Lower Both Storage Acquisition and Ownership Costs by Using Third-Party Maintenance


Published: 03 March 2017 ID: G00324284

Analyst(s):

Purchase this Document

Price: $195.00 USD (PAGES: 7)

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above.

Summary

Third-party maintenance provides I&O leaders with more than lower hardware maintenance costs. TPM may enable the safe extension of service lives of installed storage arrays, make changing storage vendors easier, and provide leverage when negotiating infrastructure refreshes with incumbent vendors.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Undertake a Risk/Benefit Analysis of TPM
    • Minimize the Risks of Using TPM
      • Due Diligence Checklist/Script to Qualify TPM Providers
      • Sample Vendors
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
© 2017 Gartner, Inc. and/or its Affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction and distribution of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartners research may discuss legal issues related to the information technology business, Gartner does not provide legal advice or services and its research should not be construed or used as such. Gartner shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice.

Why Gartner

Gartner delivers the technology-related insight you need to make the right decisions, every day.

Find out more