The innovation pace of IT hardware is so rapid, that companies are obliged to replace their entire IT infrastructure every three to five years under the pretext of EOS (End of Support) / EOL (End of Life) as original service providers are under tremendous pressure to increase their sales that turn to releasing new hardware/ upgrades every year.
However, detailed reports from leading analysts and various other reports suggests that, many IT spares have a less MTBF rate which results in increased hardware performance with periodic maintenance. This also results in extended hardware life and less capex and optimum performance of the equipment as most bugs and hardware inconsistencies are fixed in the initial years itself.
Since effective use of budget is the need of the hour, for most IT departments Evernex is the effective option to break the enforced life-cycles for IT equipment and stop wasting money on replacing hardware that can last for years through effective long term maintenance. This also would help companies to better utilize these funds in the areas of innovation and other core business activities where it matters the most.
In the recent years, markets have been highly influenced by Global hardware IT maintenance provider. Organizations are convinced of the need to upgrade based on the cycles as per the business needs and not as dictated by the original equipment manufacturers.
In the past many companies opted for upgrading the entire network at once in order to avoid compatibility problems, bottlenecks and the end of support contracts. That sounds logical, and for a time maybe it was. Because back then, we considered our IT infrastructure as closed entities, undividable and uniform.
Therefore, our ITsystems, our data centers, our security systems and the routing and switching equipment in our networks were all subject to the same cycle of upgrade. Manufacturers’ contracts left customers with little choice with regards to when upgrades were required and what needed to be renewed.
Also, if you wanted to break this cycle, in order to better cost optimization and enhance operational effectiveness, you had little to no support and wished that you would not need replacement parts for equipment reaching the end-of-life or end-of-support, as set by the manufacturer.
Differentiation of the lifecycle, the increasingly detailed information about our business networks by various IT analysts has allowed us to acknowledge that not everything requires simultaneous replacement. The IT hardware would require replacement, or an upgrade based on the business needs and not as per the demands of the equipment manufacturers. For example, certain IT hardware may be best suited for a certain IT environment and can be left untouched by frequent maintenance and supply of spares. Therefore, after the initial deployment contracts can be switched to Evernex to continue using the hardware for the rest of the hardware life.
OEM might may decide to call the hardware EOS or EOL, but this doesn’t mean that you need to immediately replace all your servers, storages, routers and switches.At Evernex, we help companies to differentiate between the lifecycles of various spares providing them with unparalleled opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvement.
Targeted innovation In order to allow organizations to identify the elements of their IT infrastructure they wish to upgrade and the parts they want to keep, they need to adopt a hybrid approach regarding their network maintenance. Now, such approach is possible, thanks to the rise of Third Party Maintenance (TPM), which provides support and maintenance for companies, and for equipment that have reached their end of life according to the hardware manufacturer. The emergence of the TPM industry gives organizations the option to finally achieve a more effective, hybrid IT infrastructure, which not only saves money, but also creates space for targeted innovation.
Free and independent A hybrid method enables organizations to be liberated from OEM mandated upgrade cycles, which returns the decision-making power to the Customer who knows their business needs best. Certainly, there are always parts of your network that will require an upgrade, but now we can identify those parts more precisely due to the detailed insights and feedbacks from the companies. This is more aligned with the company’s objectives as, a TPM partner does not have the same interests as the hardware manufacturer and does not need to achieve sales prospects for a new line of switches, routers or servers. The TPM partner can advise in an objective manner, unconstrained by the goals of the manufacturer and focused only on providing the most convenient service for the organization. A TPM partner can therefore not only help maintaining the simple network components but can also advise you regarding the innovation of complex parts. Thus, TPM gives back to organizations the control over the upgrade cycle and offers a degree of common sense into the IT strategy of the organization and commits organizations to innovation.
Who will you work with? Of course, selecting the appropriate TPM partner, having the proven expertise is very important for your organization. But besides being technically capable, the chosen partner needs to have the logistic capacity. When a part of your network requires replacement, you want that to happen immediately, with no downtime for your organization. This implies that your maintenance partner should have experience working with large volumes, must have proper coverage in your region, a wide international reach with a robust FSL (Forward Stocking Location) network and have the necessary import and export licenses for delivery wherever you need.
The best advice for anyone considering a Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) is to engage and consult with the TPM and find out about their local and international reach. Their capabilities in terms of engineering resources and spares.
The future is hybrid Innovation in business will always be a priority. For this reason, it is extremely important to differentiate our IT infrastructure and break them up into several parts, according to their different priorities. Our budget is limited. By this approach, we will have the necessary understanding to identify more precisely which product innovations directly benefit our business and which products can only allow us to function for a few years.
When organizations finally understand this, they will be able to cope with the fast developments in IT. Evernex, which has one of the world’s largest stock of IT spares and network of certified engineers can be an ideal choice to offer the best of both the worlds. Thus, enabling higher insurance for your IT hardware and enhanced performance. Therefore, when leading analyst firms note that there are considerable benefits to third-party maintenance and hybrid IT solutions, you should be well aware of the market for this change on the large scale.