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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...

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...

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 your IT skill sets the best reason for selecting enterprise cloud infrastructure?

Are your IT skill sets the best reason for selecting enterprise cloud infrastructure?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Most of the organizations we meet with tell us that their IT complexity continues to increase. Infrastructure teams that continue to purchase and operate data center servers, storage and network infrastructure have dozens of choices at the beginning of each hardware refresh cycle. System software choices like hypervisors, management add-ons, automation, monitoring and predictive analytics are too numerous to...

Get the Most Bang for your Buck with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Get the Most Bang for your Buck with Expedient Enterprise Cloud

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 2 min.

The cloud game is complex, constantly evolving, and competitive. And while it seems like the names AWS and Azure have become almost synonymous with cloud, nearly all cloud pundits agree that the cloud landscape really requires two types of clouds: an Enterprise Cloud, where the applications need to have hardware redundancy, and an Application Cloud, where the applications have redundancy...

Updating your IT infrastructure? Did you include risk in your evaluation process?

Updating your IT infrastructure? Did you include risk in your evaluation process?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

Most traditional IT infrastructure teams are faced with the necessity of periodically updating their hardware stack.  It’s true whether they use colocation or in-house data centers.  The servers, storage, networking, security and data protection equipment and licensing all become outdated and are usually replaced in a cycle every three to five years. Hardware refresh events are often the change events...

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...

Nobody Ever Got Fired for Buying Hyperscale... Until They Did

Nobody Ever Got Fired for Buying Hyperscale... Until They Did

Doug Theis
Read Time 5 min.

One of the oldest and most well-known sayings in IT is “Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.” The meaning is simple. Many IT leaders choose to play it safe when selecting vendors or products. By buying well-recognized brands, they feel that they are making a safe decision that won’t get them fired. Sadly, the same thinking is still prevalent...

Expedient President Discusses Company's Growth Strategy

Expedient President Discusses Company's Growth Strategy

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 1 min.

With a success strategy focused on organic growth, Expedient has expanded from two dozen employees and one data center in 2003 to now comprise nearly 300 employees and 11 data centers in seven cities, all of which offer award-winning infrastructure as a service and managed services. Our President & COO Shawn McGorry talked with the Pittsburgh Business Times about...

How are you keeping IT aligned with the business?

How are you keeping IT aligned with the business?

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

Information technology organizations have been pursuing business-IT alignment for as long as businesses have used computers.  Wikipedia defines business-IT alignment as: A dynamic state in which a business organization can use information technology to achieve business objectives – typically improved financial performance or marketplace competitiveness.  Some definitions focus more on outcomes, like the ability of IT to produce business value,...

Should you use an all-SaaS approach for your IT environment?

Should you use an all-SaaS approach for your IT environment?

Doug Theis
Read Time 4 min.

One of the most frequent questions I hear revolves around the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.  IT professionals are asking “Why shouldn’t I use all SaaS applications if I can eliminate the need for a data center, the hardware and all the tactical IT effort that goes along with it?” The answer to this question focuses around...

Partnering for Success with Intel

Partnering for Success with Intel

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 1 min.

Partnering for Success Expedient offers the highest-performance technical solutions, in part because of an extremely reliable converged computing infrastructure built with Intel technology. Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is a major focus for Expedient because it enables the automation of policies in each component of the computing and networking infrastructure. These capabilities facilitate on demand resource availability leading to faster...