Is There A Turkey In Your Data Center?

There's a Turkey in My Data Center!
I have been told that our Thanksgiving dinner is going to be more expensive this year, because of the cost increases in turkey, yams, and pumpkin pies. Coincidentally, I heard that during the fourth quarter we will see a wave of vendor mandated forced EOS / EOL upgrades, exploding cloud storage costs, and new data storage hardware cost increases. With an uncertain future it is imperative that you get control of your turkey and storage costs–and Zerowait has the answers you need!

I like Spam, but don’t consider it to be an acceptable substitute for the turkey in my Thanksgiving dinner. Similarly, I don’t think many of our customers would consider buying NetApp parts from Craigslist as an acceptable solution for their legacy NetApp. Zerowait has a recipe for successful NetApp support that we have been improving upon for over for well over 20 years. If you have NetApp equipment, then Zerowait has the support solutions that you need.

Some of my friends like to outsource Thanksgiving dinner to restaurants or other food colo-centers or Dinner Service Providers (DSP). I have found that the costs of outsourcing Thanksgiving dinner can be significant, and that quality control can waver. Plus, outsourcing storage and engineering can have significant costs, and often the vendor does not understand the nuances that are involved with serving data consistently, on time and within budget. Zerowait has a range of data storage solutions on our menu–from NetApp transferable licensed filers to our own SimplStor line available in ZFS, XFS and Windows.

A good Thanksgiving dinner usually ends with some great pie choices. I enjoy Pumpkin pie, Pecan Pie, and Apple pie. It is often hard to choose among them and I may take a bit of each. Zerowait offers hardware solutions, technical support and hardware replacement policies and many of our customers order a combination of all three.

Above all, Thanksgiving dinner is best when it can be enjoyed with family and good friends. Zerowait has been working with many of our customers for over two decades, and many have become good friends. We wish you a happy Thanksgiving and hope that we can catch up soon to discuss how we can help you set the table for a successful storage solution.

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

 

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Preparing for the Coming Storm?

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Do's and Don'ts for Tough Times.Storage grows in good times and bad. Zerowait is a countercyclical company, and when enterprise storage customers want to economize, we see increased business for our services and custom-built storage solutions. Over the last month we have been very busy with several new SimplStor ZFS orders and a quite a few new service and support agreements for legacy NetApp equipment.

You don’t need an economics degree to see the trendlines. GDP in all sectors doesn’t look good. Inflation, layoffs, supply chain issues, and energy availability issues are affecting productivity. Business is going to get more difficult, and budgets are going to tighten in the next few months.

Most of our hardware ships by FedEx and UPS and there have been some SNAFUs in their deliveries over the last few months. Our SimplStor hardware supply chain consists of several vendors and while there have been spotty issues in getting certain components, we have been able to stock up on things that are in short supply and have had only minor delays.

If you have reached an inflection point and need to make a decision about supporting your EOS NetApp systems, or are seeking an alternative on-prem, affordable storage solution, Zerowait can help.

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Guardians of Storage Assets

Do's and Don'ts for Tough Times.Over the last month I have been traveling. Our customers are concerned about how world events are affecting the management and security of their company’s storage assets—repositories of valuable company intellectual property. Each customer has a slightly different set of problems, but they all revolve around three main threats—Energy, Supply Chain, and Economic Uncertainty.

Energy: In California and Europe particularly, energy costs and availability are increasingly unpredictable. What happens if an application or data is unavailable due to power rationing? Will this be scheduled or sudden? No one knows. Zerowait’s engineers can help customers prepare with implementation of a failover strategy to another location.

Supply Chain: New upgrades were ordered; but where are they? Is there even a date given for shipment? Many customers are caught in supply chain limbo. Their infrastructure upgrade is partially completed with a mix of hardware, varying OS versions and firmware, all difficult to manage, let alone perform replication and fail over. Zerowait has hardware inventory and support policies for customers that need to extend the life of their legacy equipment, or bridge that gap while their new equipment is entangled in the supply chain with an unknown delivery date.

Economic Uncertainty: Customers’ budgets and plans have radically changed over the last year due to inflation. With costs rising for everything, they need to be cautious with spending for equipment and hiring. Offloading applications to cloud providers seemed like a simple solution during the lockdowns, but now the cloud bills seem like a force 5 hurricane obliterating IT budgets. Zerowait’s transferable licensed NetApp Filers and SimplStor Storage solutions provide safe, secure, and affordable storage solutions.

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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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 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.

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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.

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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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Manchester, UK: +44 161.513.7429
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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.

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Zerowait Corporation
707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
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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.

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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.

 

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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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