From an infrastructure point-of-view, where does ReluTech really shine? Well, I would say that three vital parts of our company are storage, network, and servers. But right now, I will dive a little more into storage.

ReluTech is a very unique company because we bring different services to the table that your common resellers do not. A perfect example of this would be our N-1 options. What is N-1, you ask? Let me simply define it:

N = Current generation

-1 = minus 1

So, N-1 = 1 Generation behind the current.

Now that we have our nomenclature down, allow me to share a great use case involving Data Domain: Data Domain model 9500 has been replaced by the DD9900 (N). Yet, many customers don’t need the full capacity of the newer 9900 and a DD9500 may be adequate. Because Dell no longer sells the DD9500 (N-1), they are forced to propose the DD9900. Yet, take a look at the price difference for New versus a N-1 option:

Price for a Data Domain DD9500 w/ 360TB Raw (263TB usable) is $160,000.

Price for a Data Domain DD9900 w/ 360TB Raw (263TB usable) is >$500,000.

Significant savings indeed! Just because there are newer models, doesn’t mean the last version is outdated. ReluTech has many N-1 options that are more than capable of getting the job done, even at a much better price. What are you needing and have you investigated an N-1 option?


Thomas Hodgson is our Sales Manager here at ReluTech. His top priority is managing our maintenance team with a mission of driving customer success through data center maintenance plans and hardware solutions. Outside of the office, he enjoys activities with family, exercising, playing golf, cooking, and attending weekend Braves games.

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