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Archive of posts from 2015

The Benefits of Managed Systems

The Benefits of Managed Systems

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 2 min.

Many businesses colocating or using cloud storage still depend on their internal staff to manage their own systems. IT infrastructure must be managed, but at what cost to your business? Imagine the list of projects your staff could complete if it weren’t for the day-to-day, mundane requirements of internal systems management. In the midst of focusing on running your business,...

Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 4 min.

Data Center Efficiency Going green continues to grow in popularity as many companies and industries look to adopt “green,” eco-friendly policies in the workplace. The data center industry is no different. Colocation providers will need to modernize and become more energy efficient as requirements, and expectations for green facilities continue to grow. Data centers are one of the fastest-growing...

The Future of Colocation

The Future of Colocation

Jim Kothe
Read Time 3 min.

What Does the Future Look Like for Colocation? The future looks bright when it comes to data center colocation. The annual revenue for the global colocation market is expected to continue its upward trajectory but the key will lie in local markets as competition heats up. According to a recent report by 451 Research, the global colocation data center...

The Value of Around-the-Clock Support

The Value of Around-the-Clock Support

Read Time 3 min.

“The most important part of working in the Operations Support Center is giving people the best possible customer service while quickly and efficiently solving problems.” -Sam Larkin, Expedient Engineer, Operations Support Center Every hosting provider should guarantee around-the-clock support and customer service through the management and monitoring of infrastructure and cloud services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,...

Expedient’s Memphis Data Center to Open July 2015

Expedient’s Memphis Data Center to Open July 2015

Jim Kothe
Read Time 2 min.

Expedient is excited to announce that the Grand Opening of the Memphis data center is slated for July 2015. The addition of the Memphis data center provides our customers the ability to leverage another geographically diverse location. Expedient now operates 10, soon to be 11 data centers in Baltimore (2), Boston, Cleveland (3), Pittsburgh (2), Columbus, Indianapolis and Memphis all...

Now Offering: Evermore

Now Offering: Evermore

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 1 min.

In response to customer demand, Expedient is now offering a new archival cloud storage service: Evermore. Many businesses have large warehouses of data not regularly accessed, containing information that may need to be reviewed in the future. Rather than spending the valuable time of your employees sifting through data now, Evermore can be used as a low-cost archival storage plan...

What Really Matters in a Data Center? A Checklist

What Really Matters in a Data Center? A Checklist

Bryan Smith
Read Time 1 min.

Data Center Checklist 100% uptime, security/safety, 24x7x365 support and a Tier IV Data Center rating; sound familiar? It probably does, since this is the type of marketing lingo most data center providers use to attract customers. These assertions are important; however, beyond technical support and physical security, how can you be sure your data center provider has all of...

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...

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...