Save Big on Data Center Support: Becoming a Budget Hero with Third Party Maintenance

Save Big on Data Center Support: Becoming a Budget Hero with Third Party Maintenance

If you’ve suddenly begun looking into third party maintenance alternatives for data center equipment, it’s probably a safe bet you’re looking to save money. And we don’t blame you. Your ongoing support and maintenance contracts are an important revenue stream for manufacturers – one of the reasons the annual fee is so high. Good for them, not so good for …

Third Party Support Keeps Government IT Healthy

Local Government & the Public Sector: Third Party Support Keeps Government IT Healthy

Data center management challenges are mounting for federal, state, and local governments. Tech teams within the public sector today face strict regulatory restrictions, unprecedented strain on infrastructure, updated optimization targets for virtualization, and of course immense pressure from taxpayers for data center consolidation. But without factoring in migration challenges and security risks, such modernization imperatives are easier said than done. …

When Should You Consider Third Party Maintenance?

When Should You Consider Third Party Maintenance?

Any third party maintenance provider will be quick to share the benefits of their services. You’ve likely heard it all before: extending equipment life, saving big on hardware/maintenance, improving responsiveness, greater flexibility surrounding SLAs, the ease of co-term support, a single point of contact, better disaster recovery…the list goes on and on. But how many will tell you exactly when …

Finance & Banking Industries: Third Party Support Helps Keep Financial Data Centers Healthy

Finance & Banking Industries: Third Party Support Helps Keep Financial Data Centers Healthy

The movement of data is the lifeblood of the financial services industry. Data must be accessed rapidly, move quickly, and be stored securely. And although data centers have been vital assets in banking and trading for many years, their importance is only growing as the demand for mobile services amplifies, compliance regulations grow stricter, and disaster recovery planning becomes increasingly …

Manufacturing Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Industrial Data Centers Healthy

Manufacturing Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Industrial Data Centers Healthy

Let’s face it, manufacturers are no stranger to the struggle of excessive bandwidth demands. Most manufacturers have multiple locations — not to mention thousands of employees, customers, and suppliers — each producing a plethora of valuable data. A sudden overabundance of this data on an unreliable connection could easily lead to unplanned downtime, effectively slowing or completely halting production. And …

3 Benefits of Brocade Third Party Maintenance

3 Benefits of Brocade Third Party Maintenance

Consider this scenario: a customer purchases a storage networking product from Brocade. They turn to Brocade for support services during the first few years simply by default. Now, 4 – 6 years later, they’re suddenly trapped in a prohibitively expensive hardware refresh cycle as continued coverage gets to be so costly it somehow makes more financial sense to completely upgrade …

Healthcare Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Hospital IT Healthy

Healthcare Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Hospital IT Healthy

Between the obvious challenges presented by COVID-19 and the recent proliferation of telehealth, the healthcare industry today faces unprecedented challenges. At Riverstone, we get this, and have made it our priority to help hospitals, primary care settings, and nursing facilities affordably achieve IT excellence. Continue reading to discover why health systems trust Riverstone Technology to keep their mission-critical infrastructure operating …

4 Concerns Regarding Nimble Third Party Maintenance

4 Concerns Regarding Nimble Third Party Maintenance

Since 2010 Nimble Storage has been the leader in predictive cloud infrastructure, giving businesses the fastest, most reliable access to their data. Unfortunately, many Nimble customers didn’t realize that purchasing the company’s high-quality CS or AF-Series equipment would ultimately align them with the less-responsive Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a sudden 2017 acquisition. In spite of this HPE is still viewed …

3 Concerns Surrounding Brocade Third Party Maintenance

3 Concerns Surrounding Brocade Third Party Maintenance

Brocade third party maintenance (TPM) has become increasingly popular as globally, businesses enjoy the benefits of industry-leading directors, routers, and switches partnered by greater flexibility and service responsiveness. Still, choosing third party over the manufacturer isn’t a decision all data center managers are completely comfortable with. However, many of the concerns potential clients have about TPM are really just misconceptions …

Higher Education Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Campus Data Centers Healthy

Higher Education Industry Spotlight: Third Party Maintenance Helps Keep Campus Data Centers Healthy

For most institutions within the higher education sector, budget is a major concern. And unless you’re a heavily endowed private university, it’s unlikely you have infinite means to invest in the latest and greatest data center technology. At Riverstone, we get this, and have made it our priority to help post-secondary institutions affordably achieve IT excellence. Continue reading to discover why …