Evernex Listed in Gartner Competitive Landscape that sheds light on the growing relevance of third-party maintenance

Paris, Sept 12, 2017 – Evernex, the European leader in third-party IT infrastructure maintenance today announced that the group was included in a July 2017 Gartner report entitled “Competitive Landscape: Partnering With Third-Party Maintenance Providers for Data Center and Network Maintenance Cost Optimization.”

Partnering with TPM providers for greater savings

Demand for TPM services is rising worldwide as multinationals seek to optimize capital expenditure and operating expenditure related to their IT infrastructure. With the support of international TPM service providers, corporates can maintain their IT assets and generate savings by extending their useful life.

The Gartner Competitive Landscape authored by research director Christine Tenneson noted that “customers will often switch to TPMs when the original warranty runs out rather than renew the OEM support contract due to significant increases in OEM post warranty pricing.”

According to the Gartner report, “hardware maintenance is increasingly being considered as ‘nonstrategic IT’ spending and procurement, with the result being that IT professionals are seeking low-cost alternatives to expensive OEM contracts and pricing… To achieve greater savings, some enterprises consider TPM support, especially for post warranty data center equipment or for networking equipment at campus or remote locations.” Tenneson explained that “TPM contracts will offer customers an average of 60% savings off of OEM support list prices. However, depending on equipment type, location and product density, Gartner has seen that the range of savings with TPM contracts is 50% off OEM list up to 95% off OEM list.”

Offering seamless, global IT infrastructure maintenance coverage

Headquartered in Paris, Evernex is the only France-based TPM included in the Gartner report. Evernex is the leading TPM in Europe with offices in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK. Through its 28 offices worldwide, the company maintains over 200,000 systems in 160 countries making Evernex provides global, end-to-end service across all continents.

“Evernex is proud to be a European leader in third-party maintenance. We are committed to offering seamless, flexible IT infrastructure maintenance wherever our customers operate across the globe, and we will continue to expand our footprint through organic growth and strategic acquisitions so we can keep driving innovation in third-party IT maintenance worldwide,” pointed out Bruno Demolin, Evernex’s Chairman.

Evernex has a unique state-of-the-art spare data center parts facility in the Greater Paris Area with more than 33,000 references on shelves, and 330 forward stocking locations across the globe allowing to make spare parts available anywhere in the world in record time.

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About Evernex

The French company, Evernex, which is majority owned by an investment fund, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), is specialized in the maintenance of IT infrastructure around the world, using a comprehensive range of services from maintenance, to Spare as a Service – SPaaS™, but also additional services such as recycling, secure data disposal, data center removal and relocation, library repair, IT hardware rental and financial solutions.

Evernex offers services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, to all customer sites worldwide to ensure business continuity and operational user quality, while remaining committed to protecting the environment and sustainable development. Evernex provides three-quarters of its business services internationally and covers over 160 countries across the globe. The group achieved a consolidated turnover of €161 million in 2016.

More information is available at www.evernex.com

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