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Storcom enables you to expand innovation by utilizing all the benefits of the public cloud. Storcom’s certified public cloud architects work closely with you to understand your business’ unique challenges and specifications in order to deliver the tools and expertise for your public hosting needs.

Storcom manages our clients’ public IT environments in order aid IT personnel and executives. Leverage the cloud for the multitude of benefits cloud computing provides without the headaches and tedium of public cloud management.

WHY CHOOSE STORCOM FOR YOUR PUBLIC HYBRID HOSTING NEEDS?

You get more than just a team of experts

You’ll receive the committed expertise and personal attention that you demand and expect for your most mission-critical and I/O-intensive applications.


Flexible Models

Storcom’s flexible hosting models ensure you are getting what you need, how you need it, to give you the peace of mind that your hosting needs are specific to your organization.


Unparalleled Support

Storcom’s Managed Public Hosting services are backed 24x7x365 by Storcom’s local onsite support staff.

Storcom’s Cloud Enablement Roadmap 

Learn how Storcom helps our clients evolve to a cloud computing environment of their choosing.

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Secure Private Cloud Management for Investment Firm

Managed Secure Private Cloud for Chicago-based Non-Profit Financial Investment Firm Within Storcom’s Data Center.

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Cloud Management for Auto Insurance Company

Managed a Secure Private Cloud as well as Public Cloud Resources for an Illinois-based Specialty Auto Insurance Company Writing Policies in 5 States.

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Microsoft Azure Cloud Resources Management for Law Firm

Managed Microsoft Azure Cloud Resources and File Shares for Chicago-based Law Firm Specializing in Aviation Law.

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Managed Services for National Healthcare Solutions Company

Provided Full Managed Services for Entire On-prem and DR Site Infrastructure for a National Healthcare Solutions Company.

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Why Choose Storcom for Your Public Managed Hosting

  • We hold certifications across the leading cloud and technology providers.
  • We test and use the products and solutions we sell in-house.
  • Storcom is unbiased in our guidance to help you choose the best solution for your hosting needs.
  • We have a plethora of on-site architects who are subject matter experts in all aspects of public, private, and hybrid hosting.
  • Storcom can handle the complex minutiae of cloud provider’s service-level agreements so that you don’t get caught up in red tape and confusion down the road.

Storcom supports these use cases for public hosting adoption

A public hosting model is an ideal platform for non-sensitive data and public-facing operations with traffic that is unpredictable:

  • Web pages and CMS systems
  • Web/app servers
  • Batch processing applications
  • Media streaming applications
  • Enterprise applications
  • Web and mobile applications
  • NoSQL stores
  • In-memory analytics
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Small or large relational databases
  • Network appliances
  • Caches
  • Dev/test environments

Storcom Uses These Public Cloud Providers for Managed Public Hosting

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • And more

What do I Need to Know Before Signing a Cloud Storage Provider’s Service-Level Agreement (SLA)?

Storcom helps companies navigate the red tape and headaches that come with signing cloud storage provider’s SLAs (service-level agreements) which can be complex and difficult to understand. Our customers will have the peace of mind that they are informed of the service terms and won’t be given surprise bills and fees in the event of an egress.

Storcom familiarizes our clients with the terms data throughput, recovery point objective (RPO), recovery time objective (RTO), and high-availability failover contingencies (HA). We believe that an educated client makes for a life-long client. Storcom’s motto is “clients for life.” SLAs may be complex, but Storcom can walk you through the process to ensure that you are protected.

What are mission-critical applications?

A mission-critical application is a suite of programs or a single software program that must function continuously in order for an operation, process, or a segment of a business to be successful. Even brief downtime of a mission-critical application can have negative financial consequences. experiences even brief downtime, the negative consequences are likely to be financial due to loss of productivity. In the event of a mission-critical app failure, an organization might also suffer from damage to its reputation. While some applications might be mission-critical in one industry, that does not mean that they’re necessarily mission-critical in another and may be classified as important but unessential.

What are business-critical applications?

Hosting builds and operates clouds for business-critical applications. The definition for business-critical (or mission-critical) applications typically meet this criteria:

  1. Software that is paramount to the operation and functionality of a business and needs to be functioning properly whenever that business is operating. Many online businesses are open 24/7, so this means that their business-critical software can NEVER go down.
  2. Business-critical applications need the capacity to be recovered so that the applications can rapidly be moved to an alternate data center in case of a disaster or accident at the primary data center.

What Requirements Do Business-Critical Applications Have?

In order to prevent downtime, business-critical applications require much more complex architecture than a standard application. This is where expertise during the architecture, implementation, and operations phases is extremely important. During the architecture phase, high-availability architecture ensures that a single component failure like a firewall, database server, or load balancer can bring down the entire application.

Secondly, business-critical applications need a recovery capability in order to transition to an alternate data center, which is typically in a different location, if necessary.

Storcom is a unique IT service provider since we have an on-site data center in Lombard, Illinois, which enables us to back up and protect our clients’ data on-premises. Additionally, we are subject matter experts on high-availability architecture and can ensure that your mission-critical data and applications are accessible whenever and wherever you need them.

