NetApp FAS2500 Series Support Is Expiring – Check Out These Four Options

NetApp FAS2500 Series Support Is Expiring – Check Out These 4 Options

IT managers must constantly juggle hardware maintenance and warranty protection. If you’ve been paying attention to coverage announcements, you know that your NetApp FAS2500 Series support is about to end. No doubt that has you more than a little anxious about how you’ll move forward. The good news is that you have options. The bad news is that your options …

NetApp AFF8000 Third Party Support and the Costs of Going Unsupported

NetApp AFF8000 Third Party Support and the Costs of Going Unsupported

You spend a great deal of money on purchasing hardware for your data center, and you expect that hardware to perform well and last. Sadly, all good things must come to an end, but if hardware manufacturers were to have their way, all your data center devices would be outdated very shortly after being purchased. A case in point is …

NetApp FAS2620, FAS2650 Nearing EOSL: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third Party Support?

NetApp FAS2620, FAS2650 Nearing EOSL: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third Party Support?

Every year, IT equipment manufacturers deliver a new spate of end of life (EOL) and end of service life (EOSL) announcements. For IT managers, these can be frustrating, as they almost always signify the need to spend more money and lose productivity as you upgrade to new hardware. If you’ve been dreading the upgrade for your NetApp FAS2620 or FAS2650, …

Establish Your Post-EOSL Support Plan for NetApp FAS2500 Series

Establish Your Post-EOSL Support Plan for NetApp FAS2500 Series

As an IT director, you understand how critical planning is to success. Without a strategy, your initiatives won’t succeed. That applies to virtually everything, from disaster preparedness to ensuring that your IT assets are up to the task of handling daily data storage needs.  One factor that you might have overlooked is hardware end of service life (EOSL). EOSL can …

Understanding the Benefits of NetApp FAS8000 Series Third Party Support

Understanding the Benefits of NetApp FAS8000 Series Third Party Support

Storage is a critical consideration within your data center. You chose the NetApp FAS8000 Series hardware for its performance, reliability, and robust capabilities. However, as the official end of service life (EOSL) approaches, NetApp will begin urging you to upgrade to their latest model. Don’t let marketing hype force you to make a major hardware investment when your current technology …

NetApp FAS2520 Reaching EOSL in April: What's Next?

NetApp FAS2520 Reaching EOSL in April: What’s Next?

Utilizing a NetApp FAS2520 within your storage environment? Riverstone offers a last-minute reminder that the FAS2520 hybrid storage array is reaching End of Service Life on April 30th, 2021. This leaves just 1 month of coverage from NetApp before unsupported downtime or data loss become a very real possibility.  If you haven’t yet secured some form of extended support for …

Your NetApp V3270 System is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your NetApp V3270 System is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Utilizing a NetApp V3270 Filer System within your storage environment? Riverstone offers you a last-minute reminder that the V3270 storage controller is reaching End of Service Life on December 31st, 2020. This leaves 2 weeks of coverage from NetApp before unsupported downtime or data loss becomes a very real possibility.  If you haven’t yet secured an extended support contract for …