Let's Talk OEM FUD: Separating FUD from Fact

Let’s Talk OEM FUD: Separating FUD from Fact

What is FUD? Standing for “Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt”, FUD is a scare tactic used surprisingly often among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to prevent current hardware customers from deviating from manufacturer offerings. By placing doubts about competitors in the minds of consumers, OEMs attempt to intimidate customers from making the transition to third party maintenance (TPM). They hope to incite …

Advantages of EMC Unity Third Party Maintenance Over Dell EMC

Advantages of EMC Unity Third Party Maintenance Over Dell EMC

Businesses have traditionally relied on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Dell EMC for data center support. However, recent budget constraints have made room for a new adversary within the industry. Across the globe, organizations are increasingly turning to third party maintenance (TPM) providers to relieve financial and procedural support challenges. But what can a third party provider offer to your …

Data Domain Third Party Maintenance vs. Data Domain Maintenance

Data Domain Third Party Maintenance vs. Data Domain Maintenance

Back in their heyday, Data Domain specialized in target-based deduplication solutions for disk-based backup. Acquired by EMC in 2009, the Data Domain product line has been Dell EMC’s flagship platform for backup, archive, and disaster recovery ever since. But as Dell EMC continues to bring attractive new additions to the product line, many IT managers seek affordable ways to hold …

5 Advantages of Third Party Maintenance Over OEM Services

5 Advantages of Third Party Maintenance Over OEM Services

Organizations have traditionally relied on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for data center maintenance. But recent budget constraints have made room for a new adversary within the industry. Across the globe, companies are increasingly turning to third party maintenance (TPM) providers to relieve the financial and procedural burdens of IT support. But why rely on a third party vendor when one …

How Data Center Storage Benefits from Third Party Maintenance

How Data Center Storage Benefits From Third Party Maintenance

Purchasing storage equipment directly from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is undeniably expensive, and the storage support that goes along with it can be costly too. But the manufacturer isn’t your only option for high quality storage hardware and support. Third party maintenance (TPM) is an increasingly popular alternative to manufacturer support services for providing companies with storage benefits that …

IBM Third Party Maintenance vs. IBM Maintenance

IBM Third Party Maintenance vs. IBM Maintenance

IBM remains one of the largest and most powerful computer technology and IT consulting companies in the world. In terms of IT infrastructure, the influential corporation has made waves with their modernized servers and storage solutions. But in recent years, IBM has become increasingly invested in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, while hardware services have fallen …

Top 3 Concerns of Third Party Maintenance

Top 3 Concerns of Third Party Maintenance

Choosing between support from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a third party maintenance (TPM) provider is a decision many companies grapple with when it comes time to renew IT maintenance contracts. And while OEM services are commonly viewed as the industry standard, there are many added benefits to third party support that make it a more valuable alternative. Still, …

Is Third Party Support Right For You?

Is Third Party Support Right for You?

You may have heard of third party support before but didn’t quite understand what it’s used for or whom it benefits. Put simply, third party support is a direct replacement of data center support and maintenance by a company that’s not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the product, but has the resources to provide the same services. Third party …

HP Third Party Support vs. Sourcing Your Own HP Parts

All companies that have invested in storage, server, and networking equipment will be concerned the stability of their data center environment. Balancing such a major priority with tightening budget creates pressure to deliver solutions that make everyone happy. Oftentimes, upgrading to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)’s newest product is out of the question financially. Instead, some companies will try to …

Rethinking Data Center Support For Your Business

There is a natural inclination for businesses to view OEM (original equipment manufacturers) contracts and maintenance as the industry standard. While this is true, failing to look further means missing out on options that can help your business succeed. Shifting from an OEM-centric business mindset to third party support can open up a new world to your data center infrastructure. …