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    Data Center Colocation: The Advantages

    Exploring the Advantages of Colocation Solutions You may have heard that colocation solutions are an ideal way to accommodate your company’s ever-changing IT needs. You may also be skeptical, realizing that colocation is an investment, and uncertain as to whether the investment is worth the risk. Is colocation right for your business? To answer whether...

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    Selecting a Cloud Hosting Provider: 3 Criteria to Consider

    It sounds simple enough: Secure computing environments remain secure because they limit the number of outside sources that are connected to it. For this reason, when cloud computing was first being touted as the next big thing in the evolving technological landscape, a lack of security and application control were raised as primary concerns. However, this is no longer the...

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    Expedient Takes on National Cloud Providers in Recent Cloud Spectator Report

    Learn how Expedient topped Amazon and Rackspace In case you haven’t noticed, we’re pretty fast, and the recently released analysis report from Cloud Spectator proves it. Over a period of 15 days, Cloud Spectator, an independent cloud analyst firm, compared the performance of our virtual platform against comparable offerings from Amazon and Rackspace. The results concluded that Expedient’s virtual...

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    Calculating The Costs of a Public Cloud Solution

    How to Evaluate the differences between dedicated and variable metering Determining how much your public cloud environment will cost you can be tricky. While it’s true that signing up for a subscription cloud service offers the advantages of scalability, unless you have a clear idea of how much computing demand you need and use, you could wind up paying...

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    Three Myths About Disaster Recovery Planning That Need Debunking

    Engineering a disaster recovery solution can be challenging. The widespread misconceptions about the subject don’t make things any easier. To bring clarity to the situation and help you choose a solution designed to meet your needs, Expedient has put together this list of top myths about disaster recovery. Myth 1: Our Company Is Located in a Disaster Free Location...

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    Not All Data Centers Are Equal: Which is Right for You?

    Comparing your IT computing environments Not All Data Centers are Created Equal – Instead, the data center solution that is right for your company is directly dependent on any number of factors – including, company size, industry regulatory demands, power, Internet connectivity and data availability. But how can you be certain that the solution you choose will continue to...

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    A Managed-Services Cloud Approach vs. Off the Shelf

    Are you buying your cloud services off the shelf? Using any of the dozens of “one-size fits most” public cloud solutions currently on the market can be tempting. Most of them are labeled as easy to understand, relatively straight forward, and often getting the process started is as simple as typing in your credit card. Or is it? When...

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    Advantages of a Data Center Provider

    Is it time to explore a data center hosting solution? As your company grows and your computing needs evolve, you may find yourself facing the all too familiar dilemma of build vs. buy: To Build - Build upon or remediate your existing in-house data center, relying on the expertise and resources of your internal IT staff to ensure...

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    Exploring the Advantages of the Hybrid

    When researching the cloud, it may seem like the landscape of cloud computing is in a state of constant evolution. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago when the public cloud – offering those once revolutionary promises of instant access and on-demand scalability – burst onto the scene. Then, as privacy and compliance concerns began to take center stage, the...

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    Locking Down Your Cloud

    Learn how to evaluate the security of your cloud computing provider The ability to ensure data security is - of course - a critical part of evaluating any cloud provider. And while most providers will make grand claims about “state-of-the-art security,” many don’t even control the data center in which they are storing your data. A fact that can...

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    Shopping for a Regulatory Compliant Cloud Computing Solution?

    Learn what Expedient is doing to ensure security and eliminate compliance concerns In a recent blog post, we mentioned that the rate of cloud adoption can vary from one industry to the next. And according to a Gartner research report, this has led some companies in regulatory industries (e.g. banking, insurance, healthcare)...

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