No Messing with a G-unit

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The G-unit is a type of high-end switch, comprised of several Ethernet ports that are all infused with gigabit speeds. A veritable entourage of ports allows these units to reach speeds of Ethernet connectivity that surpass its megabit-capacity counterparts. These ports allow data to be transferred rapidly, fired back and forth across a network. Protect yo neck.

With today’s high-traffic network demands, and in a time where digital multitasking is more available (and expected) than ever, a G-unit is an invaluable device to provide the necessary bandwidth. Let’s say you walk into the conference room and are asked to give a presentation…but you’re giving that presentation not just to everyone in the room, but also to the clients in Asia via an IP video call; you’re sending out an outline to everyone present; you’re pulling the website up to demonstrate recent changes made to the user interface. The power of Gigabit Ethernet that a G-unit can provide can make all of this possible for multiple devices at once.

No one can mess with the G-unit.

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Northeast Blisters Amidst Heat Wave

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The general northeast region of the US will be scorching, sizzling, steaming, sautéing, searing, etc., through the rest of the week here. This is the first major heat wave of the season for these states, and it appears it has its hot hooks in a swath that spans from Maine down to D.C. and out to Ohio. So, if you live in the aforementioned path of destruction and like your eggs over hard, go ahead and find your nearest sidewalk. As for us folk in Atlanta, we’re not sweatin’ it.

As a matter of fact, A-town has seen one of the rainiest years on record, with 72 days of rain so far. While no records have been broken just yet, the sheer accumulation from January to July is something that’s been seen only 17 times since 1879 (!).  Considering last July’s record high of 106 degrees Fahrenheit, this has been quite the tame spring/summer for this region. So while it rains here in “Hotlanta,” we’re thinking of you, Swarthmore, PA.

We’re making it rain with hot deals here at planIT HARDWARE. If you’re in need of refurbished, end-of-life, new-in-box or new-out-of-box IT hardware, we’ve got a huge flood of inventory from manufacturers like CISCO, Dell, HP and Brocade that won’t leave your budget bone-dry. Contact us now for a quote.

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planIT Powerhouse: Our Warehouse Has It All

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Intense, right?

The cheetah: he wears sunglasses and sells us cheesy corn puffs, he gets confused for the leopard (and vice versa) on regular basis (I had to Google the difference myself, just to make sure), and he’s wicked fast–the fastest animal on land, in fact. Wednesday, the New York Times reported that a new study has found the cheetah’s greatest advantage to be not so much in its speed alone, but in the versatility of its movements: its agility, its ability to pivot and leap sideways, change directions abruptly and slow down at a rate of as much as 9 m.p.h. in each stride.

What’s any of this have to do with planIT HARDWARE, you ask? Everything—as you’ll see.

Our warehouse is one giant, furry cat with cool spots. Not only do we carry used IT hardware that will produce high speeds for any network, but we’ve got the strength of firewall security devices, the versatility of any number of Cisco chassis, and the craftiness of hundreds of modules that will upgrade your network system into a force to be reckoned with. Let us know what you need and what we can do for you.

Purchase from planIT HARDWARE and Donate to OK Tornado Relief

planit hardware oklahoma tornado reliefAs most of you have heard, and in case you hadn’t  the greater Oklahoma City area was met with fierce destruction Monday afternoon when a massive tornado tore through the area. More than a mile wide, covering 17 miles in under an hour and with wind speeds of up to 210 miles per hour, this Category 5 twister decimated and destroyed as many 13000 homes. But the greatest inanimate casualty has to be Plaza Towers Elementary, a school for grades K-6 that was reduced to rubble.

The mounds and heaps of wreckage that desolate this area are a constant reminder of what was lost, and how fragile it all was. It’s also a reminder of how resilient love and courage are. Thankfully, many are jumping in to lend a hand, from the president on down, and funds are pouring in every which way. One striking example is the NBA’s Kevin Durant, of the OK City Thunder, donating $1 million to the Red Cross…without even tweeting about it. planIT HARDWARE would like to do its part as well.

We’ll donate 10% of the cost of your order to the United Way of Central Oklahoma Disaster Relief Fund, just call the following number and speak with Brian for a quote on the IT hardware you’d like to purchase. The United Way of OK and every United Way “is based on the concept of community and its residents having a responsibility and a desire to care for their own.”

Here’s Brian’s planIT number: 404-961-1159

And if you read this post and know someone who works in IT a datacenter or who may just be generally interested, pass the word along.

Cicada Season: A New Brood of PowerConnect Switches Emerges

cicada, magicicada, PowerConnect, Dell 3548P, Dell, Dell 3548, Dell PowerConnect, Dell 3500 Series, Dell Switches, used IT hardware, IT hardware, planIT Hardware, brood, swarm, plague, locust, PoE, stackable switchIf you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the areas along the East Coast—between the Carolinas and Connecticut—that will be graced with the presence of the 17-year Cicada swarm, then I’m envious of you. No, really—we won’t be seeing much of the action, if any, down here in the Peach State.

It’s been said that some areas can average up to 1.5 million cicadas per acre; that’s a lot at once. Here at planIT, we’ll occasionally get large, incoming swarms of IT hardware, both new-in-box and new-out-of-box and also refurbished.

Recently, we received a brood of Dell 3548 PowerConnect 3500 Series Switches.

Locust? More like, low cost. We’re fully stocked with these bad boy switches, and since we’re planIT HARDWARE, they’re going to be about 80% less than the list price. The 3548P is a 48-port stackable switch that is capable of supplying power to PoE-enabled devices like WiFi access points. So what are you waiting for? Come plague us with inquiries and orders!

Cisco UBR-MC20X20V-20D Just Landed

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New and Used UBR-MC20X20V-20D

Just Arrived

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Cisco  UBR-MC20X20V-20D just landed at planIT Hardware.  They use Cisco’s DOCSIS 3.0 which delivers faster speeds and higher density while also having a lower total cost of ownership. For those of you looking to prep your networks for massive growth of IP traffic look no further.

Contact us now or visit our site for a quote. Or, if you have questions, fire away:

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