Tag Archives: OpEx Reductions

By Rick Moller, Cisco Support Specialist & Subject Matter Expert, SSCS Do you know why most of your industry peers are paying more for Cisco support than others? Here are the Top 9 Reasons: 1. Unlike the typical data center infrastructure manager, the Cisco SMARTnet contract holder is often unfamiliar with hybrid support models and […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS While you may not yet be convinced of the intrinsic value or flexibility of the third-party hardware support industry, the times are changing. More than ever, your IT peers are embracing alternatives to effectively contain IT costs and increase their negotiating leverage within their OEM relationships. In […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS Assuming you’ve already read Gartner’s report that 71% of the largest companies are now using independent (aka Third-Party Maintenance) support to effectively control OpEx, you may not have heard or read (from the same Gartner publication) that: “70% of F100 companies purchased secondary hardware in 2016 | […]

By John Kolkmeier, Director, Global Service Delivery, SSCS Is this your first time project managing a server or storage device relocation? This blog is intended to help you understand the five most important items to consider in any data center hardware relocation. 1. Providing Advance Notice to All Direct Team Members & Affected Parties: Make […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS OEM refresh strategies are not new, nor is the annoyance that many data center decision makers have with these self-serving sales tactics. Growing weary is normal, but those that have grown enraged have begun to deploy strategies that are rooted in greater logic, savings, service quality – […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS If your enterprise IT infrastructure includes Dell servers and storage, perhaps you’ve already considered extending Dell server or Dell storage lifecycles to impact your OpEx (operating expense) and strategically delay your CapEx (capital expense) investments to refresh your technology. Or, perhaps you haven’t had the bandwidth to […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS Data storage technology is just plain cool. And, the tech advancements in the last ten years has just made the world of storage technology even more cool. Both speed and capacity improvements are not only exciting but can deeply help business – like never before. These technologies […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS If your data center infrastructure includes HP servers and storage, perhaps you’ve considered extended HP server or HP storage lifecycles to contain CapEx (Capital Expenses) for a few years so budgets can be afforded toward other priorities or projects. For several reasons, lifecycle extensions can be helpful […]