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Posted by Anna Nicholls on 24-May-2022 13:07:44

One size does not fit all - enter hybrid hosting. But what exactly is it?

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You’ll all be familiar with the terms hybrid cloud, hybrid IT and hybrid hosting, but there can be some confusion around what it means. Actually, it can mean different things to different people. A hybrid solution could be a mixture of public cloud and private cloud… it could be a combination of cloud and colocation, or it could be used to describe an infrastructure made up of on-prem solutions and cloud solutions. Basically, it’s a blend of different types of computing and we find that for many of our clients, a hybrid approach works best. 

So why would a business need this combination of solutions?

Well it’s all dependent on the requirements. The IT has to fit the need. You might be using applications or handling data that needs to adhere to particularly stringent security policies. In which case, public cloud probably won’t be the answer for that element of your business, and private cloud, on-prem or colocation would perhaps be the better choice. However that’s not to say that areas of your business can’t communicate via public cloud solutions such as Microsoft Teams. You  might also be running a unique line of business application or CRM that is slightly old and clunky and just won’t work in the cloud. So that might sit on-prem. And there you have a hybrid solution. 

It’s best not to get too hung up on what hybrid is, or even be too precious about what type of solution you have. The better option would be to find a partner or provider who can really get to know and understand your business needs, and offer a consultative approach to discovering the right IT infrastructure for you.

At Teledata we can help with cloud hosting, colocation and hybrid hosting and our team of experts works with you, not for you, to ensure that the recommendations they make will benefit your business across the board. 

To find out more, or to chat to a member of our team, give us a call on 0161 498 1200 or get in touch with us here.

Topics: colocation, cloud hosting, cloud, hosting, it industry, hybrid hosting

Anna Nicholls

Written by Anna Nicholls

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