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    2017 OpenStack Summit Recap

    2016 was my first OpenStack Summit and my eyes were opened to something new and fresh that I had not experienced before. With my closest 8,000 friends I got to hear from real OpenStack users, talking about the problems they were trying to solve and their experiences along the way. This year was much of the same content, but with...

    Cloud Computing

    What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase?

    What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase? Many of the companies we meet with are debating between purchasing a new stack of hardware or implementing an enterprise cloud infrastructure using Expedient servers, storage, security and services. Most of these companies gather information then do a cost analysis to compare the options. Yet...

    Cloud Computing

    TechVibe Radio Broadcasts from Expedient

    Expedient was proud to host the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVibe Radio Neighborhood Tour in our Nova Place data center for two shows, airing on April 21 and April 28 at 7 pm on KDKA Radio 1020 AM in Pittsburgh. The first show, airing April 21, features an interview with Expedient President Shawn McGorry about Expedient’s Nova Place data center...

    Data Centers

    Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

    The concept of bimodal IT has been around since at least 2013, when Gartner first introduced the phrase as a way to address the burgeoning growth of agile development in IT organizations. In Gartner terms, Mode 1 is the focus on making sure the business runs reliably, while Mode 2 explores opportunities for innovation that leads to business transformation. Combining...

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    What business requirements are you addressing with your data center hardware refresh?

    Data Center Hardware Refresh What business requirements are you addressing with your data center hardware refresh? What are you aiming for when you update data center hardware? I routinely talk to IT leaders about their current projects; one of the most common I hear about is a data center hardware refresh. And, as our conversation evolves, a few key...

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