At Softcat we believe Hybrid infrastructure should be a journey – one in support of you defining and selecting the right balance of interconnected and secure technology platforms across datacentre, edge, private, public or hybrid-cloud. The right platforms are key to meeting your requirements now and in the future.

This journey often centres around some common IT strategies and business goals, such as increasing the pace of change; optimising the use of existing investments; modernisation from the datacentre to operations and applications; achieving sustainable development goals; reducing cost; developing new products and services; addressing a skills gap and re-focussing the time spent supporting IT to innovating for the business.

Throughout this journey, Softcat knows that the decisions you make for today must be able to evolve based on tomorrow’s requirements. Today organisations need to innovate fast for speed to market and competitive advantage; reduce the cost of failure or ensure alignment of IT cost to business demand; and ensure you have the right skills to support an evolving landscape.

Defining these business and technology requirements, as well as how they drive your strategy, are critical in making informed decisions that will create a foundation for success. For many organisations, data is now the lifeblood of business, with comprehensive control and governance required over valuable information tailored specifically to their needs. New and emerging requirements exist around sustainability goals, including sourcing IT solutions which support your direct and indirect emissions goals and working with partners like Softcat whose own goals can contribute to yours.

Softcat supports you in unlocking these requirements, provides you with access to a methodology to facilitate decision making, and can provide you with a range of solutions and services to enable the execution.

We believe this ultimately provides you with a foundation for operational excellence, financial flexibility and innovation.

In this document, we set out to explain more about the hybrid infrastructure building blocks; before recommending some suitable services and approaches for your business.


Softcat have a range of services dedicated to helping you get the most from your hybrid infrastructure journey - from planning and advisory, through to implementation, migration and management.


Softcat have a well-established and proven framework - Discover, Design, Deliver, Operate - created to guide you through each phase of adoption and change, with the support of our own specialists.