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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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Cloud Costs Out Of Control?

Cloud billing is notoriously treacherous and purposely incomprehensible. How many times have you received an egregious bill for your cloud services and thought – wait, what? API calls, PUTs and GETs, oh my.

With the introduction of our new SimplStor Z open data platform, Zerowait can provide any combination of on-premise, remote, and hybrid infrastructure solutions that prevent billing surprises while dramatically reducing ongoing costs

SimplStor Z systems provide immutable read only snapshots that significantly undermine cryptoware and ransomware attacks and provide near instant recovery for business continuity. Military grade FIPS 140-2 encryption is optionally available for the most demanding environments.

Our team of engineers and business analysts will review your current situation to provide immediate insights into reducing your operational complexity. We will suggest optimizations and solutions to reduce costs that you can implement right now. You will save a lot very quickly.

Call us at (302) 996 – 9408 or email us to schedule a cloud cost conversation for you and your team. Zerowait has the answers.

 

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NetApp Support, Upgrades, Migrations, & Trade-Ins

Zerowait has the Answer!

Zerowait has the Answer!

Do you need to keep your legacy NetApp running beyond OEM-mandated End-of-Life? Zerowait has expert engineering, global spares, and support plans to meet every budget. We will keep your NetApp filer running like new until you are ready to replace it.

Do you need to expand your NetApp infrastructure, while saving money? Zerowait has complete transferable licensed systems, shelves, disks and components in stock to help you build the infrastructure you need without the extended lead-times and expensive prices of NetApp.

When it’s time to upgrade Zerowait has the easiest and most affordable solutons available today! 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, Zerowait has the answers!

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

 

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Zerowait SimplStor – Special offer for Legacy NetApp equipment users.

NetApp Upgrades Made Simple

NetApp Upgrades Made SimpleSIMPLSTOR Z: Perfect Replacement Or Upgrade

For Legacy NetApp Equipment

SimplStor Z Storage Base Server with 100TB raw storage, OpenZFS filesystem installed on CentO/S Linux.

  • Can be easily upgraded for capacity and performance.
  • High Availability clustering available.
  • Includes native encryption, deduplication, compression, snap shots.
  • The features you love about NetApp without the things you don’t.

SPECIFICATIONS for the standard unit:

  • SimplStor 2U Storage Server, 12-bay
  • 2 x Intel 4210 CPU
  • 96GB Memory
  • 2 x 10GbE Cu RJ45 Ports Onboard
  • 2 x SSD for O/S
  • 10 x 10TB SAS Data Droves
  • 2 x 250GB SSD for read / write cache
  • CentO/S installed with OpenZFS Filesystem
  • INCLUDES: One Year SimplSupport — Advanced Hardware Replacement services and Zerowait Active System Monitoring

US List Price $22,500 plus shipping, sales tax (if applicable)
— Your Trade-in value can significantly reduce your costs.
— Monthly service pricing available. Call for details.

Act Now! Offer Expires September 24, 2021

We will help you migrate from your NetApp Filer, take the filer in for a trade-in and provide you a certificate of disk sanitization if needed.

Want to learn more? Ready to see a SimplStor Z demo? Call 1.302.996.9408 or email us at sales@zerowait.com.

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support 
Affordable NetApp Monitoring!
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Pivot Time? Replace NetApp with OpenZFS

NetApp Upgrades Made Simple
Do you need to reduce your storage acquisition and maintenance costs? Are you tired of the issues with NetApp’s proprietary software and operating system? Times have changed: Linux and OpenZFS are full featured and secure. Additionally, Zerowait will help you migrate your data, offer an excellent trade in value for your Filer and provide you with a data sanitization certificate if you require it.We introduced SimplStor over a decade ago at the request of customers who wanted ONTAP-like capabilities in a far less expensive storage platform. Based on OpenZFS, today SimplStor Z checks all the boxes: snapshots, clustering, replication, compression, deduplication, and encryption. Plus, seamless integration with the cloud, the ability to add capacity or performance on the fly and a simple management interface complete an impressive list of SimplStor Z features.

OpenZFS is generations beyond WAFL. And SimplStor Z uses no proprietary hardware whatsoever, making it fundamentally and dramatically less expensive to buy new now, expand tomorrow and support for a decade or longer. Integrated by the storage experts at Zerowait, SimplStor Z pulls together all the elements that enterprise customers demand.

After 23 years of providing 24×7 NetApp support to global enterprise customers, customer care is in Zerowait’s DNA. In more than a decade of building SimplStor, we have never denied upgrades or support to any SimplStor owner. Think of it, no costly, disruptive EOA or EOS. Isn’t that a refreshing change? And there is no better partner in the world to help you migrate from NetApp to an affordable open storage platform.

