10 Surprising Insights On Used IT Equipment: A Panel Discussion with IDC and Industry Leaders

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Whether you need a technology refresh, data center expansion, backup systems or to lower total cost of ownership (TCO) — we work with you to match your requirements.

IBM Certified Pre-Owned offers a full breadth of refurbished IT systems, remanufactured using only parts from an original IBM Bill of Materials (BOM) and customized to your needs.

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Certified Pre-Owned IBM Power Systems

Refurbished IBM Power® Systems can manage your most critical business applications, and help reduce software costs and overall TCO.

Certified Pre-Owned IBM storage solutions

Maximize storage efficiency to transform the economics of data storage. Upgrade to flash storage, Storwize® V7000 or expand your current infrastructure. ​

Certified Pre-Owned IBM Z mainframes

IBM Z® is designed to help tackle your toughest real-time business demands. Explore opportunities that can help lower TCO with IBM z13® or IBM z14® servers.​

Benefits of IBM Certified Pre-Owned

Control budget and cost

Optimizing past investments by expanding or upgrading your existing infrastructure can contribute to a lower TCO. Payment plans with low upfront payments can help stretch budgets and free up cash for other initiatives.

Quickly respond to business demands

For a technology refresh, data center expansion, legacy software preservation, backup system solutions or just adding a part or more capacity — we work with you to match your product, budget and timing requirements.

Built for trust and reliability

Remanufactured with genuine parts using an authentic IBM BOM and eligible for IBM maintenance, IBM Certified Pre-Owned offers quality and reliability to meet your business needs.

IBM Certified Pre-Owned delivers significant savings

A transportation company needed to implement a backup and recovery environment. The 1-year project also included reducing operating costs for its production data center and improving the reliability and performance of its on-prem infrastructure.

With IBM Certified Pre-Owned, the company projected a USD 2.5 million operating cost reduction over five years.

Data center modernization solution:

  • One IBM Certified Pre-Owned POWER8 enterprise system
  • Four IBM Certified Pre-Owned POWER8 scale-out servers
  • IBM Certified Pre-Owned storage systems (IBM Storwize V7000)
  • Migration support services from IBM
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IBM Certified Pre-Owned parts help extend maintenance

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.

Solution:

  • 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.

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