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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...

Should your organization’s applications influence which cloud platforms you use?

Should your organization’s applications influence which cloud platforms you use?

Doug Theis
Read Time 5 min.

Your software applications are the tools that enable your information technology to meet critical business requirements.  What applications you choose influences staff productivity, cost management, flexibility in customer service, business transformation, and more. And, for a growing number of companies, the list of applications used in the business, also known as the application portfolio, can provide strategic competitive advantage in...

Expedient Announces VMware Cloud Verified Designation

Expedient Announces VMware Cloud Verified Designation

Jonathan Rosenson
Read Time 2 min.

Expedient Enterprise Cloud is VMware Cloud Verified! Expedient continues to be recognized as a leading provider of VMware-based cloud infrastructure. The company was recently named a VMware Cloud Verified partner, joining an exclusive group as one of just 8 infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers in the U.S to achieve this status. The designation signifies that Expedient customers...

Expedient and VMware Help TIC Gums Modernize Their Infrastructure with Expedient's On-Site Private Cloud with DRaaS

Expedient and VMware Help TIC Gums Modernize Their Infrastructure with Expedient's On-Site Private Cloud with DRaaS

Jonathan Rosenson
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TIC Gums is using Expedient’s On-Site Private Cloud with Disaster Recovery as a Service to meet several business objectives, including the modernization and migration of its aging IT infrastructure and the creation and implementation of a disaster recovery plan and solution. By placing an Expedient private cloud point of delivery (POD) on-site at TIC Gums’ premises, TIC Gums is...

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,...

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...

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

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

Doug Theis
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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...

On Premises IT Infrastructure and the Hidden Threat of Technology Lock-In

On Premises IT Infrastructure and the Hidden Threat of Technology Lock-In

Doug Theis
Read Time 3 min.

Technology Lock-In - The “Hidden Threat” of On-premises IT Infrastructure Does your on premises IT infrastructure increase your risk of staying with a technology long after it provides value to your organization? Let’s look at a typical scenario. You’re a CIO or IT director that has finally secured funding for a disaster recovery project; something beyond the backup tapes...

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...