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Are You Prepared for End-of-Service-Life?

Are You Prepared for End-of-Service-Life? Data is said to be the currency of the 21st century, and the data center has thus become an integral part of every business organization. It’s important to remember, though that IT infrastructure equipment—servers, routers, switches, etc.—have their lifespan. Making plans with a TPM provider before hardware reaches end-of-life puts your company [...]

What is Third Third-Party Maintenance?

What is Third-Party Maintenance? The need to maximize the use of data center equipment and possibly extend life cycles has called significant attention to third-party maintenance (TPM). TPM providers have now become integral alternatives to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) support when OEM contracts expire, and particularly when products reach their end of service life (EOSL). Third-Party Maintenance [...]

CentricsIT cited in Gartner Research on Third-Party Maintenance

CentricsIT profiled in Gartner reports titled, “Competitive Landscape: Partnering with Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center and Network Maintenance Cost Optimization” and “Market Guide for Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance.” Research firm Gartner continues to recognize the role of third-party maintenance providers in enabling organizations to stretch IT budgets and realize the full potential of their [...]

Consolidating IT Services Vendors to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

How Effectively Consolidating IT Services Vendors Impact the Business When most IT leaders talk about vendor sprawl, they are typically referring to their applications—particularly in their cybersecurity programs. But an often-overlooked business challenge is the impact of vendor sprawl on the IT services needs of an organization. Whether it’s maintenance, asset disposition, field services, or IT projects—especially for [...]

New Year, New IT Budget—Spend Wisely

A new year means a new IT budget. You could spend time that you don’t have re-structuring your operations, tweaking your networks, cost-cutting infrastructure, and generally cutting corners—all for small percentage savings with no real guarantee. There’s lower-hanging fruit for cost-optimization. Rather than expend exorbitant time and effort, you could take more logical and efficient measures that don’t [...]

Preparing for IBM Power7 Going End-of-Service-Life (EOSL)

Perhaps you were fully expecting the End-of-Service-Life (EOSL) announcement for your POWER6 units; you bought them back in 2007, so it makes sense that IBM would already be starting the process of sunsetting them. What you might not have been expecting was the EOSL announcement to include your 8202-E4C POWER7s when these servers still work well in your [...]

Third-Party Maintenance for IBM Netezza Reaching EOS

IBM is Pushing Early-Gen Netezza Users to Refresh—Know Your Options IBM recently announced the End-of-Support (EOS) date for the first three generations of Netezza products as June 30th, 2019. With this announcement, organizations using Skimmer (version N100-1), TwinFin (all N1001 versions), and Striper (all N2001 versions) are being pushed to begin the refresh process for hardware that still [...]

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