emc storage vnxe3200

Dear Experts:

We procured EMC storage Vnxe3200 of capacity 15TB with 600GB *25 in the year Jan-2016 and support going to expire on 31-01-2019,  please let me know is it recommend to renew the support subscription as it is expensive I think, May I know how much may this cost, please suggest.
D_wathiAsked:
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Carlos IjalbaSenior SysadminCommented:
Well, without support you won't be able to realise updates of FW, or have errors fixed by the manufacturer.

How much is your data worth? are your technicians good enough to fix a storage cabinet incident without EMC support? is your data production data, or is it backups or development data?

If it is too expensive, might be worth moving over to cloud storage, and might work out cheaper.

Usually it works out best to buy HW with 3 year support, extend over for 1 year extra, and then look again for a new one, most of the times is cheaper to buy a new one on the 4th year than to renew subscription for another 4.
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pgm554Commented:
Many vendors won't even allow you to access their website with out a contract (NetApp),so bear that in mind.
It's the old cheap razor /razor blade marketing scheme.

The question is what's the price of downtime worth in an emergency?

You might want to check if there are any 3rd party vendors out there willing to cover the equipment and support.
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