Advanced Public and Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

Secure, highly available, virtualised environments with forecastable and controlled costs.


Build a secure, highly available and scalable environment

Hybrid cloud services combine the flexibility and scalability of the public cloud with the control and security of a private cloud environment, providing organisations with the best of both worlds.

Whether looking to build a full hybrid cloud strategy or to leverage it as a stepping stone to public cloud adoption, Advanced’s Hybrid Cloud Practice provide the expertise and knowledge to help organisations optimise IT operations and achieve greater flexibility, scalability, and cost efficiency.

We understand and solve your key issues

We provide services which are designed to solve our customers' key challenges.

  • Control

    With public cloud, you cannot determine a true TCO (total cost of ownership) associated with the IT infrastructure, and you also have to use the hardware and software the cloud provider offers. With a private cloud you have full control over these choices. 

  • Costs

    Although the on-demand and scalable nature of public cloud services can be advantageous, this also makes it difficult to predict costs and keep track of spending. Hybrid Cloud can make it easy to divide IT consumption into capital and operational costs.

  • Security risks

    Security is often a concern with the public cloud as you do not have control of the exact location where your data is stored or processed, which can be an issue with certain industry regulations. With Hybrid Cloud, you can keep the most sensitive data and critical workloads on private infrastructure to ensure security.

  • Complex Management

    Managing hybrid environments can be complex. Our hosting platform is underpinned by VMware infrastructure. It provides advanced tooling to deliver comprehensive monitoring, control and management of infrastructure. VMware will seamlessly balance virtual services in the most performant way, and we utilise VMware NSX-T software defined networking to allow codified management and elastic scaling. To keep things lean and efficient, tooling also delivers sophisticated right-sizing reporting.

Key capabilities

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A range of services to suit your needs

Find out more about our key hybrid cloud services

Managed Hybrid Cloud



Who succeeds with us

A rich, diverse customer base from finance to healthcare and everything in between

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”As a charity, it was really important for us to partner with someone that understood what we needed and Advanced did just that – they understood our vision. ”

Rob Bing, IT Service Manager
St Andrew's Healthcare

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Frequently asked questions

  • 1. What is Private Cloud?

    A private cloud refers to a model of cloud computing where IT services are provisioned over private IT infrastructure for the dedicated use of a single organisation. This setup maintains the scalability and efficiency of cloud computing, but provides a higher level of control and security, making it suitable for businesses with strict data, regulatory, or performance requirements.
    Private clouds can be hosted on-premises in the organisation's own data centre, or externally by a third-party provider, but the resources are not shared by other organisations.

  • 2. What are the benefits of hybrid cloud?

    • Greater control: Organisations can maintain a private infrastructure (on-premises/private cloud) for sensitive workloads.

    • Increased flexibility: Organisations can scale easily by deploying additional resources to public cloud when required.

    • Cost-effectiveness: The ability to scale on demand through public cloud, therefore only paying for compute when required.

  • 3. What are the challenges of hybrid cloud?

    • Complexity around implementation- it can be complex and difficult to implement and manage a hybrid infrastructure.

    • Lack of visibility: running an environment with multiple clouds can lead to a greater burden on operations. This can also lead to lack of clear understanding of the current infrastructure, therefore leading to an unclear view of the cloud environment.

    • High in-house expenses: Hybrid Cloud can be expensive to run, due to the high costs to maintain on-premises hardware in relation to private cloud.

  • 4. What is the difference between hybrid cloud and multi-cloud?

    The terms multi-cloud and hybrid cloud are often used by customers and businesses to say the same thing. However, in reality there is a difference. Multi-cloud is when an organisation uses more than one public cloud environment whereas hybrid cloud refers to the use of both a public and private cloud environment.


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