Author Archives: Mike

Guardians of Storage Assets

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Inflation derailing your storage plans?

  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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Storage Can Be Easy or Hard!

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 … Continue reading

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NetApp EOL Options Available Today!

I 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, … Continue reading

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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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