Brocade Network Support & Maintenance
We understand being a part of a fast-moving IT team means you’re constantly challenged to do more with less. That’s why we’re here to help you spend less time managing Brocade network support so you can focus on your top priorities.
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Understand your equipment life cycle
Where is your Brocade hardware in the product life cycle? Select the year below to discover equipment support options and the next steps for your equipment.
New equipment is introduced and made available to consumers. OEM warranties are typically sold with the equipment and vary in timeframes between 1-5+ years.
- Third-party maintenance may be an option if additional support is needed.
End of Life (EOL) / End of Sale (EOS)
Manufacturers begin sending EOL alerts for equipment. This means the OEM no longer produces, markets or sells the equipment. At this point, firmware, patches or upgrades are reduced.
- Connect with a third-party maintenance provider if you have immediate concerns regarding bug fixes, security, performance, etc. Third-party software maintenance may be a good fit if firmware or microcode is freely available.
- Evaluate your immediate and long-term infrastructure strategy. Just because your equipment has approached the EOL milestone doesn’t mean it’s time for a hardware refresh. Your hardware will continue performing well beyond the 6-year lifespan. Consider a third-party maintenance provider to help you extend the life of your equipment and save critical budget dollars.
End of Development (EOD) / End of Service Life (EOSL)
Manufacturers no longer produce, develop, update or support the equipment.
- Take the time to determine if a hardware refresh is the best decision for your business needs. If your equipment is meeting immediate compatibility, capacity and reliability needs, consider delaying a hardware refresh to extend the life of your investment.
Real customers, powerful solutions
“It is important that our hardware is monitored and downtime is minimal. Service Express always provides excellent, timely service and is a good value compared to OEM warranties.”
Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance
The engineers are well experienced and have good knowledge. They have timely responses.”(read more)
Service Express has provided hardware services for our older servers and storage well after the manufacturer has dropped support and they do it for much less.”(read more)
They truly try to help customers save money without sacrificing support or degraded service. This service will truly help you optimize your budget dollars and extend the life of technology hardware.”(read more)
Switching Service Express is the best decision we have made”(read more)
We had a great experience with them. They are more concerned with getting things fixed for us than making sure they get paid. We had one location that was not in the contract.”(read more)
We have a very complex environment and it makes servicing our datacenter very tricky. Service Express constantly strives to provide the most customized and tailored support,”(read more)
When we were faced with the decision on how to move forward with our aging equipment that would no longer be supported by the original manufacturer via a support agreement,”(read more)
The transition to ServiceExpress was seamless. Once everything was onboarded, support continued as it should with no interruptions. Service delivery has been top notch, with”(read more)
Service Express' response times to tickets is phenomenal, their network engineers are very knowledgeable and helpful when needed”(read more)