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Archive of posts from 2021

Demystifying Ransomware: Securing Endpoint Devices

Demystifying Ransomware: Securing Endpoint Devices

Anthony Jackman
Read Time 5 min.

This post is part of our Demystifying Ransomware series. Read the rest. The headlines just keep piling up! In the past few weeks, we’ve seen ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc on supply chains and disrupt services. The latest round of casualties includes JBS, the world’s largest processor of fresh beef and pork,...

Getting Your Spiraling Cloud Costs Back Under Control

Getting Your Spiraling Cloud Costs Back Under Control

Michael Fulton
Read Time 4 min.

A day of reckoning appears to be at hand over public cloud spending. The promise and exuberance of cloud computing have given way to disillusionment and a “hangover” of epic proportions over managing costs. A recent post by Martin Casado and Sarah Wang at Andreessen Horowitz provides some very interesting insights into cloud spending habits from 50 public...

Demystifying Ransomware: Anatomy of an Attack

Demystifying Ransomware: Anatomy of an Attack

Anthony Jackman
Read Time 7 min.

This post is part of our Demystifying Ransomware series. Read the rest. Ransomware attacks have become so common that it’s no longer a matter of how many cyberattacks happen per day — that metric is now measured in seconds. A new company will be hit by a ransomware attack Read Article

Expedient Bests AWS, Azure, and GCP in Benchmarking Study

Expedient Bests AWS, Azure, and GCP in Benchmarking Study

Michael Fulton
Read Time 3 min.

This month, Cloud Spectator, a benchmarking agency focused on cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), released their 2021 Cloud Performance Analysis. This report explored how 4 key cloud providers﹣AWS, Azure, GCP, and Expedient﹣stack up, by evaluating the CPU, Storage, and Database performance across multiple VM configurations. I am excited to share that the Expedient Enterprise Cloud was measured as the best value of...

Are You Chasing Cloud Technology or Cloud Value?

Are You Chasing Cloud Technology or Cloud Value?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

In 2020, Accenture conducted a survey that found only 37% of companies feel they are “achieving the full value expected on their cloud investments.” At the same time, Flexera found that 47% of companies expected their cloud budgets to grow over the next year. These companies are not seeing the value in...

The Cloud Is Not A Destination, It’s An Approach

The Cloud Is Not A Destination, It’s An Approach

Bryan Smith
Read Time 5 min.

“Just move it all to the cloud” is a message that many hyperscale providers have been pushing and promoting over the years. And many a corporate board has pushed the same to their CIO and respective IT leadership team. The promise and value proposition for cloud computing is seemingly simple and direct—move from a Capital Expenditures (CapEx) to an Operating...

Multiple Clouds Too Complex?  Try Cloud Simplified.

Multiple Clouds Too Complex? Try Cloud Simplified.

Michael Fulton
Read Time 5 min.

If you have been with us over the last few weeks, you know that we have been asking you to Cloud Different, with the three key elements of Cloud Different being to Cloud Smarter, Read Article

Coming to Grips with Multi-Cloud Security

Coming to Grips with Multi-Cloud Security

Michael Fulton
Read Time 3 min.

Security is top of mind these days. Every few weeks we hear about another new incident that has ended up costing millions and forever damaging a company’s reputation. Data breaches, ransomware, DDoS attacks, and ongoing cybersecurity threats are not only escalating but also becoming more costly. A recent report from the Ponemon Institute has the average...

Celebrating Women's History Month At Expedient (Part 2)

Celebrating Women's History Month At Expedient (Part 2)

Molly Perenic
Read Time 6 min.

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s exciting to see the role that talented, driven women at Expedient play at work, at home, in life! From Market Vice Presidents to marketing, and every department in between, they’re making a difference on a daily basis. So let’s celebrate Women’s History Month by shining the spotlight on some of those women. In...

Celebrating Women's History Month At Expedient (Part 1)

Celebrating Women's History Month At Expedient (Part 1)

Molly Perenic
Read Time 4 min.

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s exciting to see the role that talented, driven women at Expedient play at work, at home, in life! From Market Vice Presidents to marketing, and every department in between, they’re making a difference on a daily basis. So let’s celebrate Women’s History Month by shining the spotlight on some of those women. In...

Attackers Abound! How Do You Cloud Safer?

Attackers Abound! How Do You Cloud Safer?

Michael Fulton
Read Time 4 min.

Security is not for the faint of heart. It is estimated that a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds by 2021 (Herjavec Group). Cybercrime is estimated to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021 (Cybersecurity Ventures) up from $2 trillion in 2019 (Juniper). The universe of tools needed to keep your organization safe is...

Finding The Right Approach To Cloud: A Guide To Cloud Smarter

Finding The Right Approach To Cloud: A Guide To Cloud Smarter

Michael Fulton
Read Time 6 min.

If you have been with us over the last few weeks, you know that we have been asking you to Cloud Different, with the three key elements of Cloud Different being to Cloud Smarter, Cloud Safer, and Cloud Simplified. Today, I am going to dig a little deeper into Cloud Smarter. As we look back to the last fifteen years...

No More Hype or Disappointment, Time to Cloud Different™️

No More Hype or Disappointment, Time to Cloud Different™️

Michael Fulton
Read Time 3 min.

I’m not much for anniversaries but it has been fifteen years. That is the milestone cloud computing will cross in 2021. A decade and a half of innovation and transformation in both business models and operating models across the globe for companies of all shapes and sizes, all started with the launch of Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute...