Pillar Data: Imitation is the sincerest of flattery
Just two weeks after Xiotech announced their “Cash for Disk Clunkers” program offering up to $1000 discounts for every terabyte of “old” storage turned in, Pillar Data Systems figured that this might turn out to be a good idea. By announcing their new program with the headline “Pillar Extends Life of Cash for Clunkers for Storage Industry” they even created some confusion about whether they weren’t extending a program that was announced before Xiotechs. Pillar doesn’t offer information about just how much of a discount you’ll get when trading in your old equipment:
The Cash for Storage Clunkers Program is an easy three step process. First, users submit basic information on existing storage equipment they’d like to trade-in. Second, a quote will typically be generated within 48 hours once the information is submitted. Third, quotes will be valid for up to 15 days and users will be able to track their trade-in status.
Pillar currently offers two systems, the Axiom 300 and 600/600MC; it looks as though both are eligible for the trade-in program.
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