Cloud? On-premise? Data Centre? With Hybrid IT, you can have it all

Transitioning your IT to the cloud requires very careful consideration. Do you need a public or private cloud, or a combination of both? Do you want to transition all of your applications to the cloud, or would you prefer to retain some on-premise applications? How will you minimise risk, maintain security, and manage it all on an ongoing basis?

Why use Managed Hybrid IT?

To support a range of diverse workloads, more organisations are establishing a Hybrid IT infrastructure with the potential to deliver cost-savings, increased flexibility, and added security.

However, for IT teams, maintaining a disparate and diverse infrastructure can be incredibly difficult. Faced with a complicated mix of solutions, devices, refresh cycles and management processes, you could end-up spending the majority of your time simply keeping things running.

Our Managed Hybrid IT service can do the hard work for you, enabling you to function more productively and effectively. Working closely with you to determine your needs, we’ll recommend a solution that’ll fit your workplace perfectly and help you migrate your workloads to the appropriate places, utilising our proven expertise to minimise risk and streamline the process.

As Australia’s leading Managed Service Provider, Brennan IT is your trusted technology partner.

Report: Driving digital transformation through
Hybrid Technologies

Download the whitepaper to find out how a Managed Hybrid IT solution can deliver all-important cost savings, flexibility and scalability.


The key components of Hybrid IT

Private cloud

Rather than buying individual servers, software licenses, network equipment and data centre space, Brennan IT can provide it all as a cost-effective bundle, and manage it on an ongoing basis, on your behalf.

Public cloud

If you’re looking to transition a workload to the Microsoft Azure cloud, we can design and purchase your overall cloud solution, integrate it with your existing infrastructure, and manage it on your behalf.

Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure offers software-defined computing and storage. It streamlines the way in which you deploy, manage and scale your datacentre resources, by providing centralised, easy to manage, virtualised storage. Separate servers, storage networks and storage arrays can be replaced with a single hyperconverged solution to create an agile data center that easily scales with your business.


With our Colocation service, you can take advantage of our superior data centre infrastructure nationwide, while still maintaining independent control over your servers.

Backup and DR

Data loss and downtime can be extremely costly to businesses of all sizes. We partner with leading backup and disaster recovery vendors to provide you with a business continuity plan you can rely on. You get the confidence of knowing that your valuable data is secure, protected and easily restored whenever you need it.

QMTH Program

Qualified Multi-tenant Hoster (QMTH) Program

Brennan IT is a Qualified Multi-tenant Hoster (QMTH) authorised by Microsoft to host your Windows virtual machines via Microsoft Cloud Agreement subscription or Enterprise Agreement/MPSA on dedicated or multi-tenant hardware.

In addition, we are also authorised to host Office 365 ProPlus (including E3 and E5), Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 subscriptions using shared computer activation (SCA) technology. Click here to learn more about the QMTH Program from Microsoft.


Benefits of Windows 10 Virtualisation and Shared Computer Activation for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365

Windows 10 virtualisation and SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 gives you choice and flexibility. Both allow you to take advantage of existing Windows 10 and Office 365 licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.

You are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises or Brennan IT’s shared data centre. Brennan IT is an Authorised QMTH Partner, allowing you to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, Visio Pro for Office 365, and qualified Windows 10 products to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.


Which Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) programs include virtualisation rights for Qualified Multi-tenant Hosting?

As of August 1, 2017, the following Windows licenses purchased through Microsoft Volume Licensing currently include virtualisation rights for Qualified Multi-tenant Hosting:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 per-user with SA
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 VDA per-user


Which Windows subscriptions purchased under the Microsoft Cloud Agreement from Brennan IT will include virtualisation rights?

As of 6 September 2017, the following Windows subscriptions include virtualisation rights for dedicated, as well as multi-tenant hardware, in data centres managed by Authorised QMTH Partners such as Brennan IT:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and E5 (with VDI)
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3 VDA
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise (formerly Secure Productive Enterprise or SPE) E3 and E5


Which Office 365 products support SCA?

SCA mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use SCA.


Contact Us

Talk to us to learn more about Windows 10 Virtualisation and SCA.


Infrastructure Management

Brennan IT is your trusted partner for Infrastructure Management. We are one of the few Managed Service Providers that offers the flexibility of on-site and remote support. Whatever you need, our dedicated team becomes a true extension of your business.

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

Use this interactive tool to understand if the your requirements are better suited to the cloud or on-premises.

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What is Hyperconvergence?

An introductory video to understand the business benefits that Hyperconverged technology can bring.

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How to take Hybrid IT to the next level

Watch the webinar recording to learn more about Hybrid IT, application strategy assessments, workload migrations.

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Can you afford to not have Disaster Recovery?

Our DR Use Case Infographic helps you to quantify the cost of downtime to your business and analyse the need for a backup solution.

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Hear from our clients

Hear how some of our clients adopted a Managed Hybrid IT environment.

How Property Council did it?
When The Property Council wanted to keep control of their core apps on-premise, but needed the flexibility and scalability of cloud services, they turned to Brennan IT.
How Tieman Tankers did it?
The Australian logistics manufacturer revolutionised their IT and saw 25-30% improvement, less downtime, greater efficiency and speed, and a 50% decrease in the cost of IT admin.

Tool: Could a Hyperconverged Infrastructure
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