In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we wanted to discuss the idea of taking a chance on "luck" in regard to purchasing previously owned or refurbished networking equipment. Typically, around this time of year we hear luck being tossed around playfully as "The luck of the Irish" or the lucky leprechaun with his pot of gold. In reality, luck doesn't always have a happy ending.
According to Oxford Dictionary, the term luck is defined as "success failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions." Failure? No, thank you.
Simply put - your data center or network is no place for the game of luck. As IT professionals, we should not be comfortable just taking our chances and relying on any equipment for our data centers unless we're willing to risk the occurrence of a potentially catastrophic failure (which we're not!).
Used equipment is not all alike. The days of, "Gee, I hope this used switch works well enough" are over. When you know the source you're purchasing from, you can forget about luck and be confident that you made the best decision for your business. Understand that cost is different than value. Just because ABC Company is charging $0.25 per switch doesn't mean that your company will benefit from this initial cost savings (so save your quarter and buy a gumball).
You can save money (up to 90% off list price) AND not sacrifice on quality with CXtec's equal2new brand of certified pre-owned networking and voice equipment. All equal2new equipment goes through a rigorous testing and certification process - taking "luck" out of the equation.
Let equal2new be the pot of gold at the end of your data center rainbow (okay, that was really lame, we know). But, trust us on this one. Contact us and see how equal2new can make your life easier and your pockets more full.
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