EMC VNXe Models are Almost EOSL: What's Next?

EMC VNXe Models are Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Have you heard? Certain EMC VNXe models are reaching End of Service Life (EOSL) in just a few days. With post-warranty support for these solutions winding down, it’s time for businesses to start having an honest conversation about what comes next for their data centers. Those who fail to get out ahead of these expiration dates could find themselves in …

Your MDS-9148 Switch is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your MDS-9148 Switch is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Utilizing an EMC Connectrix – Cisco MDS-9148 switch within your networking environment? We offer a last-minute reminder that the MDS-9148 is reaching End of Service Life on October 31, 2020. This leaves exactly 1 month of service and support before uncovered downtime becomes a very real possibility.  If you haven’t yet secured an extended support contract for your MDS-9148 switch, …

3 Concerns Regarding EMC Third Party Maintenance

3 Concerns Regarding EMC Third Party Maintenance

EMC third party maintenance (TPM) is becoming increasingly popular as companies around the world enjoy the benefits of such top-of-the-line equipment partnered by more responsive support. Still, choosing a third party provider over the manufacturer isn’t a decision all IT directors are entirely comfortable with. In reality, many of the concerns potential clients have about third party offerings are really …

EMC VNX Models are Approaching EOSL: What's Next?

EMC VNX Models are Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

Organizations utilizing EMC VNX unified storage arrays within their data center need to listen up! Several models in this product line will be declared End of Service Life (EOSL) before the end of 2020. These dates, and their respective models, include: October 31st, 2020 VNX-F5000 VNX-F7000 December 31st, 2020 VNX5100 VNX5300 Now more than ever, having a contingency plan in …

Advantages of EMC Unity Third Party Maintenance Over Dell EMC

Advantages of EMC Unity Third Party Maintenance Over Dell EMC

Businesses have traditionally relied on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Dell EMC for data center support. However, recent budget constraints have made room for a new adversary within the industry. Across the globe, organizations are increasingly turning to third party maintenance (TPM) providers to relieve financial and procedural support challenges. But what can a third party provider offer to your …

3 Benefits of EMC Third Party Maintenance

3 Benefits of EMC Third Party Maintenance

EMC operates as the leading provider of information storage systems. Their main product lines include Symmetrix, CLARiiON, Information Storage Software, and Information Storage Services. Acquired by Dell Technologies in a $67 billion merger back in 2016, Dell EMC provides solutions for direct attached, storage area network (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS) environments. This begs the obvious question: why trust …

Riverstone Technology Offers EMC Isilon Post-Warranty Support

Riverstone Technology Offers EMC Isilon Post-Warranty Support

EMC Isilon is a network attached storage (NAS) platform used in data centers across the world for high-volume storage, backup, and archiving of unstructured data. Named the industry’s “#1 family of scale-out NAS systems”, the technology claims to store, manage, and protect unstructured data with massive scalability and efficiency. Companies globally have placed huge investments into using such high quality …

EMC Third Party Maintenance vs. EMC Maintenance

Before immediately turning to EMC for support and maintenance on all your essential storage equipment, it’s important to understand some of the notable differences between utilizing an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a third party maintenance provider. Major manufacturers like EMC focus their energy on providing the newest technology offerings and up-selling customers with already stretched budgets, resulting in increased …

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 …

EMC Post-Warranty Support By Riverstone Technology

Riverstone Partners With Resellers for EMC Post-Warranty Support

We know how hard you work to create and develop relationships with your customers. Building rapport with the companies you provide for is vital to understanding their needs and providing the best solutions. Having brand new equipment from OEMs like EMC to sell to businesses is a substantial asset. Riverstone Technology offers a beneficial partnership to resellers by giving their …