7 Reasons to invest in a managed Hybrid IT infrastructure

Published date : 2018-01-16

Today, it’s increasingly common for businesses to be operating with  a complex IT environment; managing a very broad collection of  on-premise and cloud-based resources. This can include everything from on-premise server infrastructure, to cloud-based apps, telephony, end user computing, networking devices.

Here are 7 reasons invest in a managed Hybrid IT infrastructure.

1. Get consistent, reliable support around the clock.
When it comes to maintaining your hybrid IT infrastructure, choosing the right support is essential. You need a provider who can offer a customised support package to suit your business and who won’t simply recommend a “one-size-fits-all” option.

Key priorities in choosing a partner should include:

  • Dedicated support team
  • Continual monitoring
  • Continual optimisation
  • Rigorous service level agreement
  • Transparency
  • Experience


2. Offer your users a consistent user experience.
A key element of the user experience is providing your people with ease of access. Today, your people expect a very smooth experience, regardless of what app they are using, what device they are connecting from, or even which provider is managing the app. Third-party specialists can help you implement an identity management and single-sign on solution, which can considerably improve overall usability.

3. Optimize performance and innovation across your entire environment.

To drive innovation, efficiency and productivity across your business, your IT environment needs to enable solid and robust performance.
According to a recent IBM survey, highperforming businesses are using hybrid IT as a driver of digital change, with 85 percent saying that hybrid adoption is accelerating digital transformation in their companies.
This involves three key steps:

  • Security assessment
  • Technical assessment
  • Cost assessment


4. Reduce the maintenance workload for your staff.

When you choose to outsource your IT to a reliable third party, however, you can free up your existing resources to focus on the “big picture” aspects of your IT strategy, rather than on time-consuming and laborious day-to-day maintenance .


5. Streamline your costs.

An outsourced hybrid IT solution can also help you streamline your costs in several ways.
By moving some solutions to a cloud-based environment, you can cut your infrastructure costs and start paying for your IT on a month-by-month basis rather than as a capital expense.

In addition, by outsourcing your hybrid IT environment to an expert and experienced third party, you can also benefit from efficiencies of scale when it comes to licensing and cloudbased services, as well as leveraging vendor relationships.


6. Establish a more consistent security posture

Today, security is a vital concern with any IT asset – either it the cloud, or on-premise.
By engaging a third party to manage your entire hybrid IT environment, you can protect and mitigate any breaches by having an overarching security policy that covers both your cloud-based and on-premise assets. You can also protect end-users and end-point devices under the same umbrella security policy.


7. Meet regulatory compliance requirements.

An outsourced hybrid IT environment can also help your business more effectively meet regulatory compliance requirements.
If your data is subject to regulatory compliance, an outsourced IT specialist can provide you with the data and results you need, whenever you need it. An outsourced provider will also provide you with a suitable service level agreement to ensure you meet requirements.
You also get the peace of mind of knowing that your data is compliant in every aspect, and that you have reliable data recovery in place should an unexpected event occur.


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