Cloud Computing

2017 OpenStack Summit Recap

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 4 min.

2016 was my first OpenStack Summit and my eyes were opened to something new and fresh that I had not experienced before. With my closest 8,000 friends I got to hear from real OpenStack users, talking about the problems they were trying to solve and their experiences along the way. This year was much of the same content, but with...

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

What are the best metrics to use when comparing cloud to a hardware purchase? Many of the companies we meet with are debating between purchasing a new stack of hardware or implementing an enterprise cloud infrastructure using Expedient servers, storage, security and services. Most of these companies gather information then do a cost analysis to compare the options. Yet...

Bimodal IT: Skunkworks, Tiger Teams, Rapid Deployment … Oh My!

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

The concept of bimodal IT has been around since at least 2013, when Gartner first introduced the phrase as a way to address the burgeoning growth of agile development in IT organizations. In Gartner terms, Mode 1 is the focus on making sure the business runs reliably, while Mode 2 explores opportunities for innovation that leads to business transformation. Combining...

What are the Best Use Cases for the On Premises Data Center?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

What are the Best Use Cases for the On Premises Data Center? What are the practical use cases for an on premises (in-house) data center? When does it make sense to maintain hardware in a data center that is located in your office building or a leased office building? Here are the most common: Leveraging your on premises data...

Choosing a Cloud Platform

Derek Hahn
Read Time 3 min.

What’s Your Cloud Strategy? Once your organization has gone through the three-step process of defining your cloud strategy and determined that the cloud is the right option, then it is time for the next decision: Choosing a cloud service platform. This is another significant choice that requires thoughtful evaluation.  Is your business IT infrastructure best suited for a...