Procurement delays on some equipment

Two Important Factors in these supply-chain:

  1. Coronavirus: We are continuing to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak with a focus on ensuring the health and safety of our colleagues as well as continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers. While this is a fluid situation, we are doing everything possible to mitigate service disruptions to our customers, including working with our vendors and manufacturers to ensure we have adequate supply to accommodate potential disruptions from China. We have engaged our global business continuity team and will provide updates, as necessary.
  2. Intel Chip Shortages: Intel’s CPU (central processing unit) supply shortages have shaken its dominance of the data center processor market. Intel has faced supply issues related to its 14nm (nanometer) and 10nm processor chips since September 2018. The company’s 14nm CPU shortage due to manufacturing problems delayed its next-generation 10nm chips. These CPU delays will continue through end of 2020.