Deputy Director of Computer Systems Department for Solution Sales
+7 (495) 974-22-74 ext. 2626ATischenko@croc.ru
Head of Data Storage Systems Practice
+7 (495) 974-22-74 ext. 2612VKolganov@croc.ru
CROC has been constructing IT infrastructures for many years and is capable of implementing projects of any complexity from equipping a simple server room to a turn-key construction of a data center in compliance with Uptime Institute standards.
Thus far, we have implemented over 1,000 data storage system creation projects and about 3,000 projects on installing business process automation systems. Our specialist competencies guarantee uninterrupted operation of all your IT systems.
When it comes to more complicated IT infrastructures, it is worth noting that CROC has accumulated rich experience in data center construction and operation.
When designing all sites and equipping them with engineering systems, CROC leverages its long-term experience in data center design and construction for large companies such as banks, telecom operators, industrial enterprises, and retailers. CROC constructs data centers in line with Uptime Institute international quality standards, thus protecting data and business process continuity on a 24x7x365 basis.
CROC operates its own data centers certified for compliance with Uptime Institute standards. Kompressor data center meets TIER III requirements and guarantees customers 99.982% availability and thus no more than 1.5 hours of downtime per year. This relatively high degree of data protection is ensured by uninterrupted operation of engineering and power supply systems and the reliability of the data center building itself.
CROC has opened solution centers based on systems offered by leading vendors such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Symantec, and Dell. These centers allow customers to learn about innovative solutions, quickly reproduce their IT infrastructures at no extra cost and choose the best IT solution.
Hyper-convergence is a new approach to creating a computing infrastructure involving ready-to-use software-defined modules composed of standard hardware components. In response to the growth of business requirements, IT capacity can easily be expanded by adding similar modules to existing infrastructure. The advantages of hyper-converged solutions include:
CROC cooperates with all leading hyper-converged solution vendors, including HPE SimpliVity, Nutanix, Cisco, and Dell EMC.
CROC is capable of completing projects of any level from equipping a simple server room to constructing geographically distributed fault-tolerant data centers. CROC performs the entire range of activities relating to data center design and computing and network equipment installation.
CROC partners with global leading hardware and system software vendors such as Dell EMC, HPE, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Oracle, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, NetApp, Inspur, Violin Memory, etc.
Such cooperation allows a customer to try and choose the best solution for creating their own IT infrastructure (data storage systems, servers, etc.)
CROC offers solutions delivered by leading global and Russian mobile data center vendors. These are integrated solutions combining all IT equipment, telecommunication and engineering infrastructure in one container.
Mobile data center will be of great use in situations where there is a need to promptly deploy a powerful infrastructure in minimum timeframe or in the absence of a prepared site.
To make management of IT infrastructure of any scale simple and convenient, CROC offers a solution for centralized management of IT and telecommunications infrastructures based on software by various vendors. The solution contains a set of systems for managing telecommunication networks, servers, applications, and data storage system components so that administrators can simultaneously reconfigure hundreds or thousands of servers.
Leasing CROC's equipment for the hosting of customer's IT services helps customers to implement a new IT system without purchasing equipment or obtain ready-to-use computing power in the shortest possible time. Payment can be made either monthly or quarterly. The equipment lease term must be at least one year. In addition to the equipment provided, CROC ensures delivery and service maintenance for the entire lease term.
CROC offers Data storage as a Service for those customers who are revising their infrastructure modernization plans to reduce expenses for data storage system upgrade. This helps solve the problems related to fast processing and reliable storage of data in the event of a capacity, resource, or IT budget shortage.
To accelerate the implementation of innovative solutions and reduce financial load on a customer, CROC offers co-financing of projects together with the largest IT vendors.
CROC’s technical support is based on an integrated approach to the support of customer’s IT infrastructure with due account being taken of its specifics and business requirements as well as the ability to maintain multi-vendor infrastructures.
CROC’s service center and 24/7 helpdesk provide technical support and maintenance services for all supplied hardware and implemented solutions, and promptly address sophisticated challenges being too difficult for competitors.
CROC maintains its own large warehouse of hardware and spare parts while the service center keeps its own stock of spare parts, consumables and redundant equipment in order to recover systems of any complexity. Direct vendor relations allow for the fastest spare part delivery and, thanks to well-developed partnerships with regional companies, CROC’s engineers can recover customer hardware throughout Russia within the shortest period possible.
Comprehensive monitoring based on Zabbix open source software will provide access to up-to-date status information on the entire IT infrastructure. CROC developed extensions to Zabbix platform that can successfully replace expensive proprietary tools used to monitor enterprise-class data storage systems by Hitachi Data Systems, Dell EMC, IBM, HPE, and other vendors. Key benefits of using Zabbix:
CROC offers customers IT system migration to standard x86 servers in order to keep high-performance infrastructure for the increasing number of new business tasks.
*According to HPE’s survey
Investment in ICT infrastructure accounts for up to 80% of company’s IT costs. In order to make investment more efficient and reduce budget load, CROC jointly with leading hardware manufacturers offers IT project financing services such as an opportunity to pay in instalments; assistance in obtaining credits; and lease and rent agreements for both separate equipment items and entire IT infrastructure.
As a result, customer can use equipment right after the first payment and save its working capital, control its IT costs and budget more efficiently.