4 Advantages of NetApp Third Party Maintenance

4 Advantages of NetApp Third Party Maintenance

NetApp has been a strong competitor in the data storage hardware industry since 2009. Ten years later, Gartner has named NetApp as “#1 in Primary Storage” and the company is consistently ranked within the top ten data storage companies by revenue. Such accolades have cemented NetApp as a powerful and reliable provider for data storage devices. This begs the obvious …

Hybrid Maintenance Plans: How to Add Value to Your Legacy Systems

Hybrid Maintenance Plans: How to Add Value to Your Legacy Systems

A legacy system is any outdated hardware or software that is still in use despite much newer models being available. A legacy system can still meet operational requirements, but it doesn’t allow for growth and definitely isn’t able to interact with newer systems. With economic conditions as poor as they are right now, there’s no room in IT budgets to …

3 Concerns Surrounding NetApp Third Party Maintenance

3 Concerns Surrounding NetApp Third Party Maintenance

NetApp 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. Unfortunately, many of the concerns potential clients have about TPM offerings are really just misconceptions …

Data Domain Third Party Maintenance vs. Data Domain Maintenance

Data Domain Third Party Maintenance vs. Data Domain Maintenance

Back in their heyday, Data Domain specialized in target-based deduplication solutions for disk-based backup. Acquired by EMC in 2009, the Data Domain product line has been Dell EMC’s flagship platform for backup, archive, and disaster recovery ever since. But as Dell EMC continues to bring attractive new additions to the product line, many IT managers seek affordable ways to hold …

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 …

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 …

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 …

How Data Center Storage Benefits from Third Party Maintenance

How Data Center Storage Benefits From Third Party Maintenance

Purchasing storage equipment directly from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is undeniably expensive, and the storage support that goes along with it can be costly too. But the manufacturer isn’t your only option for high quality storage hardware and support. Third party maintenance (TPM) is an increasingly popular alternative to manufacturer support services for providing companies with storage benefits that …

Nimble Third Party Maintenance vs. Nimble Maintenance

Nimble Third Party Maintenance vs. Nimble Maintenance

Founded in 2008, Nimble Storage is a comparatively new organization within the IT industry. Their products are often selected by those seeking the speed of flash storage and efficient data reduction, helping customers experience fewer performance issues and less downtime. Any company that has invested in the industry-leading reliability of Nimble appliances obviously wants the very best for their data …

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, …