New or Used?
The value of new hardware is clear. It is untouched, fresh from manufacturing, and warranted against defects. It is the best of current technology. But, is it the best for you?
At a minimum, companies should maintain operation of their current network by having hot-swappable spares on site or a next-business-day replacement option. However, faced with a sluggish economy and the need to operate with 100% confidence in their network, many companies are looking at the pre-owned market for their equipment needs. Functionally speaking, the differences between new and pre-owned hardware can be quite minimal for refurbished servers, edge equipment, wireless devices, phones, etc. In most cases, the pre-owned unit provides the same functionality and integrates seamlessly with your current network. Cost-wise, pre-owned hardware is simply cheaper. A three-year-old router or switch can literally cost less than half the price of a new unit.
The next time you need to purchase network equipment, consider buying pre-owned, refurbished equipment. Many companies purchase refurbished hardware from Level4 for their network edge. As companies realize that the quality standards of Level4 pre-owned hardware exceed manufacturers’ standards, they expand out to all areas of their network, from their spares, to their network edge, to their core. Unlike new hardware, Level4’s pre-owned hardware is fully tested through our 21-point inspection process. All line cards are tested rigorously tested under the same specifications as your existing network. All optics and memory are tested to the matching software of the customer. Level4 stands behind our products and provides a Lifetime Warranty on the same hardware at a fraction of the price.
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