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 hyper-converged infrastructure.
Hyper-converged 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 hyper-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 hyper-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 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 storage 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 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 hyper-converged 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 hyper-converged 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 hyper-converged infrastructure include:
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Passwords are typically chosen by employees, and there is a lot of room for error in this since humans believe that passwords must be easily remembered. People tend to choose passwords based on information about themselves or their lives, and such passwords are more popular because they’re easier to remember than a string of nonsensical numbers, characters, and letters. These are known as “popular passwords.” The use of popular passwords poses a risk to employers and the security of an enterprise’s networks, applications, and systems since they are easily guessed by intruders and an organization’s data is put at greater risk.
Although it sounds somewhat ridiculous, hackers are extremely adept at exploiting the good and trusting nature of other human beings in order to con someone into giving them their passwords. This technique is defined by the term “social engineering.”
The most common way of utilizing this technique is when a hacker simply asks for a person’s password. A victim can be told an entirely believable story that would con them into giving up this critical security protection. A common way that facilitates social engineering for attackers is having staff directories with staff members’ names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information.
By far, social media sites are the easiest places for social engineers to find information to use against their victims. Bad guys can learn personal information about you and concoct stories that seem entirely possible, but they are just using information that you post about yourself and information that others share about you to their advantage in order to scam you.
Authentication bypass is when someone is able to access a system or application without being authenticated. Since the whole foundation of authentication is based upon making sure that authorized users are the only ones accessing an application or a system, it is paramount that the system or app has authentication status of a user. If a user is able to gain access to any feature without having to be authenticated first, then this is a weak authentication vulnerability.
Authentication is the process of having to prove your identity to an application or system in order to demonstrate that you are who you say you are. Weak Authentication describes when in the strength of the authentication mechanism is relatively weak in comparison to the value of the assets that are being protected. It also describes situations in which an authentication mechanism is flawed or vulnerable. Weak authentication is a way that attackers and malicious insiders can take advantage of unsecured and older operating systems that do not require a password upon login. This applies to phones, tablets, and computers.
Intruders are also able to bypass authentication in operating systems that are configured to bypass the login screen. Once they are able to gain access to the OS, the bad guys are able to find passwords that are already stored on the computer. This method a stepping stone for network-based password attacks as well.
Brute Force is the act of simply guessing a password using information that you already know about the user. This includes information like birthdays, phone numbers, pet’s name, and the names of your loved ones. Although it might seem far fetched, hackers often figure out their victim’s password simply by guessing it.
This method is just a matter of trial and error. A hacker will only need a few minutes to find your social media presence and look at your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram account to find relevant information about you that might crack your password.
In order to be successful, the hacker needs to be in close proximity to their victims and not look like they are obviously looking at you. This method is very low risk for hackers, since all they have to do is look at your keyboard or screen when you are typing your password into your device. An attacker will also pay attention to whether or not the victim is glancing around for physical cues around their desk that might tip them off as to what the password is. The most prevalent places that attackers try to find victims are in public places like coffee shops, public transportation, busy restaurants, airports, and other heavily populated places where people are in close proximity to each other.
“Shoulder surfing” is the act of a hacker looking over your shoulder in order to see what another person is typing. This is a free, low-tech and effective way for hackers to gain access to your password.
Dictionary attacks are in addition to brute force attacks. These include password cracking tools that have the ability to test a catalogue of passwords. This is known as a dictionary attack, since the file that is used may actually be a catalogue of dictionary words. Passwords with dictionary words are considered weak since they can be cracked during a dictionary attack. Apps and systems that allow dictionary words as passwords are sometimes characterized as weak authentication.
Storcom knows that strong passwords fight cyberattacks, so it is imperative to keep the following in mind when creating a new password:
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