Everyone Wants to Live Longer ─ Even Your Servers


During my tenure as a product manager for System x options, it has become very apparent that every customer has unique qualification schedules, product transition plans and purchase behavior. With limited budgets, you optimize your assets and often maintain servers beyond our planned product support period. As parts are discontinued, server maintenance and upgrades become a daunting challenge. We understand the importance of providing investment protection and flexibility throughout the entire technology lifecycle; that’s why we have selected Triathlon Computer as our global partner for the recently announced Extended Lifecycle Program (ELP).

The ELP lets you maximize your existing investment by providing access to enterprise upgrades and accessories no longer marketed by Lenovo. With technology lifecycles often stretching beyond three years, it’s imperative that your investment in Lenovo systems is secure. 

Triathlon has extensive knowledge in new, end-of-life, discontinued, remarketed, refurbished and off-lease IT hardware. With this partnership, our collective expertise will ensure that you are able to better manage your total cost of ownership for IT investments for the entire product lifecycle.

The following platforms are currently supported by the Extended Lifecycle Program:

  • System x
  • ThinkServer
  • BladeCenter
  • Flex System
  • NeXtScale System
  • iDataPlex
  • Lenovo Networking products

I recently spoke with Jeff McFarlane of Triathlon who's heading up the ELP worldwide. Jeff said that since the ELP announcement in April, Triathlon has already helped more than 500 customers with their Lenovo system upgrades in 21 countries. Now that Triathlon has distribution centers in the USA, Europe, Canada and Hong Kong, they are prepared to support the Extended Lifecycle Program globally. 

To learn more about the Extended Lifecycle Program and discontinued Lenovo product availability, please visit the Extended Lifecycle Program web site or email elp@triathloncc.com. For important ELP updates, follow Triathlon Computer on Twitter and LinkedIn