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Storcom is a top compute platforms and server solutions provider

Storcom Solves All of Our Clients’ Compute Platform Needs

Storcom knows that servers are the heart of IT infrastructure. We are a storage-centric solutions integrator and consulting company headquartered in Chicago with a presence in the Midwest and Southeast United States who provides cutting-edge technologies in compute platforms. From x86 and mainframe technologies to entry-level servers, Storcom has an array of server options to suit our clients’ IT environments.

Storcom provides a comprehensive compute platform solution, from server analysis, procurement, and installation to ongoing managed services and 24/7/365 support. We can design and deploy customized solutions that will pay dividends on an organization’s initial IT investment by providing a tremendous business value. Storcom’s strong partnership and investment in skills and training for our staff means that we are able to service and support the technologies that we provide. Storcom provides innovative IT solutions backed with the expertise and white-glove approach to customer service that our customers for over 20 years have found invaluable. We are experts in servers, and our subject matter expertise elevates us above the competition.

Why Choose Storcom for Compute Platform Solutions?

Storcom Offers Best-in-Breed Technologies

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

We Care

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

Unparalleled Support

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

Storcom’s Server Product Offerings

Storcom offers the best-in-class technologies to our clients including: entry-level micro servers, X86 servers, mainframe servers, virtualized solutions, converged infrastructure solutions, hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, public cloud solutions, private cloud solutions, hybrid cloud solutions, rack solutions, UNIX-based servers, and RISC-based servers.

Storcom also offers power systems and management solutions for monitoring, controlling, and conserving IT spend and energy consumption, operating system deployment, configuration, and software deployment across server platforms and different operating systems, server management systems for controlling and viewing server hardware and software, ongoing managed services, support, and maintenance services.

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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Comprehensive IT Infrastructure Solution for Global Company

Designed and Implemented an Entire Hyperconverged Infrastructure Solution for a large global event production company.

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The History and Evolution of IT Storage

Learn about how storage has evolved throughout the years.

Hard disk drives (HDDs) were invented in the 1960s, and this spurred the era of digital storage capacity today. Over the course of the next six decades, storage architects and administrators have built and honed the performance and availability of enterprise storage environments. Since the lifecycle of an enterprise storage cycle is 3-5 years of complex designing, evaluating, and then replacing the systems, enterprise storage is a costly endeavor for many small-to-mid-sized businesses and enterprises. The expenditures for a storage refresh can cost tens of thousands of dollars for a smaller organization and into the millions for large enterprises.

As a result, companies around the globe started searching for an alternative to costly and unreliable HDDs, so it was no surprise when Amazon introduced Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) in 2006. Amazon’s AWS offering encompasses cloud computing, storage, Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and IaaS was the first to go hyperscale to deploy and manage data center infrastructure. This set the stage for cloud computing today. In the past thirteen years, the Cloud has expanded exponentially. There are now other “Tier 1” public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, and Google Cloud Services, and thousands of “Tier 2” and “Tier 3” public and private cloud vendors as well.

Service providers, data centers, and IT professionals around the world have been evolving with this new way of storing and accessing data, software, and enjoying risk-free IT infrastructure. Although the Cloud is a great resource for most companies, many organizations supplement cloud computing with keeping some IT infrastructure on-premises that works with IaaS in the public cloud. This is known as the “hybrid cloud” model.

IaaS is not a service that you can visibly see, since customers are removed from the inner workings of a data center (servers, software storage, network), but it is important that customers are well-informed about their service-level agreement (SLA). Storcom can help organizations navigate the tricky and often complicated cloud storage environment to ensure that the details of the SLAs are benefitting their company instead of hindering it.

Compute Platforms FAQS

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


What is the Main Issue with Public Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery?

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To put it simply, effective DR/BU is complex: it is not just about restoring VMs. It’s about the applications and the “what, where, and how” users will use these applications.


What are the Main Issues with Basic “Cloud Backup” as-a-Service Solutions?

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The data is off-site but does not provide the necessary capabilities to recover applications and meet SLAs.

Traditional legacy backup software falls short in today’s IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) and virtualized environments.


How Do You Prevent Data Loss?

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Since ALL tape backups will fail at some point in time, organizations are quickly learning that tape is not always an adequate form of data backup. Tape drives can malfunction without showing warning signs, become corrupted due to accidental misformatting, mishandling, heat, or being hit by a virus, and this can make it impossible to recover your data. The best way to prevent tape backups from failing is to have a remote backup solution in place. Also known as “offsite backups” or “managed backups,” your data is secure and safe in a location that is not your office or data center.

It is more important than ever for companies to have a solid disaster recovery plan and data recovery strategy and an executable solution in place in order to prevent data loss.


What is Business Continuity (BC)?

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“Business continuity,” or “BC,” is the way that a business can maintain regular operations during an outage or systems malfunction. “Business continuity” should not be confused with “disaster recovery.”


What are the Biggest Disadvantages of Virtualization?

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Disadvantages of virtualization are almost non-existent when compared to the multiple advantages it offers. However, the major pitfalls of virtualization to consider are:

  • Costs associated with software licensing
  • Training expenditures for IT staff in virtualization
  • Initial cost and time of implementation
  • Security concerns that must be addressed when implementing virtualization

What are the Biggest Overall Advantages of Virtualization?

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There are many overall advantages to virtualization, but the ones which are most notable for influencing the decision to virtualize are:

  • Lowering overall IT costs: since virtualization doesn’t require actual hardware to be installed, IT departments find virtualization infrastructure cheaper to implement. There isn’t a need to dedicate a ton of space and money to on-site resources.
  • Predictable IT spend: since third-party providers like Storcom provide virtualization options, your organization can have predictable costs for your IT needs.
  • Better uptime: uptime is improved dramatically with virtualization. Most providers offer uptime of 99.9999%.
  • Quicker resource deployment: provisioning of resources is faster and simpler when virtualization is used.

How Does Virtualization Produce Savings?

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X86 servers have their limitations, so many organizations need to deploy multiple servers which only operate at a fraction of their capacity in order to keep up with today’s high storage and processing demands. As a result, this creates excessive operating costs and is largely inefficient.

Virtualization solves this problem by relying on software to simulate hardware and create a virtual machine system. This allows IT organizations to run multiple virtual systems, and multiple apps and operating systems, on a single server.


What is a Hypervisor?

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A “hypervisor” is, by definition, a thin layer of software which decouples the VM from the host and allocates computational resources to each VM when they are needed. A hypervisor is also known as a “virtual machine monitor (VMM).”


What are Virtual Machines?

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The definition of a “VM,” or “virtual machine,” in computing is a type of software, firmware, or hardware with an OS and an application inside which emulates a computer system. Each VM is completely self-contained and independent. Having multiple virtual machines on a single computer allows several operating systems and applications to run on one host (or physical server). A computer that runs multiple virtual machines is called a “host machine” and each virtual machine is known as a “guest machine.”

The virtualized hardware resources may be shared by a variety of operating systems. For example, Mac OS, Linux, and Windows can all run on a single x86 machine.


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