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Does a NetApp cDot upgrade make sense for you?

Many of our customers are still trying to answer this question and I have had quite a few of our customers send me links to the WikiBon report http://wikibon.com/assessing-the-cost-of-netapp-ontap-migrations-in-oracle-environments/ This report, written by David Floyer, does a very good job … Continue reading

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Zerowait Welcomes Tom Heubner

Zerowait Corporation is pleased to welcome Tom Heubner as VP of Sales in EMEA. Tom will be working out of our Manchester offices and is available to talk to you about all your requirements for support, service and upgrades of … Continue reading

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National Association of Broadcasters Show Customer Appreciation Dinner

Over the last few weeks I have been traveling throughout Australia and New Zealand visiting our customers, many of whom are in the Movie, Gaming and VFX business sectors. I’ll see some of them again next week in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Is Your Current NetApp Good Enough Technology?

Let’s start here:  Your NetApp hardware is working fine (as usual), but your NetApp sales rep is proposing a 400% increase in support costs anyway.  And, of course, the alternate proposal is an upgrade to a new cDot system, which … Continue reading

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5 Star NetApp Storage and Support on a 2 Star Budget

A lot of our customers are being forced to reduce their storage budgets because of the poor/uncertain profit picture caused by globally volatile finance and markets. Although their budgets are being squeezed their requirements for high availability and additional storage … Continue reading

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Make No Changes

“Those that know don’t speak, those that speak don’t know” is an expression I hear often from engineers when we are discussing their legacy network and storage infrastructure. The New Year came in with a bunch of economic surprises and … Continue reading

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The Future is calling

2015 was another interesting year in which Zerowait worked with our customers to help them overcome their data storage issues. The majority of our business remains the service and support of NetApp equipment around the world, and we added many … Continue reading

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The Nuts on the Fence

Have you ever noticed that when you focus on the details of an issue that you often loose focus on the big picture, and when you focus on the big picture you end up not getting the whole story? We … Continue reading

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Express train to Flexible Opex

I spent the last week in Australia visiting some of our customers and our business partners at Forum Group in Sydney. Our customer base in Australia continues to grow and we are now working with many different business segments. The … Continue reading

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Is the next station ZFS?

Effrem Norwood is a good friend of mine and one of the smartest and most capable folks I know in the storage business. I have known Effrem for over 15 years and we have a lot of technical discussions about … Continue reading

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