Ken Hill

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Public Cloud as a Long-Term Platform Strategy

Public Cloud as a Long-Term Platform Strategy

Ken Hill
Read Time 4 min.

The adoption of the public cloud continues to increase. More and more companies in various industries are incorporating a public cloud strategy into their long-term IT plan. The shear amount of data being accumulated and stored makes public cloud computing the best option for most companies. According to an article on thewhir.com, “[more than] 90 percent of the world’s...

Data Center Outages, Vol. 3: Human Error

Data Center Outages, Vol. 3: Human Error

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

An additional common cause of outages is human error. A number of miscalculations at the hand of employees can lead to an outage, costing many companies far more than they can afford to pay or lose. What are the most common examples of human error? Incorrect configuration changes—networks, servers, SANs Incorrect backups Load balancing misconfiguration and errors Firewall misconfiguration...

Data Center Outages, Vol. 2: Connectivity

Data Center Outages, Vol. 2: Connectivity

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

Another cause of service outages is network connectivity. A loss of connectivity resulting in downtime can lead to a number of negative business impacting events. What causes a loss of connectivity? Equipment failure Software crash Human error Denial of service (DoS) attacks Fiber cuts Companies that manage network connectivity in-house to support mission critical applications are more susceptible...

Expedient Takes on National Cloud Providers in Recent Cloud Spectator Report

Expedient Takes on National Cloud Providers in Recent Cloud Spectator Report

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

Learn how Expedient topped Amazon and Rackspace In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty fast, and the recently released analysis report from Cloud Spectator proves it. Over a period of 15 days, Cloud Spectator, an independent cloud analyst firm, compared the performance of our virtual platform against comparable offerings from Amazon and Rackspace. The results concluded that Expedient’s virtual...

Public, Private, or Hybrid | Cloud Computing Video

Public, Private, or Hybrid | Cloud Computing Video

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

Public, Private or Hybrid: Latest Video Explains the Difference The concept behind cloud computing seems simple enough. In the most basic sense, the cloud allows businesses to increase their computing capacities and capabilities without investing in additional hardware. Things, however, begin to become a little more complicated as you take a deeper dive into the full breadth of offerings...

Burstable Virtual Colocation | Variable Memory

Burstable Virtual Colocation | Variable Memory

Ken Hill
Read Time 2 min.

Burstable Virtual Colocation A variable memory offering for true cloud usage with enterprise performance Ideal for customers with experience managing VMware virtual environments but who wish to eliminate the maintenance costs and issues associated with hosting their infrastructure in house, virtual colocation allows you to host your network, server and storage in a virtual environment. Drawing from a...