditing, and harmonization of standards. Expedient now demonstrates its adherence to security and privacy best practices through its registration with CSA STAR. CSPs registered with the CSA STAR Program...

Achieving TechQuilibrium at Gartner IT Symposium/XPo

Achieving TechQuilibrium at Gartner IT Symposium/XPo

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 6 min.

Gartner is a leading research and advisory company, equipping leaders and their teams in major business functions with the insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and tomorrow. Gartner IT Symposium / XPo™ 2019 highlights the breadth of advisory services the company offers. Gartner bills its IT Symposium/XPo™ 2019 as the world’s...

Expedient Makes Its Mark at VMworld 2019

Expedient Makes Its Mark at VMworld 2019

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

At VMworld 2019, VMware encouraged attendees to “Make Your Mark.” The Expedient team answered that call as the VMware Americas Cloud Partner of the Year with its first ever sponsorship of the event, an exhibition booth in the Solutions Exchange, multiple educational session presentations, client case studies, and technology testimonials. More than twenty Expedient team members traveled to San...

Key Takeaways from Gartner's 2019 Security and Risk Management Summit

Key Takeaways from Gartner's 2019 Security and Risk Management Summit

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

The Business Case for Organizational Resilience More than 3,500 IT risk and security professionals congregated outside of Washington, D.C., recently to attend the 2019 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit to gain the latest insights on evolving security trends and the ever-changing threat landscape. I was among the team from Expedient who were there to meet with vendors,...

Collaboration Key to Dell Technologies' Cloud Future

Collaboration Key to Dell Technologies' Cloud Future

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 5 min.

I attended Dell Technologies / World 2019 this past week. Held in Las Vegas, the show hosted its largest list of attendees yet. I’m told that nearly 15,000 people attended the conference to learn about the combined innovations at the family of companies that includes DellEMC, VMware, RSA, Pivotal, Secureworks, Virtustream, and Boomi. Expedient is a DellEMC Platinum Partner...

Expedient Named VMware's Americas Cloud Partner of the Year

Expedient Named VMware's Americas Cloud Partner of the Year

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Expedient is VMware’s Americas Cloud Partner of the Year! At VMware’s 2019 Partner Leadership Summit, Expedient was named VMware’s 2018 Americas Regional Cloud Partner of the Year. Expedient was honored alongside other VMware partners from around the world during the 2018 VMware Partner Innovation Award ceremony, which recognizes partner excellence in using VMware technology to drive digital transformation...

Most Recent SOC Reports Available for Expedient Clients

Most Recent SOC Reports Available for Expedient Clients

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Service Organization Control (SOC) reports for the time period between October 31, 2107 and September 30, 2018 are now available for interested clients. SOC reports act as an attest standard to provide clear evidence to Expedient clients that a third-party has verified that our business processes are being followed. All our current SOC reports are considered to be “Type II,”...

Learning from our Partners - Select Technology Vendors Present at Expedient's End-of-Year Meeting

Learning from our Partners - Select Technology Vendors Present at Expedient's End-of-Year Meeting

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Executives from three major vendor partner companies presented perspective on their organization’s relationship with Expedient at our 2018 end-of-year company meeting. Participants included: Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Dell Technologies Vice President of Product Management, Cloud Software Business Unit for VMware Senior Director, Specialist Systems Engineering for Juniper Networks Each presentation showcased the...

Expedient Team Attends Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

Expedient Team Attends Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

The 2018 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference (GartnerIOCS) was held at the Venetian in Las Vegas in early December. Nearly 3,000 attendees, including members of the Expedient team, participated and learned about new trend analysis in cloud and IT infrastructure. Guided by the latest impartial Gartner research, and input from infrastructure & operations leaders from companies in...

Key Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2018

Key Takeaways from AWS re:Invent 2018

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

Nearly 50,000 technology professionals descended upon 6 convention centers in Las Vegas for this year’s AWS re:Invent conference to connect with peers and cloud experts for collaboration and learning about Amazon Web Services (AWS). Several team members from Expedient attended the week-long event to meet with partners and customers. The team participated in a variety of educational events including keynotes,...

Six Strategies to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Six Strategies to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 5 min.

How to Mitigate Cybersecurity Risk As part of cybersecurity awareness month, IDG recently released its 2018 U.S. State of Cybercrime Study. The study underscored the reality that businesses of all sizes still struggle to effectively protect data and critical IT infrastructure from various cybersecurity threats – both external and internal. While most companies are steadily increasing the amount...

