Posted on: June 17, 2019 By: Carolyn Kuczynski
Speros, a managed service provider and technology integrator based in Savannah, Georgia, relied on long-time relationships with CNSG Executives Randy Friedberg and Dave Hopper to facilitate discussions with proven infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers.
President and CEO, Susan Speros, and Director of Operations, Van Heath, worked with CNSG to identify suppliers that could deliver a hosted IaaS solution built on top of the latest VMware cloud technology. Security, stability, operational excellence, and a geographically diverse data center footprint were the most important business outcomes Speros was seeking from this cloud solution. Another important solution component for Speros was robust and automated disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) functionality.
After a competitive RFP process that occurred in late 2018, Speros selected Expedient – a Platinum-level CNSG supplier – as its cloud infrastructure provider. When asked what set Expedient apart from the competition, Speros highlighted Expedient’s stable operational model, diverse data center footprint, and ability to provide a customized DRaaS solution as differentiators.
“Security, stability, and the fact that [Expedient] owns its data centers was very important for us,” Speros explained. “As we’ve operated our own, multi-tenant data centers for years, we knew what we were looking for from a hosting provider. Expedient’s adherence to strict technology refresh practices and the bandwidth redundancy available at your facilities were important aspects as well.
“Additionally, [Expedient’s] thorough approach to solution architecture stood out as well,” she continued. “Your sales team really understood what we were after in terms of disaster recovery and built a solution with the capacity to deliver the availability and uptime we were seeking for our customers.”
Expedient’s Push Button DR solution streamlines disaster recovery by automating cloud workload replication between geographic locations. This unique feature enables total network failover without the need to reconfigure public IP addresses or DNS records.
In addition to delivering a disaster recovery solution to Speros, Expedient is providing enterprise-grade managed cloud services to the business, which will run its production environment on the Expedient Enterprise Cloud (EEC) platform. Based on VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC), EEC provides a next-generation cloud experience perfect for organizations with previous VMware experience looking for a turnkey IaaS solution.
“As a business, it’s important for us to be able to provide robust hosted cloud services to our clients,” Speros explained. “We want to enhance the Cloud experience for our customers, ensuring they have access to all of the latest technology, and continue to grow the Speros Cloud Platform.
“Also, the continued liability and implied risk of operating a data center in a hurricane-prone area such as Savannah was not ideal for our business,” she continued. “In Expedient, we’ve found a partner that provides us with a turnkey cloud infrastructure solution that is supported by a geographically diverse data center footprint. With this foundation in place, we have the confidence to market, promote and position Speros as a cloud-first technology solution provider.”
To complement its cloud and DRaaS deployments, Speros is also taking advantage of several managed services from Expedient including Dedicated Firewall Management, Dedicated Firewall Failover, Unified Threat Management, and hosted Cloud File Storage. These managed services will help Speros to mitigate the risk of critical data loss and protect customer workloads running in the Speros Cloud.
Founded in 1984 as a provider of business telephone systems, Speros has grown into a comprehensive technology solution provider with a diverse portfolio of services including hosted and on-premises VoIP systems, surveillance and cabling, Audio/Visual Systems and Design, managed IT services such as backup & recovery, firewall as a service, cloud computing, and website design. Learn more at speros.com.
Expedient helps companies transform their IT operations through award-winning cloud solutions and managed services including disaster recovery, security and compliance, and more. Expedient data centers are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at expedient.com.
Posted on: March 11, 2019 By: CNSG Marketing
Authorized partners who refer physical colocation deals that close by July 31, 2019 are eligible to earn bonus commissions from Expedient. As part of this rewards program, you can earn a bonus commission on top of the baseline referral partner commission for each colocation deal closed before the deadline. The bonus commission will be equal to 100% of the first month of colocation-related MRR (monthly recurring revenue). For example, if you refer a client with an initial colocation MRR of $5,000, you will earn $5,000 bonus commission in addition to the base referral partner commission.
To be eligible for this rewards program, colocation leads must be submitted through Expedient’s partner portal and meet the qualification standards defined in the current Expedient SPIFF. For more information on this referral program, please contact Nick Lansberry, Expedient Partner Alliances Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expedient helps companies transform their IT operations through award-winning cloud and infrastructure solutions and managed services including disaster recovery, security and compliance, and more. The company operates 11 data centers in seven cities where clients can host equipment in both cabinets and cages. With nearly 20 years of experience maintaining and operating data centers, Expedient achieves operational excellence through the implementation of standard operating procedures and proven security methodologies. Learn more about Expedient colocation solutions here.
Posted on: October 12, 2018 By: CNSG Marketing
Update Courtesy of Expedient
For the 11th consecutive year, Channel Futures compiled the MSP 501, a ranking of the world’s top managed services providers. According to Channel Futures, “winners placed in the top 501 because of their forward-thinking business strategies and ability to anticipate and act upon trends in the fast-evolving IT channel market.” In the 2018 MSP 501 ranking, Expedient grabbed the number 7 spot, up three positions from its number 10 ranking in the 2017 MSP 501 list. Last week, Expedient executives accepted their award at the MSP 501 gala, which was part of the 2018 Channel Partners Evolution conference.
“This year’s applicant pool was the largest and most diverse in the history of the survey, and our winners represent the health and progressivity of the managed services market,” Kris Blackmon, Channel Futures content director and editor said in a statement. “They’re growing their revenue, expanding their customer influence and exploring new technology that will propel them for years to come.
Recognition beyond the MSP 501
Without doubt, 2018 has been a special year for Expedient. In addition to being honored as the world’s No. 7 MSP in 2018, Expedient has also been:
- Positioned in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) for the second year in a row
- Named to CRN’s Data Center 100 List for the 6th consecutive year
- Named 2018 Zerto Growth Partner of the Year – Cloud Services Provider
- Named to CRN 2018 Solution Provider 500 List
Technological Excellence Paired with Specialized Expertise
Powered by world class technology infrastructure and disciplined adherence to proven methodologies, the experts at Expedient provide essential knowledge and insight into critical aspects of customers’ business. For example, Expedient helps customers ensure compliance with several government and industry mandates, such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. By providing managed services that complement the compliance and security requirements of businesses in a variety of industries, Expedient delivers added value to customers on top of the core Infrastructure as a Service solutions it provides.
Additionally, as a VMware Cloud Verified provider, Expedient offers services based on the most complete VMware-based cloud infrastructure technology available, which provides its customers with the highest level of compatibility, choice and control of VMware’s cloud infrastructure stack.
Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Memphis, TN. Acknowledged in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service and ranked as one of the Top 10 managed services providers worldwide on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list, Expedient’s converged solutions enable clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while the Expedient team handles operation of the information technology needed to support it. Expedient data centers are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at expedient.com.