Network Equipment Asset Management

A multiple certified OEM partner, small and green business accredited, Hula Networks provides a comprehensive program of asset management solutions; from buy backs, spares, repair, warranty & support, consignment, idle asset management and e-waste disposal.

Asset Management Services Overview

Hula Networks' breadth of asset management is focused total cost of ownership - leverage Hula know-how to get better value from your IT assets. We also work closely with key manufacturers to ensure that upgrade paths are efficiently managed to maximize your budgets and trade-in values.

Hula Networks will pick-up, process, store, re-deploy, resell, or dispose of your end-of-life network equipment right from your designated sites.

Hula Networks provides clients with the logistical and technical expertise to assist our customers with the identification, cataloging and disposition of network assets both operational and obsolete.

With over sixty years of combined experience and more than 10,000 customers world-wide, Hula Networks has both the know-how and the networking power to get the job done.

Our valued customers range from the Fortune 1000 to SMB, from service providers and government entities, abroad and international, Hula has the reach to service customers worldwide.

The expertise that Hula Networks provides allows our customers to focus on their core competencies and leaves time consuming inventory management and logistics to our asset experts.

Various Asset Management Programs Available Including:
  • Equipment Buy Backs
  • Consignment Program
  • Idle Asset Management
  • E-waste Programs

Hula Networks Buy Back Service

Over the past 15 years, Hula Networks has developed an effective and efficient IT equipment buyback program designed to save your business time and money. We collaborate with a broad range of both national and international clients, including enterprise (from Fortune 1000 to SMB), service providers and government entities. Hula has the reach and expertise to service customers worldwide and within a multitude of industries.

The Goal

Hula Networks' extensive buyback program is focused on total cost of ownership, providing its customer with the best ROI on their decommissioned legacy IT equipment. Hula Networks will apply the value of your legacy IT hardware toward the purchase of new IT Equipment or as cash out purchase providing for funds to your IT budgets.

Our team has a combined sixty years of experience and more than 2,000 customers worldwide. We'll use our logistical and technical expertise to identify and catalogue your network assets, both operational and obsolete. Based on our analysis, you decide whether you want to trade your gear in or sell it outright. Working with us is a great way to open up a new source of revenue for your IT budget.

The Process
Analyze the market and make you an offer on your equipment.

We will analyze the current market value of your legacy and decommissioned IT equipment and provide you a tailored buyback solution.

We focus on current market trend and evaluation of reseller pricing. Based on these two parameters, we then make the most competitive offer possible for your equipment.

All of our bids are based upon equipment being either a commodity (high demand) or niche (low demand) product. For commodity products that we stock, we will determine market value and can turn around bids within 24 hours. Depending on the needs of your company, we can apply the value of your hardware toward the purchase of new equipment or pay you cash.

Ship your gear to Hula HQ

Once we have agreed on a price for your equipment, we'll get it shipped to our warehouse. If your business is located in the Bay Area, we will personally pick-up, process and dispose of your end-of-life network equipment right from your designated sites.

If we can't physically pick up your gear, we'll cover the shipping cost and ship on our FedEx account

Whether you're located in San Francisco or Dubai, we'll make sure to get the job done and our team will be available and responsive during each step of the process.

Shipping Guidelines

We have prepared a few shipping parameters to ensure that all equipment shipped arrives safe and sound. It is important to minimize any movement of packed equipment while being shipped, especially for international transactions.

  • Ensure all equipment is shipped in thick double-walled cardboard boxes, wrapped in 4-5 layers of bubble wrap, foam popcorn or foam to elevate any open areas for movement in shipping.
  • Enclose with at least 2 inches of padding around all sides of units.
  • Cards need to be enclosed in a static bag prior to being wrapped in bubble or put in a pizza box.
  • Any boxes weighing over 75 lbs. please call or email prior to shipment. Make sure equipment is palletized.
  • Multiple items in a box need to be wrapped individually.
  • Include any accessories rack mounts, power and console cables needed.
  • New equipment needs to be double boxed. DO NOT tape over Cisco tape or labeling.
  • Palletized items need to be boxed and padded between before placing on the pallet.

Test the equipment and issue payment or trade-in value.

Why choose Hula?

Success in the secondary market is highly relationship driven. In order to ensure future opportunity, it is vital to have our supply chain in good withstanding, as well as maintain a standard of exceptional service and responsiveness.

We value our good reputation in this industry and the relationships we've cultivated with our clients. Over the last decade and a half, we have achieved our good standing by exercising fair market business practices and following through with all phases of the transaction, including shipping.

Hula Networks is looking for long term partnerships. These partnerships cannot be developed unless the process is fair and competitive. We aren't interested in jeopardizing our reputation for the sake of a single monetary gain. We strive to meet the expectations of our partners and are always willing to listen to feedback with regard to any certain bid.

We want to work together and become part of your company's process. We can save money in your IT budget and time for your business by assisting inventory management in the ever changing market of networking hardware. Please contact us today for quotes on your equipment or questions about our buyback program.

