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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,...

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part 2

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part 2

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Cloud This is the second installment of a two-part blog post on the difference between “smart” and “dumb” applications. Part 2 covers the characteristics of “dumb applications” that are best suited to run on “smart hardware.” To learn more about “smart applications” (aka cloud native applications) running on “dumb hardware,” read Part 1. Dumb...

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part I

Hyperscale or Enterprise Cloud? Let Your Applications Decide – Part I

Doug Theis
Read Time 6 min.

Hyperscale vs. Enterprise Cloud While many think buying cloud services is as easy as choosing between AWS or Azure, educated buyers explore all the options – both hyperscale and enterprise clouds - and choose the environment that will maximize application performance while optimizing cloud spend. Often, this best-of-breed approach leads to complex multi-cloud and hybrid IT environments that...

How are you addressing the 10 complexities of your multi-cloud environment?

How are you addressing the 10 complexities of your multi-cloud environment?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Does your organization’s IT infrastructure look something like this? If so, you’re not alone. Many of the organizations we meet with have applications spread across multiple platforms including on-premises, remote offices, colocation facilities, software-as-a-service (SaaS), hyperscale clouds like AWS and Azure, and enterprise clouds that operate similarly to their in-house environments.  Put another way, management...

Learning from our Partners - Select Technology Vendors Present at Expedient's End-of-Year Meeting

Learning from our Partners - Select Technology Vendors Present at Expedient's End-of-Year Meeting

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Executives from three major vendor partner companies presented perspective on their organization’s relationship with Expedient at our 2018 end-of-year company meeting. Participants included: Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Dell Technologies Vice President of Product Management, Cloud Software Business Unit for VMware Senior Director, Specialist Systems Engineering for Juniper Networks Each presentation showcased 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...

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Five Strategies to Mitigate Cloud Risk

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 7 min.

In a recent Gartner survey of risk, audit, and compliance executives, cloud computing ranked as the top risk concern. More specifically, these executives emphasized the potential of unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted information stored in the cloud, and the possibility that cloud-hosted data could be rendered inaccessible due to a service disruption on the cloud provider’s end. While...

Moving to cloud - what sort of resistance can you expect from  your organization?

Moving to cloud - what sort of resistance can you expect from your organization?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

How to Build a Business Case for Cloud Migration When an organization changes how it attacks a business problem, it’s quite common for these changes to be met with resistance.  Information Technology is no exception.  Switching from traditional servers, storage, and other on premises IT equipment to cloud versions of these services often triggers resistance from leadership, finance, IT,...

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multicloud Strategy?

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multicloud Strategy?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

Why Are So Many Companies Adopting a Multi-Cloud Strategy? Multi-cloud is a frequently cited topic in IT trade publications these days. Multi-cloud is defined in a few different ways depending upon the source, but for this article, we will define multi-cloud as the practice of using services from multiple, heterogenous cloud services, including public, private cloud, and software as a...

Apples to apples: How are you comparing cloud to on-premises IT?

Apples to apples: How are you comparing cloud to on-premises IT?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Every year, more organizations are considering cloud computing as an alternative to traditional on-premises server, storage and network equipment. Change events that drive cloud consideration can include normal IT hardware refresh cycles, changes in company or IT leadership, new lines of business and new applications. How do these organizations compare cloud versus in-house both functionally and financially? Are they missing...

The Importance of a Defined Cloud Strategy

The Importance of a Defined Cloud Strategy

Derek Hahn
Read Time 3 min.

The Importance of a Defined Cloud Strategy Migrating your company’s IT infrastructure to the cloud can be a daunting task, but as technology and the IT industry evolve, it may be a task that can’t be put off forever. However, lacking a well-defined cloud strategy can impede your company’s transition to the cloud or halt it altogether. But where...

Which Cloud Is Right For You; Public, Private or Hybrid

Which Cloud Is Right For You; Public, Private or Hybrid

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 2 min.

Which Cloud is Right for You? The concept behind cloud computing seems simple enough. In the most basic sense, computing workloads are moved off premise and then delivered as an “anytime, anywhere” service to be more cost effective and efficient than traditional IT. Things begin to get a little more complicated when Read Article

Exploring the Advantages of the Hybrid

Exploring the Advantages of the Hybrid

Joe Palian
Read Time 3 min.

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...