Alternatives to Smart Net & Defining the Benefits


In this episode, our Smart Net Solutions Strategist, Brandon, helps you understand the alternatives and what they mean for your data center. 

What’s Covered:

  • What are the alternatives to Smart Net?
  • What are the benefits of an alternative?
  • What is a Cisco hybrid support approach?

Cisco Network Life Cycle

Your maintenance options may vary depending where your equipment lives on this timeline. Understanding what each step means and how it impacts your hardware is a critical first step.

Image Representing EOL/EOSL & Decision Point for Warranty Coverage Ending

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