Azaleos Corp., a managed service provider that specializes in Microsoft Exchange, has introduced an "Al-In-One" financing option that wraps hardware, managed services, deployment and migration services into a single monthly subscription. The financing effort -- which essentially includes hardware as a service (HaaS) aims to accelerate customer buying decisions amid the recession.
According to an Azaleos press release:
This new financing option is designed to help enterprises migrate to Microsoft Exchange 2007, which requires new 64 bit hardware and robust attached storage for optimal performance and stability. The program is being underwritten, in part, by ePlus Group, inc., a new Azaleos business partner.Azaleos has caught our attention multiple times in recent months. The company has a pretty strong track record for being a "first mover" in the managed services market. Azaleos in mid-2008 created buzz by extending its managed services efforts to Apple's iPhone 3G. And back in April 2008, Azaleos connected the dots between Exchange Server and managed security.
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