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Archive of posts from 2019

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,...

The Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery

The Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 8 min.

Backups and Disaster Recovery: What’s the Difference? Modern IT departments need to be able to protect their mission-critical data and quickly respond in the event of a problem in their environment.   This capability hinges on maintaining a strategy for both backups and disaster recovery.  These two capabilities are often conflated with each other but this blog post will...

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part 2

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part 2

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Cloud This is the second installment of a two-part blog post on the difference between “smart” and “dumb” applications. Part 2 covers the characteristics of “dumb applications” that are best suited to run on “smart hardware.” To learn more about “smart applications” (aka cloud native applications) running on “dumb hardware,” read Part 1. Dumb...

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part I

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part I

Doug Theis
Read Time 6 min.

Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Cloud While many think buying cloud services is as easy as choosing between AWS or Azure, educated buyers explore all the options – both hyperscale and enterprise clouds - and choose the environment that will maximize application performance while optimizing cloud spend. Often, this best-of-breed approach leads to complex multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments that...

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 6 min.

Kubernetes (k8s) is quickly becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration because it provides an effective framework to operate applications built using microservices architecture. Also known as application “containerization,” this approach enables development teams to be more agile, employ continuous delivery practices, and ultimately bring new business applications to market faster. k8s streamlines the management of containerized applications at...