OEM versus Third-Party Maintenance: IBM, NetApp, and EMC Cost Comparison
This datasheet will reveal the cost comparison between IBM, NetApp and EMC maintenance and support through the OEM versus a third-party maintenance provider. We will also explain the secrets behind OEM maintenance and how TPM providers are able to offer the same or better support at a fraction of the cost.
EMC Maintenance and Support: Don’t Pay a Premium Just for Brand Equity
The problem from a business standpoint is simple: EMC can be an expensive product to purchase, but it’s not any more expensive to maintain after 1-3 years than NetApp or IBM. If you’re paying a premium for EMC maintenance and support—you’re paying into EMC’s brand equity.