Old hardware can produce slow speeds, security threats, and data loss. Hardware-as-a-Service has come onto the scene as an alternative to buying new hardware.
In this article, we'll explain the concept of hardware-as-a-service and examples of the service.
1. HaaS Definition
Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a managed service where computing power comes from a central provider. Instead of shelling out thousands of dollars to own equipment, the HaaS model allows organizations to access enterprise-level technology that they might not afford outright.
HaaS typically involves a contract for hardware systems, maintenance and administration, and hardware licensing requirements management.
For example, instead of buying a new server and adding the costs of installation, security, and support services, organizations can choose to use a data center and pay a monthly fee that includes everything they need.
2. Examples of HaaS
The most common example of HaaS is a cloud platform. Clouds allow users to rent space on hardware without owning the actual hardware.
3. Advantages of HaaS
HaaS allows you to balance your budget and still receive enterprise-level service, essential for smaller businesses. Instead of shelling out thousands of dollars to buy new hardware, organizations choose a steady monthly fee. Large amounts of capital can be used elsewhere in the organization while also allowing flexibility.
Instead of tying up business funds, a business owner can choose to retire or sell a business without having sunk a considerable chunk of money into hardware.
4. Challenges of HaaS
The most significant challenge of HaaS is that it relies on internet usage. An unstable internet connection can limit accessibility.
How Anteris Can Help
Before you upgrade your equipment, it is essential to have an IT strategy defined and in place. Working with a strategic IT provider will help your organization make the right hardware choices for your business objectives and goals.
You will also need to decide if purchasing the equipment is the best option, or if moving your hardware infrastructure to an operating expense model is a better one.
Our HaaS structure allows for greater availability of equipment. Since we maintain an inventory of related models, we can quickly dispatch replacements when required. Hardware-as-a-Service provides a longer use-life and more excellent value for the team.
In addition, we can combine hardware with data management to create greater resilience. We can do this in various ways such as linking onsite servers to our datacenter or installing multiple servers on the same site so if one fails, others remain online. These solutions could easily cost up to $100,000, putting a significant strain on your bottom line. At Anteris, we've already made these investments—allowing Clients to access enterprise-level technology at a fraction of the cost.
That's the benefit of Haas: turning what would normally be a considerable capital expense into an operating expense.
We're here if you're ready to talk about upgrading your IT setup or have more questions.
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