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AWS Competency Achieved

Sycomp Achieves AWS Storage Competency Status

May 5, 2020– Sycomp, A Technology Company has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Storage Competency status. This designation recognizes that Sycomp provides proven architecture and deployment skillsets to help customers successfully achieve their storage goals on AWS.

Achieving the AWS Storage Competency differentiates Sycomp as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that possess deep domain expertise in one or more of the following core storage categories – Backup & Recovery, Primary Storage, Archive, or Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery (BCDR), having developed innovative technology and solutions that leverage AWS services. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“Our relationship with AWS continues to expand, and we are finding new opportunities and solutions to support our clients with our well-established skillsets,” said Allen Shahdadi, Vice President of Global Sales at Sycomp. “As our clients transform toward hybrid infrastructure, and utilize cloud for more data needs, we are proud to be recognized for the expertise and support we provide in their journey towards success on AWS.”

“Our relationship with AWS continues to expand, and we are finding new opportunities and solutions to support our clients with our well-established skillsets,” said Allen Shahdadi, Vice President of Global Sales at Sycomp. “As our clients transform toward hybrid infrastructure, and utilize cloud for more data needs, we are proud to be recognized for the expertise and support we provide in their journey towards success on AWS.”

Sycomp has an extensive background in storage solutions in AWS and hybrid environments. Sycomp offers cloud storage solutions varying from optimizing cloud spend to migrating applications to a secure public cloud architecture. Their cloud solutions are designed to save money, make organizations more secure, improve application performance, and make cloud adoption easier.

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

About Sycomp – Delivering Technology and Enterprise Security Solutions Globally. For more than 20 years, Sycomp has successfully created, delivered, and implemented complex IT solutions for the global marketplace. Internationally recognized, Sycomp is located in over 30 countries throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Find Sycomp on the AWS Partner Network (APN) .

SKO 2020

Sycomp Kick Off 2020

Join us in Napa, CA for our annual Kick Off event. SKO will be a great opportunity to network with other fellow Sycompians to celebrate the success of 2019 and learn about Sycomp’s 2020 vision.

February 9-11, 2020
Napa, CA

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Learn about how we will continue to grow as a company.

Engage with your colleagues in an enjoyable and relaxing setting.

Bringing in our business units from different parts of the world.

New and updated strategies to help develop your business.

Silverado Resort & Spa
Napa, CA

Our kick off will be held in the beautiful wine country at the Silverado Resort & Spa. Food, lodging, and group transportation will be provided. Employee participation is mandatory.

Silverado Resort & Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA 94558

Agenda

Sunday, Feb 9

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm SKO Check-In
4:00 pm Hotel Check-In
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, Feb 10

6:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm All Staff General Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm All Staff General Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Reception
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SKO Dinner

Tuesday, Feb 11

6:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 12:00 pm All Staff General Sessions
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

Sponsors

Our partners are vital to the growth and success of our company. We are proud to be partnered with only the best manufacturers and distributors in technology.

If you are interested in sponsoring our 2020 kick off, we have various options to fit partner budgets. Please reach out to our team below for more information.

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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Cisco
IBM PLATINUM BUSINESS PARTNER
Palo Alto Networks Partner

Silver Sponsors

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Opengear300
techdata

PAN Award NextWave

AWARD & RECOGNITION

Sycomp Awarded Palo Alto Networks NextWave Regional Partner of the Year, Americas West for 2019

Las Vegas, October 5, 2019 –Sycomp today announced it received the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Regional Partner of the Year, Americas West award.

Announced during the Palo Alto Networks Sales Kickoff 2020 in Las Vegas, these annual awards are presented to an elite group of NextWave partners that over the past 12 months have excelled in the following areas:

  • Performance: partner-initiated bookings, pipeline and net new customer acquisition
  • Enablement: number of Palo Alto Networks pre-sales, sales and post-sales certifications
  • Engagement: nominated by the Palo Alto Networks team

For more than 20 years, Sycomp has successfully created, delivered and implemented complex IT solutions for the global marketplace, which includes partnering with enterprise security offerings. Internationally recognized, Sycomp has locations in many major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Sycomp’s global strategy and technical capabilities set itself apart from other security partners.  

“Sycomp is very excited and honored to receive this award from Palo Alto Networks. Our collaboration with Palo Alto Networks has been gaining momentum and our collective sales and technical teams are working seamlessly together to provide our clients innovative solutions with a high degree of customer satisfaction,” said Michael Symons, CEO of Sycomp. “We look forward to our continued growth, both in the U.S. and internationally, with Palo Alto Networks.” 

“We are fully committed to helping our partners secure the enterprise, cloud, and future together,” said Karl Soderlund, senior vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales at Palo Alto Networks. “Today’s customers need trusted advisors, our NextWave partners, to successfully navigate the rapidly changing and complex security landscape. We’re proud to recognize Sycomp on their NextWave Regional Partner of the Year, Americas West award for delivering valuable business outcomes and helping our mutual customers protect their digital way of life.”

