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Is SMARTnet a guarantee or an insurance policy for Cisco?


Cisco groups support SMARTnet with your hardware initially at the time of purchase, and these contracts are usually structured for 1-3 years. Once the initial contract SMARTnet Cisco terminates, your maintenance costs will skyrocket.

Like the cost to renew manufacturer support on older equipment, it is substantially higher than the cost to support new hardware.

It may make superficial sense - older equipment is more likely to have some problems than the hardware that has just been removed from the box. However what manufacturers don't want you to know is that it costs Cisco really less to maintain your equipment while it is on the market for longer.

This is because spare parts become more abundant and engineering expertise less scarce. Cisco treats more SMARTnet as an insurance policy than a maintenance plan.

So when your equipment is more likely to require support, the manufacturer chooses to intimidate you into buying new hardware.



In other words, we at DC Parts make you cut the costs of your hardware and support, we go upwards to decrease the times of industry standard SLAs.




DC Parts provides the same high quality parts and maintenance support as Cisco. But at a significantly lower price. We have achieved very competitive prices through a large network of global hardware suppliers and a dedication to excellence.

We will partner with you to change the trajectory of your maintenance budget.

DC Parts not only helps you cut hardware support costs, but also has a reliable partner.

Maintenance by Numbers


DC Parts is part of a global market in the secondary hardware market, our third party maintenance solution is supported by certified technicians, suppliers anywhere in the globe. This reach ensures that we get the best deal on the parts that our customers need most.

Unlike manufacturers, we follow the market. So when we save, so do our customers.

In fact, we run a comparison of some typical Cisco equipment, and those who switch to DC Parts support services can see up to 80% savings on their Cisco maintenance expenses.



The basis of all relationships with our customers is trust - built on continuous, consistent and transparent communication. From the start of any commitment, our DC Parts design team will work to ensure that our vision for the project is perfectly aligned with yours. From there, we take delivery and report back.

When you partner with DC Parts, you expect above all:


  • A fully managed solution offering that is aligned with your internal standards and processes
  • Highly detailed resource verification
  • Consistent and reliable delivery
  • Regular engagement enabled by the collaboration tool
  • Reporting transparency


Feeling stuck in your SMARTnet maintenance contract and want to start making some budget changes? Talk to one of our DC Parts experts to discuss a flexible plan to release your finances.

Contact DC Parts and we will help you better optimize your IT investment


Call our product team at + 011 3022 4694-XNUMX or send an email to:


All the hardware in the DC Parts is fully tested, guaranteed and comes with a 90-day warranty. Above all, we will support you before, during and after the sale.


Product Experience:

In other words, we know how important it is that you get the product you need to meet your needs. In addition, we have a sales team and agile logistics to make the shortest possible delivery times possible.

Sending proposals within 2 business days, experimenting with data centers and integrators and we always try to get the best price.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about compatibility, condition or the best product available for your need.

Our website represents only a fraction of the pieces we work with. But you can contact your complete requirements or equipment lists.

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