Hybrid Cloud


Not everything can or should go to the Cloud- that is why you might have heard of the term Hybrid. This means that you still have a server in your business to do some of the heavy lifting but you also have some of your solutions in the Cloud.

A good example of this is running your ERP or Finance systems in-house with your email and intranet in the Cloud.

Currently this is the most popular Cloud Model for corporate business.

With Hybrid Cloud, you evaluate each system and service as you deploy.

Work out the pros and cons for your systems and where it makes sense to move to the Cloud- you do so.

What goes to the Cloud, and what stays?

To help you decide which parts to keep in-house and which parts to migrate to the Cloud, consider the following:

  • Capability of the technology - If the Cloud technology now offers all of the features you require for a particular application then Cloud is a real consideration. There are many technologies that are not yet ready for Cloud.
  • Perception of security - Does the Cloud provider meet your requirements for security, privacy and data control? Only put data into the Cloud if you are confident that it is protected.
  • Cost of implementation - Will adopting the Cloud solution have an impact on the implementation cost or could it reduce the need for investment in internal infrastructure?
  • Cost of management - To really assess the value of a Cloud solution it is best to consider its costs over a four-year period and compare that with the cost of an in-house, server-based alternative. Although many Cloud solutions keep getting cheaper as more people use them, this will not always be the case. Use today’s price as a baseline for comparing the costs.


In some cases it may not make sense for your business to move a particular system to the Cloud at this point so you may choose to deploy on premises.

In essence you are getting the best of both worlds. At this point we rarely see any company move everything to Cloud rather we see a split of on premises and Cloud.

Mostly we see on premises.

Moving forward the Cloud split will increase and likely take over the on premises as a solution. There are many factors to consider when evaluating a system for Cloud deployment. P2P Computer Services are experts at evaluating all these factors.

If you’re planning to implement a new service into your environment and are considering moving to the Cloud give P2P Computer Services a call, we’d be happy to assist you make the right decision.

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