Dell Third Party Maintenance vs. Dell Maintenance

Dell Third Party Maintenance vs. Dell Maintenance

It’s only natural for businesses to view OEM (original equipment manufacturer) maintenance as the industry standard when it comes to data center support. While this may be true, failing to look beyond Dell offerings could mean missing out on opportunities for your company to save big and streamline otherwise complicated SLAs (service-level agreements). In this article, we’ll touch on some …

Is Third Party Support Right For You?

Is Third Party Support Right for You?

You may have heard of third party support before but didn’t quite understand what it’s used for or whom it benefits. Put simply, third party support is a direct replacement of data center support and maintenance by a company that’s not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the product, but has the resources to provide the same services. Third party …

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Data Domain Hardware

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Data Domain Hardware

Data Domain’s data deduplication systems have revolutionized disk-based backup and have become a popular choice for data center storage in recent years. Designed to reduce the amount of disk storage needed to retain and protect data, Data Domain customers enjoy faster data recovery than traditional tape backups as well as efficient replication of this data to disaster recovery locations. Unfortunately, …

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Nimble Hardware

Benefits of Purchasing Pre-Owned Nimble Hardware

Offering flash storage, efficient data reduction, and industry-leading reliability, it’s no wonder that Nimble devices have become a popular choice for data center storage in recent years. And naturally, any company that’s poured significant resources into their data center is going to seek out the best quality of equipment to ensure the storage and security of their essential data is …

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 …

Data Domain Third Party Support vs. Purchasing Your Own Data Domain Parts

Why Choose a Third Party Support Service over Outsourcing? Before you spend thousands of dollars to upgrade to the newest data center storage device from Data Domain or consider buying used Data Domain storage parts off eBay, it’s vital to understand why third party support is also a viable option. At Riverstone Technology, we understand that many companies utilize Data …

HP Third Party Support vs. Sourcing Your Own HP Parts

All companies that have invested in storage, server, and networking equipment will be concerned the stability of their data center environment. Balancing such a major priority with tightening budget creates pressure to deliver solutions that make everyone happy. Oftentimes, upgrading to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)’s newest product is out of the question financially. Instead, some companies will try to …

Rethinking Data Center Support For Your Business

There is a natural inclination for businesses to view OEM (original equipment manufacturers) contracts and maintenance as the industry standard. While this is true, failing to look further means missing out on options that can help your business succeed. Shifting from an OEM-centric business mindset to third party support can open up a new world to your data center infrastructure. …

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 …

IBM Power7 Third Party Support is Available From Riverstone Technology

Anyone in charge of their company’s data center needs are surely aware of the latest technology upgrades. Keeping up to date on IT news and devices is a key part of keeping a successful data center infrastructure. You may already be aware that on September 30th, IBM will no longer be supporting its Power7 series. This is a significant date, …