Tag Archives: server support

By Xavier Surentherathas, Business Development Director, SSCS APAC Now that 71% of the world’s largest companies are using Third Party Maintenance for post-warranty servers, storage and networking hardware, the Third Party Hardware Maintenance industry is becoming a popular method to effectively contain IT costs and reduce operating expense. Instead of competing with OEMs and offering […]

By John Donoghue, Senior Sales Executive, SSCS EMEA If you’re responsible for hardware support contracts, or hardware OpEx reductions, but not yet familiar with the term, “hybrid hardware support,” let’s start with an explanation: A “Hybrid Hardware Support” model describes when your in-warranty IT hardware (servers, storage and networking) are supported by the OEM, during […]

By Damon Yee, Sun/Oracle Specialist & Subject Matter Expert In recent years, Oracle hasn’t formally published future (planned) End of Life or End of Service Life dates. Instead, we often learn about an EoL date the month it happens, which is unfortunate for Oracle’s clients who may be caught by surprise, and thereby forced to […]

By Mark Havens, VP, Sales & Marketing, SSCS If you’re growing weary of tracking EoSL dates for your owned hardware assets, and doing so from individual OEM websites, you should know there’s a much easier solution – without the burdensome digging. Several independent support companies have EoL tracking details at their website, including SSCS.  There […]

By John Kolkmeier, Director, Global Service Delivery, SSCS Overwhelmed with tracking which assets are approaching EoL (End of Life) or EoSL (End of Service Life)? Several independent hardware support companies already track this data for you and do so much more logically than what is provided by the OEM. Several independent support companies have EoL […]

By John Kolkmeier, Director, Global Service Delivery, SSCS Tired of tracking which assets are approaching EoL (End of Life) or EoSL (End of Service Life)? Yeah, ITAM best practices can be burdensome to teams with limited staffing resources. Know that several hardware support providers already track this data for you and provide the information much […]

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 Although it can be burdensome to continually track which assets are approaching EoL (End of Life) or EoSL (End of Service Life), several independent hardware support companies will actually track this data for you. Several have resources at their website, organized by OEM.   Since there are several […]