Cloud Migration Solutions

Storcom helps you Evolve to the Cloud™ with our cloud migration solutions


Simply put, cloud migration is the movement of data and applications to the Cloud. Organizations understand that they need to protect their most important asset: their data. Storcom helps companies achieve their cloud migration goals in a number of different ways. We walk our clients through the process with our high-touch approach. Cloud migration is intricate and complicated, so we believe that our clients need extra attention throughout their cloud migration endeavors.

We believe that educated clients are happy clients at Storcom. This is why we take extra time in every step of the cloud migration process to ensure that you are knowledgeable about what it takes to Evolve to the Cloud™ safely and securely.

Storcom’s Cloud Migration Tools

Lift-and-Shift Cloud-Native Vendor Tools

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery, AWS Data Replication Tool, Zerto, Veeam, storage vendor-specific replication and cloud migration tools (i.e. SimpliVity, Clear Sky, Nimble, Primera).

Building applications

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Determining what platform options there are to move to a software as a service-based model

Why Do Companies Migrate to the Cloud?

The number one reason companies migrate to the cloud is to capitalize on better performance based on increased speed and agility. On top of this, companies are able to utilize a plethora of services like storage, compute, databases, data analytics, AI, and continuous integration.

Many companies consolidate their data centers in order to increase workforce productivity, modernize technology and digital transformation programs, reduce infrastructure sprawl, increase data security, and improve their bottom lines by reducing IT expenditures.

Cloud Enablement for Manufacturing Company

Cloud Enablement Roadmap® for a Large Chicago-Based Manufacturing Company Specializing in Custom Commercial LED Lighting and Design.

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Hybrid Cloud Migration Strategy for Logistics Company in Chicago

Public/Private Cloud Migration Strategy for Chicago-based Logistics Company.

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IT Security Strategy for an American Tools Manufacturer

Provided an IT Strategy Dealing with Data Compliance and Data Security for a Large American Designer, Manufacturer, and Marketer of High-End Tools & Equipment.

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Expert Guidance for Planning and Managing Your Server and Data Migrations

  • Storcom’s Cloud Engineers assess and evaluate your current workloads, physical and virtual server configurations, network topology, security and compliance requirements to help you mitigate the risk that comes with any migration effort and limit your impact to product.
  • We design an appropriate Cloud Enablement Roadmap™ based on your applications, databases, storage, physical and virtual servers.
  • Next, a comprehensive project and cloud migration plan is set, based upon your Roadmap strategy and destination environment.
  • Finally, we execute and migrate your Roadmap.

Why Choose Storcom for Your Cloud Migration

We are a trusted advisor in application environments.

Storcom understands that the most successful technology partners are experienced in application requirements for private cloud, SaaS and public cloud which is why we have extensive experience in all cloud application environments. We know that every customer is different, and we stand out and give a competitive edge value proposition to our clients because we’re able to have advanced discussions on the three options in order to present a well-architected environment that is managed through a single pane of glass.

Types of Cloud Migration Explained

There are multiple types of cloud migrations for enterprises. Transferring data and applications from on-premise, local data centers to the public cloud is a common model.

Moving data from local, on-premise data centers to a private cloud is another option for enterprises.

Transferring applications and data from one cloud provider to another cloud is known as the cloud-to-cloud migration model.

The hybrid cloud model is a combination of keeping data and applications on-premise and also in a private and third-party public cloud. Hybrid clouds combine a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between the two. Storcom can securely connect your company’s dedicated hosting environment to other data center locations and the private and public clouds of your choice, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure®, VMware® and Google Cloud Platform™. For the ultimate in hybrid/multi-cloud flexibility, let Storcom help build your hybrid cloud environment. We back our cloud services with 24x7x365 support.

Multi-cloud models are when organizations use more than one cloud vendor. This enables companies to have flexibility with their data and allows them to leverage the strengths of each cloud platform to suit their specific IT needs.

Lastly, an organization can choose to uncloud, decloud, or perform a reverse cloud migration by moving their data and applications off of the cloud and back into local, on-premise data centers.

What Steps Do I Need to Take to Migrate to the Cloud

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when migrating apps and data to the Cloud. Each company and their data, applications, infrastructure, and architecture are different. As a result, many organizations don’t know the proper steps to take and are ill-prepared when undertaking a cloud migration internally.

  • First and foremost, a proper strategy needs to be in place before any cloud migration occurs since not all legacy apps and infrastructure were built to run effectively in cloud environments, plus many organizations don’t have the resources to create a cloud migration plan.
  • Another concern is that data migration will often strain project budgets if the right architecture is not in place.
  • Companies might choose to not make any modifications before moving an application to the new hosting environment, which is known as “lift-and-shift migration.” Other times, it is necessary to make changes to the application’s architecture or coding prior to the migration.
  • Ensuring the security of your sensitive data outside of on-prem infrastructure isn’t an easy task, either.
  • As a result, digital transformations are best executed incrementally to ensure a proper and effective migration to the Cloud.

Notable Cloud Migration Statistics

  • “83% of enterprise workloads will be in the Cloud by 2020.” Forbes
  • “Nearly 60 percent of North American enterprises now rely on public cloud platforms, five times the percentage that did just five years ago.” Forrester
  • “74% of tech CFOs say that cloud computing had the most measurable impact on their businesses in 2017.” Forbes
  • Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80% of organizations will have migrated away from on-premise data centers towards colocation, hosting, and the Cloud.
  • The top three concerns are security (52%), managing and tracking cloud spend (44%), and a lack of internal cloud skills (31%). Turbonomic
  • ForcePoint reported that only 7% of businesses have good visibility of all their critical data.
  • According to RedLock, 49% of all databases are not encrypted.
  • “There are quite a few technologies poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing for 2019. To name one, adding to the great hybrid cloud equation are next generation containers and container management platforms” Loom Systems

Cloud Migration FAQ

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

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What is a Cloud Adoption Framework?

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A “Cloud Adoption Framework” is a compilation of documents, implementation guidance, tips and best practices, and tools that make up a proven cloud enablement strategy from Storcom designed to help you Evolve to the Cloud™.

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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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