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    Achieving TechQuilibrium at Gartner IT Symposium/XPo

    Gartner is a leading research and advisory company, equipping leaders and their teams in major business functions with the insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities today and tomorrow. Gartner IT Symposium / XPo™ 2019 highlights the breadth of advisory services the company offers. Gartner bills its IT Symposium/XPo™ 2019 as the world’s...

    Security and Compliance Cloud

    How to Bridge the Gap Between On-Premises and the Hyperscale Cloud

    To take advantage of the inherent benefits of the Cloud (e.g. reduced IT costs, scalability, flexibility, availability), it has become commonplace to migrate legacy applications and business processes to the hyperscale cloud. While some organizations have found success with this strategy, moving to the hyperscale cloud has introduced new problems for many businesses, such as: IT Skills Gap – Running...

    Cloud

    Expedient Makes Its Mark at VMworld 2019

    At VMworld 2019, VMware encouraged attendees to “Make Your Mark.” The Expedient team answered that call as the VMware Americas Cloud Partner of the Year with its first ever sponsorship of the event, an exhibition booth in the Solutions Exchange, multiple educational session presentations, client case studies, and technology testimonials. More than twenty Expedient team members traveled to San...

    Cloud

    Can Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Simplify Mergers and Acquisitions?

    Can Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Simplify Mergers and Acquisitions? Mergers and acquisitions are common in most industries these days. While companies employ many different strategies to integrate newly acquired companies, we’ve found that the companies that leverage Information Technology (IT) as a strategic asset during the M&A process typically enjoy much smoother corporate integrations than those that don’t. We commonly...

    Cloud

    Persistent Volume Options for Kubernetes Storage

    Persistent Volume Options for K8s Storage Kubernetes was originally developed as a platform for stateless applications with persistent data stored elsewhere. As the project matured, many organizations wanted to also begin leveraging it for their stateful applications and so persistent volume management was added. At first, this was generally provisioned using cloud-provider-specific interfaces that linked directly to underlying block...

    Cloud

    Expedient Sessions at VMworld 2019

    VMworld is back in the Bay and the Expedient team is busier than ever! This year we have 5 sessions, booth duties with awesome Expedient demos focusing on our Enterprise Cloud product, multi-cloud management product, Push Button DR (DRaaS), and Backup as a Service, a Cube interview with our partner Cohesity, and an EcoCast with ActualTech Media....

    Cloud

    Hyperscale or Enterprise - Which Cloud is Best for Your Business?

    The cloud provider landscape is complex and constantly evolving. To meet the performance demands of legacy compute workloads and to control cloud costs, many businesses are opting for hosted enterprise clouds instead of the mainstream hyperscale options provided by AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. During our recent webinar, I was joined by Carl Brooks, Analyst with 451 research,...

    Cloud Computing private cloud public cloud hybrid cloud digital transformation

    Repurposing IT - How cloud-based VMware infrastructure enables better strategic focus

    How strategic is your IT team? Ask two questions to get a sense of your strategic value: Ask the employees in your organization whether they feel like Information Technology makes the organization run more effectively. As an IT professional, ask yourself whether your IT team helps your organization get the most out of its critical business applications. If...

    Cloud Computing Infrastructure as a service hyperscale cloud digital transformation IT Leadership

    Infrastructure as Code: Four Ways to Automate VMware Cloud Management

    For years, IT infrastructure provisioning was a manual process.  This made sense when deploying a new server meant placing a purchase order, waiting for gear to arrive, racking the new gear, and then finally applying a bespoke configuration to support a new workload.  However, now that most workloads are moving to the cloud, new VMs can be provisioned in...

    Cloud Computing DevOps

    Key Takeaways from Gartner's 2019 Security and Risk Management Summit

    The Business Case for Organizational Resilience More than 3,500 IT risk and security professionals congregated outside of Washington, D.C., recently to attend the 2019 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit to gain the latest insights on evolving security trends and the ever-changing threat landscape. I was among the team from Expedient who were there to meet with vendors,...

    Security and Compliance Disaster Recovery managed services risk management

    The Differences Between Backups and Disaster Recovery

    Backups and Disaster Recovery: What’s the Difference? Modern IT departments need to be able to protect their mission-critical data and quickly respond in the event of a problem in their environment.   This capability hinges on maintaining a strategy for both backups and disaster recovery.  These two capabilities are often conflated with each other but this blog post will...

    Disaster Recovery managed services