What is hybrid cloud?

By Hannah Wakeman

12 July 2016

Hybrid cloud combines remote desktop technology with on-site data servers for the best of both worlds when it comes to modern IT storage, function and security. With a combined strategy of cloud storage and your own on-site servers, you can amalgamate all the best bits out of each IT option which is helpful when you can’t pick one out of the two!

the-cloudRemote desktop

If you didn’t know already, remote desktop or hosted desktop is essentially your own cloud system. You can store a whole office of desktops on the cloud, and access them wherever and whenever you like – whether that’s on the bus or at the in-laws. Remote desktop provides a greater level of security so there’s no need to fear breaking your phone or spilling a coffee on your laptop – you can get all your stuff back from the cloud! It’s great to know you always have a reliable back up in the cloud for whenever an IT disaster strikes.

On-site servers

Some people, however, prefer to have their own on-site servers for the extra confidential information or just peace of mind that they know where their servers are and how to get to them should they need to. These are also useful if you use specialist software that can’t be accessed remotely. But on-site servers don’t have the added bonus of accessing your work on the go, with a back-up always available.

the-cloudHybrid cloud

That’s where hybrid cloud comes in. We understand there isn’t one fits-all solution when it comes to IT infrastructure so putting 2 and 2 together gets you a hybrid cloud option. Work on the go and access your data from the cloud quickly, safe in the knowledge you have your on-site servers for extra security.

If you’re planning on revamping your IT infrastructure, a hybrid cloud may the option for you. If you’re on the fence, why not give us a call? We can talk you through the remote desktop options, and how hybrid cloud might be what you’re looking for.

You can call us on 0117 933 0570 or fill in our contact form and we will get back to you.

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