This is a regular topic of conversation when speaking to many of our customers. With all the related challenges the OEM’s are facing, due to Covid-19 related issues and the global chip shortage, manufacturing and the supply-chain are struggling to deliver product on time.
Vendors like Cisco, HPE and Dell, to name just a few, are working hard to meet the demand but extended lead times are becoming the norm with delays of a few weeks right through to 6 months in some cases, being experienced by customers around the world. This has obviously put enormous pressure on all hardware suppliers, including the suppliers of refurbished and new hardware through the global broker market i.e. Agile Data Services.
That said, we often find a solution so if you have found yourself in a similar situation and you want to cover ALL the available options, before you delay your projects, please give us a call.