SOFTCAT: HYBRID INFRASTRUCTURE
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SO MUCH TERMINOLOGY, SO LITTLE TIME...
When it comes to technology, buzzwords and terminology are everywhere. On-premises, private cloud, public cloud, IaaS, hybrid cloud, hybrid infrastructure, SaaS, hybrid datacentre, PaaS, multi-cloud, co-location, serverless, containers…and so on.
These terms are part of every IT conversation and all of them are constantly evolving. After a while, they can sound like white noise to all but the initiated.
However, while you might not need to be an expert on any of these individual technologies, understanding how they work together and differ from one another is critical for a successful IT strategy. All are effective technology platforms for managing the various workloads and applications that drive your business and serve your customers. They generate, store, process and manipulate the data that underpins and impacts everything.
SO, WHERE DOES HYBRID INFRASTRUCTURE COME IN?
Depending on your particular requirements, a well-defined hybrid infrastructure (Cloud) solution could be your best approach to harness these various technologies and make them sing. By hybrid we mean a blend of public cloud and dedicated technologies working together in harmony to give you the optimum blend of data security, financial flexibility, user and process accessibility, and innovation to ultimately decrease risk across all these areas.
This hybrid element is important, because even small nuances in your technology investments and the resulting tapestry of your solutions can make all the difference to commercial results. Performance, speed, security, ease of use, cost, longevity, flexibility… all these factors contribute to the effectiveness of your technology ecosystem and your ability to achieve digital transformation.
Even modest incremental gains in these areas can give you a vital competitive advantage. And of course, you can continue to adjust them to remain optimal going forward.
Certainly, both public cloud and datacentre modernisation represent huge opportunities for your organisation to transform systems and operations while driving business success. However, public cloud is consumption-based and owned elsewhere, meaning that much of its management is typically taken out of your hands by the particular vendor providing it to you. Meanwhile, traditional datacentre vendors are starting to provide ‘as a service’ offerings that make it easier for you to buy what you need, as you need it, whilst retaining control over where it’s located and how it’s managed.
It’s an ever-changing, fast-evolving landscape and to ensure you make the best decisions for your business, it’s beneficial to have a knowledgeable partner on hand to advise you.
Softcat is a leading partner providing a framework that supports you with identifying which technology platforms and supporting services are right for your requirements. We work with the key providers that operate across this space – including public cloud, global technology vendors, and new market entrants to support you in the fast paced and changing market.
Read on to find out more about our solutions and how we can help you make hybrid infrastructure work brilliantly for your business.
READ ON TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SOLUTIONS AND HOW WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE HYBRID INFRASTRUCTURE WORK BRILLIANTLY FOR YOUR BUSINESS.