Dell Technologies Future-Proof Program is designed to simplify the IT decision-making and purchasing process for data center managers. IT managers and administrators must evaluate numerous factors when making IT decisions and partnering with Dell Technologies simplifies the process.
The Future-Proof Program is divided into three different high-level pillars which are: Guarantee Outcomes, Maximize Investments, and Navigate IT Futures.
This second part of a three-part blog series will discuss the Maximize Investments pillar. The Maximize Investments category of the Future-Proof Program includes Technology Refresh & Recycle, Clear Price, and All-Inclusive Software benefits for customers.
Dell Technologies is committed to helping protect our customers and our planet and the Technology Refresh & Recycle¹ program exemplifies this commitment. If an IT department purchases a Dell Technologies storage solution the company is eligible for the program. Once new Dell Technologies hardware is installed and running, IT departments are faced with the decision of what to do with legacy IT equipment. Some companies repurpose existing equipment and some companies want to retire hardware they no longer need. IT departments that remove legacy IT hardware benefit from a variety of advantages including eliminating and reducing expenses for power, cooling and hardware maintenance. Sometimes companies pay third-party vendors to remove and recycle legacy IT equipment. However, if a customer purchases Dell storage equipment Dell Technologies will provide refresh and recycle services at no additional charge for working legacy IT equipment, regardless of the vendor.
The second element of the Maximize Investments pillar is the Clear Price program. Clear Price² provides fair and transparent price guidance for ProSupport contract renewals. When an IT department purchases a new solution the cost of the initial support contract is specified. However, IT departments are faced with the uncertainty of the cost of future support contract renewals. The Clear Price program alleviates the uncertainty for IT managers by providing price guidance for future ProSupport renewals. Therefore, the Clear Price program provides clear and predictable prices for future support requirements and the Future-Proof Program enables IT departments to budget and plan for the future operation of their equipment without concern.
The third element of the Maximize Investments pillar is the All-Inclusive Software program. The All-Inclusive Software³ offer states that the software needed to store and manage Dell Technologies storage, HCI and networking equipment is included with the system purchase. For example, Dell Technologies PowerStore solutions include the following software: snapshots and thin clones, vVol managed snapshots, intelligent deduplication and compression, Dynamic Resiliency Engine (DRE), data-at-rest encryption (D@RE) and much more. Your sales representative can provide a comprehensive presentation of the software included with Dell Technologies’ solutions.
The Future-Proof Program is an important program dedicated to supporting IT departments. The Maximize Investments pillar is a valuable component of the Future-Proof Program designed to help data center managers achieve the greatest benefits from their IT purchases. The Tech Refresh & Recycle, Clear Price, and All-Inclusive Software programs enable users to maximize their investments when partnering with Dell Technologies. Additional information is located on the Future-Proof Program webpage. Please visit the two additional Future-Proof blogs that describe Guarantee Outcomes and Navigate IT Futures. Talk to your sales representative to learn more about how the Future-Proof Program can benefit your information technology department.
¹ Refresh & Recycle: Trade-In value determined based on market conditions at Dell EMC’s sole discretion. Applicable products include: PowerProtect DD, Dell EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity XT, ECS Appliance, PowerProtect Appliances, PowerScale, Isilon, PowerFlex appliance, PowerMax, PowerStore, PowerVault ME4, SC Series, XtremIO X2, VMAX All Flash, VxRail.
² Clear Price: Excludes PowerVault ME4 and SC Series. Applicable products include: PowerProtect DD, Dell EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity XT, ECS Appliance, PowerProtect Appliances, PowerScale, Isilon, PowerMax, PowerStore, XtremIO X2, VMAX All Flash and VxRail.
³ All-Inclusive Software: Includes select software needed to store and manage data. Applicable products include: Dell EMC Unity, Dell EMC Unity XT, ECS Appliance, Networking (N, S, Z Series, MX Switching Modules), PowerFlex appliance, PowerMax, PowerStore, PowerVault ME4, SC All-Flash, VMAX All Flash, VxRail, XtremIO X2.