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Gartner Report Hybrid Cloud Provider

How to Select Hybrid Cloud Managed Service Providers

In this research note from Gartner, you'll learn more about the most important factors when choosing your Hybrid Cloud Managed Service Provider.

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Your customised Managed Cloud

The right cloud for any online project, budget and requirements. With a broad portfolio of cloud solutions in the PlusServer data centres or from our Public Cloud partners, we are able to meet your specific needs and your company’s requirements.

Simply click on the products below to find out more about the individual solutions. Or call us directly and discuss which cloud solution is the best fit for your project in person.

Also available as a German cloud!

Public Cloud

The solution for usage-based billing and scale-out scenarios


Private Cloud

The tailor-made cloud platform for individual requirements


Hybrid Cloud

The cloud solution with the best of all worlds



Combine your setup from different cloud infrastructures


Cloud computing for your business

Whether for your temporary test environment, to handle peak loads or for scalability at the press of a button – our Managed Cloud is perfect for the success of your online business model.

Operate servers individually as virtual instances, while still utilising all the advantages of a redundant and high-performing service architecture. Additional appliances such as firewalls, load balancers, CDN or DDoS mitigation increase accessibility and security. A private connection to a dedicated infrastructure is also possible.

Use Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and gain access to a huge pool of resources which allows you to flexibly react to current market situations at all times. Thanks to flexible conditions such as a short minimum term, you can add cloud servers as necessary. You only pay for the service and duration used.

Overview of the cloud models

With all cloud solutions, you can decide for yourself how PlusServer handles management – from the IaaS platform to the application level.

Public Cloud

As much as you need and exactly when you need it, the Public Cloud provides you with fast resource capacities, services and more. The cloud infrastructure is shared with other customers. Billing is based on use (pay-per-use).

Private Cloud

Secured performance, reliable security and planable costs: these are all included in the Private Cloud. You will receive a dedicated cloud infrastructure whose resources you can freely allocate. The best choice for sensitive data and high compliance requirements.

Hybrid Cloud

The Hybrid Cloud offers the best of all worlds with a mixture of stability, compliance, scalability and flexibility. A Hybrid Cloud solution is ideal for handling seasonal peaks and provides the best infrastructure for each workload.


If cloud computing uses different providers, this is referred to as a Multi-Cloud solution. In contrast to the Hybrid Cloud, however, the individual resources are not centrally managed and an automatic load overflow, for example, is not possible.

Public Cloud


PlusServer offers you Public Cloud products based on AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or VMware vCloud. Elasticity, scalability and flexibility are the main focus.

Public Cloud

Private Cloud


Your Private Cloud will store your data in a PlusServer data centre in your region. This will allow you to benefit from the lowest latencies to your own servers or other resources at PlusServer. You may use either Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere as the basic technology.

Private Cloud

Hybrid Cloud


PlusServer develops hybrid setups with Private or Public Cloud resources. For example, different VMware products or dedicated resources (servers) can be used. Because all resources are integrated into the same networks, they can interact seamlessly.

Hybrid Cloud



The technological approach of the Multi-Cloud is similar to that of the Hybrid Cloud. They take advantage of different cloud technologies to create a multi-dimensional setup.

Multi Cloud

Detailed overview

Dedicated Server

Public Cloud

Private Cloud

Hybrid Cloud

Multi Cloud


Individuelle Server

Geteilte virtuelle Infrastruktur

Dediziert individuelle, virtuelle Infrastruktur

Mischung aus Public und Private Cloud oder dedizierter Umgebung

Mischung diverser Public-Cloud-Lösungen

Physical hardware




Shared und Dedicated



Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud

Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, OpenStack

Je nach gewählter Lösung

Je nach gewählten Clouds

Ideal for ...

Sensible, unternehmenskritische Prozesse; hohe Leistungs-, Sicherheits- und Compliance-Anforderungen

Nicht-sensible, für Nutzer zugängliche Prozesse und unvorhersehbaren Datenverkehr

Sensible, unternehmenskritische Prozesse

Kombination aus den besten Technologien der Public, Private oder dedizierter Umgebung

Kombination aus den besten Technologien je nach Cloudtechnologie

Granular scalability

Usage-based billing



High performance


Foreseeable costs

24x7x365 support

Cloud in Germany

On request, you can use cloud services exclusively in our highly secure and certified data centres in Germany. Since our company is also based in Germany, German law applies exclusively, for example with regard to data protection. It goes without saying that we meet the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which has been in force since 25 May 2018.

We also offer security options such as DDoS mitigation and firewalls so as to provide your data in the cloud with the best possible protection against internet attacks. Simply tell us your requirements regarding data security and data protection – we will be happy to advise you.

Diagram of a mixed setup

The sketch shows a mixed setup including Hybrid Cloud integration. This solution makes it possible to provide additional resources for the hosting infrastructure to react to short-term peak loads, if necessary.

Managed Cloud Hosting from the market leader

Our cloud services do not just include the cloud resources. From planning to management during operation as well as all necessary extensions, you will receive active support from PlusServer experts.

In this way, you will receive a solution which is exclusively adapted to your specific business model. Through our professional management and our 24/7 support, you will also benefit from maximum availability of your cloud resources.

Find out more about our Managed Hosting Service

Technical consulting and design

  • Personal consulting from our experts
  • Conception and design of your cloud
  • Selecting the right cloud technologies such as VMware or OpenStack

Integration and migration

  • Integration of all components and services
  • Migration of your existing IT to the cloud
  • Optimisation and automation

Administration and surveillance

  • Customised management of your cloud
  • Monitoring and patch management
  • 24/7 support and fault elimination

Our partners for your Managed Cloud

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Eight reasons to choose the cloud


You do not need your own server hardware: this corresponds to savings in procurement and maintenance.


You do not need your own specialist staff: this will save on human resources.


You do not need to enter into negotiations with hardware and software providers: cloud providers offer significantly better value conditions through economies of scale.


You no longer have to fear peak times and seasonal fluctuations: cloud resources offer short terms and rapid delivery times.


Outdated systems are a thing of the past: the cloud provider always ensures the latest hardware and applications.


Unlimited possibilities: the cloud offers a very wide pool of resources, so that the company’s IT can continually grow.


Wide variety of cloud products: in addition to private and public clouds, Hybrid Cloud solutions offer the possibility of seamlessly integrating dedicated or proprietary hardware.


Managed services and personal support: decision-makers are unburdened, as the cloud provider is there to provide support at all times.

Our customers - successful with PlusServer

  • babywalz
    REWE Group
  • R+V Versicherung
    Marc O’Polo
  • IBM
    Kuka AG

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