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Doing Nothing is an Option!

  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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Zerowait to the Rescue!

  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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Tired of NetApp & AWS high prices?

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Save 30%+ on your NetApp and AWS

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 … Continue reading

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Frustrated with tech support? Call Zerowait

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ONTAP Version Translation Made Simple

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 … Continue reading

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