Doing Nothing is an Option!

 

Things That Just Work!Things That Just Keep Working

We’re all familiar with products that just keep ticking: Timex® watches, the Energizer® Bunny…NetApp® filers. Founded in 1992–only a couple of years after Zerowait® (1989)—NetApp has a well-earned reputation for high quality networked data storage products. As with Timex and Energizer, the engineering is superb, the features are rich, and the hardware runs seemingly forever.

It’s one of the reasons that Zerowait found its niche in long-term support of NetApp’s EOS/EOL equipment. Although most of our customers have systems less than 10 years old, we have an astonishing number of 15+ year-old systems currently covered under our Zerowait Parts Assurance (ZPA).

It’s our pleasure to help keep them going! If you have a legacy filer (FAS, V, or AFF) that’s been abandoned by NetApp, but is still your workhorse, let us know how we can help you maintain it for a good, healthy, long time!

To keep your filers going, please contact us at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at sales@zerowait.com.

 

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Phone: 302.996.9408
Manchester, UK: +44 161.513.7429
Sydney, Australia: +61 2.8518.1271

 

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The IT Inflation Hurricane

The IT Inflation Hurricane

If you manage a data infrastructure you are juggling price increases, limited availability and manpower shortages. You know that prices are going up and lead times are being extended, but you can’t tell which issue will affect your QoS until you begin to place orders for the equipment. Many companies in this position rightly decide that, if the new upgrades are not available from their OEM at a price that fits within their budget, they will just continue to use their current equipment and skip this upgrade cycle. It makes sense to hunker down in hard times, and Zerowait can provide you the hardware, service and support solutions that keep your current equipment running until the storm passes.

We have been supporting NetApp equipment for over 20 years, and have developed a full-featured array of engineering, monitoring and support solutions for companies of all sizes. From extended maintenance to disk drives to transferable licensed filers, we have the solutions to your problems.

If you are tired of OEM mandates and forced obsolescence, Zerowait’s SimplStor line of storage servers have been embraced by companies that need a semi custom hardware solution that can run ZFS, XFS and windows, and can be delivered rapidly.

The winds are strong, but Zerowait has the answers. Please contact us at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at sales@zerowait.com.

 

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support 

Affordable NetApp Monitoring!

Zerowait Corporation

707 Kirkwood Hwy,
Elsmere DE 19805
Phone: 302.996.9408
Manchester, UK: +44 161.513.7429
Sydney, Australia: +61 2.8518.1271 

 

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A day at the fair

Our neighbor in Texas, Monty Hilliard, invited us to join his family at the North Texas Fairand Rodeo, where his children would be showing their pigs.

Today, July and I went to watch our friends Ashlee and Robbie Hillard compete. It was a great time and the Hilliard family did great! Ashlee won Champion with her sow shown in the picture, and Robbie placed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th with his.

Monty, Ashlee, and Robbie help us with our steers throughout the year and it was great to join them at the fair today. Shady Shores has a history as an agricultural community and we are happy to be a part of that community in our town.

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Dominate Your Data Storage with Zerowait

I don’t think anyone has a crystal ball that will provide a road map of how to navigate the roadblocks being erected so suddenly and seemingly everywhere. War, economic sanctions, and other efforts will likely hinder the free trade of equipment and data over the next few months. Most of our customers are big believers in on-premise storage solutions, with a good backup in a remote location. But if your data center is suddenly offline because of kinetic or economic actions that means your backups might be unavailable. When your options are unclear, and the future is more unpredictable than usual, Zerowait can provide data storage and management solutions to keep you running.

Our NetApp customers are telling us they are receiving delayed delivery notifications on new systems they ordered, and Cisco switches are backordered until the fourth quarter and beyond. This is creating havoc with their infrastructure upgrade plans. To alleviate these issues, we have been quoting an increasing number of additional storage shelves and transferable licensed filers to customers.

Additionally, due to the lack of experienced storage engineers our technical support team is helping an increasing number of customers with NetApp system management, upgrades, and migrations. Zerowait has been providing extended maintenance for NetApp filers for over 20 years: we know how to help our customers get the most from their Filers.

It is a strange time. Only a few months ago we had customers telling us that they wanted us to create an AWS AMI so they could use our SimplStor Z (ZFS) as a cloud storage destination. Over the last week, the emphasis of the conversation is back to using our SimplStor Z as an easily deployed on-premise storage solution because it is affordable and has a relative short lead-time when compared to new NetApp. Zerowait’s SimplStor line of equipment is available with Windows, XFS and ZFS file systems and can be custom-configured for your storage needs. If you need a storage solution Zerowait has the answer.

As a technical services company in an uncertain economy, Zerowait is helping our customers reallocate their resources to get more value out of the equipment, stretch their limited budgets, and get through these tough times with smaller staffs than they would like to have. If you have a storage problem that requires equipment your OEM can’t supply, or expertise in an area that your staff is unfamiliar with give us a call.

If you have storage questions, Zerowait has the answers. Please contact us at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at sales@zerowait.com.

 

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support 

Zerowait Corporation
707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
Phone: 302.996.9408
Manchester, UK: +44 161.513.7429
Sydney, Australia: +61 2.8518.1271

 

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Zerowait to the Rescue!

 

Help is at hand!
Help is at hand!

It used to be easy to simply upgrade or migrate to a newer NetApp solution when the time came. Now, however, supply chain interruptions have made it horrendously difficult. Not only are OEM’s determined to squeeze price increases at every opportunity, the wait for product delivery is 3-6 months! Meanwhile, you need to do something about your data storage, right?

