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Phil Hamlett is the Operational Sales Director at Systal Technology Solutions.

5 Things To Consider When Adopting A Hybrid Cloud Structure

Everyone is talking about the hybrid cloud, but what is it? Is it right for your business? And if so, what should you consider when shifting to a hybrid cloud infrastructure? First, let’s consider recent trends in cloud computing more generally. Cloud computing has its roots in the 1950s, with the invention of mainframe computing, but it only really took off in the 1990s, when telecommunications companies were able to start offering virtualised private network connections. This opened up the possibility of public clouds, where a third party such as Amazon or Google – or, commonly, a combination of such third parties – owns the physical hardware supporting data storage and applications, and this infrastructure is shared by multiple clients. Cloud-based server hosting, webmail, and online of...