An IT Service Provider needed to maintain its current IBM storage infrastructure cloud for a specified time for business reasons, but the maintenance term had ended, and new parts were no longer available.
- IBM Certified Pre-Owned parts for existing IBM storage systems
- IBM Maintenance Extension Service
By acquiring the certified pre-owned parts, the company was able to extend the maintenance agreement as needed. Since all parts were already IBM-inspected for quality, there was no further requirement to make the system eligible for IBM Maintenance.