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3 minute read3 Ways that Used Brocade Switches Can Benefit Your Business

Facing a budget crunch? According to Searchstorage.com, the projected 2012 storage spending will be 10% lower than it was in 2011.

Whether you are trying to meet growing data demands or need to simply improve your environment performance, many enterprises are turning to used Brocade switches and directors to help save budget resources while expanding their SAN fabric.

Keep costs down while growing your SAN environment by considering these three strategies:

  1. Used Brocade Switches and Directors Can Save Enterprise up to 70%:
  2. Need to add more ports to your current SAN environment? Purchasing used Brocade hardware can produce significant cost savings on the same hardware brands you know and trust. If your enterprise needs to minimize expenditures while expanding your SAN fabric, used Brocade switches and directors can be a logical and cost-effective solution.

    Used hardware isn’t the damaged, altered, or refurbished equipment of the past. Reliant’s used Brocade hardware is extensively tested and evaluated to ensure quality and backed with a 1-year, 110% warranty.

  3. Used Equipment Helps Maintain Consistency In the SAN Fabric:
  4. Maintaining consistency in your SAN fabric can be difficult to do when your SAN switches have been declared end-of-sale or end-of-life by the manufacturer. If your Brocade hardware been declared EOL or EOS, you can still maintain consistency in your SAN environment by purchasing hardware on the used market.

    Avoid the unnecessary “rip and replace” upgrade when your switches are declared EOL by maintaining environment consistency with used SAN hardware. Enterprises that deploy used hardware can take control of their upgrade cycle and break away from the traditional product life cycle to save time and money.

    Many rare and discontinued SAN switches and directors can still be found on the used market. Whether you’re looking for a Brocade 12000 SAN director or a pair of rare Brocade switches, Reliant can help you find the hardware you need to maintain consistency in your environment.

  5. Recover Value from Legacy Brocade Hardware with Asset Recovery
  6. Disposing of used hardware without recovering some value just doesn’t make sense. Selling used hardware through an Asset Recovery program can help companies can raise more capital to reinvest in the company or simply make their next storage hardware purchase more affordable.

    Whether your enterprise needs to sell overstocked hardware or wants to upgrade your Brocade switches for a director, your enterprise can earn cash or a hardware credit with Reliant’s Asset Recovery Program.


Find out more about how a used Brocade switch or director can help your enterprise reduce costs and prepare for future growth. Reliant’s storage experts can help you pick Brocade switches or directors that fits your needs and your budget. Talk to a dedicated Reliant Storage Specialist today.

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Reid Smith-Vaniz

by Reid Smith-Vaniz

Reid is the founder and CEO of Reliant Technology and for 14 years has pursued his mission to remove the pain associated with maintaining IT infrastructure. Reid writes on common challenges related to maintaining, servicing, tracking, budgeting, and upgrading technology.

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