Your Nimble CS Device is Reaching EOSL: What’s Next?
Nimble storage devices are a popular choice for major data centers around the world. When managing our company’s budget or data center infrastructure, keeping up with the end of service life (EOSL) dates of our devices is paramount to the success of business. Nimble’s CS devices are set to reach their EOSL in November of 2019, which means that having a contingency plan for Nimble CS third party support is more important than ever.
EOSL marks a very stressful time for many businesses. With it comes a complete drop in support from its original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Thus, unprepared companies are forced to either upgrade to Nimble’s newest device, or scramble to find support before unplanned downtime strikes their data center.
If you are wondering what’s next for your Nimble devices, and your data center on the whole, we are here to help. Nimble CS third party support is available from Riverstone Technology, and promises savings, flexibility, and more.
What EOSL Means For Business
Having a fundamental understanding of EOSL and its implications is an important part of making the best decision for your company. With so much terminology and jargon surrounding it, and the ins and outs of warranties and SLAs, it is easy to get confused.
End of service life is the date upon which a manufacturer will no longer provide support, maintenance, or updates for a device. Therefore, on November 12, 2019, Nimble will no longer be servicing its CS products. Of course, Nimble will gladly help you upgrade to the product which is supplanting it, but not all companies can simply upgrade at will. Upgrade costs are high, and it comes with the remorse of abandoning a still operational device. If your current Nimble CS device is operational and your business is dependent on it, why disrupt that with a transition?
The truth is that what EOSL means for business is a crossroads. All companies face pressure to grow and expand while ensuring that they don’t compromise their budget. Your Nimble CS device’s EOSL date may increase that pressure. Fortunately, third party support is a viable option, and it is well within reach.
The Benefits for Nimble CS Third Party Support
Extending the lifetime of your device is obviously beneficial. Any company that poured much of its resources into a successful data center environment is going to want the maximum possible return on investment. One of the primary goals of a third party support provider is to keep your devices running smoothly for years after they have reached their EOSL. By planning ahead and partnering with a third party maintenance provider like Riverstone Technology, you can prevent the chance of unplanned downtime hitting your data center. Your Nimble CS devices still have a lot of life in them, make sure you use it.
Maximizing your investment saves money and resources over the long haul. What’s more, customers who choose Riverstone Technology save 80% more on services and hardware than they do buying direct from an OEM. Should the need for hardware and expansion arise, third party support providers can offer certified, pre-owned Nimble storage hardware at a fraction of the cost.
The Riverstone Difference
Riverstone Technology offers many things to its partners that differentiate it from average third party maintenance providers. Our Nimble CS third party support is built to adapt to the needs of your business. We offer several service level packages so that your business can have all of the services it wants without having to pay for unnecessary extras.
Our global partnerships allow us to have certified, quality engineers on site in your data center if the need arises. No company deserves incompetence when they face problems in their data center. We ensure that anyone you work with is going to have your business’s success at heart.
More than 1,500 companies across the globe trust Riverstone for third party support. Between affordable hardware, 24/7/365 service and a guaranteed four hour response time, we ensure that our clients are valued.
Ready to make the switch? Contact Riverstone Technology by phone at 877-819-6757, or speak to a representative live on our website.