Managed Public Hosting FAQS

Learn more about managed public hosting with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.

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What’s the difference between business-critical and mission-critical applications?

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Business-critical and mission-critical are both terms that are used to describe the essential functions of an organization that must be completed without failure. Business-critical applications are those which a business is reliant upon to carry out normal business operations which keep the business running. Mission-critical applications become business-critical when they are necessary for the success of a business.

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What is Data Throughput?

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Simply put, “data throughput” is the amount of data that can be transferred from a source to another location in a given period of time. It is the unit of measure used for the performance of RAM, hard drives, and internet/network connections. Throughput measures the rate of successful data transfers in a time frame. Throughput is not to be confused with “bandwidth,” which is the maximum amount of data that can be transferred on a network.

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What are recovery point objective and recovery time objective?

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Two of the most important terms in data protection and disaster recovery (DR) are “recovery time objective” (RTO) and “recovery point objective” (RPO). These terms are the guides that organizations use in order to choose a backup plan that is optimized for their data. Recovery point objective and recovery time objective are two critical terms that lay the foundation to identify and analyze potential strategies in your disaster recovery and business continuity plan. These strategy options include those solutions that enabled resuming of business processes in a time period near or at the RTO/RPO.

  • Recovery time objective is the targeted amount of time and a service level within which a business process must be restored after a disruption or disaster in order to avoid consequences associated with a loss of business continuity.
  • Recovery point objective is the age of files that must be recovered from backup storage for normal operations to resume if a computer, system, or network goes down as a result of a hardware, program, or communications failure.
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What are the benefits of using a public cloud?

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The main benefits of public cloud platform are:

  • Reducing the need for organizations to maintain their own costly on-premises IT resources
  • Scalability to meet user needs and workloads
  • Less wasted resources since customers only pay for what they use
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How Do I Mitigate Challenges of Deploying a Hybrid Cloud Environment?

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Creating a hybrid cloud migration strategy as part of your IT infrastructure is your first step to mitigating hybrid cloud migration challenges. Not all public clouds are created equal, so it is important to decide which public cloud provider is best for your organization. Having a strong grasp on your data and processes will help enable your cloud integration to go more smoothly.

Also, it is important to note that the majority of successful cloud migrations aren’t typically completed in a single effort or project. It is wise to implement smaller projects with the end goal of a hybrid environment. Your company may benefit from building a limited hybrid cloud model in order to support specific workloads, and then build out additional services as your efforts in a hybrid cloud initiative show the benefits and value to your business and stakeholders.

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How does a Hybrid Cloud Increase Agility?

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Private networks are costly to build, maintain, and expand. As a result, they limit a company’s agility to take advantage of new technologies and opportunities. Hybrid clouds enables companies to reap the benefits of both a public and private cloud. Business-critical data, applications, and operations can remain in a private cloud environment. The power of cloud computing can be leveraged in a public cloud environment. Public cloud computing resources increase a business’ scalability and agility. This is done by facilitating the ability to develop new applications. Cloud computing also runs analytics that would have been beyond the scope of a smaller organization with only a few servers to utilize. Hybrid clouds level the playing fields for companies of all sizes to compete with competitors who are more established. Rapid growth is now possible.

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How does a Hybrid Cloud Increase Speed?

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A major advantage of hybrid cloud architecture is speed. While a multi-cloud or purely public cloud environment might be inherently faster than a hybrid cloud environment, IT staff is able to reduce latency and can optimize their network to make sure data is where it needs to be.

Hybrid cloud environments leverage edge computing architectures to further increase speed and locate crucial data and applications for its end users. Private portions of a hybrid cloud can be configured to be more purpose built to maximize resources and enable users to work faster and ultimately be more productive. Organizations can offload non-critical operations to a public cloud and configure their network to handle solely critical traffic.

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How does a Hybrid Cloud Increase Control?

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A key benefit of a hybrid cloud solution is increased control for IT personnel. Companies can customize their private data and applications to a hybrid cloud architecture model in order to adjust their IT infrastructure to their needs. Increased control post-hybrid cloud migration is achieved when internal IT staff retains the ability to manage critical operations and IT infrastructure like servers and hardware.

Having control over IT assets in a responsive hybrid cloud architecture model is advantageous for organizations who want responsiveness in their cloud environments. Today’s fast-changing IT landscape has companies making changes frequently and adjusting and reconfiguring their cloud environments. Vital data assets need to be protected during those changes in order to have minimal disruption. Companies also need to be prepared for changes in their cloud provider’s SLAs and sudden loss of services.

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What is a Hybrid Cloud?

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Put simply, a “hybrid cloud” is a cloud computing strategy which enables companies to combine different cloud environments that are connected to each other. These cloud environments can be private or third-party clouds, public clouds, virtualized infrastructures, or a mixture of on-premises and cloud computing environments.

Hybrid clouds are configured to operate independently of each other, and data that is shared across the communication channels is highly encrypted. Hybrid clouds are incredibly stable since a company’s critical data and workloads are stored in the private cloud.

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