Support GDPR Compliance with Expedient

Support GDPR Compliance with Expedient

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

WHAT IS GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (effective May 2018) is a law designed to strengthen the data protection rights of individuals within the European Union (EU). GDPR applies not only to businesses located in the EU, but also to businesses that offer goods and services to individuals located in the EU. The expansive purview of the law...

Expedient Announces VMware Cloud Verified Designation

Expedient Announces VMware Cloud Verified Designation

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Expedient Enterprise Cloud is VMware Cloud Verified! 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...

Is your Organization ContinuousNEXT?

Is your Organization ContinuousNEXT?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

More than 9,000 CIOs and IT leaders converged on Orlando, FL this week to attend Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 to improve IT strategy with knowledge gained from global business thought leaders and leading technology industry research. I’m happy to say, we weren’t disappointed! Throughout the week, several trends were ever-present including: Digital Transformation – Investment to exploit the unique...

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 7 min.

In a recent Gartner survey of risk, audit, and compliance executives, cloud computing ranked as the top risk concern. More specifically, these executives emphasized the potential of unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted information stored in the cloud, and the possibility that cloud-hosted data could be rendered inaccessible due to a service disruption on the cloud provider’s end. While...

With Push Button DR, Disaster Recovery Testing Doesn't Have to be a Four-letter Word

With Push Button DR, Disaster Recovery Testing Doesn't Have to be a Four-letter Word

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

We all know that recovery planning for disasters is an important task for organizations of all sizes and industries. This can be a time-consuming and complicated process, but many organizations do eventually create a plan that meets their recovery objectives. “Ahh, now we can sleep better at night!” these IT and business leaders tell themselves. The DR plan is...

Expedient's Support for GDPR Compliance

Expedient's Support for GDPR Compliance

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became effective May 25, 2018, and with it came a flurry of privacy policy notification updates from websites, other digital publishers, and more, all of whom are tasked with ensuring that any sensitive user data collected on EU residents – even as a sub-processor – is handled and processed according to...

Expedient President Discusses Company's Growth Strategy

Expedient President Discusses Company's Growth Strategy

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

With a success strategy focused on organic growth, Expedient has expanded from two dozen employees and one data center in 2003 to now comprise nearly 300 employees and 11 data centers in seven cities, all of which offer award-winning infrastructure as a service and managed services. Our President & COO Shawn McGorry talked with the Pittsburgh Business Times about...

Healthcare's Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

Healthcare's Requirements for a Cloud Services Provider

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

The Healthcare Industry’s Requirements for a Cloud Service Provider While data security and availability is imperative for any organization, it is especially true for those in the healthcare industry, whose access to personally identifiable information (PII) such as birth dates and social security numbers requires strong data security measures – and can present security concerns and complexities as these...

Expedient Day in Pittsburgh!

Expedient Day in Pittsburgh!

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Celebrating Expedient Day in Pittsburgh! Customers, local dignitaries, and business leaders joined Expedient in Pittsburgh on January 25, 2018 for the public reveal of the Nova Place (formerly Allegheny Center Mall) data center expansion. Hundreds of guests enjoyed tours of the data center and even more joined us for food, drink, and networking with vendor partners – including Cloud...

Expedient and VMware Help TIC Gums Modernize Their Infrastructure with Expedient's On-Site Private Cloud with DRaaS

Expedient and VMware Help TIC Gums Modernize Their Infrastructure with Expedient's On-Site Private Cloud with DRaaS

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

TIC Gums is using Expedient’s On-Site Private Cloud with Disaster Recovery as a Service to meet several business objectives, including the modernization and migration of its aging IT infrastructure and the creation and implementation of a disaster recovery plan and solution. By placing an Expedient private cloud point of delivery (POD) on-site at TIC Gums’ premises, TIC Gums is...

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery: Gaining IT Resilience

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery: Gaining IT Resilience

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

Whether power or software failures, network outage or natural disaster, major data disruptions to critical business applications are the norm, not the exception. These disruptions cost companies billions of dollars annually. Why? Businesses fail to meet basic BC/DR requirements, by not establishing true IT Resilience. During our recent “Evolution of Disaster Recovery” webinar with Zerto, we discussed critical aspects of...

TechVibe Radio Broadcasts from Expedient

TechVibe Radio Broadcasts from Expedient

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

Expedient was proud to host the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio Neighborhood Tour in our Nova Place data center for two shows, airing on April 21 and April 28 at 7 pm on KDKA Radio 1020 AM in Pittsburgh. The first show, airing April 21, features an interview with Expedient President Shawn McGorry about Expedient’s Nova Place data center...

Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

The concept of bimodal IT has been around since at least 2013, when Gartner first introduced the phrase as a way to address the burgeoning growth of agile development in IT organizations. In Gartner terms, Mode 1 is the focus on making sure the business runs reliably, while Mode 2 explores opportunities for innovation that leads to business transformation. Combining...

DDoS mitigation a focus of recent 451 Research analysis at 2017 RSA conference

DDoS mitigation a focus of recent 451 Research analysis at 2017 RSA conference

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

DDoS Mitigation DDoS mitigation a focus of recent 451 Research analysis at 2017 RSA conference A March 2017 report published by 451 Research found that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks evolved in 2016, requiring security vendors addressing such threats to take proactive measures to increase their capabilities and capacities. The research cites Arbor Networks, an industry leading...

Expedient’s Reliable Infrastructure as a Service Keeps Orchard Software Focused on Seamless Integration of Laboratory Information Systems

Expedient’s Reliable Infrastructure as a Service Keeps Orchard Software Focused on Seamless Integration of Laboratory Information Systems

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

Desired Business Outcome With its automation and interface tools that address regulatory integration challenges in order to simplify laboratory workflow in more than 1,400 laboratories across the country, Orchard Software must have reliable IT services from a partner that it trusts to handle all of its critical data. The company found this—and other qualities—with Expedient. “From Internet to colocation...

How Expedient Meets Interactive Blue’s Need for Upgraded Technology

How Expedient Meets Interactive Blue’s Need for Upgraded Technology

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Desired Business Outcome Interactive Blue, the creator of Blue, a content and knowledge management tool and customer relationship management application (CRM) used primarily by Better Business Bureaus (BBB) across the country, needs to stay up-to-date with the latest technology because it processes large amounts of data through Blue. Knowing that Expedient partners with Intel to maintain a high level...

Expedient Delivers the Capacity, Service and Reliability that Omnyx Needs to Help Transform Cancer Care

Expedient Delivers the Capacity, Service and Reliability that Omnyx Needs to Help Transform Cancer Care

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Desired Business Outcome For the past eight years, Omnyx, a joint venture between GE Healthcare and UPMC that is committed to helping transform cancer care through advances in digital pathology, has relied on Expedient to deliver high availability, scalability and reliability of its information technology (IT) infrastructure so it can remain focused on its critical life-saving mission. “The cost...

Disaster Recovery as a Service Improved with VMware NSX

Disaster Recovery as a Service Improved with VMware NSX

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has really expanded in popularity over the last couple of years due to the growth of virtualization as a standard process for many enterprises and the fact that most managed service providers have a DRaaS product in their offerings. But according to a new research paper by 451 Research, it is Expedient that has...

How Expedient Supports First Insight’s Desired Business Outcome

How Expedient Supports First Insight’s Desired Business Outcome

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Desired Business Outcome First Insight, a provider of cloud-based solutions that help retailers determine trends, depends on consumer data to deliver the solutions its clients need. To provide that data, First Insight must have reliable infrastructure, and for that, it depends on Expedient. “We wanted to make sure that we have the right kind of partner solution vendor who...

Is ITIL® the Answer?

Is ITIL® the Answer?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

ITIL®, formerly known as Information Technology Infrastructure Library, began in the 1980s and is a framework for standardizing IT practices and procedures for processes like change management, service-level management, incident management and more. It has gone through many iterations since the UK government initiated it. Today, it is set through AXELOS, a joint venture between the British government and Capital...

Private vs. Public Cloud: It’s All About Control

Private vs. Public Cloud: It’s All About Control

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

Private vs. Public Cloud Cloud computing delivers infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that can be consumed as an operating expense rather than acquired as an asset. The flexibility of moving from capital expense to operating expense provides organizations with a choice between public cloud and private cloud environment options. Choosing between the two—or taking a hybrid cloud approach where...

Why You Need to Back Up Your Office 365 Exchange

Why You Need to Back Up Your Office 365 Exchange

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

SaaS Data Protection Microsoft Office 365 continues to grow in popularity, especially among small to medium-sized businesses. However, the importance of backing up their Exchange environment outside of the Microsoft cloud is seemingly overlooked. A secondary environment of Exchange is not necessarily a priority for organizations in part because of the high level of redundancy promised in the SLA...

