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Archive of posts from 2016

Bank Improves Performance with Hybrid IT Solution

Bank Improves Performance with Hybrid IT Solution

Anthony Estelle
Read Time 1 min.

Desired Business Outcome When a regional bank went through a restructuring that included downsizing its IT department and consolidating its data center to be more virtual-based, it needed to find a local IT hosting provider that could help with its continued virtualization and house its last remaining cabinets rather than pursuing construction of a new, smaller data center as...

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...

A New Take on Cold Aisle Containment

A New Take on Cold Aisle Containment

Ed Dzurko
Read Time 3 min.

Thermal Containment System Energy efficiency is an area of concern for organizations concerned with cost control and environmental impact resulting from an expanding carbon footprint due to fossil consumption. No matter the reason, conserving energy is a good thing. Data center operators are no strangers to this area of concern. One way data centers manage energy consumption is to...

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...

VMworld 2016 Featured Session: Using NSX for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

VMworld 2016 Featured Session: Using NSX for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

Bryan Smith
Read Time 2 min.

At VMworld 2016, AJ Kuftic, Vice President of Product Strategy for Expedient was joined by Thomas Hobika, Director, Service Provider Solutions Engineering for VMware, to present the featured session Virtualize, Secure and Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud Using NSX: A perspective for Service Providers and End Users. The session describes how both service providers and end users can...

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...

Bimodal IT: Is it the Right or Wrong Approach?

Bimodal IT: Is it the Right or Wrong Approach?

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Bimodal IT is a relatively new buzzword/term that was coined by Gartner, the technology research advisory company. But what does it actually mean and is it the correct approach to tackling your organization’s internal information technology needs. According to Gartner, “bimodal IT is the practice of managing two separate, coherent modes of IT delivery, one focuses on stability...

Partners in Improvement

Partners in Improvement

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

Taking Partnerships to a New Level Many managed service providers partner with outside technology vendors to develop complementary solutions or improve upon existing products to deliver the most value for their customers. Expedient takes that partnership approach to a new level. Expedient partners with industry leaders so that we can offer the best technology and top performance for our...

Healthcare in the Cloud: Is Patient Data Safe?

Healthcare in the Cloud: Is Patient Data Safe?

Kristin Puzon
Read Time 2 min.

Healthcare in the Cloud: Is Patient Data Safe? The continuous evolution of the healthcare industry presents unique information technology challenges. Cloud computing is desirable to the healthcare industry because of its cost and strategic benefits, including scalability with reduced capital expenses and more efficient use of IT resources. As a result, protecting the privacy of ePHI is a priority...

Cybercrime: Is your data center safe?

Cybercrime: Is your data center safe?

Anthony Estelle
Read Time 3 min.

Cybercrime When it comes to data unavailability, loss of data or the need for disaster recovery, companies and even third-party hosting providers often think first of natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes or wildfires, but in reality, the biggest threat to an organization’s data is human-induced – accidental or purposeful. According to the study “2016 Cost of Data Center Outages”...

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...

4 Ways to Ensure your Business is Always On

4 Ways to Ensure your Business is Always On

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 2 min.

Is Your Business “Always On”? Is your business “always on”? Does it require 100% availability and persistent access to data? These requirements have become a standard expectation as users demand 24x7x365 access to their IT environment and applications. Businesses in the era of always on cannot afford to slow down or stop applications for backup, maintenance or the restore...

What Does ‘No Downtime’ Really Mean?

What Does ‘No Downtime’ Really Mean?

Devon Cole
Read Time 3 min.

What Does ‘No Downtime’ Really Mean? Everyone knows that downtime is not good for business. But does guaranteeing “no downtime” really mean no downtime? Ideally, yes, but we all know that service interruptions happen! So no downtime in reality means that customers will not pay for downtime and providers will do everything possible to keep your data accessible and...

Data Center Trends: Shifting Workloads & Skillsets

Data Center Trends: Shifting Workloads & Skillsets

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

Data Center Trends: Shifting Workloads & Skillsets Technology is ever-changing. New advances are made all of the time and IT professionals have to enhance their skill sets to keep up with the technological changes. Included in the advancement is the traditional data center, which have adopted cloud computing, IaaS, colocation and more. In order to offer these newer technologies,...

Overcoming Small Business Barriers to Big Data Solutions

Overcoming Small Business Barriers to Big Data Solutions

Devon Cole
Read Time 3 min.

Overcoming SBO Barriers Caused by Big Data In the world of the Internet of Things, Big Data is unavoidable. Big Data simply references having too much data that is also too complex and unstructured for an organization’s current IT infrastructure or compute capacity to accurately analyze or use in order to make sound decisions. Traditionally speaking, having the ability...

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...

Combat the Slow ROI of Green Data Centers

Combat the Slow ROI of Green Data Centers

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

The Green Data Center According to a recent TechTarget whitepaper, “Color Me Green: Money and Power in the Data Center,” it can take at least three years for a midsize or larger green data center to realize a return on its efficiency investment. Despite this lengthy time frame, a data center can make small, yet technologically innovative changes to...

How to Reduce your Risk of a Data Breach

How to Reduce your Risk of a Data Breach

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 2 min.

Reducing your risk of a data breach with next-generation firewall solutions Firewalls act as a secure gateway between a trusted network and other untrusted networks – such as the Internet – and only allows traffic into the network that is approved through the defined firewall policy. Firewalls protect your network and your data. Enhancing your firewall through added security...

The Data Center of Everything

The Data Center of Everything

Jim Kothe
Read Time 3 min.

The Data Center of Everything Why is today’s data center called the “data center of everything”? Because data centers provide security, full transparency, management and co-management, which are all critical factors essential to the rapidly changing corporate IT environment. The data center has become the foundation for the IT environment and houses the latest in technology advancements so you...

What to Know Before Taking a Data Center Tour

What to Know Before Taking a Data Center Tour

Anthony Estelle
Read Time 4 min.

What to Know Before Taking a Data Center Tour Touring a data center can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for or what questions to ask. Many data centers will have the same basic components and the tours will begin to blend together if you aren’t asking the right questions. Also, do not be afraid to...

Cloud Service Provider & Customer Relationships

Cloud Service Provider & Customer Relationships

Bryan Smith
Read Time 3 min.

Data, IT infrastructure and compute environment are the backbone of any business. Therefore when entrusting the management of that to a cloud service provider, you want to make sure you choose correctly. Look for a trusted partner – a company that will truly align its priorities with your priorities. Building a solid relationship with your CSP is paramount and will...

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...

Do you need to increase your processing power?

Do you need to increase your processing power?

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 3 min.

Intel processors and their power output Do you need to increase your processing power? Cloud Spectator commissioned a study to measure the processor and memory performance of Expedient’s virtual machines across Intel’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth generation of Xeon processors. The goal of the study was to understand how Intel processor performance has increased over time, using...