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    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...

    Data Centers

    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

    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...

    Data Centers

    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...

    Cloud Computing

    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...

    Cloud Cloud Computing Ken Hill

    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...

    Cloud Computing