What You Should Know About Data Centers: Insights from an Expert Roundtable

What You Should Know About Data Centers: Insights from an Expert Roundtable

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Data Center Insights Columbus Business First magazine conducted a roundtable discussion on all things data centers with area leaders in the field, including Expedient’s own Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Bryan Smith, as well as Phil Smith of Racksquared, Kim Gerhart of Cologix, Jason Harris of CeraNet and Michael Minnich of NetGain Information Systems. The discussion was informative...

The True Cost of a Data Breach

The True Cost of a Data Breach

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 5 min.

What do Data Breaches Really Cost? When sensitive or confidential data is lost or stolen and subsequently put at risk, then a data breach has occurred. The consequences are severe to your company’s reputation and bottom line. In 2014, it seemed like every few weeks there was another company that had its network hacked leaving personal information and their...

Enhancing Data Center Security Standards

Enhancing Data Center Security Standards

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Enhancing Data Center Security Standards When looking at the recent news surrounding technology vulnerabilities, you’ll notice the headlines are mired with announcements ranging from intrusions, to data breaches as well as an increase in cyber-crime-related incidents. The future of IT is extremely promising but it is also rife with hazards and the increasing threat of fraud and crime. To...

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

How would your business benefit from reducing the cost associated with your IT infrastructure? The cost of running an internal data center can greatly exceed the cost of utilizing a cloud services provider in many ways. One of the single greatest benefits of cloud technology is cost reduction not only from a capital basis, but also from an operating...

Business Continuity: Preparing for a Disaster, No Matter the Size

Business Continuity: Preparing for a Disaster, No Matter the Size

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Business Continuity: Preparing for a Disaster, No Matter the Size Natural disasters are unpredictable. Whether it is a hurricane rocking the East Coast, a blizzard pounding  the North, or a tornado causing havoc in the Midwest, these events give little, if any, advanced warning. While it may be easy to calculate the physical damage such an event causes, have...

Three Myths About Disaster Recovery Planning That Need Debunking

Three Myths About Disaster Recovery Planning That Need Debunking

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Engineering a disaster recovery solution can be challenging. The widespread misconceptions about the subject don’t make things any easier. To bring clarity to the situation and help you choose a solution designed to meet your needs, Expedient has put together this list of top myths about disaster recovery. Myth 1: Our Company Is Located in a Disaster Free Location...

Advantages of a Data Center Provider

Advantages of a Data Center Provider

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Is it time to explore a data center hosting solution? As your company grows and your computing needs evolve, you may find yourself facing the all too familiar dilemma of build vs. buy: To Build - Build upon or remediate your existing in-house data center, relying on the expertise and resources of your internal IT staff to ensure...

Locking Down Your Cloud

Locking Down Your Cloud

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Learn how to evaluate the security of your cloud computing provider The ability to ensure data security is - of course - a critical part of evaluating any cloud provider. And while most providers will make grand claims about “state-of-the-art security,” many don’t even control the data center in which they are storing your data. A fact that can...

Shopping for a Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing Solution?

Shopping for a Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing Solution?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Learn what Expedient is doing to ensure security and eliminate compliance concerns In a recent blog post, we mentioned that the rate of cloud adoption can vary from one industry to the next. And according to a Gartner research report, this has led some companies in regulatory industries (e.g. banking, insurance, healthcare)...

How Cloud Computing Adoption Varies Across Industries

How Cloud Computing Adoption Varies Across Industries

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

According to a recent Gartner research report, cloud computing is gaining popularity across a variety of industries for basic business support functions. The research shows that cloud computing is being used for more than just IT functions. In fact, many industries are now viewing cloud computing in the context of how it can help them succeed in an evolving...

How Much Does Downtime Really Cost?

How Much Does Downtime Really Cost?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Calculating the Cost of Downtime The term “disaster recovery planning” is unfairly misleading. Because of the inclusion of the word “disaster,” the phrase tends to invoke imagery that is tied to events of epic proportion – things like, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. However, in the IT landscape, disasters are defined with a little more subtlety. Small scale events...

Why Are Enterprises Choosing the Private Cloud?

Why Are Enterprises Choosing the Private Cloud?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

Three Concrete Reasons Why Enterprises are Choosing the Cloud The cloud computing marketplace is growing – and at a pretty impressive rate: While a recent Gartner study indicates that more than one-third of IT organizations have already implemented a private cloud computing solution, it’s important to note that this upsurge in adoption is not relegated solely to the tech...