Last updated on January 29th, 2024 at 05:16 pm
There’s no doubt about it: on-prem school IT infrastructure is expensive. It’s expensive to install and expensive to maintain as it ages. Many districts are struggling to find the budget to deal with failing equipment and repairs.
With Simple Helix, you have another option: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions that meet your school district’s needs. You can free your IT staff from the burden of time-intensive maintenance without asking the school board to invest a large amount in new equipment. Here’s how.
No Large Upfront Investments
Simple Helix lets you purchase school IaaS on a pay-as-you-go basis. Instead of making a large upfront investment to buy infrastructure, you rent it and pay as you go. There’s no need to shell out large sums for physical hardware or maintenance.
With more room in the budget, your school district can reallocate funds toward the work that matters: student learning. You can focus on educational experiences, staffing, security, and other needs.
Buy Only What You Need
With on-prem IT infrastructure, it’s hard to scale. School districts often have to buy more than what they need to prepare for a potential future with more students or data.
Simple Helix’s IaaS solutions let you scale up or down at any time. You can pay for what you need now and no more, knowing that you have the flexibility to increase your usage in the future. And if you end up needing less, that’s OK too — and you won’t need to keep paying for the extra.
The Power of Scale
With on-prem data storage, your school is solely responsible for all IT-related costs. On the other hand, a third-party IaaS provider like Simple Helix can split some of the general data center costs with other clients. The larger the data center, the less expensive it is to maintain for each customer.
Simple Helix can pass these savings down to your school district. Simply put, it’s cheaper for our data center to maintain your school IT infrastructure than it is for your on-prem space.
Fewer School IT Issues
Maintaining older IT infrastructure is a lot of work. We often see school IT teams getting bogged down with generators that won’t start, on-prem HVAC failures, or UPS-related concerns. With all of those maintenance and repair tasks occupying their time, other IT efforts get pushed to the wayside.
In the worst-case scenario, IT disruptions can hinder the teaching process. Teachers may have trouble following through with their lesson plans or spend unnecessary class time trying to troubleshoot faulty technology.
Simple Helix can take IT maintenance off your plate and give you more reliability. We can save you time for other tasks. Our specialists can handle the mundane IT infrastructure maintenance tasks while your team focuses on work that affects learning outcomes.
Better School IT Cybersecurity
With data breaches on the rise, it’s more important than ever to keep student and staff data safe. Simple Helix can help you boost your cybersecurity.
Our company uses robust security measures to safeguard your data. As an IaaS and managed services provider, we can help with multi-factor authentication, encryption, intrusion detection systems, and more. Working with us means taking a proactive step toward protecting your district’s data.
See How Much You Can Save on School IT With Simple Helix
At Simple Helix, we can help you save time and money on IT infrastructure. Our IaaS services can help your district offload time-confusing maintenance tasks and build savings to invest in learning needs. All the while, we will help you create the best possible IT environment for your students and staff.
Simple Helix will be your dedicated partner as you move to IaaS. Let us empower your district to provide the best possible education through fast, reliable IT infrastructure. Get in touch with us today about IaaS options for your school district.