Advantages of Third Party Server Support

Advantages of Third Party Server Support

As the major server product manufacturers continue to raise support costs year after year, businesses are increasingly turning to third party providers for a more valuable maintenance alternative. OEMs like Dell, HP, and IBM are preoccupied by innovation and marketing their latest technology. While this makes for top-quality servers, it places support on the back burner. Meanwhile, third party maintenance …

Arrange Post-EOSL Support for IBM Netezza

Arrange Post-EOSL Support for IBM Netezza

Companies with IBM Netezza systems installed in their data centers need to act quickly. End of Service Life (EOSL) for all Netezza Striper versions arrives on June 30, 2020. This leaves a mere two weeks to organize and secure post-EOSL support on this data warehousing appliance. Meanwhile, a lapse in coverage of any length could mean risking unplanned downtime or …

Riverstone Provides IBM Netezza Post-Warranty Support

Riverstone Provides IBM Netezza Post-Warranty Support

IBM has recently announced that on June 30th, 2020, all Netezza Striper Gen 2 models will reach their EOSL. EOSL stands for “end of support life” or “end of service life”, and marks the time when a device has passed its extended warranty date and is no longer viewed as serviceable by the OEM. This means that in just 19 …

Your IBM Netezza Is Approaching EOSL: What's Next?

Your IBM Netezza Striper Gen-2 Is Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

IBM Netezza is a family of high-performance data warehousing and analytics appliances. A market leader that arguably made data warehousing what it is today, Netezza actually coined the term “data warehouse appliance” to describe a product specifically targeted for high data volumes for modern data analytics. During its lifetime, the Netezza corporation has produced a plethora of models, including the …

IBM Third Party Maintenance vs. IBM Maintenance

IBM Third Party Maintenance vs. IBM Maintenance

IBM remains one of the largest and most powerful computer technology and IT consulting companies in the world. In terms of IT infrastructure, the influential corporation has made waves with their modernized servers and storage solutions. But in recent years, IBM has become increasingly invested in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, while hardware services have fallen …

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, …

IBM BladeCenter EOSL Extended Maintenance and Support

IBM is one of the biggest hardware manufacturers in the IT business. Their BladeCenter line of products is one of their biggest. If your company utilizes IBM’s BladeCenter devices for its storage needs, you will have no doubt noticed that all of its models have reached their end of service life (EOSL). We know when your device is considered EOSL, …

IBM Flex Systems are reaching their EOSL: What’s next?

It can be stressful when your data storage products are reaching their end of support life. It raises questions like: what do we do now? Do we need to upgrade to new equipment? Does our budget have enough room to account for this change? IBM Flex Systems refer to the actual architecture of the servers that IBM uses make up …

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IBM Third Party Support vs Buying your own IBM parts

Any company that invests in IBM equipment for their storage, server, or network needs will eventually find products reaching the end of their warranties. Purchasing parts from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and sourcing your own parts as a business comes with a few major differences. The prices charged by big name companies can sometimes overwhelm your budget constraints. As …