StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)

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NorthSmart has extensive experience in supporting EOL & EOSL StorageTek equipment with best-in-class hardware maintenance services. With expert remote engineers, onsite technicians and a robust onsite parts stocking, we will exceed your expectations.
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StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)
NorthSmart is able to support our customers with tailored support solutions for your existing data center hardware, saving you up to 70% compared to manufacturer offerings. Let us extend the life of your hardware and make you a budget hero! NorthSmart can provide support for LTO5-IB8FC-SL85Z hardware after the end of official support date, saving you money in the process
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What Can Your Organization Do With EoL or EoSL StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)

As a Not paying attention to your device’s EOL and EOSL dates can lead to problems. If you don’t have coverage when you need it, your device might not work well. It might also be less safe and more expensive to run. However, if you plan for your EOSL and EOL equipment, your data center can keep running smoothly, even if your budget is tight. has announced EOSL on all

Benefits of Third Party Maintenance for StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)

If a manufacturer stops supporting a product, the equipment is not suddenly useless. It still has a lot of its original value. If the product works for your company, it is convenient to keep using it. As long as there aren’t any big problems with the hardware or with how it fits into your company’s infrastructure, you can keep using the product for a longer time by using TPM.
If your hardware is going to reach its end-of-service-life soon and your company doesn’t have much extra money to spend on upgrades, you don’t need to worry. You can continue using your existing equipment with the help of TPM. That way, you can choose when to upgrade and you can prepare for the transition by getting your finances in order first.
If you are fixing your own hardware, you may not have access to the original parts. This can be a problem because the replacement parts may not be as good as the original ones. However, if you work with TPM, you will have access to trusted parts that will work with your equipment. Plus, the technicians who perform the repairs will be experts in this field and may know more about your equipment than in-house techs.
You don’t have to pay a lot of money for post-EoL OEM services. You can work with a TPM company to get the job done. They offer similar skills at a much lower price. Plus, with TPM you may get more work done or a more personalized service than you would from your OEM. You can also push back the cost of new equipment by working with TPM. While an upgrade will be necessary at some point, TPM can help delay it.
OEMs specialize in their equipment, but TPM programs can focus on the needs of your company. For example, a TPM program might be able to do a repair in a way that creates less downtime for your company or offer more services that can provide a better deal. Some TPM options, like NorthSmart, let you purchase only the services you need. You can even create a hybrid model with elements of OEM and TPM support if that’s what fits your business.

EOL DATE

StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)

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EOSL DATE

StorageTek 1600/3200GB LTO TAPE FC-8GB IBM (SL8500)

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LTO5-IB8FC-SL85Z

Flexible Support Levels For Your StorageTek Hardware

Embrace the power of global IT support. We utilize more than 2000 world class engineers. On-site spares available for all four coverage options.

24x7x4

24/7 coverage includes help
desk, onsite, call-home
monitoring, and parts
replacement.

24x7xNBD

24/7 coverage includes help
desk, NBD onsite, call-home
monitoring, and parts
replacement.

 

8x5xNBD

NBD coverage includes help
desk, onsite, call-home
monitoring, and parts
replacement.

 

NBD PARTS ONLY

NBD parts
replacement.

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