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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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What is a Hybrid Cloud?

A Hybrid Cloud is the combination of several cloud types so as to be able to take advantage of the best features of all models within one solution. In addition, however, a combination of cloud and dedicated resources is also possible, for example, in the form of managed hosting plus a Public Cloud. This is known as Hybrid Hosting.

Who needs a Hybrid Cloud?

IT landscape resources

The Hybrid Cloud can generate both commercial and technological benefits. Customers of cloud solutions can transfer the financial risk to the provider. Cloud services generally have a higher price point with a fixed term, but are more flexible in their use. From the customer’s point of view, the result is an economic break-even between the use of dedicated IT infrastructure and the cloud. So the question for cloud transformation is: at which point is the cloud worthwhile to me? The purpose of this consideration is to analyse the resources of the current infrastructure.

IT landscape resources

If traditional fixed-term contracts are still at the forefront, there must be a compromise before the start of the contract between the resources to be purchased and the resources that are lacking. Usually, this is done with the help of the cost-benefit concept, provided of course that the platform is still performant enough in the context to handle even higher loads. Nevertheless, an IT platform with rigid contract terms is also planned rigidly. As a result, at certain points in time there are not enough resources available. What will be even more noticeable, however, are the unused resources during idle periods. These generate costs, but lay idle as unused resources.


  • Individual advice on the custom hybrid setup
  • Flexible scaling
  • Operating a professional cloud platform (SLA, redundancy)
  • Optional regional hosting or Public Cloud
  • Support for/operation of the infrastructure from/by PlusServer
  • Integration in existing structures possible
  • Simple provisioning of virtual servers and images
  • Cost savings, thanks to consolidation
  • Scalability of cluster nodes
  • Powerful administration interface
  • Support for/operation of infrastructure from/by PlusServer
  • Best performance provided by branded hardware
  • Customised contract terms
Crisp Vendor Universe

A comparison of cloud computing suppliers & and service providers

The Crisp Vendor Universe - Cloud Computing investigates which trends, requirements and providers are currently shaping the market in five relevant cloud markets. PlusServer was classified as an accelerator in the fields of Managed Hybrid Hosting as well as Managed Kubernetes & Container Services.

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What solutions do we offer?

The term Hybrid Cloud defines in the strict sense only a mixed operation from a cloud environment with a dedicated Managed Hosting environment or alternatively the mixed operation of a Public Cloud with a Private Cloud. Accordingly, there are a large number of combinations that theoretically fall under the term Hybrid Cloud.

Our cloud solutions within a hybrid setup are based on the following technologies


As one of the largest VMware solution providers on the German market, we are experts in design and operation.

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Microsoft Azure Cloud

Extensive IaaS and PaaS services that meet all the demands for maximum flexibility and scalability. In global or German data centres.

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The special feature of OpenStack is the open source principle. A large community continually works on its further development.

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Cloud Orchestration Excellence Study

Cloud Orchestration Excellence Study

The study performed by Crisp Research in collaboration with PlusServer first looks into the level of cloud maturity at the company. Based on these results, it analyses future architectures and sourcing plans and provides recommendations for a multi-cloud strategy.

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Advantages and disadvantages of a Hybrid Cloud

In general, a Hybrid Cloud solution increases the flexibility of your IT infrastructure as it is complemented by cloud resources, thereby gaining scalability. In addition, your developers or DevOps employees have much more flexibility to register resources for the development of new software for relatively short periods of time, without having to enter into additional fixed-term contracts. In addition, a Hybrid Cloud is ideal for providing a pool of resources.

This helps you handle increased traffic from large-scale multi-channel campaigns or seasonal events (Christmas, Black Friday).

On the other hand, the complexity of your hosting environment will increase and your IT department will require advanced knowledge, especially regarding the cloud. However, you can also obtain this know-how from us – just contact us, we would be pleased to advise you on the Hybrid Cloud.

The benefits of Managed Cloud Hosting

The Hybrid Cloud promises the best of all worlds: the agility and efficiency of the Public Cloud, combined with the security and control of the Private Cloud, during which time internal resources (on-premises) can continue to be used.

NetApp FAS with All-Flash as High-Performance Storage

The Business Cloud from PlusServer always adapts to your needs. This also applies to storage: we offer different classes that are optimised for different scenarios. With high performance storage on the basis of NetApp FAS with all-flash, you can now also run extremely demanding and critical applications in the Business Cloud. We of course guarantee both the service provided and the availability.

Find out more about this powerful duo: you can discover the advantages of NetApp FAS with all-flash in a Hybrid Cloud environment in the free business whitepaper.

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