5 Advantages of Third Party Maintenance Over OEM Services

5 Advantages of Third Party Maintenance Over OEM Services

Organizations have traditionally relied on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for data center maintenance. But recent budget constraints have made room for a new adversary within the industry. Across the globe, companies are increasingly turning to third party maintenance (TPM) providers to relieve the financial and procedural burdens of IT support. But why rely on a third party vendor when one …

5 Reasons to Choose Riverstone for Nimble Storage Third Party Maintenance

5 Reasons To Choose Riverstone For Nimble Third Party Maintenance

Choosing a support provider for your Nimble Storage equipment, whether it be the OEM or a third party vendor, is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your data center. If your Nimble Storage CS-Series Array device was deemed End of Service Life (EOSL) six months ago, you’ve either been willingly operating without support or didn’t even realize …

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

Any company that has invested in NetApp FAS or DS storage systems for their data center’s backup and storage needs will eventually find these products reaching the end of their warranties. At this time, an established name like NetApp will undoubtedly declare the item “post-warranty” and increase the cost of your contract significantly, or suddenly end their support and begin …

Are You Utilizing Co-Term Support For Your EMC Devices?

For new or growing companies, having enough storage in the data center is paramount. As a company grows, the demand for space to store customer data increases. EMC Storage devices are quite popular in businesses around the world, and for good reason. However, one problem companies encounter is having to structure separate contracts for different device models. If your company …

What is Co-Term Support?

As companies grow, their data center grows and diversifies. As this happens, more equipment is required to keep up. Sometimes, this results in a company purchasing devices from more than one company. For instance, a large company may use a NetApp device for its network, but an EMC device for storage. One major problem that these businesses run into is …