Data Growth

The cost of maintaining your data storage can be extreme, but there are cost cutting solutions. Most IT directors are shocked to learn about an alternative maintenance solution that could reduce their maintenance costs by up to 40%.

Data Storage Maintenance Options

Traditionally, companies only had one of two solutions to keep data storage systems running:

1. Renew Maintenance Contract with the OEM

2. Upgrade the Data Storage System

Options one and two don’t really allow for cost reduction in the IT budget. First, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can charge high prices for renewed maintenance contracts, which doesn’t help your bottom line. Second, new data storage systems are not necessary if the storage system is already meeting the data demands of the company. Option three is the perfect alternative:

3. Employ a third party maintenance company

Third party maintenance offers cost savings, flexible contracts, and efficient service.

Benefits of Third Party Maintenance

Extraordinary Cost Savings: Typically, an enterprise can spend up to 70% of the IT budget strictly on maintenance costs. Third party maintenance is a fantastic alternative to pricey OEM service contracts, as consolidating and simplifying maintenance contracts can reduce costs by up to 40%.

Flexible Contracts: Third party maintenance providers can customize a service contract that provides tailored coverage at a price you can afford. You can choose the level of service you need, and customize the plan to make it work for your company.

Efficient Service: Third party maintenance providers can react faster and more efficiently to your service needs. While most OEM service providers will respond to your needs within the next business day, some third party maintenance providers, like Reliant Technology, provide On-Site Spare Kits that can get your data hardware running in as little as 15 minutes.

So, what should I do next?

Review this checklist to see if your data storage equipment could benefit from third party maintenance:

1. Are you seeking a less expensive solution for data storage maintenance?

2. Do you need to cut your IT budget to stay competitive?

3. Has your current maintenance contract reached the end of its term?

If the answer to any of these questions is YES!, investigate third party maintenance with Reliant Technology. Reliant is a leader in third party maintenance for IBM, EMC, NetApp, Brocade, and CISCO MDS equipment and we can provide you with logical, cost saving solutions with a company that prioritizes service. Reliant Technology provides unique service contracts to fit all of your data storage needs.

Need help planning or additional information? Talk to a dedicated Reliant Storage Specialist today to get expert advice and ensure you have the storage you need at a price you can afford.