There is an analogy I like to use when explaining EOL/EOSL data center hardware:

You buy the brand new iPhone X and it works perfectly. Plus, it comes with a two-year warranty, which is even better! 

Fast forward two years later; your phone’s warranty expires and a new iPhone is out for $1000 and comes with two years of warranty.

You tell yourself that the new iPhone is nice, but you don’t really need it. You just need to insure your iPhone X again. So you go to the Apple store and you’re told that one year of insurance for your iPhone X is $700. Woah! That doesn’t seem like you would be getting the best bang for your buck. You decide to find a third party company that will insure that iPhone X for 50% less than what Apple was charging!

That third party phone insurance company is similar to ReluTech. Our company can support server, network, and storage devices for a fraction of the cost compared to OEM maintenance. We will even come out to your data center and fix it when it breaks. Not only do we solely use genuine OEM parts, but we also have engineers who used to work for OEMs.

We will cover anything that breaks and even help you troubleshoot if you are having a software issue. So, the question is, do you really need that new iPhone?

About the author | Brian San Nicolas

Brian San Nicolas is a Third Party Maintenance Account Executive here at ReluTech. His top priority is helping customers support their data center equipment in a cost-effective and timely manner. Outside of the office, he enjoys exercising, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and analyzing stocks.

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