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Homes.com Realizes Cloud Transformation Success with Expedient

Posted on: September 18, 2019 By: Carolyn Kuczynski

Faced with rising cloud costs and an inefficient IT structure, Homes.com chose to consolidate and migrate its critical business applications from multiple cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services to Expedient’s Enterprise Cloud (EEC) platform. With more than 123 million monthly page views and 2.6 billion images, Homes.com is one of the nation’s largest online real estate market places. The company’s technology also powers numerous other real estate websites for agents, brokers, and large real estate franchises.

Homes.com selected Expedient, a CNSG Platinum Supplier, to improve its IT infrastructure and establish a reliable disaster recovery plan after experiencing rising costs with incumbent providers and realizing its vulnerability to downtime. With its consolidation and migration to EEC, Homes.com gained efficiencies in both costs and management through its ability to have one service provider execute on all facets of its infrastructure.

Homes.com is also leveraging EEC’s Container Services Extension, which gives the Homes team the ability to run virtual machines and Kubernetes-orchestrated containers side-by-side as they map and implement their path from traditional applications to microservices and cloud-native. In addition, by taking advantage of Expedient Push Button DR, Homes.com has also realized the benefits of a seamless disaster recovery solution that enables them to restore their critical applications and environments in mere minutes.

Overall, the Expedient solution has resulted in a demonstrated 20% total cost of ownership savings for Homes.com, has ensured superior performance and availability of its popular real estate websites, and enables the necessary agility to scale and meet aggressive growth goals. Homes.com also appreciated Expedient’s VMware Cloud Verified status and its data storage capability. Watch Dave Mele, President of Homes.com, explain why a partnership with Expedient was the best-case scenario for the business.

About Expedient Enterprise Cloud

Released in late 2018, Expedient’s Enterprise Cloud platform is VMware uses the VMware Cloud Provider technology stack, including VMware vCloud Director, vRealize Operations, Log Insight, NSX, vSAN, and more, to give clients a more intuitive, flexible, and secure cloud management platform without the application refactoring and migration required from hperscale providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud. Learn more on expedient.com.

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