Hardware as a Service – Stop Managing Your Hardware

Maintaining, replacing and managing hardware is a lot of work – are you handling it all on your own? Did you know you can totally offload your hardware management and capital expenses by switching to Hardware as a Service?

How many of your workstations or other pieces of equipment are out of date and due to be refreshed? You’ve probably been putting it off, at least because of the cost involved. Replacing hardware requires capital, and it’s a lot to spend at once, depending on your budget.

What if you could eliminate the cycle altogether?

Instead of having to invest in new hardware by paying all at once, and seeing the ROI over the course of its life, what if you could budget for hardware in a “pay-as-you-go” fashion?

You can – this is called “Hardware-as-a-Service” (HaaS)…

What Is Hardware as a Service And How Does It Work?

HaaS is a service provision model for equipment, similar to licensing or leasing, covering servers, workstations, routers, switches, NAS devices and more.

Instead of having to purchase your equipment outright, you get your IT company to install the equipment for you, and you rent it from them on an ongoing basis. If the hardware is outdated or breaks down, the responsibility for repairs or replacement falls to your IT company.  

What Benefits Does HaaS Offer?

Beyond the actual hardware and associated services that HaaS offers, you likely want to know – what can you expect as actual benefits of this type of service? In addition to everything explored above, HaaS offers other advantages as well: 

  • Outsourced Management: When your IT company implements, maintains, updates, and manages your hardware, any internal IT personnel you have gained back a significant amount of time.
  • Free Physical Space: If you have some outdated hardware on-premises that need upgrading, that old equipment can easily take up vast amounts of physical office space. Instead of sinking money into new devices, you’ll reclaim valuable office space while getting the most recent technologies.
  • Security: As a part of HaaS, your IT company will deploy powerful firewalls, virus scanning technology, updating patches and continuous maintenance, keeping you safe from cyber threats. When utilizing HaaS, concern about the security of your hardware is eliminated.
  • Reduced Capital Expenses: The key budgetary benefit of this service model is that you no longer have to invest capital in hardware. That funding gets freed up to be used in other areas of your business.

Instead, your hardware, along with any other services provided by your IT company, fall under operating expenses, meaning you get an immediate, month by month return on the small flat rate you’re paying.

Written by James Forbis
Posted on: November 24, 2020