Extending the Life of Cisco UCS Servers: A Cost-Effective Solution

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Nov 8, 2023 3:17:45 PM

In the ever-evolving landscape of IT infrastructure, Cisco customers have long been accustomed to hearing the ominous phrase "End...

In the ever-evolving landscape of IT infrastructure, Cisco customers have long been accustomed to hearing the ominous phrase "End of Life" in relation to their Cisco B200 M4 blade servers. The impending Last Date of Support for hardware, set for February 29, 2024, has left many businesses grappling with the dilemma of how to keep their IT environments operational and up to date without breaking the bank.

For years, the prevailing OEM advice has pushed these customers toward the expensive route of purchasing brand new Cisco servers, under the assumption that it was their only option. However, in this blog, we will shed light on an alternative solution that has saved companies significant sums while ensuring their systems remain fully functional – with a more cost-effective maintenance plan RapidCare®.

One common misconception among Cisco users is that certain critical firmware updates are only accessible if they maintain an active Cisco SmartNet contract. Contrary to this belief, previously disseminated documentation has revealed that this is not the case. Users can access these updates without having to commit to costly maintenance contracts.

At CXtec, we have recently provided a compelling solution to one of the nation's largest insurance carriers. Instead of opting for new Cisco servers, we introduced them to the world of RapidCare coverage for their Cisco UCS equipment. It became evident to them that RapidCare terms are both transparent and comprehensive, and the cost savings are undeniable. In this case, CXtec managed to save the insurance carrier several hundred thousand dollars.

For those concerned about transitioning from a B200 M4 blade to a newer model, such as the B200 M5 blade, we've got you covered with our equal2new® products. The familiarity with preexisting management systems makes the transition a breeze. Furthermore, it facilitates timely network troubleshooting, making the entire process more efficient.

Choose equal2new® to save up to 90% on refurbished cisco hardware compared to manufacturer list prices

At CXtec, we offer a robust supply of Cisco UCS hardware, including memory and processors, which can optimize the productivity of B200 M4 servers. We also offer future-proof equal2new® B200 M5 blades. We can even populate SmartNet-eligible B200 M5 blades with corresponding SmartNet-compliant components, all at remarkable cost savings.

If you have a project in the planning stages or want to discuss your IT objectives, we invite you to reach out to us. Our sales representatives and project managers are ready to engage in a brief call with you to understand your goals and provide tailored solutions. Over the years, these solutions have brought savings and peace of mind to thousands of satisfied customers. They now move forward with affordable, quality hardware, bolstered by the reliable support of RapidCare®.

The transition from the imminent "End of Life" scenario to a future of cost savings and operational excellence is not only possible but also proven. We encourage you to contact CXtec and explore the possibilities for your business. Life indeed awaits, and it's far from the expensive OEM cycle that once loomed over your IT environment.

For more information or to request a quote, contact CXtec at 315-476-3000, and let us take your IT infrastructure to the next level. Check out our weekly special deal at IT Hardware Special Offer - Deal of The Week | CXtec

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