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Take a modern approach to data storage by implementing a converged infrastructure solution with Storcom. Storcom knows the infrastructure landscape. We have been a part of the information technology industry for more than 20 years and have evolved as technologies have advanced. Well-chosen infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management, and scaling of data-center resources.
Storcom’s experience across a myriad of converged infrastructure technologies allows us to guide our clients to the best fit for their specific environment and workloads. We also have the in-house talent to help you migrate technology, data, and apps to the latest converged infrastructure, as well as manage people and processes to help reduce complexity.
Storcom been early adopters of the most powerful infrastructure options in the IT industry. We offer the best data storage technologies from our partners to our clients.
Storcom has the expertise to design, implement, manage, and support the right infrastructure solution for our clients’ current workload environments and align them with business objectives to make the most impact.
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Adapting to data growth and the necessity to safely store data is not just a matter of selecting between traditional, converged, or hyper-converged infrastructure, but rather finding an IT solutions provider that best understands your company and your data’s needs. Storcom doesn’t simply sell our clients a solution. We do a deep-dive into our clients’ environments to ensure that the solutions we provide are best suited for their specific organizations. Storcom believes that we can help our clients reduce the risk and the time it takes to select the right converged infrastructure solution for your current and future IT needs since we test all storage solutions and use them in-house and in our Storcom data centers.
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“Converged infrastructure” in an enterprise environment means more than simply replacing a few network components. Converged infrastructure requires an entirely new way of visualizing an organization’s network infrastructure and the kinds of IT personnel needed to support this type of IT infrastructure.
Traditional IT infrastructures were made up of technology silos. This included subject matter experts in storage, networking, systems administration, and software. Much of this has been changing over the past decade since virtualization has become a prominent technology that binds networks and servers together.
There are two ways that organizations can build a converged infrastructure:
The most important difference between converged and hyperconverged technologies is that each component in the building block is a discrete component that is used for its intended purpose (a server can be separated and is used as a server) in a converged infrastructure. The technology is software-defined in hyper-converged infrastructure; therefore, the technology is integrated and cannot be broken out into separate components.
It is difficult to say that one technology is better than another. Converged infrastructure (CI) brings the main components of a data center (compute, storage, networking, and server virtualization) together into a single chassis or rack. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) brings more integration of components through the use of software that creates a single logical unit. Hyper-converged and converged infrastructure bring different benefits and drawbacks to traditional IT infrastructure, and the choice between the two technologies depends on a multitude of different factors.
The main thing to keep in mind when deciding between hyper-converged and converged infrastructure are use cases, and it is imperative to define and identify application portfolios up front. In order to determine a modernization strategy, an application portfolio needs to be examined to identify how it maps to the overall mission. Each application is different, and certain types of applications can be better suited for a specific type of infrastructure. Certain workloads function differently in different types of infrastructure. Converged infrastructure may handle specific workloads better, since HCI does not have the same adaptability for unusual workloads.
Use cases for converged infrastructure:
Storcom has great partnerships with Pure Storage, Cisco, HPE, Dell EMC, VMware, and others. We test the I.T. infrastructure solutions we sell and we also use these technologies in-house and in our data centers. Storcom is a subject matter expert on:
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Converged infrastructure, which is also known as converged architecture, is architecture on a validated platform which saves you time, reduces risk, and provides your company its critical applications. Converged infrastructure, coupled with flash storage to quickly deploy a business-critical IT infrastructure, mitigates risk and lowers the total cost of ownership. Storcom understands leading technologies from our partners like Pure Storage, HPE, Dell/EMC, VMware, and Cisco. We can implement these solutions to address your specific business requirements. Storcom knows that your workloads are varied and they all demand performance, reliability, and scalability. Our goal is to match those workloads to the right infrastructure to achieve efficiency, cost savings, and operational success.
IT infrastructure refers to software, hardware, network components, and services required to create, operate, and manage an IT environment. Infrastructure allows companies to deliver IT services and solutions to its employees or customers, and IT infrastructure is typically located on the organization’s premises. IT infrastructure includes the following components:
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