Storage Solutions for Uncertain Times

Every week we hear from our customers about about how inflation, supply chain issues, and layoffs, are forcing them to adjust their plans. Which track is your company going to take with its critical storage choices? Should you stay on the track you are on? Can you migrate to a new track? The effects of the recession and international relations will affect either track you take.

Zerowait has been riding the rails of business for over 30 years. Based on our experience we are able to confidently provide our customers with actionable, affordable routes to take.  If you need technical support, help with administration and migrations, or additional hardware to manage your  growing storage needs. Zerowait has the answers!

Over the last couple of years Zerowait invested in our monitoring systems, support staff, improved our SimplStor custom storage hardware, and increased our sales of NetApp hardware and support.  Zerowait’s NetApp storage support services, transferable licensed filers, and SimplStor   storage solutions  enable you to  control your infrastructure and budget challenges in the current recession and beyond.

Its decision time, which track are you going to take? We look forward to talking with you.

Please contact us at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at  sales@zerowait.com.

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Inflation derailing your storage plans?

 

Producer Price Index Climbing

Producer Price Index Climbing

It takes a tremendous effort to integrate new storage systems and processes into an already complex corporate infrastructure during inflationary times.

  • Are you under financial pressure?
  • Do you need more time to make storage decisions?
  • Can you afford to make the wrong decision?

Zerowait’s engineering team of Subject Matter Experts has the answers you need !

Due to the stuttering Economic conditions, getting the right solution quickly is more important than ever. Our engineering and technical support provide answers without going through layers of Help desk techs.

The  Zerowait team makes managing, upgrading, and supporting your Storage infrastructure easy and affordable.

Zerowait’s NetApp storage support services, transferable licensed filers, and SimplStor XFS, ZFS and Windows solutions are available now and will help you control your infrastructure and budget  during these challenging times.

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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Do’s and Don’ts for Tough Times

Do's and Don'ts for Tough Times.Zerowait has been through three recessions, and we have learned some things from each of them. Like you, we share a goal of long-term business success. Over the last 30 plus years we have distilled some simple to follow rules to help make it through the economic maelstrom of do’s and don’ts for success in high tech infrastructure administration and management.

What to do and not do. 

Quality, stability, and simplicity are the stepping stones along your path to the other side of the economic storms. Our customers know they can depend on Zerowait to keep their equipment running reliably and our service and support can solve the trickiest problems. During the lockdowns we expanded services to include remote NetApp administration and migration assistance.Zerowait’s NetApp storage support services, transferable licensed filers, and SimplStor solutions are available now and will help you control your infrastructure and budget challenges in the coming recession and beyond.

If you are looking for alternatives to your storage support and infrastructure, Zerowait has the Answers! We look forward to talking with you.

Please contact us at +1 302-996-9408 or by email at  sales@zerowait.com.

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Affordable NetApp Monitoring!

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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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Storage Can Be Easy or Hard!

Help is at hand!
I have been meeting with our NetApp customers to discuss mandated upgrades and extended service and support options. The forced upgrade by the OEM in the current business environment of tightened budgets, inflation, and supply chain issues, has many of our customers looking at these three alternatives:

  • Old infrastructure works, it’s paid for, and Zerowait can keep it running reliably and affordably.
  • NetApp new equipment will be expensive and require a data migration.
  • Zerowait’s SimplStor ZFS is a great solution, and we include trade in credit, migration assistance, and our outstanding service and support. See our Special here.

Our NetApp support customers know they can depend on Zerowait to keep their legacy NetApp equipment running reliably. During the lockdowns we expanded services to include remote NetApp administration and migration assistance.

Zerowait’s NetApp storage support services, transferable licensed filers, and SimplStor solutions are available now and will help you control your infrastructure and budget challenges in 2022 and beyond.

If you are looking for alternatives to your storage support and infrastructure, Zerowait has the Answers! We look forward to talking with you.

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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NetApp EOL Options Available Today!

Decision SignI have been meeting with our NetApp 2552 and 2554 customers to discuss mandated upgrades and extended service and support options. The forced upgrade by the OEM in the current business environment of tightened budgets, inflation, and supply chain issues, has many of our customers looking at these three alternatives:

  • Old infrastructure works, its paid for, and Zerowait can keep it running reliably and affordably.
  • NetApp new equipment will be expensive and require a data migration.
  • Zerowait’s SimplStor ZFS is a great solution, and we include trade in credit, migration assistance, and our outstanding service and support. See our Special here.

Our NetApp support customers know they can depend on Zerowait to keep their legacy NetApp equipment running reliably. During the lockdowns we expanded services to include remote NetApp administration and migration assistance.

We have NetApp storage support services, transferable licensed filers, and SimplStor solutions to meet your infrastructure and budget challenges in 2022.

If you are concerned about your storage options, please contact us  to discuss  how Zerowait can help you overcome your current storage challenges.

Phone: +1 302-996-9408  – Email: 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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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.

 

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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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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