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Introducing Intelligent Cloud+, a new cloud offering

Introducing Intelligent Cloud+, a new cloud offering

Intelligent Cloud Plus (Intelligent Cloud+), a new and improved Sycomp offering with a variety of benefits that enables organizations to consume the public cloud

Introducing Intelligent Cloud+, a new cloud offering

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sycomp today announced their new Intelligent Cloud Plus (Intelligent Cloud+), a new offering with a variety of benefits that enables organizations to consume the public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Clients of Sycomp’s Intelligent Cloud+ program have access to a team of cloud engineers to support projects around cloud initiatives, provide cloud consumption expertise, deliver immediate cost savings through reports and visualization powered by their partnership with CloudHealth. 

“We have seen tremendous growth in the public cloud space, and we are extremely excited to revitalize and launch innovative cloud offerings for the new year,” says Lauren Ridzon, Director of Cloud Solutions at Sycomp. “This launch aligns us with new avenues to take on the multi-cloud space. This arena has a lot of challenges that we can solve and extend our client-centric approach.”

Features and benefits of Intelligent Cloud+ include.

  • Quarterly Cloud Health Reports providing analysis on optimization, security, and cost savings
  • Live and intuitive dashboard view to your AWS, Microsoft Azure, or GCP spend and utilization.
  • Consolidated and easy to understand cloud billing
  • Built-in Sycomp-layered cloud support, engineering expertise, and resources

Intelligent Cloud+ will be available starting February 1, 2021, with customizable offerings to suit your IT environment requirements and service needs. To get started or to learn more about Sycomp’s Intelligent Cloud+ program, visit www.sycomp.com/cloud.

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Introducing Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale on Azure

Introducing Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale on Azure

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Introducing Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale on Azure

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sycomp  introduces the first IBM Spectrum Scale solution on Azure. As of October 23rd, Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale, a new cloud storage solution, is now available to the general public on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale enables organizations to utilize different storage tiers, whether they incorporate the on-prem IBM Spectrum Scale with Azure or deploy a cloud-only solution. What usually would take days, Sycomp offers a new way for organizations to use Azure as a burst platform within a few minutes to a few hours for modern workloads such as High-Performance Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning (AI/ML).

Features and benefits of Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale include:

  • Supports NFS, SMB, and the native client
  • Single Global Namespace: On-Prem to Cloud
  • Accelerates HPC and AI/ML workloads by ingesting real-time data
  • Parallelize Risk Management Assessment while securely leveraging real-time corporate data
  • Burst to cloud for time-critical workloads

“Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale is now globally available on the Azure Marketplace. Our fantastic HPC, AI/ML, and Storage team has delivered another solution for our clients that provides a cost effective, automated deployment, and storage tiering platform for their challenging workloads,” says Allen Shahdadi, VP of Global Sales, Sycomp.

Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale was available to select private clients on October 1st and is now available to the general public on the Azure Marketplace as of October 23rd. This offering has pre-defined storage cluster capacities and optional customizable solutions.

For more information on Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale, visit https://sycomp.com/azure/.

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Sycomp Achieves AWS Storage Competency Status

Sycomp Achieves AWS Storage Competency Status

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Sycomp Achieves AWS Storage Competency Status

Foster City, CA, 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) .

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Gartner Lists AWS 2019 leader on Cloud Infrastructure

Gartner Lists AWS 2019 leader on Cloud Infrastructure

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Gartner Lists AWS 2019 leader 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.

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

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

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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.

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Case Study: Backup & Archive with AWS

Case Study: Backup & Archive with AWS

Scalable, cost effective file sharing and data archiving.

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Challenge:

Mygrant Glass required a scalable, cost-effective file sharing and data archiving solution to meet their needs as they continue to grow. As their customer base increased across the US, their NFS file shares were running out of space and the costs to add more storage were increasing. The client also needed to upgrade their backup strategy while lowering their backup costs. Their tape backups were becoming unmanageable and too expensive to store offsite.

Solution:

By carefully evaluating the client’s current backup and archiving strategies and performing costs analysis, Sycomp proposed replacing NFS File shares with Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) and Amazon S3 Glacier for backup and archiving. The client engaged Sycomp’s professional services to architect, design, and deploy all the resources needed to implement Amazon EFS allowing the client’s IT team to focus on their daily tasks with minimal disruption.Sycomp also implemented automation to ensure the backups of data to Glacier would happen on a recurring schedule.

Benefits & Results:

Replacing their NFS file share with Amazon EFS provided the client with the amount of storage they need, the instant they need it. Backing up their data on Amazon EFS with S3 Glacier reduced their costs of storing archived data when compared to storing tape backups offsite.

  • Save an estimate of 20% on NFS costs and archived data storage
  • With EFS pay per use model, costs are predictable as they scale

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Case Study: Endpoint Backup with AWS

Case Study: Endpoint Backup with AWS

Easy, cost-effective endpoint backup solution.

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Challenge:

Ouster was looking to find an economic solution for backing up their productivity and collaborative cloud applications. As a growing company with over 200 employees, the need for a dependable endpoint backup solution increased. With hundreds of endpoint devices, this exposed a high risk and high probability for data loss.

Solution:

The customer wanted a backup solution that was cost effective, easy to manage, and well-integrated with their current set of cloud applications. After careful evaluation and review of current cloud environment, Sycomp proposed Druva inSync paired with Amazon S3 as the backup solution for their cloud applications. Already built on AWS and compatible with G Suite among other cloud applications, Druva inSync fulfills both Endpoint Data Protection and Cloud Application Backup and Archival needs for the client. With Druva inSync the client is able to backup and store all the company’s endpoint data securely and cost-effectively to Amazon S3.

The client engaged Sycomp’s professional services team to design, architect, and implement the solution saving the client’s technical staff valuable time.

Benefits & Results:

  • High performance backup, remote wipe and geo-location of laptops and smart devices
  • Protection and governance for G Suite and collaborative cloud applications
  • No hardware implementation – moved from CAPEX to OPEX model
  • Reliable and secure cloud application backup for invaluable endpoint data

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Why Backup and Restore on AWS?

Why Backup and Restore on AWS?

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Why Backup and Restore on AWS?

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.

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Cloud Storage 101: What is cloud computing?

Cloud Storage 101: What is cloud computing?

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Cloud Storage 101: What is cloud computing?

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.

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