For System Integrators, managing the lifecycle of your customers’ network and data centre infrastructure can be a major challenge, particularly in highly regulated sectors like government, defence and critical infrastructure. In these segments, approvals for equipment and software can be a lengthy process, which inevitably means that the production lifecycle is extended – often beyond the manufacturer’s end-of-sale date for new equipment. Furthermore, operational procedures will have been put in place with technical and non-technical staff trained on existing technology – not so easy to upgrade systems every three to five years, which is the vendor’s lifecycle.
Cistor have created Cistor Extend, a service to help our customers extend the life of network and data centre infrastructure beyond the manufacturer’s end-of-sale dates, without the added risk of buying second hand equipment. We work with multiple vendor’s certified remanufactured equipment programs, matching the demand from customers with the availability of supply. These vendor programs ensure the quality, provenance, authenticity, software versioning, security and warranty of products, and offer a viable option to extend the life of a platform. This pro-active approach ensures that our system integrator customers can provide the level of service required by their customers in a cost-effective manner, without compromising quality or adding risk to their solutions.