The exterior of the PhoenixNAP data center, which this week introduced new leasing options for IT hardware.

The exterior of the PhoenixNAP data center, which this week introduced new leasing options for IT hardware.

Phoenix NAP Offers ‘Hardware as a Service’

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The exterior of the PhoenixNAP data center, which this week introduced new leasing options for IT hardware.

Data center service provider Phoenix NAP this week introduced an expanded equipment leasing program designed to help customers manage their capital investment in IT infrastructure. Phoenix NAP’s new Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) solution provides flexible lease options for servers, RAM, hard disk drives, RAID cards, racks, PDUs, cable managers, and network switches. Leases can be as short as three months or as long as three years, with lease-to-own options on many items.

“One of the things we have found within the greater IT market is a continued movement by CIOs and CFOs toward converting spend to operational expenses, rather than making large up-front capital purchases,” said Ian McClarty, president of Phoenix NAP. “We believe that cloud is a good example of how this trend is shaping things. With our new Hardware-as-a-Service solution, we are taking this concept to the next level, and offering leasing options that are great for both start-ups, and for enterprises that may need additional servers to accommodate spikes in growth.”

Phoenix NAP Hardware-as-a-Service options include warranties on hardware for as long as the lease is in effect, including replacement of any malfunctioning equipment within four hours of verification by Phoenix NAP’s onsite technicians.

“It was very important that we offered peace-of-mind with our HaaS solutions and not overcomplicate things by requiring separate warranties for the gear,” said Jordan Jacobs, director of corporate strategy for Phoenix NAP. “By taking care of the warranty, we are able to provide a solution that is ready right out of the box.”

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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