The evolution of your virtualized data center to achieve simplicity
Take your data center to the next level by leveraging a comprehensive and modern approach to managing compute, storage, networking, and security in a single platform. Storcom knows the infrastructure landscape. We have been a leader in the information technology industry for 20 years and have evolved as technologies have advanced from traditional to converged and hyperconverged infrastructure.
Hyperconverged infrastructure streamlines the deployment, management, and scaling of data-center resources by combining x86-based server and storage resources with intelligent software in a turnkey, custom-tailored solution.
Storcom’s experience across a myriad of hyperconverged 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 hyperconverged infrastructure, as well as manage your IT staff and processes to help reduce complexity.
Storcom been early adopters of the most powerful infrastructure options in the industry. We offer the best data storage technologies from our partners to our clients.
Storcom has the expertise to architect, implement, manage, and support the right hyperconverged infrastructure solution for your current workload environment and align it with business objectives to make the most impact.
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.
Adapting to data growth and the necessity to store it not just a matter of selecting infrastructure or data storage solutions, but rather finding an IT service provider that best understands your company and your data’s needs. Storcom doesn’t simply sell you a solution, we do a deep-dive into your environment to ensure that the solutions we provide are best suited for your company. Storcom believes that we can help you reduce the risk and the time it takes for you to select the right hyperconverged infrastructure solution for your current and future IT needs since we test all solutions and use them in-house and in our own data centers.
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vSAN delivers flash-optimized, secure shared storage with the simplicity of an experience native to VMware vSphere® for all your critical virtualized workloads. vSAN runs on industry-standard x86 servers and components that help lower TCO by up to 50% versus traditional storage. It delivers the agility to easily scale IT with a comprehensive suite of software solutions and offers the first native software-based, FIPS 140-2 validated HCI encryption.
Streamline IT operations with a fast, simple, and efficient hyperconverged platform. HPE SimpliVity combines your IT infrastructure and advanced data services into a single, integrated all-flash solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional offerings. Gain VM management and mobility, built-in backup and DR, and game-changing data efficiency in this award-winning hyperconverged solution. Converge your entire IT stack and get the industry’s most complete guarantee.
Transform IT with VxRail, powered by VMware vSAN. Powered by VMware vSAN and Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, VxRail is the only fully integrated, pre-configured, and pre-tested hyperconverged appliance on the market. VxRail transforms HCI networking and simplifies VMware cloud adoption, while meeting any HCI use case, including support for the most demanding workloads and applications.
Nutanix enables IT teams to build and operate powerful multi-cloud architectures. Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software melds private, public and distributed cloud operating environments and provides a single point of control to manage IT infrastructure and applications at any scale.
HPE’s Primera, a dHCI offering, is one of the world’s most intelligent tier 0 storage solutions for mission-critical applications. Primera delivers extreme resiliency and performance with the agility of the Cloud. This disaggregated HCI storage solution sets itself apart from competitors with its Nimble support.
Run and Scale Cloud-Native Applications Anywhere Inspired by advanced cloud practices, Stratoscale provides development teams and IT the building blocks to build modern applications faster and continuously scale to meet evolving business needs.
Stratoscale offers a comprehensive AWS-compatible services suite (Stratoscale Chorus) and IaaS (Stratoscale Symphony) so that the data center is transformed into an agile, flexible and scalable environment, aligned with the public cloud.
Use cases for hyperconverged infrastructure include:
The cons of hyperconverged infrastructure are:
The pros of traditional IT infrastructure are:
Learn more about hyperconverged infrastructure solutions with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.
Disadvantages of virtualization are almost non-existent when compared to the multiple advantages it offers. However, the major pitfalls of virtualization to consider are:
There are many overall advantages to virtualization, but the ones which are most notable for influencing the decision to virtualize are:
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.
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).”
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.
While “storage tiering” and “caching” are often used interchangeably, especially when discussing flash media, they are actually two different processes with different definitions. “Tiered data” resides on one media but moves between media as patterns of data access change. “Caching” places a copy of data on a high-performance mechanism like solid-state memory or dynamic RAM in order to improve performance. Cached data ultimately also resides on a lower storage tier like a hard-disk drive, while tiered storage moves data to a different storage mechanism and selects a location that adjusts availability, performance, and cost of storing the data.
Storage isn’t completed by just storing more and more data. Categorizing and identifying your data and information is equally as important. Storage tiering is paramount because it can be costly if done improperly. If your company is spending money on data that can easily be archived instead of “always on,” then your overall IT spend might not be properly optimized and other activities may be suffering as a result. If some systems takes hours to trawl back with data and information that you need, then your overall business might not be optimized properly. Storcom can help you tier your data to save you money and free up your IT team’s time and money. We understand the special sauce in IT storage: simplifying, standardizing, and automating your data storage infrastructure so you can focus on business instead of the technology that supports it.
Hot data is data in which a company needs to access frequently. It tends to be business-critical or mission-critical data in which access needs to be rapid. Hot data tends to be stored in Tier 0 and Tier 1.
Tiered storage assigns different categories of data to different types of media with the goal of reducing overall storage costs. Tiered storage architecture ranks data in a hierarchy based on its overall business value. Performance and cost of the media determine the tier in which the data is placed. Also, data is ranked in a tier by the frequency in which the data is accessed by users. Typically, the most important and business-critical data is paired with the fastest storage media, thus it is the most expensive. A traditional configuration has a fast tier of flash storage in order to achieve performance, and secondary data that is less critical may be kept on tape, disk, or in the Cloud. Archive tiers are composed of data that needs to be kept indefinitely.
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