Your MDS-9148 Switch is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your MDS-9148 Switch is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Utilizing an EMC Connectrix – Cisco MDS-9148 switch within your networking environment? We offer a last-minute reminder that the MDS-9148 is reaching End of Service Life on October 31, 2020. This leaves exactly 1 month of service and support before uncovered downtime becomes a very real possibility.  If you haven’t yet secured an extended support contract for your MDS-9148 switch, …

4 Advantages of Cisco Third Party Maintenance

4 Advantages of Cisco Third Party Maintenance

Cisco operates as the world’s leading enterprise networking vendor, with around 85% of internet traffic traveling across Cisco’s systems. But in light of Cisco’s fastest-growing division being their cybersecurity unit, it’s safe to assume that maintenance and support is not nearly as important to Cisco as security product development. In an industry that’s consistently rewarded for being on the cutting …

Your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Utilizing a Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch within your data center? This is your last-minute reminder that the 5548P Switch will be reaching End of Service Life on September 30th, 2020. This leaves 2 weeks to secure post-warranty coverage for your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch. If you weren’t aware of this deadline, or haven’t had time to consider next steps, there’s no …

3 Concerns Surrounding Cisco Third Party Maintenance

3 Concerns Surrounding Cisco Third Party Maintenance

Cisco Systems has been manufacturing and selling networking hardware since the 1980s. Since then, the multinational technology conglomerate has become the worldwide leader in IT networking and cybersecurity solutions. So why place the success of your organization’s network in the hands of anyone other than the mighty and powerful Cisco? Well, it’s that mindset that may be holding your data …

Benefits of Third Party Network Support

Benefits of Third Party Network Support

Facing restrictive budgets and growing data center needs, finding ways to cut costs has become a top priority for most IT managers. And for many companies, third party network support is the best place to start. Network maintenance and support costs actually make up 70% of the average company’s IT budget. And that’s just to maintain the current network, or …

Cisco Catalyst Third Party Support by Riverstone Technology

5 Reasons to Choose Third Party Support for Cisco Catalyst Devices

Companies that are at the beginning of their journey or are still growing are always concerned with making sure they deliver the best quality service to their customers. To do so, companies with high investments in their data center environments must rely getting quality services of their own. Many businesses around the world use Cisco devices for their network systems …

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Cisco Hardware

Cisco makes some of the most popular network products on the market. For growing companies, expansion comes with more responsibility. Any company that has poured significant resources into its data center is going to be concerned about the quality of the products which comprise it. Getting top of the line Cisco devices for your business’s data center can be a …

Cisco Third Party Support vs Buying your own Cisco Parts

All companies which utilize network devices will face the problem of those products reaching their end of service life (EOSL). Companies experiencing pressure to squeeze their budget while improving the success of their data center find themselves with a decision to make. Costs to upgrade to the newest network device from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can be too much, …

Cisco Terms You Need to Know

Cisco Systems, founded in 1984, is known for pioneering local area networks (LANs). They offer networking solutions to businesses worldwide. Since they are such a major provider, it is important for your business to understand what it’s getting for the money. If you are considering Cisco, or are currently using their products for your data center needs, you will want …