Need an inexpensive replication target or a fast storage solution for your most demanding workload? Maybe you need something in between. SimplStor Z is purpose-built by Zerowait, so you get exactly what you need, and it will not bust your budget.

We would like to tell you more. To see a SimplStor Z demo or to discuss your needs with a Storage Architect, call or email, +1 302-996-9408 or 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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Easy NetApp Upgrades!

NetApp Upgrades Made Simple
Storage Upgrades and Migrations: Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Zerowait will keep your NetApp running until you decide the time is right for a complete storage upgrade. We offer 24×7 hardware support, expansion shelves and expert NetApp help on-call, even after that dreaded NetApp EOA/EOS!

When it comes time for a new storage system, Zerowait has pulled together everything people love about their NetApp into a far better but dramatically less expensive solution. SimplStor Z has all the functionality, reliability, and ease of management, but SimplStor Z is fundamentally less expensive than NetApp to buy new, expand later and support for a decade or more. SimplStor Z’s core Copy on Write technology is generations beyond NetApp and those other overpriced proprietary storage systems. Another BIG SimplStor advantage, no disruptive EOA/EOS/EOL. Zerowait is a support business #1. For over a decade we have shipped SimplStor and never refused to support any of them.

Zerowait makes your new storage upgrade simple as 1-2-3.

1. Our Storage Architects work with you to plan every detail.
2. Zerowait gives you an attractive trade-in credit for your old NetApp hardware and we support your existing storage in-place until the migration is complete and data verified.
3. We completely erase and sanitize the data on any returned disks before your old components are repurposed by Zerowait to support other legacy NetApp users around the world.

We have supported NetApp users 24×7 for more than two decades. Our storage experts have helped over one hundred organizations move from pricey proprietary storage systems like NetApp onto affordable new SimplStor systems.

Want to learn more? Ready to see a SimplStor Z demo? Call 1.302.996.9408 or email us at sales@zerowait.com.

Regards,

Mike

Michael Linett – President
Zerowait Corporation
Phone: 302.996.9408

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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SimplStor Z- the next station stop

SimplStor Z - the next station

About six years ago I wrote about our efforts as we began the development of our SimplStor ZFS project.

Zerowait has been continuously working to build a turnkey fully-supported Linux-based ZFS enterprise storage solution to satisfy our most demanding clients and remain affordable, easy to use, and reliable. After many years of development and testing, we recently added SimplStor Z, a ZFS open hardware design version of our proven SimplStor system that has been delivered with XFS or Windows for over a decade.

During the last few years, our team has created what I consider the next generation of Copy-on-Write file system solutions. As most of our customers and friends know, Zerowait has been working with NetApp systems since 1998, and their file system is based on a 30-year-old design from the last millennium. The Zerowait engineering team has designed and built a storage solution that is considered by many of our NetApp support customers as a replacement for their primary NetApp filer installations. Zerowait’s SimplStor Z provides ZFS functionality, is supported 24×7, all without the high prices and hassle of constant upgrades from a proprietary hardware manufacturer.

Below are the 3 questions that have come up in our conversations with customers:

ONE – How did the Zerowait SimplStor Project evolve over the last 6 years and become a Linux based OpenZFS enterprise storage solution?

Answer – The premise of SimplStor has always been open hardware, open software, and nothing proprietary, supported 24×7 by Zerowait’s proven team. Over time, Zerowait’s hardware and remote “phone home” exception monitoring systems have evolved to be faster and more capable, and as OpenZFS evolved it became obvious that merging Zerowait’s hardware and support with Linux and OpenZFS was going to be a game changer for many storage users. NetApp was essentially the first copy-on-write filesystem with WAFL, but that was about 30 years ago. Sun created ZFS about 20 years ago. After much work by the Linux community, OpenZFS has matured and now offers features that NetApp can’t touch, and we’ve added OpenZFS without any proprietary lock-ins, high prices or disruptive EOA/EOS that drives customers crazy.

Today, OpenZFS on Linux provides significant functionality beyond what NetApp, Dell/EMC or HPE can provide. But the market gap has always been an integrated and fully supported open hardware and software solution.

TWO – How did the Zerowait team design flexibility, scalability, and read-and-write performance adaptability into SimplStor Z, so that it could provide advantages to customers considering new NetApp rather than upgrading their existing filers?

Answer – Our team started with the premise that Zerowait SimplStor Z had to be like the other SimplStor models—easy to use, easy to install, and easy to maintain for the long term. We also insisted that SimplStor Z had to be as reliable as NetApp and provide a far better long-term value to our global community of support customers.

