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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

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:

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.