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The Impact of Extended Warranties on Storage Total Cost of Ownership

Published: 12 April 2005

ID: G00126209

Analyst(s): Stanley Zaffos

Summary

IBM has made four-year warranties standard for its DS6000 and DS8000 series storage systems. The realized value of this fourth year of free maintenance to users will vary according to the system's planned service life, site size, upgrade strategies and prices.

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