The Best of Both Clouds

Hybrid cloud carries multiple meanings but most often refers to infrastructure and applications that span a private cloud environment, public cloud service and on-premises and/or data center environment. Through a hybrid cloud environment, IT gains the flexibility and scalability to move some applications off-site while safeguarding core technologies and processes locally.

Designing a hybrid cloud environment takes into account many factors spanning end user requirements, vendors, connectivity options and more. Before any major IT decision, especially one as sophisticated as migrating to the cloud, it’s prudent to start with a list of requirements—a road map for the company to address future growth initiatives backed by an understanding of end users and their needs.

The shift to cloud often benefits from insight from an experienced and impartial resource like NEF. NEF brings experience garnered from thousands of projects spanning clients large and small and can advise companies on how to plan, design and implement a hybrid cloud model that meets business and end-user requirements.

Questions about hybrid cloud? Connect with an NEF advisor to discuss your needs and goals today.

The Future of Hybrid Cloud

+ 30 %

of the 100 largest vendors' new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only, by 2019. (Gartner)

+ 74 %

of companies who believe using a hybrid cloud will grow their business. (Microsoft)


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