The HPE Integrity BL870c i2 Blade Server Reaches the OEM Support Chopping Block

HP Maintenance

Paul Mercina November 03, 2020

Park Place delivers the industry’s fastest service and best first-time fix rates.

With Q4 upon us, it’s a good time for data center managers to review their support arrangements for 2021. As usual, the end of the year is proving a popular juncture for OEMs to declare products end of support life, or EOSL. Among the IT hardware losing its manufacturer’s backing on December 31, 2020 is the HPE Integrity BL870c i2 two-socket blade.

Hailed as mission critical converged infrastructure, the HPE Integrity BL870 i2 offers simplicity with a modular x86 architecture and easy scalability with integrated management and virtualization. Customers rely on this system for application-tier and transaction workloads, databases, and more, and many data center leaders would prefer not to replace the system yet. Reliability and cost reasons are just the beginning.

What to Do if You’re Not Decommissioning Your HPE Integrity

Fortunately, an HPE Integrity storage support solution from Park Place Technologies can help you extend the HPE Integrity BL870 i2’s lifespan, just as we have for the Integrity rx2800 i2 and countless other HPE products. No matter where you are in the world, our global support network can provide:

  • Rapid access to spare parts, so you neither have to stockpile components in advance nor search for resources if a failure occurs
  • Immediate assistance in nearly any language through our “follow the sun” Support Center
  • Direct engineer access in under four hours for on-site assistance and parts installation
  • The added benefit of ParkView Hardware Monitoring, which keeps watch over equipment 24/7 to identify events, open trouble tickets, and triage issues automatically.

By combining these features and our team’s unparalleled expertise in HPE maintenance, Park Place delivers the industry’s fastest service and best first-time fix rates. The end result—maximum Uptime.

Affordability & Flexibility

Especially important in the current environment, Park Place contracts are extremely affordable. Expect to pay about 30 to 40 percent less than you’re spending with HPE for the same SLAs.

What’s more, Park Place hardware maintenance agreements are flexible. Select mission critical 24/7 service, same-day service, or cost-saving next-day coverage. And if your needs change, add or remove equipment at any time. Not sure how long the HPE Integrity BL870c i2 will be with you? No problem. Take advantage of our short-term contracts, so you won’t be tied down.

A Comprehensive Solution

Ready to get started? Click the yellow box above to request your free quote, and we’ll get back to you quickly with the cost and all the coverage details for the HPE Integrity BL870c i2.

While you’re at it, you might also want to ask about Park Place’s other DMSO services (discovery, monitoring, support, optimization), because the only thing better than a great third party support partnership is a comprehensive solution for managing your critical digital infrastructure.

About the Author

Paul Mercina, Director, Product Management Marketing
Paul Mercina brings over 20 years of experience in IT center project management to Park Place Technologies, where he oversees the product roadmap, growing the services portfolio, end-to-end development and release of new services to the market. His work is informed by 10+ years at Diebold Nixdorf, where he worked closely with software development teams to introduce new service design, supporting implementation of direct operations in a number of countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe.