Your Hosted Hybrid Cloud is essentially a private cloud, but with the added benefit of multi-tenant cloud services (Hosted Exchange) or third party public cloud resources. In many ways, this is the best of both worlds. Your company has the privacy, security and control of a private cloud with the flexibility, and economy, of multi-tenant and public cloud services.
Hybrid clouds are the most popular External IT cloud solution. They’re the choice configuration of the majority of clients who come to us from other hosting companies. And they’re also the number one choice among clients who make the switch from traditional IT.
Below are the basic building blocks for your Hosted Hybrid Cloud:
Dedicated Managed Servers
External IT provides highly-managed hosting for the applications that your business relies on. Those applications, whether Win-based or web-based, are hosted on infrastructure specifically configured to meet the specifications of your application set. Servers are monitored 24 x 7, and depending on client requirments, can be replicated to across multiple data centers and/or cloud providers.
|Dedicated App Servers (Citrix)||Managed application hosting configured to deliver a full set of Windows-based applications based on your requirements. Productivity suites, business applications, and custom software.|
|Dedicated Web App Servers||Application servers configured to meet the specifications of your web-based application set. Standard builds for Office Web Apps, SharePoint, and others.|
|Backend servers dedicated to Exchange, SQL, File, Print, DB, Gateway and others provide crtical services to business applications delivered via Citrix or web.These servers typically include function-specific management, depending on role and configuration.|
|Server Management||You can do as little or as much in-house. Complete server management available for function-specific servers, web-based hosting, standard and custom Windows-based application delivery.|
3-Tier On-Demand SAN storage
External IT offers standard, premium, and archive level storage services. These form the building blocks of your custom cloud based SAN. And they all come with a secure, privately hosted Windows file system. You only pay for the storage you use.
|Standard||Storage optimized to meet most standard business storage needs.|
|Premium||Storage optimized for the most demanding mission critical applications.|
|Archive||Cost-effective storage ideal for storing non-transactional data and backups.|
Multi-Tenant Cloud Services
Even for clients with complex and custom business applications, there are aspects of IT that have become a useful, cost effective, standardized commodity, identical from company to company. Most clients find Multi-Tenant Cloud Services to be a smart, high-value, and ideal way to add the most common capabilities to their cloud computing solution. Here are the most common examples:
|Hosted MS Office|
|Hosted Exchange||Office Web Apps|
Replication, DR and HA options
Whatever your company needs, that’s exactly what you’re company shall have. Once you customize the options, configuration is straightforward and can be quickly modified as your requirements evolve. Application hosting infrastructure as well as all data can be replicated across multiple Data Centers and/or cloud providers in order to deliver real-time failover in a DR scenario.
Looking at the ways in which we can help you configure your dream IT solution and it's hard not to get excited. It’s like going over a features list for the new BMW/Mercedes/Vette/Audi you’ve imagined parked in front of your house. Only here, the luxury, performance, and optional features are more affordable that what you’re currently running.