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    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 6: Recent Outage

    Experiencing an IT Outage Experiencing a natural disaster or an unplanned outage is a valid reason to look at moving your IT environment to a professional data center provider. In doing so, you will benefit from multiple layers of built-in redundancy for power, cooling and network connections. The burden and stress of ensuring resiliency and uptime shifts from your...

    Disaster Recovery Data Centers

    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 5: Hardware Refresh

    Is your hardware reaching the end of its life cycle? A hardware refresh can be complex and cumbersome, and may require a significant capital expenditure. When purchasing hardware, you must forecast your needs well into the future. As a result, you are most likely paying for capacity that you do not need in the near-term, or risk performance issues as...

    Cloud Data Centers

    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 4: Cost Reduction

    How would your business benefit from reducing the cost associated with your IT infrastructure? The cost of running an internal data center can greatly exceed the cost of utilizing a cloud services provider in many ways. One of the single greatest benefits of cloud technology is cost reduction not only from a capital basis, but also from an operating...

    Cloud Data Centers

    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 3: New Application

    New Application Development Developing and managing a new application can be a complex undertaking. Doing so while managing and maintaining an internal data center can also tax an IT organization and may ultimately delay the successful completion of your project. So the question is, can you afford to manage the infrastructure components while giving equal attention to developing the...

    Cloud Data Centers

    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. 2: Accelerated Growth

    Are you experiencing increased business growth? When the pace of business is on the rise, IT demands become greater and more complicated. At times, the demands of managing an internal data center in the midst of such growth can inhibit your IT team from focusing on new projects. It is key to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the expenses...

    Cloud Data Centers

    Common Reasons to Transition Away From the Internal Data Center, Vol. I: Compliance Requirements

    Do you have industry or government compliance requirements such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, GLB, SOX or others? Ensuring proper security measures and adhering to regulatory compliance requirements can be a difficult undertaking for a company running an internal data center. Understanding the challenges of security and compliance are paramount in following industry and government standards. Finding a qualified hosting...

    Security and Compliance Data Centers

    The Perfect Fit in a Cloud Provider

    What is the difference between a partner and a vendor, and how do you find the perfect fit in a prospective cloud provider? When it comes to cloud providers, there are two kinds of organizations: partners and vendors. A traditional cloud vendor cloud vendor typically sells resources in pre-determined packages. As a result, unless your resource demand happens to...

    Cloud Computing

    White Paper: “Getting the Most Value From Your Cloud Provider"

    Through a recent research study, third-party consultant Cloud Spectator found that the way most organizations are evaluating cloud providers is flawed, potentially leading organizations to select the wrong vendor. While the use of the cloud addresses many challenges often faced by IT departments, there are two little known pitfalls that should be addressed: Perceived Performance Paradox: many cloud providers...

    Cloud Computing cloud

    Expedient’s Indianapolis Data Center Expansion Is Nearly Complete

    Expedient is excited to announce that the expansion of their Indianapolis data center, which kicked-off in early 2014, is near completion and will be finished this summer. The expansion includes over 6,000 square feet of new, production ready, raised floor computing space, immediately adjacent to the existing data center. Upon completion, the total raised floor footprint in Indianapolis will exceed...

    Data Centers

    The Disk-based Backup Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

    Are you wondering how much storage and bandwidth you need for your disk-based backups? Log onto the Disk-based Backup Calculator to find out.  The options in the calculator will determine your sizing requirements—you can even save your configuration and download it as a PDF. Intel and Expedient have partnered to create the Cloud Calculator, offering information on the...

    Cloud Computing

    The Complete Cloud Build Vs. Buy Calculator: brought to you by Intel and Expedient Data Centers

    Intel and Expedient have partnered to create the Cloud Calculator, offering information on the uses, research and tools of the cloud and related infrastructure components, as well as multiple technology calculators, including the Cloud Build Versus Buy Calculator. Try the Cloud Build Versus Buy Calculator to find out the total cost of ownership of building your own cloud solution,...

    Cloud Computing