Networking Equipment Consignment Program

Hula Networks provides carriers and large enterprises with the logistical and technical expertise to assist our customers with the shipping, identification, cataloging and return on investment of network and telephony assets.

  • Shipping
    Hula Networks provides carriers and large enterprises with the logistical and technical expertise to assist our customers with the shipping, identification, cataloging and return on investment of network and telephony assets.
  • Testing & Auditing
    Hula Networks provides carriers and large enterprises with the logistical and technical expertise to assist our customers with the shipping, identification, cataloging and return on investment of network and telephony assets.
  • Storage
    Items will then be stored in Hula Networks secure, environmentally safe facility. All consignment items will be tracked and identified via computer and barcode-label.
  • Control/Access
    24X7 online access will be provided for all consignment items; for real time activity of redeployment, selling, or disposing of Equipment. Hula Networks will ensure that all consignment items are under a liability policy
  • Review
    At regular periodic intervals, Hula Networks Critical Asset Manager will liaise with you to review the Consignment Program performance, analyze new technology development plans and advise on relevant forthcoming market conditions.
  • Benefit
    The Hula Consignment Program is designed specifically to maximize the release of critical assets locked-in to redundant or excess equipment as well as removing the burden of inventory management. Using Hula's expert technical knowledge and an exceptional network of industry contacts the Consignment Program is proven to yield significant time-saving and financial advantages for our customers.

Idle Asset Management

Hula Networks provides carriers and large enterprises with the logistical and technical expertise to assist our customers with the identification, cataloging and disposition of network assets both operational and obsolete.

  • Shipping / Packaging
    Hula Networks logistics services include pulling equipment from racks, packaging including supplying packing materials pick-up of equipment and transporting from any sites back to the Hula Networks specially configured secure warehouse facility.
  • Testing & Auditing
    Once idle asset items arrive at Hula, the customer will be notified by next business day and consignment items will begin a secured testing process. An audit will be return to customer upon completion.
  • Asset Designation
    Determine if asset follows under the following categories:
    • Consigned Item-for remarketing
    • Repair
    • Idle Asset Management-for redeployment
    • E-waste
  • Storage
    Items will then be stored in Hula Networks secure, environmentally safe facility. All asset items will be tracked and identified via computer and barcode-label.
  • Control/Access
    24X7 online access will be provided for all idle asset items; for real time activity of repair, redeployment, selling, or disposing of equipment. Hula Networks will insure that all idle asset items are under Hula's liability insurance policy.
  • Review
    At regular periodic intervals, Hula Networks Critical Asset Manager will liaise with you to review the Idle Asset Program performance, analyze new technology development plans, advise on relevant forthcoming market conditions, and re-designate items if requested.

  • Benefits

    • Reduce your storage expense by eliminating the need to maintain and insure outdated or excess inventories. Providing a secure, environmentally safe facility for storing. Allowing Brocade 24X7 online access to its Equipment.
    • Secure Warehouse Space
    • Surveillance system with 24 hour monitoring system
    • Insurance for up to $2,000,000 equipment coverage, * more if required
    • Shipping & Receiving onsite
    • Web-based Inventory management systems

E-Waste Management

With energy costs rising and landfills overflowing more companies are thinking "Green". Many have storerooms full of obsolete or decommissioned networking gear that is taking up valuable space and is a logistical nightmare to catalog and dispose of.

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, Hula Networks' electronics recycling channel process is unparalleled in scale and the quality of its performance. Hula Networks evaluates values and consolidates both end-of-life and networking scrap electronics for their metal and semiconductor value.

Offering assured destruction through shredding and/or melting of:
  • Hard Drives
  • Proprietary Materials
  • E-waste
 Witness destruction is available
  • Clients may view the destruction of their material via:
    • Remote camera
    • Live at an channel partner facility

A certificate of destruction and weight will be issued once all material has been processed and destroyed.

  • Shredding
    After e-waste has been pre-picked, it flows into the shredding line to be sized down for commodity separation. The main shredder breaks material down into 4" x 10" fragments and the final shredder reduces it further into poker chip-sized fragments that are optimal for the separation processes.
  • Separation
     Hula Networks separates the components, ferrous metals (steel), copper and precious metals, aluminum, and plastic.

     The steel and aluminum are recycled as the metals, the plastic is recycled as plastic, and the copper and precious metals are sampled, prepared, and packaged for shipment to a primary copper smelter.

  • Benefits

    Hula Networks e-waste channel has over 30 years combined experience as a U.S. collector, transporter and processor of e-waste, Toxic/Hazardous and PM materials.

    • Offering complete audited domestic, "zero landfill" solutions
    • Domestic "downstream"
    • Fully certified Toxic Storage and Disposal facilities
    • Approved Recycler for California's Electronics Recycling Act (SB20)
    • Top 10 U.S. Processor of e-waste
    • Hula's state-of-the-art recycling process ensures that the electronics are refined into clean, high-quality commodities.