Have you ever wished you could just borrow some equipment for a short-term project? Maybe you’re migrating to a new platform and just need some breathing room while you make the move.
Here are several situations where renting, not buying, may make sense:
Data Center Migration – Rentals keep a data center operational during a move with critical ‘swing’ equipment for your migration.
Software Testing, Proof-of-Concept, or Virtualization Planning – Rentals enable a full load test of new hardware or software, matching production environment.
Facing Peak Capacity Issues or Planning a Short-Term Project – Renting is a cost-effective option for seasonal or short-term business needs.
Creating a Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity Plan – In the event of a disaster or unplanned outage, rentals can keep your business running.
Managing Infrastructure During an Asset Acquisition Freeze – Renting is typically an expense on the balance sheet – not a capital outlay. As a result, it might be an easier case to make to your CFO.
There are many sources for refurbished gear; from ebay to the top disposition handling companies. For corporate projects, I would steer clear of “self-service” goods via ebay, etc. Contact 4Storage for options on acquiring industrial strength gear at self-service prices.
Here are a couple of 3-month EqualLogic rental examples:
|Model||Per Month (Estimated)|
|S6510E – 48TB||$4,875/month|
|PS6010XV – 9.6TB||$3,900/month|
|PS6510E – 96TB||$7,020/month|
Keep in mind that inventory is in constant flux so contact us early to get in the queue. We’ll put you on our “watch list” for the gear you need.