Park Place Technologies Acquires Riverstone Technology

Park Place Technologies, the leading global data center and networking optimization firm, has acquired Riverstone Technology, a third-party maintenance, support provider based in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition will provide more products and services to Riverstone Technology’s client base, including automated monitoring and a portfolio of managed services. Riverstone Technology, founded in 2016 by current CEO and owner Barry Anderson, offers third-party …

6 Best Practices for Better IT Hardware Procurement

6 Best Practices for Better IT Hardware Procurement

Whether you’re building out a brand-new data center or just maintaining your existing organization’s IT assets, hardware procurement is rarely simple. It involves so much more than just comparing prices and system capabilities. You’ll need to jump through a lot of hoops to identify and then source the right assets. In this guide, we’ll walk you through critical best practices …

The Riverstone Quotation Process: What to Know Before Placing an RFQ

The Riverstone Quotation Process: What to Know Before Placing an RFQ

Putting off your hardware upgrade or replacement because you don’t want to slog through a lengthy, convoluted quotation process? There’s good news! Riverstone can deliver an accurate quote in a fraction of the time you would wait with most of our competitors. Not sure how our quotation process works or what to expect? We’ll delve into everything you need to …

Keep Capitalizing on the Powerful RAID Technology of Your Lenovo Storage V System

Keep Capitalizing on the Powerful RAID Technology of Your Lenovo Storage V System

Have you been using your Lenovo Storage V system to support the storage needs of your organization? If so, you are probably being inundated with messages from Lenovo telling you that you need to refresh your hardware soon because you’re past your EOL date. Before you heed the OEM’s advice, it’s to your benefit that you consider the following: Where …

The Lowdown on Failure Metrics: MTBF, MTTD, MTTF, MTTR

The Lowdown on Failure Metrics: MTBF, MTTD, MTTF, MTTR

Downtime – it’s the word that CIOs hate more than any other. It means that your network is down, and things are critical. It could even mean that your job’s on the line, particularly if you’re not able to get things back up and running as quickly as possible. While preventing downtime is the best idea, that only works in some …

Is Your Third Party Support Provider Truly an Expert on Netezza Striper?

Is Your Third Party Support Provider Truly an Expert on Netezza Striper?

Are your business intelligence (BI) operations continuing to benefit from the data warehousing and analytics power of IBM Netezza Striper? If you answered yes to this question, you need to read on. It’s important to understand that  not all third party support providers are the same when it comes to Netezza Striper. If you’re currently partnered with third party support …

Summer Hardware Projects? Let Riverstone Help!

Summer Hardware Projects? Let Riverstone Help!

Planning summer hardware projects for your data center or IT environment? If so, you’re probably already frustrated with the incredibly long lead times most manufacturers have today. It’s pretty common to be told it will be a year from the point that your place your order until you can take delivery. In some cases, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are requiring …

The Incredible Efficiency of Your IBM Flex System Manager Doesn’t Have to End

The Incredible Efficiency of Your IBM Flex System Manager Doesn’t Have to End

Have you received a flood of messages from IBM recently telling you it’s time to refresh your IBM Flex System Manager model? Before you give in to IBM’s warnings, you need to read this article. Many IT Directors aren’t aware of the IBM Flex System Manager third party support options that are available. They think they have no choice but …

NBD Parts Replacement: Keeping Your IT Systems Up and Running

NBD Parts Replacement: Keeping Your IT Systems Up and Running

Chances are good that you’ve been there before. Everything is running smoothly within your data center or IT environment, and then it happens. A component fails. That then cascades into a system-wide catastrophe. You immediately contact the manufacturer, only to be told that they can help, but it will be weeks, maybe even months, before the replacement parts arrive. There’s …