28 Mar 2019

Hybrid Cloud solutions are perfect for those looking for the scalability and agility of cloud computing and yet wish to maintain some in-house computing resources. A hybrid approach to the cloud can allow businesses to manage resources more effectively, maximising existing investments in infrastructure while unlocking new operational efficiencies or capabilities without large capital expenditure.

Azure is a cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing services and applications, anywhere. It’s used by 90% of Fortune 500 companies, has the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any provider and is available in 54 regions worldwide, with two UK data centres currently active. 

According to a recent Microsoft study, 78% of small businesses will be taking advantage of cloud computing by 2020 and 82% of companies experienced lower costs in 2017 due to cloud adoption.

If you want to expand, pay only for what you use and work more flexibly, while maintaining control of your data, Hybrid Cloud is the way forward.


Hybrid Cloud is one of the best ways to move to the cloud, specifically if you want to keep using your on-premises server while gaining the advantages of a fully flexible, scalable public cloud.

For businesses like yours, migrating all your data to Azure may not be the most cost-effective route. But as there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ approach to using the cloud, it’s easy to understand why businesses are using various cloud environments across public and private to meet their individual needs.

Thankfully, with Azure, we can deploy a Hybrid environment for you, so you can continue using your private on-premise server, while taking advantage of the natural flexibility of Microsoft Azure.


  • Ability to leverage existing infrastructure – Choosing between what you want to move to the cloud and the features that you want to keep on your onsite server, means that you can strike the perfect balance, unique to the requirements of your business
  • Getting real value with the right technology – Why invest in onsite servers? Cloud can provide significant cost reduction based on how you run your IT environment. Many businesses have seen up to 60% in savings when going cloud storage versus local storage
  • More flexibility and greater choice – With cloud, you don’t need to purchase hardware or resources you will only need for a short period Scale up or down quickly based on activity and usage peaks in dev/test environments.
  • Greater control and enhanced predictability and reliability – Your Virtual Machines, databases, or apps are maintained with the highest level of security in the cloud. And when it comes to maintaining them, you save time and energy by removing routine tasks and focusing on higher business impact tasks.

82% of companies experienced lower costs in 2017 due to Cloud Adoption



Keep your sensitive business data in private cloud storage preventing third party access, be in control of your own security settings, and make changes instantly without affecting productivity.


Save money and take advantage of an unlimited pool of resources with pay-as-you-go usage. Perfect for small businesses that experience peaks and troughs throughout the year.


Keep your data safe and your business running with automatic data transfer between clouds.


Anywhere anytime access enables your workforce to remain productive outside the office while data remains secure.

Moving to the cloud with SoConnect & Azure

Making it Simple – Move from expensive on-premise storage & servers to the cloud gradually with the guidance of our Azure experts.

Peace of Mind – Azure gives your business limitless options for disaster recovery plans should the unthinkable become a reality. 

You’re in Control – Azure allows you to see everything that is being used so you can change your service based on your usage.

Save Money – As a Microsoft Silver Partner, we are able to offer exclusive discounts on all Azure services.

Our knowledgeable consultants can guide you through the process making it easy to upgrade from traditional onsite servers to a versatile hybrid solution, to save your business time, effort and money.

We would recommend registering your interest with SoConnect today! 

You can get in touch with us on 0333 240 1824 or email us at sales@soconnect.co.uk.