X as a Service (XaaS)

More flexibility, less risk

Whether internal or external, the pressure to control data costs and risk is real. Yet, businesses also need to respond and make changes when faced with new demands. As a Service approaches have gained popularity as a modern answer to such challenges. 

The introduction of public cloud brought with it a model for scalability that relies on pay-as-you-go pricing. Fewer upfront costs and pricing that's more aligned with usage inherently gives a business more agility — a key attribute in today’s competitive marketplace.
With hybrid cloud strategies becoming more and more the norm, though, the financial implications of public cloud versus on-premises can be difficult to navigate.

Additionally, decision-makers are grappling with:

  • Managing risk while ensuring storage resources are ample
  • Reducing CapEx and aligning consumption with financial outlays
  • Meeting the need to scale rapidly in a dynamic business climate
  • Simplifying capacity planning and flexing to public cloud

As a Service models have emerged as a significant opportunity for businesses to take advantage of consumption-based pricing for on-premises infrastructure. Leverage the latest technologies from leading OEMs and an expert operational and support services team, with As a Service offerings delivered by Insight.

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Storage as a Service (STaaS) Is Your Skeleton Key

This infographic shows you the benefits you can unlock by using flexible consumption models for data storage.

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Why As a Service?

A consumption model like public cloud
A consumption model like public cloud

Procure limitless resources on demand with complete cost transparency and pay-as-you-go pricing.

  • Upfront pricing
  • Pay for what you use
  • Scale up or down
A financial tool
A financial tool

Conserve cash and improve your balance sheet position with a smarter consumption model.

  • No CapEx purchase
  • No asset on the books
  • Flexible OpEx terms avoid FASB lease rules
A bridge to cloud strategy
A bridge to cloud strategy

Drive transformation and gain agility with platform flexibility and bursting capabilities.

  • Ensures ability to scale to public cloud, without overutilization risk.
  • Rebalance capacity across hybrid cloud as cloud strategy evolves.
A way to reduce risk from cloud and business uncertainty
A way to reduce risk from cloud and business uncertainty

Get the infrastructure you need when you need it without overspending or overcommitting.

  • Lowers financial risk.
  • Simplifies capacity planning.
  • Offers more flexibility.



More than a provider

There are many sources from which you can procure infrastructure. In choosing a path forward, you need to consider more than just the technologies, service package, costs, and terms — who are you working with?

With Insight, you gain a true partner that works with you and for you. Our As a Service offerings are built on our Managed Services, its world-class proprietary tool set, and unrivaled expertise. Today, clients across six continents rely on our team to monitor, support, and protect their most critical technology assets.

We help your business:

  • Continually optimize consumption per business needs and strategy.
  • Increase governance and reduce risk.
  • Offload routine support tasks while maintaining total visibility.
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Cisco+ from Insight

Delivered by Insight as a service provider, Cisco+ is the industry’s first As a Service hybrid cloud solution. Cisco+ enables businesses to easily and cost-effectively scale as needed and run workloads where it makes the most sense.

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Partner with Insight for your Cisco+ to see how it can integrate comprehensively with existing IT ecosystems and vendors, create operational and cost-efficiencies for your entire IT landscape, and support ongoing modernization.

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Supporting your data management strategy

In the purest sense, As a Service is a financial model — a different way of consuming on-premises resources. It's an option alongside CapEx, traditional OpEx (i.e., a lease that must appear on the balance sheet), and cloud consumption.

With cloud costs skyrocketing and on-premises solutions lacking flexibility, As a Service provides an alternative that can help businesses control costs and manage risk, playing a key role in today’s transformation initiatives.

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Storage as a Service (STaaS)

Flexible data storage is a must for businesses today. Reducing latency, increasing performance, and minimizing risk can be key differentiators, helping internal users be more productive, customers be more engaged, and businesses be more agile.

Insight delivers comprehensive STaaS solutions in conjunction with the industry’s leading storage experts to provide you with the complete scope of consumption-based data infrastructure all in one place. Learn more about STaaS and other storage offerings here.

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Pay-As-You-Go On-Premises IT Models

Is As a Service right for you? In this ebook, we explore the features of As a Service, how it compares to other options, and what it could offer your business.

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Featured case study

Find out how an iconic apparel and goods manufacturer supported a work-from-home model with a scalable, pay-as-you-go cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution deployed in just a few days.

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