Why Buying a Network Server is Never as Easy as Point and Click

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Dec
2014
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Buying a network server is never this simpleIf you were to ask a hand full of network engineers to explain the composition and needs of their data center, you can be sure that you would receive a hand full of different answers. The thing about data centers is, no two are exactly alike and each network has its own requirements when it comes to outfitting them with equipment. This is especially true when it comes to network servers.

Servers, like any other piece of network equipment, come in a variety of flavors from a number of manufacturers, some of the most popular being Dell, Sun and HP. With most IT hardware purchasing equipment is as easy as determining which make and model is right for your network, and then point, click, buy. However deciding Dell and HP Serverswhich manufacturer and model will work for your data center is only half of the battle when it comes to servers. Unless you are well versed in network servers and all of the available options for building out a server to meet your networks specific needs, you are going to need some assistance.

Buying a network server is never as easy as point, click, buy. Choosing to to buy a network server via google search will be much more of a headache than you can imagine. Which is why you should always enlist the help of a trusted network equipment reseller to guide you through the process of building out a server with all of the specs it needs to make it a perfect fit for your company’s network.

Now, I know what you are thinking right now…..”I know what my network’s server needs are, I can find and purchase a server myself!”

But do you? Let’s go over a few things and find out…

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How 3rd Party Maintenance can Extend the life of your Network Hardware

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Dec
2014
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Network equipment maintenance programs
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Network equipment maintenance programsThe one thing that every IT professional has in common is the quest to maximize the life and relevancy of their network equipment. With IT budgets perpetually shrinking and the cost of new technology constantly rising, it is no wonder why utilizing each piece of it equipment to its fullest potential is a top priority.

There are a number of things that you can do to prolong the shelf life of your routers, servers and switches. Including properly maintaining your entire network infrastructure. Which includes regularly cleaning your equipment, applying cable management best practices and utilizing network equipment maintenance programs.

proper cable managementWhile many network maintenance managers utilize big name maintenance programs like Cisco SmartNet and Juniper J-Care, the majority are not familiar with 3rd party options, like DNI SureNet. While there are a number of benefits of using 3rd party maintenance programs for your data center hardware, including lower costs and the convenience of having all of your maintenance contracts in one place. However, there is one benefit that outweighs them all.

3rd party maintenance programs cover network hardware that big label programs do not!

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Why Spot Checking Cisco Equipment for Counterfeit Signs is Necessary

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Nov
2014
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Counterfeit Cisco is everywhere!
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Counterfeit Cisco is everywhere!  It not so long ago that I gave you some tips on How to Avoid Purchasing Counterfeit Cisco Equipment. While the counterfeit Cisco equipment is always at the back of every IT professionals mind, it doesn’t feel as far reaching and common until you come face to face with it.

Which brings me to a few days ago…

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Why you need to evolve with ever changing network equipment technology

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Nov
2014
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Technology changes are always coming!
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Change with the changing technologyOver the past 25 years the evolution of technology has exploded. The amount of technology that we used in our day to day lives and the way that we interface with technology has changed immensely, forcing us into to evolve with new tech or be left in the cold gripping our corded phones and DOS computers for dear life.

The extreme evolution of technology is most prevalent in the realm of the data center and the network equipment housed within. These data centers, large or small, are the heart and soul of nearly every company, ensuring that the interfaces that have become part of our everyday lives, run smoothly. The problem is, even the most skilled IT professionals have a difficult time keeping with the fast paced evolution of network equipment technology.

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One more secret about the secondary IT hardware marketing that you should know

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Oct
2014
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Shhh secrets of used cisco dealersEarlier this month, I filled you in on the 4 major things all network equipment resellers are dying to tell you. It has occurred to me that there is another, shall we say, secret about the secondary IT hardware market that you are most likely not aware of. Never fear, I am here to share it with you.

While there is a general knowledge of what network equipment reseller’s do, buying and selling pre-owned and new IT hardware and selling it at a discounted price, most are unaware of the reason why the network equipment resale market is so unique.

 

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