Data Center Networking Solutions

Storcom can design, configure, integrate, migrate, and manage your data center networking solutions

Storcom Solves All of Your Data Center Networking Problems with Strong IT Solutions

Storcom is a leading IT networking solutions provider. We offer business networking solutions from leading technology partners like Dell/EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Aruba, Cisco, VMware, and many more. From wireless access points, WAN/LAN, WAN optimization, network management systems, switches, routers, network security, to cabling your data center or implementing cloud-based/software-defined networking solutions, Storcom has you covered!

Not only are we able to help you with your data center networking needs, but Storcom also offers the colocation use of our primary T3 data center facility in the Chicagoland area. Storcom’s high-density data center supplies you with the infrastructure, security, and high-quality support and service necessary to provide your business with a competitive edge.

Storcom’s suburban Chicagoland data center provides your business with multiple levels of excellent technical support solutions including remote hands, smart hands, comprehensive network administration, and troubleshooting services.

Why Choose Storcom for Your Data Center Networking Needs?

Storcom Offers Best-in-Breed Technologies

We offer the best data center networking technologies from our partners to our clients.

We Care

Unlike our competitors, we are extremely invested in the success of the data center networking solutions we provide. We know the products we sell inside and out, since we use them in-house in our own data center.

Unparalleled Support

We offer 24/7/365 support for our business clients. You can rest easy knowing that you will always reach a dedicated Storcom team member in your time of need.

How Storcom Can Help You Achieve Your Data Center Goals

Storcom is a subject matter expert in data center networking. We understand that data centers can be an integral part of keeping your business up and running, and when things aren’t running smoothly that your business suffers. Storcom offers the following data center networking solutions:

  • Network consultation, design, implementation, management
  • Networking equipment (routers, switches, modems, etc.)
  • Networking cable (LAN/WAN and network interface cabling)
  • Network addressing scheme (IP V4 or IP V6)
  • Network security (security protocols, encryption algorithms, firewalls, Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™, etc.)
  • Internet connectivity (DSL, wireless, satellite, optical, etc.)

Managed IT Managed Services for Large Manufacturing Company

Provided Full Managed Services for Entire On-Premises and Disaster Recovery Site Infrastructure for Large Chicago-based Manufacturing

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Managed Services and Colocation for School District

Provided Managed Services and Colocation for Large Illinois-based Charter School District.

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Multifaceted Solution Strategy for American Manufacturer

Designed and implemented multiple data storage solutions and data protection strategies for a large American designer, manufacturer, and marketer of high-end tools and equipment.

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Notable Information on Storcom For Your Data Center Networking Needs

Storcom has been enabling small-to-mid-sized and enterprise organizations to make key decisions on the management, movement, and protection of their data for nearly two decades. From infrastructure and Recover by Storcom™, to our Cloud Enablement Roadmap® and implementation of cloud migration solutions, our holistic consulting approach guarantees satisfaction from planning all the way through design, managed services, and support. Storcom’s data center networking process includes:

  • Storcom starts with data classification
  • We apply a recovery time and recovery point to each type of data point
  • Storcom understands and builds around your data retention requirements
  • We take the time to learn about your applications and how users interact with them
  • Storcom understands your company’s unique requirements for remote connectivity
  • Storcom determines what technology options align with the needed RPO and RTO
  • We know how the Cloud can be leveraged to reduce operational expenses in conjunction with a data center
  • Storcom develops a comprehensive business continuity strategy

Three Key Components of Data Center Networking

The 3 Key Components of Data Center Networking:

Network, Server, and Storage Infrastructure

There are 3 key fundamental components that compose the data center network: network, server, and storage infrastructure. These components must all be compatible and work together seamlessly to deliver fast and reliable data center networking services.

In order to have a high performing data center networks, and assure service delivery in accordance to the service level agreements (SLA), an integral part of data center operations are data center networking solutions like a comprehensive data center infrastructure monitoring solution (DCIM). Data center network solutions help a NOC technician/data center expert track, monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot problematic network devices, storage devices, and virtual and physical virtual servers.

Storcom has two decades of experience providing the top data center networking solutions and we are experts in IT infrastructure. We can create a custom-tailored solution to fit all of your server, storage, and networking needs in order to optimize your data center network’s performance.

If you are tired of being in the business of maintaining your organization’s data center, then Storcom offers flexible managed IT services to fit your needs.

Technical Specifications of Storcom’s Data Center

The technical specifications of Storcom’s Lombard Data Center are: 

  • Redundant Tier III design
  • SSAE-16 Type II audited facility
  • Full/Partial cabinet solutions

High-Density Colocation

  • Cooling over 17kW per cabinet
  • Raised floor/chilled water cooling
  • Ideal for blade servers and HPC

Disaster Recovery


  • An array of carrier feeds available
  • Market data and execution services available
  • Redundant fiber ring to Chicago
  • Dark fiber is available


  • Manned security 24/7/365
  • CCTV inside and surrounding the premises
  • Biometrically-controlled access
  • Secure storage for parts

Support and Services On-Site

  • 24/7/365 remote/smart hands
  • Unpacking, racking, cabling, and labeling
  • Storcom’s full suite of managed services
  • Storcom Private Cloud
  • Backup and restore (Recover by Storcom™)

Data Center Networking Transformations for Cloud Computing

Data center networks are quickly evolving as businesses embark on new digital initiatives to transform their organizations. Storcom knows that IT leaders see data center networking solutions as critical in realizing the potential of the new, high-performing applications at the heart of these cloud computing enablement and digital transformation initiatives.

Storcom provides networking solutions for the modern data center that accelerate and simplify your transition to hybrid cloud:

  • Cloud-native data center networking architecture solutions

  • Always-on data center network infrastructure

  • Data center networking automation and analytics solutions


We also offer traditional data center networking solutions such as:

  • Top-of-rack switches
  • Modular chassis switches

Data Center Networking Solutions FAQS

Learn more about data center networking solutions with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What are the Technologies and Components of Data Center Networking?

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The components and technologies of data center networking are:

  • Networking equipment (switches, routers, modems, etc.)
  • Internet connectivity (satellite, wireless, DSL, optical, etc.)
  • IP network addressing scheme (IPV4 or IPV6)
  • Network security (firewalls, security protocols/encryption, IDS, etc.)
  • Network cabling (LAN/WAN and network interface cabling)
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What Kind of Network Infrastructure Does a Data Networking Center Create?

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The network infrastructure of a data networking center is:

  • Reliable, safe, and secure
  • Meets the needs of the organization, user, customer, and industry regulations
  • Supports requirements for virtualization and cloud computing 
  • Scalable to meet network communications needs during peak usage
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What is Data Center Networking?

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Data center networking is the process of creating and connecting a network and physical-based devices and equipment in a data center facility to ensure seamless communication and data transfers between infrastructure nodes and equipment on external networks or the Internet.

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What is a Data Center?

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A data center is a pool of resources like storage, computational, and network that are interconnected using a communication network. A Data Center Network (DCN) holds a critical role in a data center, as it interconnects all of the resources in the data center together. DCNs need to be scalable and efficient in order to connect tens or even hundreds of thousands of servers to handle the growing demands of cloud computing.


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