About Sycomp

Sycomp provides and delivers enterprise information technology solutions to organizations globally. Our portfolio of offerings includes integrated data center, networking, cloud, security solutions and services. Sycomp globally assesses, designs, integrates, delivers and supports trusted technology solutions and services.

Our international capabilities offer unparalleled global market opportunities to companies expanding operations outside of the U.S. We have considerably flattened the complex global commerce model to more easily engage in international business opportunities, helping businesses meet their expanding IT needs and thrive globally.

Article: Gartner 2019

Article: Gartner Leader 2019
Post Date: July-23-2019

Gartner Lists AWS part of leaders on Cloud Infrastructure

The 2019 Magic Quadrant report named Amazon Web Services (AWS) as one of the top leading providers for cloud Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS).

“The market views both AWS and Microsoft as being general-purpose providers capable of supporting a broad range of workloads,” pulled from the Gartner 2019 report published last week. “Google is making steady progress in terms of enterprise adoption, but it remains in a distant third place in terms of overall annual revenue and interest among Gartner’s enterprise clients. All other vendors in this market are forced to focus on regional dominance or niche workloads given the momentum of AWS and Microsoft, and the scale at which they operate.”

Gartner listed AWS strengths as including:

  • Enterprises make larger annual financial commitments and deploy more mission-critical workloads on AWS than with any other hyper-scale provider.
  • AWS has a broader range of customer profiles, ranging from startups and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises, than any other provider in this market.
  • AWS is the most mature, enterprise-ready provider, with the strongest track record of customer success and the most useful partner ecosystem.
Source: Gartner Magic Quandrant 2019 Cloud IaaS Leaders

Sycomp Named NetApp Professional Services Partner of the Year at Third Annual Channel Connect Conference

Awards and Recognition

Sycomp named 2019 NetApp Professional Services Partner of the Year

San Diego, CA – June 25, 2019 — Sycomp has been named NetApp Professional Services Partner of the Year for its key performance metrics utilized to determine the efficiency, growth and investment in service delivery within the Professional Services Certified program such as attach rate, training/technical investment, install base analysis, bookings analysis and success stories around service delivery with NetApp technology.

“Channel partners are critical to helping customers achieve data transformation and today we recognize and celebrate their accomplishments,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president, Channel Sales, NetApp. “I congratulate Sycomp on being named Professional Services Partner of the Year. Their commitment to performance excellence, innovation and quality has contributed to positive business outcomes for our customers.”

“Sycomp recognizes NetApp as a very strategic and close partner in delivering data center solutions and services to our clients globally,” said Mike Symons, CEO, Sycomp. “Together, we provide the ability to expand our business globally in a timely and cost-effective way that gives our clients a market advantage.”

The 2019 Americas Partner Awards were announced on stage at NetApp’s third annual Channel Connect Conference (C3) where strategic partner executives from across the Americas region gathered to hear about NetApp’s strategic vision and engage with NetApp executives.

 About Sycomp

Sycomp provides and delivers enterprise information technology solutions to organizations globally. Our portfolio of offerings includes integrated data center, networking, cloud, security solutions and services. Sycomp globally assesses, designs, integrates, delivers and supports trusted technology solutions and services.

Our international capabilities offer unparalleled global market opportunities to companies expanding operations outside of the U.S. We have considerably flattened the complex global commerce model to more easily engage in international business opportunities, helping businesses meet their expanding IT needs and thrive globally.

Source URL: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sycomp-named-netapp-professional-services-partner-of-the-year-at-third-annual-channel-connect-conference-300873944.html 

Article: Primary Storage

Article: Primary Storage
Post Date: Jun-10-2019

Create a Secure, High-Availability Primary Storage Solution on AWS

By leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) primary storage solutions, organizations can store business-critical data on AWS in a secure, durable, high-performance environment. Primary storage solutions enable you to run the same products you use on-premises but on AWS with identical feature sets, capitalizing on all the inherent advantages that AWS provides, including high availability.

Our Recommended Primary Storage Services via AWS:

AMAZON ELASTIC COMPUTE CLOUD (AMAZON EC2)
An AWS service designed to provide secure, resizable compute capacity on the cloud, ideal for developers that require cost-efficient, reliable, and easily scalable compute capacity

AMAZON ELASTIC BLOCK STORE (AMAZON EBS)
Elastic block storage meant for data that changes relatively frequently and needs to persist beyond the life of an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance

AMAZON SIMPLE STORAGE SERVICE (AMAZON S3)
Reliable, durable primary object storage designed to store and access any type of data from anywhere on the web. Available for use as primary storage or in an S3 Standard – Infrequent Access model for colder data

AWS STORAGE GATEWAY
Hybrid cloud storage service with local integration, providing a multi-protocol storage appliance with all data persistent in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Advantages of Leveraging AWS and Sycomp for implementing your Primary Storage Solution

