Third Party Server Support: IBM z14

Third Party Server Support: IBM z14

About IBM z14 IT organizations today must provide a platform where data and transactions are continuously protected, available, and delivered with speed. Released in July of 2017, the IBM z14 Models (M01-M05 and ZR1) state-of-the-art data platforms were designed to do just that! IBM z14 delivers capabilities to meet growing demands for new services and better customer experiences, thus forging …

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER7

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER7

About IBM POWER7 Released in 2010, POWER7 is IBM’s family of superscalar symmetric multiprocessors. The POWER7 was a substantial evolution from the POWER6 design, offering simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and greater power efficiency. But for IBM, a company consistently on the cusp of innovation, it seems that POWER7 systems have long served their purpose. On September 30th of 2019, all POWER7 …

IBM eServer iSeries Models are Approaching EOSL: What's Next?

IBM eServer iSeries Models are Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

Companies utilizing any IBM eServer iSeries models within their data center need to listen up! On October 31st, 2020, several models in this product line will be reaching End of Service Life (EOSL). The servers that will officially be out of service at the end of October include: IBM iSeries 9406 Model 800 IBM iSeries 9406 Model 810 IBM iSeries …

Riverstone Provides IBM Third Party Storage and Server Support

Riverstone Provides IBM Third Party Storage and Server Support

As IBM continues to prioritize research, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, IT infrastructure support is regularly dismissed for their more innovative initiatives. But IBM isn’t your only resource for storage and server support. Third party support providers are non-OEM companies that can not only maintain your essential IBM products, they specialize in it! These third party support providers offer an array …

What Equipment Types Benefit Most From Third Party Maintenance and Support? Storage, Server, Network Series Wrap-Up

What Equipment Types Benefit From Third Party Maintenance & Support?

Any business that possesses data center equipment within the storage, server, or networking hardware categories can benefit from third party support alternatives. How? Well it’s no question that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) produce exceptional data center machinery. But OEMs focus their efforts on developing and marketing new technology, not maintaining an asset after the sale. This means they’ll only provide …

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 …