On the Blog this Week: November 20th

On the Blog this Week: November 20th

This week the blog broke down the true costs of cloud-based storage, discussed the need for data centers across the financial sector, and debunked four myths about recertified hardware. In case you didn’t get the chance to check out these posts, we’ve summarized each for your convenience. Continue reading for a November 16th – November 20th weekly wrap-up!

To Cloud, or Not to Cloud? That is the Question

The majority of cloud storage providers purposely make it difficult to understand how much you’re storing and the details of what it’s costing you. That’s because the TCO for storing data in the cloud is typically much higher than the per-gigabyte price that vendors advertise. And between the direct/indirect costs involved in paying someone else to host your data, one can quickly find themselves spending tens of thousands of dollars each month. And at the end of the day, while cloud storage is an excellent solution for many organizations and workloads, it’s not right for everyone. This post covers 5 cases in which organizations should opt for on-premise storage methods to avoid that unnecessary “cloud bloat”. Take a look at the full article if you’ve been curious which model makes the most sense for your business.

Finance & Banking Industries: Third Party Support Helps Keep Financial Data Centers Healthy 

Although data centers have been vital assets in banking and trading for many years, their importance is only growing as the demand for mobile services amplifies, compliance regulations grow stricter, and disaster recovery planning becomes increasingly critical. At Riverstone, we get this, and have made it a priority to help businesses within the financial services industry affordably achieve IT excellence. With the need to find budgetary flexibility higher than ever, the benefits of third party support for the financial services industry are self-evident: support increased workloads, rein in business costs, and better disaster recovery. Check out the full article to discover why banks, financial firms, and investment companies alike entrust Riverstone Technology to keep their mission-critical infrastructure operating at peak performance.

Myths About Buying Recertified Hardware

“Recertified” means that equipment has been refurbished according to standards established by the manufacturer or some other certifying organization to provide another level of assurance that you’re buying a quality piece of equipment. And after undergoing multiple quality tests, recertified systems actually tend to have better performance ratings than new equipment. Despite this, there are plenty of misconceptions surrounding recertified, pre-owned hardware. Riverstone discusses system defects, product warranties, equipment lifespan, and system performance to debunk these falsities once and for all. The truth is you don’t have to buy-new to reap the benefits of manufacturer offerings anymore; Riverstone Recertified hardware has the reliability your testing/backup environment needs without the exorbitant price tag. 

Stay Tuned Next Week!

Our team at Riverstone hopes you enjoyed this week’s blog topics and were able to gain useful knowledge pertaining to third party maintenance, or just the IT industry in general. If you have questions feel free to call us at 877-819-6757, speak to one of our experienced service representatives live on our website, or simply get a quote here! Then stay tuned next week for further discussion on cloud storage, an EOSL announcement, and an analysis of spinning-disks.