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    Three Reasons Why Virtualization Is for You

    Three Reasons Why Virtualization is for You At first glance, virtualization may sound like something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but it has become an integral part of a data center. The benefits of virtualization are many, but let’s look at the main three: Simplify IT Management Cost reduction Getting to the Cloud ...

    Cloud

    Cloud Platforms Based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

    The physical hardware that a cloud is built from has a direct effect on quality of service. With cloud platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family, Expedient has created an agile, efficient and scalable foundation. Using Intel’s Cloud technology not only enables better performance, but also lowers resource costs for your business which allows you to...

    Cloud

    Disaster Recovery Planning: A Checklist

    Your Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Network Availability Basics Question: If a disaster were to affect your IT infrastructure, how long could your business survive? Answer: Unless you actively test your disaster recovery plan, chances are you will be out of business within one year. Take note: less than 50% of U.S. corporations actively...

    Disaster Recovery

    CPU Ready and Virtual Colocation

    So, you want to your increase virtual machine performance.  There is a perception that if you add vCPUs, this will automatically do the job.  In reality, doing so may actually have a negative performance on the virtual machine. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when looking to increase virtual machine performance: If possible, start with...

    Cloud

    Case Study: IT Infrastructure Solutions With Expedient

    When it comes to online retail, rapid spikes in traffic happen, sometimes resulting in degraded website performance.   This was the problem Thirty-One Gifts was experiencing when they approached Expedient with the need to optimize their IT infrastructure. They needed to be able to support increasing levels of activity without impacting their website. Expedient partnered with Thirty-One...

    Colocation

    Better Technology, Better Cloud Solutions With Intel Gen 5 Cloud Technology

    Staying on top of new technology is key: Expedient uses Intel Cloud Technology to assure that you can run your workloads on infrastructure that delivers industry-leading performance and quality. Why is this important to you? Users get an agile, scalable, efficient infrastructure with better value for the bottom line, and getting better performance by using the latest technology just makes...

    Cloud Computing

    Data Center Build vs. Buy: What to Consider

    Data Center Build vs. Buy: What to Consider With the ever-changing enhancements taking place in today’s technological landscape, in-house data centers are continually met with the challenge of providing enough space, power and cooling. When data centers reach their limits, CIOs and IT managers are faced with that all-important decision: Does it make more sense to invest in an...

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    Data Availability: Tips from the Data Center

    Tips from the Data Center: Ensuring the Availability of Your Data Here is an unfortunate bit of reality: Customer loyalty is fleeting—even the most trusted and valued customers will leave you if they suspect the IT infrastructure housing their private information and supporting your company is not secure. This is why any...

    Cloud Computing data center services Disaster Recovery

    Your Cloud Hosting Provider and the Importance of Transparency

    Choosing a Cloud Provider: the Importance of Compliance Transparency Looking beyond HIPAA, SOX or PCI-DSS compliance claims The alarming aspect of searching for a cloud hosting solution is that, despite claims to the contrary, your hosting provider may not actually be able to support your direct compliance needs. In truth, your provider is probably not trying to be...

    Financial Services eCommerce/Retail Healthcare Security and Compliance Cloud Computing AJ Kuftic

    Is Your Cloud Provider Financially Sound?

    In the world of Cloud Computing, customers are becoming more diligent in understanding vendor Service Level Agreements (SLAs), which are designed to protect the customer in the event of downtime. However, an SLA offers zero protection if the vendor declares bankruptcy. Collapses of cloud storage providers due to bankruptcy don’t happen very often—but they do happen. Looking forward, how can...

    Cloud Computing

    Business Continuity: Preparing for a Disaster, No Matter the Size

    Business Continuity: Preparing for a Disaster, No Matter the Size Natural disasters are unpredictable. Whether it is a hurricane rocking the East Coast, a blizzard pounding  the North, or a tornado causing havoc in the Midwest, these events give little, if any, advanced warning. While it may be easy to calculate the physical damage such an event causes, have...

    Disaster Recovery