Tired of Technology Obsolescence? Enter Hardware-as-a-Service
It’s a problem encountered by every company: aging computers negatively impact productivity through slow performance, troubleshooting hassles, and incompatibility with new services and equipment. The capital cost to upgrade computing gear is significant and the purchase process can be time consuming. Hardware-as-a-Service solves these problems for businesses who lack a dedicated IT department or budget to perform hardware refreshes every few years.
The hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) model is comparable to licensing or leasing in that the equipment is borrowed rather than purchased. A managed service provider (MSP) like CORE purchases the equipment and installs it at the customer site. The contract and Service Level Agreement (SLA) define exactly what this entails: descriptions of the equipment, the amount of service expected, and add-ons like Disaster Recovery, security tools, or printing.
The customer might pay a monthly subscription for the hardware itself or choose a package that includes installation, monitoring, and maintenance. HaaS can include servers, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, networking components, software licensing, and more. After a predefined period, or if the equipment degrades or breaks down, the MSP will provide replacements.
Hardware-as-a-service frees up capital expenses and converts them to operating expenses. At the same time, companies can focus on their work and leave sneaky infrastructure details like license expiration or the infamous laptop coffee spill victim to a dedicated MSP.
HaaS is customizable to suit your company’s technology needs—from complete managed hardware and software to just bare metal servers. Contact Kelley Connect today to see how we can solve your hardware headaches.