Hybrid Infrastructure

The Bechtle Journey

A company’s infrastructure is the backbone of any organisation – supporting user access, collaboration, data security and more. In today’s environment, the expectations put on an infrastructure demand that it is highly available, highly agile and, let’s not forget, absolutely secure. To meet these demands, embracing the evolution of traditional on-premise IT into a dynamic, hybrid environment with the right chosen cloud(s) is essential, offering:


  • Flexibility
  • Faster response to your business changes
  • Easier management
  • Security control


Bechtle is a proven partner to companies who are taking their first steps on this journey, as well as those reviewing steps they have taken already, to ensure they are on the right path and working to maximum efficiency.



As detailed on our Journeys homepage, Bechtle has an established model to support our clients, with key tailored steps for every part of the journey that fit your specific requirements.

The 4 stages below offer an example of how Bechtle will help build your Hybrid Infrastructure (HCI) Journey:



1. Understand


  • Identification of existing environment – legacy systems, data location/policies/processes, key business priorities, industry outlook, current areas of knowledge, international presence
  • Vision for future environment - balance of cloud vs on-premise, internal management vs outsourcing, adapt existing  vs new install
  • Workshops - key challenges and potential barriers to change
  • Assessments – evaluate using e.g. Lanamark resource utilisation tool



2. Design


  • Technical models designed using sizing tools and presented
  • Proof of concept and datacentre demos through key vendor engagement
  • Optimisation of business processes in line with cloud vs on-premise deployment
  • Financial models reviewed and presented



3. Deploy


  • Define project management team and engineers
  • Pre-configuration and onsite implementation (migrations and/or aligning to existing estate)
  • Onsite knowledge transfer and training
  • Optimisation tools implementation for on-premise/multi-cloud environment
  • Post-installation review



4. Support


  • Break/fix services for ongoing support (voucher vs managed service)
  • Helpdesk services to support internal resources
  • Certified disposal/recycling services





The Results


Taking the first step on a complex journey such as HCI, is always a risk. By working with Bechtle, you will engage with an organisation which possesses the accreditation and capabilities to support you at every stage. We aim to mitigate your risks and provide you with an agile platform for future business growth.


An effective Hybrid environment will help your business to:

Scale your IT in the right places


Reduce management overheads


Focus on other areas of IT



Bechtle can help you bring your hybrid infrastructure to life
Case Study


Take a look at how we worked with A-Z Maps to transform their data centre with a hyper-converged solution.


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For more information on Hybrid Infrastructure, please contact Justin Edhouse



Niamh Burgess-Smith 

Head of infrastructure, Server and Storage


Tel.: +44 1249 467 102