Data Centre Hardware Sales
Optimise your current environment and plan for future server, storage and network demands with customised, cost-effective, reliable data centre hardware solutions.
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“We wanted to renew our existing IT and create a separate infrastructure for a new business we were launching. They understood our requirements, including home working, and created a solution which perfectly fits our needs.”
Service Express has made it easier for us to keep our legacy hardware past the OEM support contract. When it comes time to renew most of our purchases we usually check first with Service Express to see if they can cover it. Once implemented, we have found their engineers and inventory more than adequate to meet our day to day needs for support.”(read more)
Our site has used Service Express' coverage several time in the past two months alone. The service calls have been acted upon without haste and the dispatching of a qualified and knowledgeable technician to the job site was immediate. I put a high value on the service provided to us by Service Express”(read more)
Overall we have had a great experience with Service Express…”(read more)
Data Centre Hardware FAQ
We offer both current and previous generation data centre hardware. Our server, storage and network options include new OEM, factory recertified/renewed and refurbished. We continue to support and sell equipment as old as DEC VAX to current generation equipment and anything in between.
As a VMware Enterprise Solutions Provider, we offer VSAN in place of home-built hyperconverged solutions such as Nutanix, VxRail, Hyperflex, SimpliVity, etc. These platforms utilise VSAN as a layer to their hyperconverged OS, so this option can be just as effective but less expensive. You then have the flexibility to select any major intel or AMD server brand for the solution.
Many OEMs have their own term for what they consider “Factory Recertified” equipment (Dell Recertified, HPE Renew, Cisco Excess, etc.) These servers are typically factory overstock or an unused return. The server was initially built and configured by the OEM, but once it’s customised or leaves the factory, it can no longer be considered OEM new. In some cases, these systems come with a base OEM Next Business Day (NBD) warranty, which is eligible for uplifted Service Express support to a higher Service Level Agreement (SLA).
Refurbished means a used server has been reconfigured, re-tested and re-updated according to our stringent testing standards. The difference between a refurbished solution and an OEM recertified solution is the eligibility for OEM support. Refurbished systems are no longer eligible for OEM coverage, although many of these systems have open-source firmware and software updates. All of our refurbished hardware solutions can be supported using one of our many maintenance coverage options.
High-quality refurbished and recertified options align with our commitment to providing sustainable solutions to IT professionals worldwide.
No business is free of cyber threats, or physical threats to systems or buildings, that could affect a business’s technology. With increasing risk to businesses, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) set the deadline for earlier this year, March 2022, for institutions under their regulation to identify their important business services and define and outline their impact tolerances.
Take a strategic look at your current hardware refresh plan; consider the timing and frequency of your hardware refresh cycle; consider another option from OEM hardware. Determine how equipment reliability impacts your refreshing decisions through failure rate data. Optimise your hardware refresh plan to increase efficiencies and cost savings for your infrastructure strategy.
Jake Blough, Chief Technology Officer for Service Express, explores the Bathtub Curve theory, its limitations, and data centre equipment reliability and maintenance.