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1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance?

One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors have different definitions. It can become confusing when you’re presented with a myriad of offerings all purporting to offer data center hardware maintenance services. The truth is, in many cases, these solutions are offering you just a portion of the functionality required to give companies a true data center hardware maintenance customer experience.

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Maintenance is the foundation of risk mitigation in the technical business world. It would be very risky to implement any technology without an effective method to handle equipment failure. Any failure can impact the operational stability of a system. Most businesses expect systems to be operational with minimal downtime.

Business projects, technical projects and maintenance projects compete with the basic housekeeping and administration costs for every dollar in your budget. Warranty and technical support for your data center are those rare frustrating things that eat up budget but are not often used.

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The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

IT Budget Savings   •   May 7, 2019

“Reduce cost, increase functionality and improve business operations” is the battle cry of many businesses. IT is continuously battling a world of infrastructure components and applications while also dealing with a myriad of old and new technologies. Adding complication, everyone's an expert and has not only an opinion, but “the” solution. Obsolete hardware just adds another hazard to the mix.

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7 Mistakes Savvy CIO's Don't Make When Negotiating with the OEM

IT Budget Savings   •   April 15, 2019

By paying attention to the details, and managing the process, you have the opportunity to recognize significant rewards. Just as any project, this one takes time, focus and attention. A savvy IT Leader will not allow these mistakes to jeopardize the maintenance negotiations.

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3 Business Cases for Third Party Support

IT Budget Savings   •   November 28, 2017

third party support - use casesInnovation doesn't necessarily come cheap, but that doesn't mean that identifying options to maintain a peak level of IT operations while minimizing costs isn't a top priority for C-suite executives everywhere. Simply finding new ways to extend the life of critical capital...

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4 Benefits of Leasing Data Center Hardware

IT Budget Savings   •   May 30, 2017

Data Center Leasing HardwareWhile it's true that IT is and will always be the spine of any modern day operation, the days of owning all of the IT products and services within a company are long gone. Technology continues to advance at a break-neck pace - spending huge amounts of money today on a deployment that will be woefully inadequate six months is something you simply cannot afford to do in such a competitive marketplace.

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Is Renting or Leasing Right for Your Data Center?

IT Budget Savings   •   April 12, 2017

IT hardware rental - savingsWhen it comes to data center hardware, the question of whether to rent or to lease is one that doesn't really have a "one size fits all" answer. It is a question that will ultimately come down to the organizational level and how your EMC storage environment and other data center hardware aligns with your long-term goals. Having said that, there are a wide range of different benefits that leasing brings to the table that are too important to ignore.

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How Much Does a FAS3240 Cost?

IT Budget Savings   •   March 8, 2017

netapp fas3240 priceWe get that question a lot. The FAS3240 is a very popular filer from the NetApp FAS series, and a favorite on the market right now. No matter the system, pricing questions usually lead the pack when it comes to storage, networking, and server hardware.

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DiscoverIQ: 4 Ways to Enhance Your Data Center

IT Budget Savings   •   February 14, 2017

discoveriq savingsWe’ve spent close to a decade focused on supporting and sourcing storage, server, and networking hardware at the most competitive prices. What have we learned? The secondary IT hardware market is ripe with options that you may not find when working with the OEM or a VAR.

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For the last 9 years, we’ve continuously analyzed how people buy, manage, and support data center infrastructure. What have we learned? The server, storage, and networking market has many options that most IT professionals aren’t even aware of, especially when they work primarily with the OEM or VAR.


We learned there has to be a better way and so we developed Discover IQ...

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