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Solving Supply Chain Delays with HaaS in the Data Center

As long lead times continue to be the norm, Hardware-as-a-Service may be the solution your business is looking for. Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is a simple and cost-effective way to procure equipment without the long lead times. As the name implies, HaaS is similar to leasing or licensing. The hardware in question belongs to a managed service provider (MSP) and [...]

10 Reasons to Buy Pre-Owned IT Hardware

10 Reasons to Buy Pre-Owned IT Hardware Whether your business is just starting out or already thriving, utilizing a channel alternative approach to IT procurement could save your company money—40–70% in fact, according to Gartner. Many organizations that have turned to the secondary market out of necessity are seeing the benefits of working with independent distributors. Here [...]

How Long Will the Chip Shortage Last?

The global chip shortage continues, and in this highly-digitized world where chips help power essentially everything—from cars to IT devices, to everyday appliances, and even toothbrushes, no industry has remained unscathed from the adverse impact of the chip shortage crisis. Tiny Chips, Huge Crisis According to a Semiconductor Supply Chain report released by the US Department of Commerce in [...]

WD’s 6.5-Exabyte Mishap: How to Face the Fallout

WD’s 6.5-Exabyte Mishap: How to Face the Fallout The contamination accident in a Western Digital partner’s facility last month, which resulted in a massive 6.5-exabyte loss, is expected to trigger a price hike in flash SSD products. Sadly, this isn’t the only problem businesses are running into in the IT hardware supply chain: raw material shortages, lengthened [...]

Avoiding Hardware Surcharges Amidst Increasing OEM Lead Times

Avoiding Hardware Surcharges Amidst Increasing OEM Lead Times IT global supply chains are currently experiencing one of the most prolonged and widespread disruptions in recent history. And, as if increasing OEM lead times weren’t causing enough trouble already, businesses are now also getting hit with hardware surcharges. Is there any end in sight for all this madness? [...]

Juniper EOSL Deadlines in 2021

Juniper EOSL Deadlines in 2021 Businesses that are using Juniper networking hardware (e.g. broadband services routers, WLAN access points, services gateways, etc.) need to be aware that several Juniper EOSL deadlines have either recently expired or are due to expire in 2021. This is something you need to be concerned about because this means Juniper will no longer [...]

Dell EOSL Deadlines in 2021 – Are You Prepared?

Dell EOSL Deadlines in 2021 - Are you prepared? Every Dell equipment, whether it be a server, storage platform, gateway, expansion enclosure, etc., will eventually reach its EOSL deadline. In fact, many of them have EOSLs scheduled this year. If you have an impending Dell EOSL deadline in 2021, you will want to read this post. What happens [...]

Worried about HPE EOSL Deadlines in 2021?

Worried about HPE EOSL Deadlines in 2021? A number of HP Enterprise (HPE) storage devices, disk enclosures, hyperconverged solutions, servers, and other IT equipment are due for End of Service Life (EOSL) this year. If you have one or more of these devices on your network and you’re starting to worry about costly OEM premium maintenance or equipment [...]

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