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    Overcoming Small Business Barriers to Big Data Solutions

    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...

    Cloud

    Why You Need to Back Up Your Office 365 Exchange

    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...

    Big Data Infrastructure Availability SaaS

    Combat the Slow ROI of Green Data Centers

    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...

    Data Centers

    How to Reduce your Risk of a Data Breach

    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...

    Security and Compliance

    The Data Center of Everything

    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...

    Colocation

    What to Know Before Taking a Data Center Tour

    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...

    Colocation

    Cloud Service Provider & Customer Relationships

    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...

    Cloud Computing Server Management

    What You Should Know About Data Centers: Insights from an Expert Roundtable

    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...

    Colocation

    Do you need to increase your processing power?

    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...

    Cloud Cloud Computing

    Cloud Costs: Estimate Your Monthly Cloud Expenses

    What is the price of data? Calculate your business’s monthly cloud costs. A large aspect of planning a cloud deployment is calculating your monthly costs. There are numerous ways to minimize expenses with upfront planning and diligent research. Below are some simple steps to follow. Consider the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your organization’s applications. Conduct a...

    Cloud Computing

    Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity

    Cloud Adoption’s Top Concern: Business Continuity Organizations are increasingly citing business continuity as a primary driver for cloud adoption. With the growing use of commercial SaaS apps taking place at these companies, homegrown cloud-based solutions and mixed/hybrid cloud IT infrastructures as well as cloud-based solutions have become an effective way for IT departments to deliver scalable, highly available services...

    Disaster Recovery Cloud Computing