Pre-sales Advice

XCES supplies hardware configurations and parts on request but we supply more than just products. The hardware that you seek needs to be integrated seamless into your current environment but should also be ready for future projects.

We have extensive experience with supplying End-of-Life product ranges of HPE, NetApp and Cisco, usually no longer available through the regular supply channels. If you wish to extend the life of your existing IT environment, it’s important that we are able to recommend the right parts so you can implement without any problems.

However, if you are looking into innovative new standards for your IT, we also look beyond your existing system setup. Can your network already handle the newest network interfacing? Is your preferred selection of hardware also certified for the latest features of your future operating system? In these cases, we also work with you in order to find the right solution.


XCES can assemble your hardware configuration according to the desired specifications without charge. We always perform an initial DOA check, in order to guarantee that you will receive a working configuration. Finally, we will check if the configuration can be integrated on site (with all required options such as cabling, powercords and interface modules) without any complications.

For the Windows Server platform we will also provide an Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE) pre-configuration. Your initial Hyper-V environment can be set up in 30 minutes.


All our hardware will be configured, shipped and delivered on site with the utmost care. If necessary, we can accompany the  installation or even arrange the full configuration and integration on-site.


In addition to the practical experience gained, we also maintain our knowledge intensively by following the necessary certification and accreditation programs. We have certified knowledge in-house in the areas of:

  • HPE ASE – ProLiant Server Solutions Integrator
  • V3 HPE ATP – Server Solutions
  • V3 HPE ASE – Storage Solutions Architect
  • V2 HPE ATP – Storage Solutions
  • V2 HPE Product Certified – OneView [2016]

And we continuously develop our Microsoft Server 2012 and 2016 knowledge with the help of the MCSA program.


XCES has created a fully ESD-safe area where we test, pre-configure and assemble all hardware. We have set up a NetApp Test Center to test NetApp storage hardware for proper functioning and sanitization of all storage media. Finally, we perform cosmetic checks on all components.