Tech Data has rolled out “Tech-as-a-Service for Advanced Solutions,” a new utility-based billing program that allows customers and end users in the U.S. to bundle data center hardware, software and services into a consumption-based pricing model. This program allows customers to have private, dedicated hardware either on premise or in colocation with a public cloud-style billing structure on an OPEX basis.
“We’ve seen a critical shift in the way organizations want to pay for and use their data center technology,” said Jolea Kidd, vice president of Financial Solutions, Americas, at Tech Data. “Many have chosen not to adopt an absolute public cloud strategy, and our new program gives them the best of both worlds—the ability to pay and consume as if it were public cloud, but with dedicated hardware that resides in the location of their choice.”
Monitoring tools provide visibility into consumption as well as chargebacks to specific areas. Additionally, the monitoring software enables channel partners and customers to see when the infrastructure is close to capacity, and in need of expansion or upgrade.
Through this offering, channel partners have the ability to maximize the efficient use of technology, increase worker productivity, and also reduce IT and procurement costs by bundling hardware and services in a pay-as-you-go plan.