In the world of Managed IT services, where the provider monitors and manages your company-owned equipment, there is another option where businesses rent all or part of their equipment/computing power as part of their IT support services.
In the world of Managed IT services, where the provider monitors and manages your company-owned equipment, there is another option where businesses rent all or part of their equipment/computing power as part of their IT support services. That option is known as Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS). Managed IT service companies in Atlanta are seeing more businesses moving to this model. What makes it appealing to small and medium-sized companies, especially startups is that there are no upfront expensive equipment purchases.
HaaS is a service provision model for equipment that is defined differently in managed services and grid computing contexts. In managed services, HaaS is similar to licensing or leasing. In grid computing, HaaS is a pay-as-you-go model.
Instead of a client purchasing their equipment, they have the managed service provider (MSP) install equipment the MSP company owns, then rent it back to the client. Each party will enter into a service level agreement (SLA) which defines each party’s responsibilities.
Depending upon the terms of the SLA contract, there are usually two payment options:
Should a machine become outdated or break down, the responsibility for repairs or replacement then falls to the MSP. When the device gets replaced, the decommissioning process begins.
When a company chooses the Managed IT services HaaS model, their employees will only use the most current hardware.
There are six technologies, tied in with HaaS, that have benefited organizations of all sizes.
Now that HaaS is mainstream, it has made it possible for the SMB market to reduce IT hardware costs and ease their budgets dramatically. It has also given these same groups immediate access to use the best technology in the industry, instead of getting by with old, outdated, or legacy equipment.
Below we’ve listed four significant benefits when switching over to Hardware-as-a-Service:
Ready to learn more about Hardware As A Service? HaaS might be exactly what your company needs to reduce IT costs. Outsourcing your IT support will lighten your workload and help take the burden off your current IT employees.
Contact us for a technology conversation. Located in Roswell, Georgia, Centerpoint IT serves all of the Atlanta area with a full suite of managed IT services.
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