    • AN EASY ON-RAMP TO A HYBRID PRIMARY STORAGE SOLUTION AWS – and Sycomp solutions help organizations take advantage of the cloud without re-architecting applications.
    • LOWER CAPEX INVESTMENTS – Storage on AWS becomes an operating expense, and reduces the need for local infrastructure, investments, and time-consuming optimizations. Ease of scalability allows you to avoid over-provisioning storage up front, eliminate recurring upgrade cycles and paying for under-utilized assets.
    • DATA SECURITY AND DURABILITY – APN Partner solutions offer features, including security elements, which allow customers to achieve compliance with the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HPIAA) and other compliance requirements quickly. These solutions leverage Amazon S3, which is designed for 99.999999999% durability and store data for millions of applications used by every industry.

Article: Backup and Restore on AWS

Article: Backup & Restore
Post Date: Mar-14-2019

Why Backup and Restore on AWS?

Facilitate faster backup times through automated policies and easier data recovery, and reduce the need to provision and maintain on-premises infrastructure. Here we list some of the key challenges customers experience when determining a Backup and Restore strategy:

Address Data Growth
As more businesses understand the value of data, data growth and increased diversity of data can work against storage optimization solutions such as deduplication and compression. Existing backup and restore solutions become more expensive, both in personnel time and licensing. Customers have seen reduction in up-front CapEx investment and capacity planning challenges and are able to eliminate bottlenecks and constraints of on-prem systems.

Restore
Utilizing tape media, restores can often involve unpredictable elements such as delivery equipment malfunction and more opportunities for user error. Unreliable processes create obstacles to RTO attainment, reduce business performance and agility, and leave organizations at risk of non-compliance.

With AWS, customers can experience faster data recovery, maintain control of where their data resides, and minimize network latency.

Scale
Over-provisioning storage resources for backup workloads aims to solve for uncertainty around peak demand, and inefficiently allocates idle resources during steady-state periods. In spite of adequate resources, many solutions still require forklift migrations, cannot avoid periods of downtime, and increase risk of data loss.

With AWS customers can use and pay for only what they need. Gain the ease of scaling resources up or down on-demand as workload needs fluctuate. Eliminate bottlenecks and constraints with online, distributed data storage and ensure data is safe with instant replication.

Reduce Cost
Customers tell us conventional procurement of software licenses is slow, ongoing maintenance and refresh costs are unreasonably high, and purchasing agreements often require up-front commitments.

With a flexible pay as you go model, customers can reduce up-front investment and the need to over-provision. Automate data movement to less expensive tiers of storage and lower total cost of ownership.

SIMPLIFY BACKUP AND RESTORE
Sycomp helps you build secure, efficient, and cost-effective backup and restore solutions using offerings you know and trust, with the scale and reliability of the AWS Cloud.

Build secure, efficient, and cost-effective backup and restore solutions with AWS
Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access (S3 Standard –IA), and Amazon S3 Glacier facilitate faster backup times through automated policies and easier data recovery, and reduce the need to provision and maintain on-premises infrastructure.

Article: Cloud 101

Article: Cloud Storage 101
Post Date: Mar-12-2019

CLOUD 101: What is cloud computing?

SO! You’ve been tasked by your company to move to the cloud. You have a small but mighty IT staff, resources are low, and now it’s time to do some research.

What is the cloud?
Cloud computing is the on-demand delivery of compute power, database storage, applications, and other IT resources through a cloud provider, like say, Amazon Web Services (AWS). With cloud computing, you don’t need to make large upfront investments in hardware, nor spend time maintaining that hardware. Instead, you can quickly provision the right type and size of computing resourcing you need to power your latest applications or operate your IT department.

The cloud provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases, and a board set of applications via the internet. AWS owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for these application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application.

Key Benefits:

    • Trade capital expense for variable expense
    • Benefit from large economies of scale
    • Stop guessing capacity
    • Increase speed and agility
    • Reduce hardware costs
    • Go global within minutes

 

So what are your options? Why choose Sycomp and AWS for cloud computing?

AWS owns and maintains the network-connected hardware required for application services, while you provision and use what you need via a web application. By choosing Sycomp and AWS, you experience a multitude of benefits including:

    • A broad IT infrastructure – Take advantage of a broad set of infrastructure services including computing power, storage options, networking, and databases, as an on-demand services, available in seconds.
    • Support for multiple use cases – From data warehousing to deployment tools and directories to content deliver, AWS and [Partner] provide the services needed to meet your unique business requirements.
    • Deep feature sets – Deep features such as server configurations, encryption, and powerful big data tools allow you to focus more on your core business, and less on your IT infrastructure.
    • Enhanced visibility – Control, audit, and manage your identity, configuration, and usage to maintain compliance and meet regulatory requirements.
    • Hybrid capabilities – As you migrate to your cloud environment, use the same applications you are using on-premises, on the cloud.