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    The Benefits of Managed Systems

    Many businesses colocating or using cloud storage still depend on their internal staff to manage their own systems. IT infrastructure must be managed, but at what cost to your business? Imagine the list of projects your staff could complete if it weren’t for the day-to-day, mundane requirements of internal systems management. In the midst of focusing on running your business,...

    Cloud Computing

    Technology Considerations for Data Center Efficiency

    Data Center Efficiency Going green continues to grow in popularity as many companies and industries look to adopt “green,” eco-friendly policies in the workplace. The data center industry is no different. Colocation providers will need to modernize and become more energy efficient as requirements, and expectations for green facilities continue to grow. Data centers are one of the fastest-growing...

    Cloud Colocation Data Centers

    The Future of Colocation

    What Does the Future Look Like for Colocation? The future looks bright when it comes to data center colocation. The annual revenue for the global colocation market is expected to continue its upward trajectory but the key will lie in local markets as competition heats up. According to a recent report by 451 Research, the global colocation data center...

    Data Centers

    The Value of Around-the-Clock Support

    “The most important part of working in the Operations Support Center is giving people the best possible customer service while quickly and efficiently solving problems.” -Sam Larkin, Expedient Engineer, Operations Support Center Every hosting provider should guarantee around-the-clock support and customer service through the management and monitoring of infrastructure and cloud services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,...

    Data Centers Infrastructure Availability

    Expedient’s Memphis Data Center to Open July 2015

    Expedient is excited to announce that the Grand Opening of the Memphis data center is slated for July 2015. The addition of the Memphis data center provides our customers the ability to leverage another geographically diverse location. Expedient now operates 10, soon to be 11 data centers in Baltimore (2), Boston, Cleveland (3), Pittsburgh (2), Columbus, Indianapolis and Memphis all...

    Data Centers

    Now Offering: Evermore

    In response to customer demand, Expedient is now offering a new archival cloud storage service: Evermore. Many businesses have large warehouses of data not regularly accessed, containing information that may need to be reviewed in the future. Rather than spending the valuable time of your employees sifting through data now, Evermore can be used as a low-cost archival storage plan...

    Cloud Computing

    What Really Matters in a Data Center? A Checklist

    Data Center Checklist 100% uptime, security/safety, 24x7x365 support and a Tier IV Data Center rating; sound familiar? It probably does, since this is the type of marketing lingo most data center providers use to attract customers. These assertions are important; however, beyond technical support and physical security, how can you be sure your data center provider has all of...

    Data Centers

    The Ideal Cloud Architect

    The Ideal Cloud Architect A cloud architect is a computer science professional that helps a company strategize the best ways to use cloud computing platforms efficiently and securely. Cloud architects don’t actually construct the cloud computing environment - rather they come into an existing cloud platform to help a company leverage its effectiveness in the best ways and maximize efficiencies...

    Cloud Computing

    Enhancing Data Center Security Standards

    Enhancing Data Center Security Standards When looking at the recent news surrounding technology vulnerabilities, you’ll notice the headlines are mired with announcements ranging from intrusions, to data breaches as well as an increase in cyber-crime-related incidents. The future of IT is extremely promising but it is also rife with hazards and the increasing threat of fraud and crime. To...

    Security and Compliance Data Security

    What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery?

    What Are the Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery? Disaster recovery planning is an integral part of any business’s IT strategy, and is becoming more prevalent as security breaches and network outages have become common threats, and the cost of downtime has steadily increased. In the beginning stages of disaster recovery planning, decision makers are often mistaken...

    Disaster Recovery Data Centers Infrastructure Availability

    New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings

    New Slim-Line 2.0 Cages = Great Space and Cost Savings Opting for a secure, private cage in a data center environment demands a lot of space on the data center floor, making it expensive for the customer and taking away valuable floor space that can no longer be used by other customers. Traditional cages don’t make optimal use of...

    Colocation