Archive of posts from 2014

Cloud Computing Checklist: What to Ask Potential Providers

Cloud Computing Checklist: What to Ask Potential Providers

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 2 min.

Questions to Ask Potential Cloud Providers As your organization looks to a cloud solution provider for services, there are key areas that need to be reviewed. Use this checklist as a guide to help you evaluate any potential cloud solution providers. For additional insights, Read Expedient’s “Not all Clouds are Created Equal” whitepaper Evaluating...

Three Reasons Why Virtualization Is for You

Three Reasons Why Virtualization Is for You

Leslie Gubish
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Three Reasons Why Virtualization is for You At first glance, virtualization may sound like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it has become an integral part of a data center. The benefits of virtualization are many, but let’s look at the main three: Simplify IT Management Cost reduction Getting to the Cloud ...

Cloud Platforms Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

Cloud Platforms Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

Kristin Puzon
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The physical hardware that a cloud is built from has a direct effect on quality of service. With cloud platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family, Expedient has created an agile, efficient and scalable foundation. Using Intel’s Cloud technology not only enables better performance, but also lowers resource costs for your business which allows you to...

Disaster Recovery Planning: A Checklist

Disaster Recovery Planning: A Checklist

Jim Kothe
Read Time 3 min.

Your Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Network Availability Basics Question: If a disaster were to affect your IT infrastructure, how long could your business survive? Answer: Unless you actively test your disaster recovery plan, chances are you will be out of business within one year. Take note: less than 50% of U.S. corporations actively...

CPU Ready and Virtual Colocation

CPU Ready and Virtual Colocation

Leslie Gubish
Read Time 1 min.

So, you want to your increase virtual machine performance.  There is a perception that if you add vCPUs, this will automatically do the job.  In reality, doing so may actually have a negative performance on the virtual machine. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when looking to increase virtual machine performance: If possible, start with...

Case Study: IT Infrastructure Solutions With Expedient

Case Study: IT Infrastructure Solutions With Expedient

Kristin Puzon
Read Time 1 min.

When it comes to online retail, rapid spikes in traffic happen, sometimes resulting in degraded website performance.   This was the problem Thirty-One Gifts was experiencing when they approached Expedient with the need to optimize their IT infrastructure. They needed to be able to support increasing levels of activity without impacting their website. Expedient partnered with Thirty-One...