Archive of posts from

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 7 min.

Designing Expedient Enterprise Cloud September 2018 marks a milestone for Expedient. The release of Expedient Enterprise Cloud is the culmination of thousands of hours in evaluations, education, training, beta testing, product roadmap shaping, advisory boards, design sessions, and acceptance testing from Expedient Support and Delivery engineers.  As I reflect on the past several years of work, I want...

Expedient's Cloud Evolution - A Vision 5 Years in the Making

Expedient's Cloud Evolution - A Vision 5 Years in the Making

AJ Kuftic
Read Time 5 min.

In 2013, Pat Gelsinger walked on stage at a capacity VMworld general session and introduced a vision for the next evolution of virtualization: the Software-Defined Data Center. A model where infrastructure provisioning would be disaggregated from the underlying hardware and defined simply by code. At the time, most people in the packed Moscone Center had very little concept of...

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...

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...

Public Cloud as a Long-Term Platform Strategy

Public Cloud as a Long-Term Platform Strategy

Ken Hill
Read Time 4 min.

The adoption of the public cloud continues to increase. More and more companies in various industries are incorporating a public cloud strategy into their long-term IT plan. The shear amount of data being accumulated and stored makes public cloud computing the best option for most companies. According to an article on thewhir.com, “[more than] 90 percent of the world’s...

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...