Friday, June 28, 2013

The Advantages of Third-Party Networking Optics

Did you know that we offer third party networking optics covered by a lifetime warranty? Guaranteed to work as good as the manufacturer’s brand, our third-party optics seamlessly deliver Gb and 10Gb fiber connections to your datacenter switches – regardless of the brand of switch you own.

Let me explain the advantage of having a lifetime warranty on your networking optics.  If your optics are damaged at any time (without any extraordinary circumstances – basically don’t go throwing it off the roof top of your building) – you’re covered!

And if the complete peace of mind that this lifetime warranty offers doesn’t quite convince you that our third-party optics are the way to go, then it could come down to the big question – what’s it going to cost me? Our third-party optics are a very affordable option designed to fit well within constrained IT budgets.

So just remember, our third party optics are guaranteed to work as well as the OEM, offer a lifetime warranty, and will do their part in alleviating any stress caused by your IT budget.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dell's Take on the Q2 2013 Server Market

Q1 2013 data shows that server market revenue has declined in a year-over-year comparison to 2012. As many expected, the UNIX-based servers are responsible for the majority of the revenue decline, with a much smaller decline shown in Linux-based servers.

While our last post discussed the server market from HP's point-of-view, we're now going to take a look from Dell's perspective. Recently released data shows that Dell is performing better than the majority of their major competitors in the server market. In fact, analysts at the Goldman Sachs Group have observed that out of industry giants Dell, HP and IBM, Dell was the only one to gain server revenue as well as server shipments year-on-year.

What has lead Dell to see success in the server market where others haven’t? One factor has been Dell’s aggressive response to price competition not only through itself, but through its channel partners. Dell has also made many hardware improvements to its server offerings with the most recent 12th generation PowerEdge product line.

Overall, HP maintains the largest server market share when it comes to worldwide server shipments, with IBM in 3rd place. However, Dell is coming up fast from 2nd place.  It will be interesting to see what an analysis of Q2 2013 server market data will shows us.