Announced in June 2014, the Nimble Adaptive Flash Array is the industry’s only predictive hybrid flash array. Combining speed with efficiency, Adaptive Flash is five times faster than other hybrid solutions and just one third the TCO of the legacy hybrid flash. The CS700, a part of the extreme performance family, was designed for consolidating multiple large-scale critical applications with aggressive performance demands. But alternative support choices are an urgent concern for the CS700 series, which reached End of Service Life on December 31st, 2019, not even 5 years after the initial release.
If you were unaware of this service withdrawal and have allowed support to lapse, there’s no need to worry. Riverstone Technology can step in right where HPE left off, helping you keep your Nimble CS700 operating at peak performance, without concern of spare parts availability, engineering support, or remote monitoring. Continue reading for more information about Riverstone’s exceptional post-EOSL support services:
Nimble CS-Series Products Riverstone Supports:
- CS210 Array
- CS215 Base Array
- CS220 Array
- CS240 Array
- CS260 Array
- CS300 Base Array
- CS420 Array
- CS440 Array
- CS460 Array
- CS500 Base Array
- CS700 Base Array
The Time is Now
With Nimble CS700 series arrays being 6 years old and 9 months without coverage, there’s never been a better time to reap the benefits of third party support. Recall the inverse relationship over time between third party maintenance risk and reward. During years 6 – 12+, the OEM no longer sells, provides updates, or renews support contracts on EOSL systems. Thus, risk falls to zero and the rewards explode as third party maintenance providers can offer continued coverage for anywhere from 5 -10 after EOSL.
Keep in mind, EOSL is merely an OEM-contrived crossroads; it signifies that HPE has switched focus to supporting newer models, notably the CS7000, and would like for their customers to do the same. Facing FUD, you may feel obligated to upgrade to HPE’s latest to maintain the stability of your data center. However, it doesn’t make fiscal sense to spend $90,000 USD on a CS7000 upgrade and ditch a device that’s still successful. Fortunately, third party storage support from Riverstone offers a much more affordable alternative!
Short-Term and Long-Term Savings
It’s basic dollars and cents: a business seeks the greatest output from capital expenditures to maximize ROI. So finding ways to save on those investments is integral to a company’s continued success. With Nimble CS700 post-EOSL support from Riverstone, clients save up to 80% on support and hardware in comparison with the HPE contract equivalent. That’s 10% more on average than other third party support providers can offer. What’s more, a third party support option to prolong existing equipment could be invaluable in postponing costly upgrades until you’ve gotten the most out of current CS-Series storage arrays. As HPE Nimble support costs continue to inflate each year, consider Riverstone for extended Nimble CS700 solutions that are better on both your short-term and long-term budget.
The Riverstone Nimble CS700 Experience
While savings are surely a primary concern, there are other reasons to choose Riverstone Technology for Nimble CS700 post-EOSL support. Here are some other benefits we offer to companies like yours:
It’s no secret that time is money, so you shouldn’t have to wait days at a time for a response from your support provider. While large manufacturers like HPE tend to get overloaded with massive amounts of service requests and phone calls, Riverstone has a readily available team of solutions providers dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers in a timely manner. Riverstone’s top tier service package comes with the guarantee that your problems and questions will receive a response within just four hours – so you avoid unexpected downtime at all costs.
Unlike HPE, Riverstone’s SLAs are designed to adapt to the unique needs of your company – not the other way around. Our four different levels of coverage enable clients to pay for the services they need, while avoiding the one’s they don’t. Plus, with Riverstone, Nimble CS700 extended warranties are now simple and convenient. Riverstone provides co-term support, allowing customers to consolidate all devices onto one easy contract regardless of differing manufacturers and warranty periods. That’s one contract and one contact for all your data center needs!
- Rapid Parts Availability
With over 120 parts depots globally and spare kits available under every SLA, Riverstone vows to keep you covered during time-sensitive equipment malfunctions. We offer one of the best warranties you can find in the industry with our automatic 1 Year Next Business Day guarantee included on all hardware sales. We also provide on-site spare kits containing a selection of higher fail rate parts like RAID cards, chassis, and disk drives. Moreover by utilizing smaller warehousing, Riverstone clients enjoy the advantage of locally available replacement parts; in the event of a system failure, this ensures customers receive replacements from the nearest parts depot rather than waiting on Nimble to ship parts from across the globe.
Over 1500 clients around the world trust Riverstone Technology with the success of their data center. That’s because we value our clients, and work tirelessly to ensure that their every data center need is met with expertise and timeliness. Our partnerships stretch all across the globe, where we have developed relationships with top of the line, certified engineers. In this way, we ensure that no matter where you are or what problem your business encounters, we’ve got you covered.
If you’re ready to make the switch to Riverstone for Nimble CS700 post-EOSL support, or have further questions, please contact us by phone at 877-819-6757, get a quote, or speak to a representative live on our website.