IT Hardware Equipment Solutions
Enterprise IT Hardware Purchase
- Stay flexible and avoid vendor lock-in
- All major OEMs covered (IBM, Cisco, Dell, EMC, NetApp, HP, etc.)
- Buy, sell, rent, or lease everything from entire systems to upgrades to parts
Enterprise IT Hardware Rentals
- Cloud migrations: Short-term capacity upgrades may be necessary while migrating to the cloud. ReluTech’s rental program allows customers to avoid costly refreshes on equipment targeted for decommissioning due to cloud migrations.
- Data center migrations: Relocate without business disruption. Rental equipment can match your mission-critical hardware and allow for uninterrupted operations.
- Seasonal demands: Rentals are a cost-effective solution to seasonal demands when it doesn’t make sense to buy capacity that will be under-utilized for most of the year. ReluTech helps companies better plan for and operate during these high-demand periods with short-term solutions.
- Application testing and benchmarking: Developers are often stuck with ‘hand me down’ hardware that doesn’t match production environments. ReluTech’s rental program allows companies to utilize identical hardware to ensure the performance of new applications.
Data Center Equipment Upgrades and Parts in Stock
ReluTech offers pre-owned, refurbished, and current generation enterprise data center hardware to save you money and time. We can provide custom configured systems, as well as upgrades and parts from all major manufacturers can ship immediately – saving you up to 90% off manufacturer prices.
- Extend The Life Of Your Existing Systems: Our extensive inventory of parts can help keep your hardware running for years to come.
- Upgrade Existing Equipment: Upgrade existing equipment for a fraction of new equipment prices. Add disk storage or memory at a fraction of new prices. Upgrade processors with refurbished parts.
- Fix Faulty Hardware No Longer Under Warranty: Replace faulty equipment for companies that are self-maintaining. Test/Dev gear or DR systems can be kept running indefinitely.
Data Center Hardware Services
Let ReluTech be your go-to for data center infrastructure procurement services and rental agreements on server, storage, and network equipment.
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Data Center Infrastructure Lines
Explore the most popular data center hardware that we rent, sell, and support.
- Data Domain
- USP, USP V, USP VM
- HUS100 Series
- FlashSystem/ Storwize
- DS Storage
- XIV Storage
- TS Storage
- Power Series
- Z Series
- System X
- N Series
- FAS3000 Series
- FAS6000 Series
- FAS8000 Series
- AFF A-Series
- SPARC T4
- SPARC T3
Hardware Case Studies
An IT Company in South Carolina Streamlined Its Maintenance Contracts
This technology company had multiple pieces of hardware across multiple locations that were all coming off warranty at different times. ReluTech’s versatility allowed us to take this technology company’s devices that needed warranty across multiple end dates and wrap them into one, simple contract. That way, moving forward this company had a single payment once a year and did not have to track each device month by month.
How is ReluTech's price So competitive compared to OEM's data center equipment?
ReluTech’s prices are derived from determining the likely cost of a contract over time. We provide fair prices that are designed to help customers maximize the useful life of their systems. Ultimately, the question becomes, “Why are OEM prices so high?” The answer is that most OEMs artificially inflate the price of maintenance renewals so customers have an incentive to buy the latest generation of technology. The OEM’s inflated prices are why ReluTech’s prices are usually 40-80% less expensive.
Is comprehensive monitoring part of the hardware purchase?
For many storage arrays, ReluTech is able to use the native email alerting features to redirect call-home alerts. This is done as a best practice at no charge. For equipment that doesn’t have a call-home feature, we offer a monitoring add-on option (at an additional cost) using third-party software. Consult your account executive for options here.
Do clients retain software update access on the IT infrastructure?
As a general rule, third-party maintenance providers are not permitted to provide software patches or updates, as they are the manufacturer’s intellectual property. (There are a few notable exceptions in which we can legally acquire software, so consult your account executive if there’s a specific system or product line you’re curious about).
Since software updates are proprietary, third-party support may not make sense in all situations, particularly those in which compliance or internal policy dictates that you have ongoing access to the newest OS versions. However, most organizations choose TPM despite this limitation for the following reasons:
The OS is stable. By the time the initial manufacturer warranty expires, a storage, server, or networking platform is usually at least 4-5 years, meaning the OS has stabilized. This is because the vast majority of bugs are found and resolved within the first 2-3 years of a platform’s release (the same can arguably be said for any meaningful updates the OEM releases for a platform as well). This is why many customers upgrade once or twice a year in the first few years of ownership but slow that pace dramatically as the system gets older.
The customer is not adding any new applications. When it comes to shared storage, one software-related concern may be that you bring on an application that doesn’t play well with your semi-outdated OS iteration. This is an unlikely scenario in the first place, but most of our customers have a fairly static purpose for any storage that is 3+ years old, and they’re simply trying to extend its useful life by a few years.
Updates are available until your OEM support contract expires. As a customer, you can protect yourself to a certain extent by downloading any available patches or updates before going off OEM support, even if you choose to apply them later. For the most part, our customers who do this never choose to apply the update, but they see it as a precautionary best practice.
The OEM has moved on. The OEM overcharges for maintenance renewals because they want to push customers to refresh to the latest, more expensive generation prematurely. In many cases, the OEM has shifted its engineering focus away from the legacy platform you are using in favor of the new product line it wants you to buy. As a result, updates for legacy product lines are few and far between.
The cost savings are enormous. We understand there is usually some perceived level of risk associated with losing the ability to update software. However, ReluTech supports hundreds of customers and thousands of systems, and we have never encountered a situation in which a customer cannot operate a system because a software update was unavailable. We encourage our potential customers to compare our renewal prices to the OEM prices, consider how much risk is involved, and perform a basic risk-reward analysis to decide if TPM is the most efficient option. More often than not, we believe it is.
Can ReluTech deliver services to my area?
ReluTech supports systems across the globe, and we can provide 24x7x4 coverage for every major North American market. If your equipment is located within 100 miles of a major North American city, we can service it. For certain remote areas more than 100 miles from a major city, ReluTech may only be able to provide next-business-day service, but it is best to check with your account executive to see what level(s) of coverage we can provide.
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