Park Place Technologies, a provider of data center hardware maintenance, has released a new resource for data center managers seeking to maximize or extend the value of hardware systems. The white paper, titled "Maximize the Value of Data Center Hardware Maintenance" identifies four types of business value that third-party hardware maintenance supports: cost reduction, cost avoidance, business agility and risk reduction. When compared to OEM services, third party maintenance (TPM) services can reduce IT costs by 30 to 60 percent. By delaying capital expenses and minimizing downtime, data center managers can avoid incurring unnecessary costs.

Ed Kenty, Park Place Technologies President and CEO, says the whitepaper is based on learnings from the company's nearly 20 years of working with leading business organizations.

"Companies of all sizes, especially the mid market, are looking to extend the lifetime of their data center hardware while ensuring their critical business operations are not interrupted. The industry leading best practices we have developed while keeping America's top businesses' data center hardware running are included in this paper," Mr. Kenty says.

Also included in the document is a discussion of the advantages of TPM services can provide to promote business agility and reduce risk through flexible service agreements and superior personalized technical support.

The complete paper can be downloaded from