Reliant Technology - 5 Reasons to Choose Certified Pre-Owned NetApp

Certified pre-owned NetApp has many useful applications within your storage infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to upgrade usable storage, put a new filer into production, creating a test/dev environment, or something else entirely, there are plenty of reasons used NetApp is a great choice at a low price point.

1. Do More With Less Budget

IT budgets are not changing a lot for the year, but you’re expected to do a lot more with less money. We feel your pain. Data’s growing at alarming rates, but your budget isn’t. So, what can you do to fight back?

This is where certified pre-owned NetApp can help you in a big way. You can get fully configured NetApp filers, disk shelves, and spare drives at costs up to 70% off OEM prices. Got a system in production that’s going EOA? Can’t afford to refresh to the latest generation? Does the system still work for your needs? Again, certified pre-owned NetApp can help extend the life of your equipment. Now you can upgrade on your timeline - not the one dictated by the OEM.

2. Ease End-of-Support Woes

You open your email to find a message from NetApp… and End-of-Support (EOS) notice for your hardware. Oh no! You aren’t prepared to make the switch to a new system. You’re not sure whether you can find support outside the OEM. What do you do?

Don’t freak out! End-of-Support is a great opportunity for you. Used NetApp storage can allow you to refresh your system at a much lower cost. Now you can take the EOS system and turn it into a disaster recovery box or backup system. Now you can have peace of mind!

Another note, just because NetApp says a filer is EOS, that doesn’t mean you can’t find support. Consider third-party support for your EOS NetApp equipment protect your data for years after its formal EOS date.

3. Fighting Unexpected Data Growth

Let’s say you company has just launched a new product. To prepare for the launch, you spent months getting the IT infrastructure in place and added TBs of new storage. Now, months after the launch, you receive an alert that your storage is at 80% capacity… then another alert that it is at 90%. While it’s great that your product launch is successful, you weren’t prepared for the influx of data. What do you do in a pinch?

Certified pre-owned NetApp is a great solution for this problem. Imagine if you could buy 45 disk drives for the cost of 15? That would certainly relieve a lot of stress. Then your storage can continue to grow with the success of your product. And, to top it all off, you can make management happy by increasing ROI without pushing the budget to its limits. Now you can rest easy knowing that you have some storage leeway for the continued growth from your product launch.

4. Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

A complete outage at your main campus location. Let’s hope this hasn’t happened to you - and that it never will, but you should always prepare for the worst case scenario. You’ve tried warning management that you need the resources to build and test a DR site. You may have also tried to convey that you need to replicate your storage for business continuity. Yet, they haven’t provided the funds needed to meet these needs. So, now your business is running on the hope that the worst case scenario doesn’t come to fruition.

Instead, you can plan for the worst by using certified pre-owned NetApp without busting the IT budget. With storage at savings up to 70% off OEM costs, you can buy what you need for two sites instead of just one. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you’re fully prepared for whatever storage challenges may be heading your way.

5. Faster, More Reliable Backup & Archiving

Have you recently verified that a restore from a backup ran successfully? What about checking your tape backup to see if it ran as scheduled? The truth is that many restores from tape fail because of backup inconsistency or failure. Also, with the intellectual property from companies continuing to grow and businesses becoming global, backup windows have become smaller and smaller. So, tape backup systems may no longer be able to do the job that you need.

Backing up to disk allows for quicker, more reliable and more consistent backups that by other methods. But backing up to tape seems so expensive. How can you afford it? Used NetApp allows IT departments to backup-to-disk at a fraction of the price, all while maintaining the same performance and benefits of new equipment. And, with backups going faster and the ability to expand on the fly, you can backup more often, allowing for more comprehensive protection of that company’s data.

Choosing Certified Pre-Owned

We’ve given you five scenarios where certified pre-owned NetApp equipment can solve problems and ease stress. Undoubtedly, there are many more ways that you can apply used NetApp equipment within your storage infrastructure.

As the World’s #1 Reseller of Certified Pre-Owned Storage Hardware & Support, you can trust that Reliant Technology can provide you the best quality used equipment at the lowest prices. Want to learn more about our certification process or get a quote? Reach out to one of our NetApp storage specialists today at 1.877.227.0828.