Support & Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

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About Reliant Maintenance & Support

What is Third Party Support?

Third party support is data center hardware maintenance offered by vendors independent of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Implementing a support solution independent of the OEM allows you to extend the life of your current and legacy systems saving you 30%-70% on your IT budget. Have more questions about third party support? Reach out to a dedicated support specialist or give us a call at 1.877.227.0828.

What IT hardware does Reliant Technology support?

Reliant Technology offers support services for major data center manufacturers like EMC, NetApp, HP, Cisco, Dell, Juniper, and Sun/Oracle. This makes it easier to consolidate support needs into one contract. For a comprehensive list on what Reliant Technology can support, visit our Support & Maintenance page or reach out to one of our dedicated support specialists at 1.877.227.0828.

Why should I choose third party support?

Third party support allows you to explore other IT solutions beyond the OEM. You no longer have to juggle multiple maintenance agreements with different contract renewal dates. Instead, save time and money by consolidating all your support needs into one coterminous contract. Our network of OEM-certified internal and field engineers all work to provide the best data center support at a fraction of the price.

End of Life Post-Warranty Support

Can Reliant provide support for my IT hardware after it has reached End of Life?

Don’t get rid of your existing storage, server, and networking equipment just because the OEM has deemed it no longer useful. Reliant Technology can support your current and legacy data center hardware past any product lifecycle milestone set by the OEM. Not sure when your IT hardware will go End of Service Life? Check our End of Life and End of Availability information pages for the latest IT product lifecycle updates.

Can Reliant support my IT hardware after it has reached EOL?

New technology is always being brought to market, making IT refresh cycles shorter and shorter. But what if you are happy with your existing environment? Just because your hardware has reached a product lifecycle milestone doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it. Extend the life of your data center equipment with support from Reliant Technology. As the World’s #1 Reseller of Certified Pre-Owned Storage Hardware & Support, we stock and source IT hardware up to 10 years old. For more information on adding capacity or supporting your EOL hardware give us a call at 1.877.227.0828.

How Does Third Party Support Work?

What is a Service Level Agreement (SLA)?

A service level agreement or SLA, refers to a contract set up between an end user and Reliant to define the level of service expected. Choose from 4 different service levels to craft a support solution that fits your organization’s specific goals.

What if I don’t need the same service level agreement on all of my equipment?

Data center hardware support isn’t “one-SLA-fits-all”. Reliant Technology service levels are highly customizable and designed to meet your specific support requirements. Choose from mission-critical, secondary, and archival support options based on your needs. To learn more about our service level options visit the main Third- Party Support & Maintenance page.

Reliant Technology Support Services

What support services does Reliant Technology offer?

Reliant Technology offers several support services designed to meet any requirement you might have for your storage, server, and networking equipment. Reliant support options include:

  • Parts Replacement: For systems that are covered under your support contract, any faulty parts will be replaced by Reliant Technology.
  • Post-Incident Follow-Up: Prior to closing a maintenance case, we will check to make sure that you are satisfied with the problem resolution.
  • Remote Monitoring: Reliant Technology remotely monitors your systems covered under support to diagnose system issues and proactively provide problem resolution.
  • Training: On-site, remote technical, and administrative training is available from Reliant Technology.
  • On-Site Spares Kits: Keep critical spare parts on site, such as disk drives and standby power supplies, so that your data center professionals can replace them right away as needed.
  • On-Site Technical Support: Reliant Technology’s Field Engineers will arrive on-site to repair system issues.
  • Telephone Technical Support: Access technical support through our domestic-based remote help desk phone number provided in your Reliant Welcome Kit.

Why Reliant

Why Reliant

Over 2,000 customers, including Harley-Davidson, Siemens, and UCLA, trust Reliant as the World’s #1 Reseller of Certified Pre-Owned Storage & Support. Discover a new level of service, knowledge and savings for EMC, NetApp, IBM, HDS, Brocade and Cisco hardware today.

  • In-Depth Product Knowledge: Reliant Technology has the world's largest team devoted to used storage. We understand the used storage market and know how to provide the best used storage solutions for your environment.
  • Rapid Response: Our storage specialists will respond to your requests within 15 minutes or less. You don't have to wait weeks to receive a quote. We also offer overnight delivery so you can implement your used storage upgrades as soon as possible.
  • Significant Savings: Reliant Technology can provide you storage solutions at 30-70% off the prices from the OEM. We also provide comprehensive and flexible third-party maintenance coverage.



For more information about our SLAs, how to get started with support,Terms & Conditions, and other support features, visit our general FAQ page or reach out to the Reliant Technology support team at 1.877.227.0828 or request a customized quote for your IT hardware.


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