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Your NetApp Experts On-Call 24×7

With all the acquisitions, consolidations and layoffs, I often speak to IT staff who are overwhelmed by staffing cuts and inherited responsibilities. The truism has been used for 300 years, “jack of all trades, master of none.” Forced to support … Continue reading

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Retreat from the Cloud, Part 2

    Last month I predicted companies would use 2021 to reinvest in neglected on-prem computing resources. The rush to the Cloud last year disappointed many: Losing control of critical digital assets Budget overruns Finger pointing after each security breach … Continue reading

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Retreat from the Cloud

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 arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, I predict the next swing … Continue reading

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Storing Data Long-Term?

Do you have long-term data retention needs? Are you accumulating and storing information for five, ten, twenty years? My advice is NEVER NEVER NEVER use a proprietary storage platform! While the sales pitch may sound really clever today, those hooks … Continue reading

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Has your NetApp Support Lapsed?

 Do you need to survive an unexpected NetApp support lapse? If you are looking for an affordable NetApp hardware support contract, we have been doing exactly that for 21 years! Do you need support for 3 months, 6 months, or … Continue reading

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NetApp EOS Got You Spooked?

  Your filers are working fine and have been for years, supporting a critical workload in a complex environment where changes and downtime are disruptive and extremely costly. Then a NetApp rep darkly intones the fateful words: Your filers are … Continue reading

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NetApp Gap Coverage You Can Afford!

  Can’t afford to renew your NetApp support contract right now? Or need gap coverage until new equipment arrives? We can help. Zerowait has provided affordable 24×7 NetApp support for more than two decades! Do you need three months of … Continue reading

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The Secret to Lower Cost Storage

  Data storage giants DO NOT use proprietary storage systems for a very good reason. Because they cost too much! Let Zerowait’s storage experts show you how to build an open-source storage replacement that solves ALL of your business needs … Continue reading

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Making Difficult NetApp Choices

Many are being forced to make difficult IT choices this year. Cutting spending and working with less are common themes I hear. Renewing that expensive NetApp support agreement can be one of your difficult choices, but it doesn’t need to … Continue reading

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It will NOT be business as usual

    Many in IT are returning to work and finding it is anything but business as usual. Budgets are getting slashed. Most organizations are looking for creative, even dramatic ways to cut IT spending. And that is where Zerowait … Continue reading

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