Cloud Enablement

Storcom helps you Evolve to the Cloud™

“Storcom provides a roadmap to cloud adoption through the public cloud providers, while also empowering clients with the flexibility to store data in a private cloud, multi-cloud, or hybrid cloud model.” – Dave Kluger, CTO, Storcom


Everyone is talking about moving and securing their data in the Cloud. With so many cloud options, from public to private and hybrid, having a cloud strategy is paramount before embarking on a migration. Storcom’s Cloud Enablement Roadmap will ensure you can get to the Cloud – securely, and cost-effectively.

Cloud migration is one of those things that’s easier said than done. From defining an overall strategy, to navigating the intricacies of data migration, most companies struggle with the challenges.

At Storcom, we’ve built an entire practice dedicated to cloud migration and support. With our Cloud Enablement Roadmap methodology, we can help your organization evolve to the Cloud:

  • First, we’ll consult with you on goals, assess your workloads and how they’re used, even review interdependencies between your apps, data, infrastructure, and processes.
  • Next, we’ll identify all the possibilities for deploying your workloads in the cloud, and create a cost-benefit analysis of your migration and ongoing management options.
  • Finally, we’ll recommend a Roadmap and overall strategy that takes advantage of public, private, or hybrid cloud solutions – ensuring security is at the forefront of our design.

Storcom is a high-touch solutions provider, and that means that we invest the necessary time in your questions, concerns, and walk you through the entire migration process to ensure your satisfaction.

With a trusted partner like Storcom, you can more effectively navigate the pitfalls commonly associated with moving to the Cloud and build a Cloud Enablement Roadmap that’s tailored to your unique goals and requirements.

Storcom’s Cloud Migration Process

Storcom consults with you on goals, assesses your workloads and how they’re used, and reviews interdependencies between your apps, data, infrastructure, and processes.


Analysis

Storcom identifies all the possibilities for deploying your workloads in the Cloud, and creates a cost-benefit analysis of your migration and ongoing management options.


Roadmap

Storcom recommends an overall strategy that takes advantage of public, private, multi, or hybrid cloud solutions in our Roadmap deliverable– ensuring security is at the forefront of our design.

Why Storcom?

Storcom is a high-touch data solutions provider, and that means that we invest the necessary time in your questions, concerns, and walk you through the entire cloud enablement process to ensure your satisfaction. With a trusted partner like Storcom, you can more effectively navigate the pitfalls commonly associated with moving to the cloud and build a Cloud Enablement Roadmap that’s tailored to your unique goals and requirements.

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Storcom’s Cloud Enablement Roadmap Process

At Storcom, we’ve built an entire practice dedicated to cloud migration and support. With our Cloud Enablement Roadmap methodology, we can help your organization evolve to the Cloud:

  • First, we’ll consult with you on goals, assess your workloads and how they’re used, even review interdependencies between your apps, data, infrastructure, and processes.
  • Next, we’ll identify all the possibilities for deploying your workloads in the cloud, and create a cost-benefit analysis of your migration and ongoing management options.
  • Finally, we’ll create a Roadmap and overall strategy that takes advantage of public, private, multi, or hybrid cloud solutions – ensuring security is at the forefront of our design.

Cloud Enablement FAQ

Learn more about cloud enablement with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What are the Advantages of Using a Hybrid Cloud?

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The hybrid cloud allows for maximized IT utility, resilience, and agility. Public and private clouds have different areas where they each excel, so companies are able to reap the benefits of each platform when using a hybrid cloud solution. Private clouds enable organizations to scale up and down based on demand, which often comes with a lower cost, and private cloud solutions offer superior security and control. Some companies prefer that their critical data is stored in a private cloud, and other data and applications can be stored in a public cloud to lower cost. When using a hybrid cloud, your company is able to find the most suitable use cases for your IT environment and your cloud experience and utility is not limited by an either/or decision.

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How Do We Migrate to a Multi-Cloud Environment?

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Migration to a multi-cloud environment leverages multiple cloud platforms for different purposes. When migrating to a multi-cloud environment, it is very important to do a thorough analysis of your applications and your data to properly leverage each platform for its optimal usage. Storcom’s Cloud Enablement Roadmap™ can help plan your evolution to the multi-cloud environment.

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How Do We Migrate to a Hybrid Cloud?

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With a hybrid cloud, organizations can custom-tailor which data they want to host in a public or private cloud, and also leverage a local data center(s).

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How Do We Migrate Data to a Public or Private Cloud?

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Companies have several options to perform data transfers from local data centers to a public or private cloud which depends on the type of data being moved and how quickly the migration needs to be completed. A company can:

  • Use the public internet
  • Create a dedicated, private network connection
  • Perform an offline transfer, which is where a company uploads their data onto an appliance and ships it to a cloud provider who then uploads the data into the Cloud.
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We Tried to Migrate to the Cloud But We Are Facing Problems, Can Storcom Help?

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Of course! Storcom can correct poorly-executed cloud migrations at any stage in the process. In fact, we are experts in problematic migrations! There are no problems that we cannot solve. There are scenarios where a migration has been done improperly, and a public cloud can not be utilized. In these cases, Storcom has assisted in migrating from public to private clouds.

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How Can I Mitigate the Pitfalls of Migrating to the Cloud?

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Planning and creating a cloud migration strategy which evaluates security requirements, cloud providers, data, applications, architecture, infrastructure, and performance is of the utmost importance. This is where Storcom can help! Our Cloud Enablement Roadmap™ helps you get to the Cloud both safely and securely. We help enterprises Evolve to the Cloud™, and our unparalleled white-glove, high-touch approach helps our clients understand the process from inception to completion.

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What are the Challenges of Cloud Migration?

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Without proper planning or a migration strategy in place beforehand, enterprises can face inoperability, lack of portability for applications and data, loss of data security and integrity, and disruptions in business continuity. These challenges can increase IT costs and negatively affect workload performance if not handled and addressed early on in the planning stages.

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Will Cloud Migration Increase Business Agility?

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Of course! Migrating to the Cloud increases agility, which enables your organization to move quickly and react accordingly to market conditions. Utilizing the Cloud helps organizations speed up their time to market and frees up employee’s time and resources to focus on innovation.

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Can Operational Resilience Increase?

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Yes! When an organization’s risk profile is reduced, then the cost associated with risk mitigation will also decrease. Also, improving uptime also reduces risk-related costs.

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