Gartner Research

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

Published: 03 March 2017

ID: G00324284

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos

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
  • Key Challenges

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

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