Divesting from Traditional IT
Divesting from traditional IT into a Cloud Services model doesn’t have to be daunting. By utilizing a host flexible service offerings can not only ease the transition but help fund it as well. Here are four proven methods to keep migration costs down when moving out of on-premise environments.
Purchase of IT Hardware Assets
Selling your aged IT assets can provide an immediate influx of capital. Engage with a vendor will purchase your equipment outright as the equipment becomes available, providing you with operating capital to fund your cloud migration initiatives. Also conduct an onsite audit of server, storage, and networking infrastructure you wish to sell, and obtain offers in a timely manner. An engineering team can also assist in the physical decommissioning of IT assets, packing, and reverse logistics services from your site.
Mitigating Costs Associated with Capacity Increases
Moving applications to a cloud environment often requires additional hardware to be purchased on a budget and delivered on a tight timeline. Alternative procurement methods can help you avoid lengthy OEM lead times and costly purchases by providing entire systems or specific components at 60-80% off retail prices. There are options to outright purchase, rent, and leasing options for all major manufacturers in our portfolio which can help keep migration schedules on time, and on budget. Cisco, HPE, Dell/EMC, and IBM is just a sample of hardware vendors from our line card. Considering pre-owned solutions for short term projects and timeframes can also help stretch the IT budget and help allocate additional funds for the migration.
Alternative Maintenance Services
Avoiding costly maintenance renewals when support contracts expire during your migration to the cloud is paramount. Help reduce total migration costs and avoid being locked into lengthy support agreements by utilizing flexible support options at a fraction of OEM prices. This leaves you free of long-term commitments that may extend beyond your equipment needs and migration timeline. As your assets expire and roll off existing OEM agreements, you can consolidate multiple lines and brands of assets into a single maintenance contract for as short as one month.
Market conditions change from week to week, so adopting an approach to selling assets as they become available can be advantageous. Quickly maximize the value of your hardware and be incentivized to sell the equipment as it becomes available. You can reinvest and allocate those funds to the migration activities in an ongoing fashion. As your datacenter equipment is no longer needed and available, our team can help you decommission, un-rack, and remove your IT equipment assets. Depending on specific client needs, find a partner who also offers responsible recycling, data erasure, hard drive destruction, and pack and ship logistics services.
How can Cloud Rush help?
On Premise Datacenter Solutions
Cloud Rush offers both new and refurbished on-premise Data Center hardware solutions for your organization’s needs. We offer competitive pricing that can help you extend your IT hardware budget without sacrificing performance.
- Help Solve lead time delays from the manufacturers.
- Reduce IT spend across server, storage, and networking equipment.
- Provide combination of NEW and Refurbished hardware solution.
Third-party maintenance is a hardware support solution that is independent of the OEM and will support all aspects of your equipment’s lifecycle. Cloud Rush provides global third-party maintenance contracts for Cisco, IBM, HP, Dell, EMC, NetApp, Brocade, Hitachi and more.
Although your third-party maintenance agreement should be as unique as your organization, there are key differentiators that our clients have come to understand as the Cloud Rush way.
- Elastic contract support terms
- Phone and online technical support
- On-Site Engineering Assistance/Remote Monitoring
Cloud Rush offers professional services for our on-premise clients. We realize your company is unique, and so are your IT needs.
- Field Services
- Installs, Moves, Adds, Changes
- On Demand Engineering: pay per use.
IT Asset Disposition:
Cloud Rush is a provider of secure, environmentally, and legally compliant IT Asset Disposition and Lifecycle Support Services. Our approach includes Security, Transparency, Sustainability and Planet First methods.
Our ITAD services consist of:
- Packing and reverse logistics services
- Data Erasure (Data wiping, shredding, onsite and offsite)
- Value Recovery (Refurbish, Repurpose, Remarket)
- Chain of Custody (Reporting, Certificates of Destruction, Risk Mitigation)
Let the experts at Cloud help you through the daunting process of divesting from your on-premise environment today. Book at strategy session today and let us propel your cloud journey forward.