Your Hitachi VSP is Reaching EOSL: What's Next?

Your Hitachi VSP is Reaching EOSL: What’s Next?

Customers with Hitachi VSP systems installed in their data centers need to act now! On June 30th, 2020, some Hitachi VSP models will be reaching End of Service Life (EOSL). This leaves just 8 days of coverage to secure an extended support arrangement before unexpected failure or downtime becomes a real possibility. Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (Hitachi VSP) is a …

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 …

Riverstone Technology Provides Juniper Third Party Maintenance

Riverstone Technology Provides Juniper Third Party Maintenance

Juniper Networks provides high-performance networking and cybersecurity solutions in data centers across the globe. Producing routers, switches, network management software, and network security products, Juniper has been a market leader in the networking hardware industry for the past two decades. If your business utilizes Juniper networking equipment in its data center environment, you understand that maintaining comprehensive, consistent Juniper network …

Riverstone Technology Provides Nimble Storage Third Party Maintenance

Riverstone Technology Provides Nimble Storage Third Party Maintenance

Nimble Solutions you Can Trust HPE Nimble Storage is known for delivering industry-leading effective capacity efficiency as well as future-proofed architecture. Utilizing predictive flash storage technology, Nimble has an extensive catalogue of products to choose from, including the AF-Series, FS-Series, secondary flash array, and SmartStack reference architectures. But in an industry that prioritizes innovation and pushing new products, original equipment …

Who Benefits from Third Party Maintenance?

Who Benefits From Third Party Maintenance?

It’s no surprise that the economical alternative of Third Party Maintenance (TPM) is becoming more mainstream as companies struggle to maximize data center uptime while reducing annual spend. But while cost has and continues to be one of the most important factors in the growth of the TPM market, IT managers are increasingly driven to third party maintenance due to …

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 …

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 …

Nimble Third Party Support vs. Sourcing Your Own Nimble Parts

Nimble Third Party Support vs. Sourcing Your Own Nimble Parts

OEMs, Outsourcing, and Why Third Party Support Trumps All Many businesses find that upgrading to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)’s newest offering is often not financially feasible, and opt to self-support by sourcing all of their data center equipment from various independent sellers. But there are many disadvantages to consider before outsourcing your used Nimble storage equipment parts. While paying …

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 …

Juniper Third Party Support vs. Sourcing Your Own Juniper Parts

Any business with server, network, or storage equipment is going to place high priority on the security of their data center. Couple this with the need to tighten budgets, and there is a great deal of pressure to make the best choices for your business. Making the upgrade to an original equipment manufacturer (OEM)’s newest device can be too much …