Within most organizations, there are business solutions that it makes sense to deploy using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model and others that require higher levels of customization that may be deployed on a Private Cloud, Public Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or a traditional on-premises approach.
The Avanade solution is built on flexible delivery options that meet the needs of any one of these models, as well as mixed scenarios where these models are combined, known as a hybrid approach.
Our services for Managed Exchange, Managed SharePoint, Managed Lync and Managed Active Directory can be delivered:
On-premises: hardware, software and data physically located in customer’s on-premise datacenter.
Cloud: hardware, software, and customer data located in a secure third-party datacenter like the ones offered by Avanade or our enterprise datacenter partners.
Hybrid: a combination of on-premises or remote datacenter delivery with the multi-tenant datacenter, supported by Avanade hybrid managed service.
Multi-tenant datacenter: SAAS shared infrastructure with hardware, software and customer data located in a multi-tenant datacenter like Microsoft’s Office 365 suite.
Today, one of the major IT debates is whether or not to push the majority of hardware and capex costs to the cloud or to continue to leverage existing technology in the on-premises datacenter. Avanade provides multiple options for cost control and we’ve purposely designed our technology to give you the freedom to achieve cost efficiencies however you choose to deploy.