This month, Columbus CEO Magazine – the leading media outlet for the IT community in Columbus – named Expedient the Top Commercial Data Center provider. We are proud to be recognized for the hard work we put into delivering world-class cloud solutions for our clients and partners in Columbus and across the country. We are collectively living in challenging times, and we are proud to be recognized for the trust that organizations place in us every day. The trust they place in us to help them navigate effectively and drive their digital transformation fuels our efforts to continually increase the value we provide.
In Columbus, facing considerable disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our clients needed to rapidly shift to a work-from-home model, which required additional resources in their cloud and colocation environments. We quickly responded by helping clients add critical resources like increased bandwidth, VPN licensing, additional security functions, and compute/storage resources to ensure they could keep up with the changing business requirements that COVID created.
COVID has been a catalyst for companies to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to make innovation and technology a key driver of future business success. In response, we have helped clients move out of their data center facilities that were hard to support and migrate to the cloud in ways that allowed them to rapidly respond to changing market demands and unpredictable economic conditions. Expedient operated as a trusted advisor to help clients make the right decisions to support their future digital transformation.
As part of a larger effort to accelerate digital transformation, our solutions are designed to grow as our clients’ business needs evolve. This year, we added powerful development tools like Kubernetes, Portworx, and Elastic to the Expedient Enterprise Cloud expanding support for cloud native, virtualized, and non-virtualized workloads. And with ransomware set to cost businesses of $75 billion in 2020, our disaster recovery solutions continue to be recognized, as we were named Service Provider of the Year by Cohesity and listed as a representative vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for Disaster Recovery as a Service.