First, Zerowait Parts Assurance (ZPA) can keep your existing storage running with expert maintenance, parts replacements and additions, such as shelves, drives, and more. IT Support (ITS) is there for sticky issues that come up.

Second, if you need to upgrade to a newer controller, check out our transferable licensed filer program. It may take a couple of weeks to get them, if they aren’t in our US warehouse, but that’s nothing when compared to those OEM months of delay.

Third, Try something new. The Next Generation Copy on Write File System is available now! Zerowait’s SimplStor Z (ZFS)–On-Premise, VM, and AWS cloud. It’s everything that you love about your NetApp without the high prices, outrageous license fees and the long wait times. Plus, Zerowait SimplStor Z includes easy Active Directory integration and simple data migrations from NetApp, EMC, and other OEMs.

Whether you need EOL NetApp service and support, transferable licensed filer upgrades, or a totally new storage solution, Zerowait has a life-saving option for you!

Do you have time to talk next week to discuss your 2022 storage plans? We’re available at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at sales@zerowait.com.

 

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support

Affordable NetApp Monitoring!

Zerowait Corporation
707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
Phone: 302.996.9408
Manchester, UK: +44 161.513.7429
Sydney, Australia: +61 2.8518.1271

 

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Need Storage Now? Zerowait SimplStor ZFS On-Prem, VM, AWS!

Zerowait SimplStor ZFS

Zerowait SimplStor Z -The Next Generation File System

One thing three decades in IT gives you is perspective. Over that time our industry has swung like a pendulum, into and out of dozens of computing trends. With the waning of COVID-19 over the next few months, I predict the next swing in the IT pendulum will include a mixture of hosted cloud solutions and the rebuilding of neglected on-prem capabilities.

The pandemic last year drove many into the cloud with stunning speed; some of our customers told us they had no other alternative. After a few months, our customers and friends who felt they had been forced into NetApp’s cloud offerings told us of the costs and complications of dealing with AWS and NetApp, and myriad other problems. They asked us to create an easy to install, full-featured solution. With our customers’ input we created our AWS Amazon Machine Image (AMI) SimplStor ZFS solution. It’s the Next Generation of Copy on Write without NetApp’s high costs and license fees.

Zerowait’s SimplStor ZFS, deployed as an AWS AMI product, offers an affordable AWS cloud storage alternative. Not only is it less expensive than the proprietary vendors’ cloud offerings, it brings with it many features and benefits that make it easy to store, migrate and manage your critical data assets.

Our SimplStor ZFS is a bargain, wherever it is (cloud or on-prem), and we can easily help you migrate your filer’s data. Additionally, when you are done with your migration, we will provide a trade-in value for your system, adding to our warehouse filled with replacement parts for customers who want us to maintain their legacy NetApp systems. Recycling, only better!

Further, if you need a newer NetApp filer with transferable software licenses, we have those as well. Whether you need on-site or cloud storage everything we sell is thoroughly tested by the storage experts at Zerowait.

What do you need to maximize your Storage investment? Call or email: Zerowait can help. 1.888.811.0808 or sales@zerowait.com.

 

Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 

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Tired of NetApp & AWS high prices?

Save over 30% on NetApp and AWS storage with Zerowait!

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Save 30%+ on your NetApp and AWS

Supply Chain Nightmares
Happy Holidays!

Zerowait is known world-wide for our expert 3rd party NetApp support. Keeping legacy filers going is what we do. At the same time, we recognize that for some customers, an open-source, non-proprietary solution might be better. For those customers we have a fully hybrid data storage solution.

Zerowait’s SimplStor Z is now available on-prem, on VM or on the AWS Cloud, providing high availability and a full-featured, modern copy-on-write file system comparable to the likes of NetApp without the hassles of proprietary licenses, arbitrary End of Life dates, and storage limits.

Snapshots, Mirroring, Compression, Encryption, Deduplication: SimplStor Z does it all, and more. Plus, you can have all this and save 30% or more over a NetApp solution.

Do you have time to talk next week to discuss your 2022 storage plans? We are  available at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at sales@zerowait.com.

 

 

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Frustrated with tech support? Call Zerowait

Frustrated with your storage and networking technical support? Contact Zerowait today!

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ONTAP Version Translation Made Simple

ONTAP Translator

Recently, some of our NetApp ONTAP users asked for our help in solving the hassle of snapmirror version incompatibilities. What they wanted was to easily move their different versions of ONTAP data between their different filers. By leveraging SimplStor Z’s native capabilities we created a simple solution and toolkit that enables you to migrate snapshots between all version of ONTAP. Call us today for a demonstration and more information. If you have questions, Zerowait has the answers.

We would like to tell you more–call or email, +1 302-996-9408 or sales@zerowait.com.

Are you tired of waiting on hold and then getting a support engineer that doesn’t have a clue? Zerowait has expert storage support, engineering, global spares, and support plans to meet every budget. We will answer your questions and solve your storage issues quickly!

Looking for a Simple Affordable storage solution for your Cloud,On-Premise and VM’s? Zerowait’s SimplStor is the answer! If you choose to migrate to our SimplStor Z we will provide a support bridge for your filers, help you migrate your data, and take your excess equipment in trade when the migration is complete. Zerowait has a turnkey solution that makes data migration easy and affordable.

If you have storage questions, or need technical or storage admin support, Zerowait has the engineers with the correct answers!

+1 302-996-9408 or sales@zerowait.com.

 

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