Hardware-as-a-service (HaaS) is a procurement model that is similar to leasing or licensing in which hardware that belongs to a managed service provider (MSP) is installed at a customer’s site and a service level agreement (SLA) defines the responsibilities of both parties. Sometimes the client pays a monthly fee for using the hardware; sometimes its use is incorporated into the MSP’s fee structure for installing, monitoring and maintaining the hardware. Either way, if the hardware breaks down or becomes outdated, the MSP is responsible for decommissioning it and replacing it. Depending upon the terms of the SLA, decommissioning may include wiping proprietary data, physically destroying hard drives and certifying that old equipment has been recycled legally.
Hardware as a Service (HaaS) refers to grid computing or managed services, where computing power is leased from a reputable central provider. HaaS is akin to other service-based models where instead of purchasing, users rent the provider’s tech assets. While putting your trust in a remote company sounds daunting, rest assured that with DIIS’s Hardware as a Service (HaaS), you can put your mind at ease. We provide a comprehensive end-to-end managed service solution that can incorporate anything necessary to bring your network’s technology up-to-date.
HaaS participants use Internet protocol (IP) connections in collective computing environments to exploit the computing power of far-off hardware. You simply send your data to us, and our hardware will do the work, then send it back. HaaS allows individual small- to mid-sized businesses lease computing power, thus avoiding heavy expenditure on hardware.