In the 1990's, our staff was deeply involved in the internet boom. Working with pioneers in network attached storage (NAS), load balancing, and hybrid systems, we worked with companies at the forefront of IT, recommending, installing and developing many new products. As the boom led to the bust of 2000, many of our customers with large (and expensive!) installations began calling us to tell us that their OEM's had stopped selling replacement parts for their mission critical equipment. What happened?
The Urge to Upgrade
Manufacturers had new products they wanted to push and had little interest in lengthening the life of legacy hardware. The problem (depending on your point of view) was that there was nothing wrong with the legacy equipment and most customers (and their shareholders) saw no real need to upgrade -- particularly in such economically challenging times.
Customers needed parts. Manufacturers either no longer offered the parts or made obtaining them prohibitively expensive. Clearly, there was a need for inexpensive, compatible parts from a trusted source. Enter Neospex.