Typically, organizations have server infrastructure and desktop apps stored one of two ways:
- In the cloud
But you and I both know businesses are more complex than this, and so is business technology. Complete Hybrid IT is a way to have app storage that fits the way your business works. It brings businesses the best of both worlds.
What Is Complete Hybrid IT?
When I'm asked, "What is Hybrid IT?" I think people are surprised by the simplicity of the answer. Hybrid IT solutions involve keeping some resources in-house but also using cloud-based services to simplify management. What it boils down to is having your resources in multiple places and having the management in place to support those resources.
Why Do Organizations Want Complete Hybrid IT?
As a business, Hybrid IT means putting your applications in the cloud and not having to worry if they're up-to-date or working properly. Your managed provider takes care of all that for you. In this situation, all your business is responsible for is using the apps to continue doing business.
Cost Efficiency and Manageability
Complete Hybrid IT is cost efficient. Businesses can invest in cloud resources at a fixed rate, as opposed to the capital expense of on-premise resources. And the management of cloud-based applications is the responsibility of your managed provider; you're not responsible for maintaining and upgrading.
Each organization's hybrid technology will look different. What's involved and included depends on your level of need, and your solution is built from the ground up. It all starts with a conversation with one of our cloud engineers to help design your services, map out your applications and determine any and all hardware needs.
When it comes to keeping data safe and secure and business applications running as they should, redundancy is key. Hybrid IT solutions ensure your server infrastructure and business applications remain accessible and operational even in the face of unexpected interruptions and disasters (natural and otherwise).
Hybrid IT solutions are not cookie-cutter products or services. Everyone's needs are different, and accommodating those differences is built into the process. If you'd like to learn more about Hybrid IT and uncover what it can mean for your business, connect with a technology advisor:
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