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    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

    Outsourcing Your DR is a Money-Saver

    Outsourcing Your DR is a Money-Saver Are you looking to save costs in your IT budget? Then outsourcing your disaster recovery may be a good option for you, according to an article on datacenterjournal.com. Computer Economics recently released its “IT Outsourcing Statistics 2015/2016” study, which found that the outsourcing of disaster recovery ranks the highest for successfully lowering...

    Cloud Disaster Recovery

    Is the Public Cloud Right for You?

    The public cloud is available to anyone, any company, anywhere. It allows data storage, compute and applicable services to be available based only on what you need or use, which is an attractive benefit. But how do you truly know if public cloud platform is the right option for your company? The public cloud may be right for you...

    Cloud Computing

    The “Where” and “Why” of Choosing a Data Center location

    Choosing a Data Center Location When choosing to build a new data center, there are a multitude of factors that should be considered in the decision-making process. Establishing a fully redundant and secure data center requires a significant capital investment as well as a commitment to ongoing operational expenses for support, and maintenance. However, a key step in...

    Virtual Colocation Data Centers

    Public Cloud as a Long-Term Platform Strategy

    The adoption of the public cloud continues to increase. More and more companies in various industries are incorporating a public cloud strategy into their long-term IT plan. The shear amount of data being accumulated and stored makes public cloud computing the best option for most companies. According to an article on thewhir.com, “[more than] 90 percent of the world’s...

    Cloud Computing public cloud cloud strategy

    Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

    Migration Services Undergoing a migration to a new data center or a colocation provider for the first time is a daunting task. It is time-consuming and takes impeccable planning down to the smallest detail. So how do you go about establishing a strategy that will allow a smooth transition of your hardware and IT environment? Prepare, Prepare, Prepare...

    Server Management Data Centers

    How secure is the public cloud?

    Public Cloud Security When deciding between a public, private or hybrid cloud offering, companies often consider the security risks involved. The name alone can make some people think the public cloud is not nearly as secure as a hybrid or private offering but is that really true or is the public cloud secure enough for your company’s data? The simple answer...

    Security and Compliance Cloud Computing Data Security