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

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

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 1 min.

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,...

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

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

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

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...

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Four Ways to Deploy Kubernetes on VMware

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 6 min.

Kubernetes (k8s) is quickly becoming the de facto standard for container orchestration because it provides an effective framework to operate applications built using microservices architecture. Also known as application “containerization,” this approach enables development teams to be more agile, employ continuous delivery practices, and ultimately bring new business applications to market faster. k8s streamlines the management of containerized applications at...

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware

Expedient Enterprise Cloud vs. On-Prem VMware

Mike Garuccio
Read Time 9 min.

The Business Case for Turnkey Infrastructure as a Service Just about everyone in IT has used VMware’s vSphere to build and/or operate an on-premise or colocated cluster at some point or another. vSphere enables you to take a group of hosts, form them into a cluster, and run virtual machines on top. vCenter server provides some great features like...

Are you incentivizing the wrong IT behaviors?

Are you incentivizing the wrong IT behaviors?

Doug Theis
Read Time 5 min.

Most of the C-Suite professionals I meet with these days have moved away from the old “IT as a cost center” talk and more towards “IT as a business enabler” thinking. But C-Suite and IT leaders’ actions don’t always match up with words. From my perspective, here are the most common forms of incentivizing the wrong IT behaviors that...

Key Attributes of a CIO - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Key Attributes of a CIO - Lessons Learned from Central Ohio IT Leaders.org

Steve Gruetter
Read Time 3 min.

Launched in 2017, Central Ohio IT Leaders.org is a peer group that meets monthly to network, discuss ideas, learn from experienced speakers, and establish collaborative relationships with the goal of nurturing the next generation of Columbus IT leadership. Several times throughout the year, the peer group will host CIO guest speakers to discuss various aspects of IT leadership. The...

Expedient Team Attends Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

Expedient Team Attends Gartner Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 3 min.

The 2018 Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference (GartnerIOCS) was held at the Venetian in Las Vegas in early December. Nearly 3,000 attendees, including members of the Expedient team, participated and learned about new trend analysis in cloud and IT infrastructure. Guided by the latest impartial Gartner research, and input from infrastructure & operations leaders from companies in...

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform?

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

What are the key decision points for selecting your cloud computing platform? It’s a trick question. Few organizations can adopt a single cloud platform to solve all their computing needs.  Even small organizations who run pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments find themselves using multiple cloud platforms to deliver the applications they need to support their products and services to generate...

Is your Organization ContinuousNEXT?

Is your Organization ContinuousNEXT?

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 4 min.

More than 9,000 CIOs and IT leaders converged on Orlando, FL this week to attend Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2018 to improve IT strategy with knowledge gained from global business thought leaders and leading technology industry research. I’m happy to say, we weren’t disappointed! Throughout the week, several trends were ever-present including: Digital Transformation – Investment to exploit the unique...