Our focus was on building a reliable and flexible OpenZFS on Linux solution that was rock solid and allowed our customers to tweak their read-and-write performance parameters to meet their specific workloads. The Zerowait engineering team worked through firmware, driver, and myriad hardware problems to create a hardware platform that provided reliability and would “call home” automatically whenever an anomaly or exception was detected. Our long-time customers know that Zerowait’s Exception Reporter is an amazing tool, and we integrated it into our RMA and Engineering ticket process so that expert storage support engineers are notified right away when a SimplStor Z system has a problem.

The SimplStor platform provides an outstanding value. SimplStor provides everything an Enterprise storage customer needs: hot pluggable components, write caches, read caches, memory options, and SAS, SATA, and SSD drive configurations. Zerowait SimplStor Z also can be configured with multi-node High Availability (HA) clustering, automatic failover, replication, robust encryption options, powerful deduplication, and cloud integration options. The open system approach that SimplStor leverages provides unparalleled functionality and flexibility not found in any other storage solution available today.

THREE – What is next on the Zerowait SimplStor Roadmap?

Answer—Zerowait created a global organization to support NetApp’s customers who wanted to keep their legacy on-prem equipment beyond NetApp’s EOA/EOS sunsetting of products. Lately, NetApp has employed a heavy hand pushing customers into the cloud. For many customers who demand control, performance, security, or on-site storage for compliance reasons, Zerowait was the solution to their NetApp mandated migration headaches. Many of these customers provided input as our SimplStor Z project evolved. Our first goal was to fulfill customers’ requirements for migrating away from their Legacy NetApp equipment and onto our SimplStor Z platform.

Some of Zerowait’s NetApp support customers have been working with us for over 20 years. There is a tremendous amount of trust between Zerowait and our family of customers. The huge tech companies that some of our team members have worked with in the past just don’t have that kind of relationship with their customers. Zerowait’s customers know that long-term service and support is key, as important as an outstanding hardware and software platform. As one of our customers said recently, “It’s refreshing to work with a support company that sells hardware that you know is built to last! “

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Time to Upgrade the NetApp?

 

Greetings,

Time to upgrade your NetApp? Before blindly upgrading to the next over-priced filer, we have a far better choice. SimplStor Z has everything you love about NetApp, without the things you don’t. Far less expensive and none of that disruptive EOA/EOS pressure, SimplStor Z combines the power of Linux & ZFS with non-proprietary hardware to give you a feature-rich, reliable, fast, set-and-forget enterprise storage solution. Need snapshots, HA, replication, encryption or dedupe? SimplStor Z has it all. Purpose-built for your workload today with upgrades on the fly in the future, SimplStor Z is simple to manage and supported by storage experts 24×7.

Concerned about moving off NetApp? Don’t be. More than one hundred NetApp users have trusted Zerowait and SimplStor when it was time to get off that pricey proprietary storage system.

And your old NetApp has more trade-in value with Zerowait! For two decades we have provided NetApp 3rd party hardware support 24×7. With customers around the world, Zerowait maintains four NetApp spare parts depots. Parts from your existing NetApp systems can find a new home with other Zerowait customers.

Need to extend the life of your legacy NetApp system until time to upgrade? We do that for NetApp users every single day. Helping customers solve storage problems and reduce their IT spending is what we do. Let’s talk, 1.302.996.9408 or sales@zerowait.com.

Trusted by NetApp users around the world for over two decades, Zerowait is the Oldest Name in NetApp 3rd Party Support.

 

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support 

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Phone: 302.996.9408
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NetApp Users Love ZFS

 

Trusted 24X7 NetApp SupportGreetings,

Zerowait has been the affordable choice for 24×7 NetApp support and upgrades for over two decades. During that time ZFS has matured into a formidable challenger to any proprietary storage system.

We introduced SimplStor a decade ago to give customers a more affordable but new-built alternative to our legacy NetApp products. Configured with Linux and ZFS (or XFS or Windows Server if you prefer), SimplStor is a turnkey, built-to-order hardware and software solution backed by Zerowait’s proven 24×7 support that is fundamentally less expensive to buy and support.

Whether you need inexpensive long-term archival storage or a solution quick enough to keep up with your most demanding storage needs, SimplStor with ZFS gives you everything you love about NetApp, without the high prices!

  • Snapshots
  • Mirrors
  • Replication
  • Encryption
  • 24/7/365 on call engineering and support
  • Call home automated support
  • Extended service and support plans

Feature-rich, reliable, fast and including 24×7 enterprise-level support, SimplStor has it all. And Zerowait storage experts can plan your entire SimplStor deployment and data migration.

Trusted by NetApp users around the world for over two decades, Zerowait is the Oldest Name in NetApp 3rd Party Support.

I’d like to tell you more about SimplStor and ZFS. Let’s talk, 1.302.996.9408 or 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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