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Easy NetApp Upgrades!

Storage Upgrades and Migrations: Easy as 1, 2, 3. Zerowait will keep your NetApp running until you decide the time is right for a complete storage upgrade. We offer 24×7 hardware support, expansion shelves and expert NetApp help on-call, even … Continue reading

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SimplStor Z – The next station stop

About six years ago I wrote about our efforts as we began the development of our SimplStor ZFS project. Zerowait has been continuously working to build a turnkey fully-supported Linux-based ZFS enterprise storage solution to satisfy our most demanding clients … Continue reading

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Time to upgrade the NetApp?

  Greetings, Time to upgrade your NetApp? Before blindly upgrading to the next over-priced filer, we have a far better choice. SimplStor Z has everything you love about NetApp, without the things you don’t. Far less expensive and none of … Continue reading

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NetApp Users Love ZFS

  Greetings, Zerowait has been the affordable choice for 24×7 NetApp support and upgrades for over two decades. During that time ZFS has matured into a formidable challenger to any  proprietary storage system. We introduced SimplStor a decade ago to … Continue reading

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Trusted 24X7 NetApp support

  Zerowait  began supporting NetApp “filers” 24×7 twenty-three years ago. Back then NetApp was still a small company, the business potential was not as obvious as it might seem today. Honing our skills year by year, Zerowait became a trusted … Continue reading

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Your NetApp Experts On-Call 24×7

With all the acquisitions, consolidations and layoffs, I often speak to IT staff who are overwhelmed by staffing cuts and inherited responsibilities. The truism has been used for 300 years, “jack of all trades, master of none.” Forced to support … Continue reading

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Retreat From the Cloud, Part 2

    Last month I predicted companies would use 2021 to reinvest in neglected on-prem computing resources. The rush to the Cloud last year disappointed many: Losing control of critical digital assets Budget overruns Finger pointing after each security breach … Continue reading

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Retreat from the Cloud

One thing three decades in IT gives you is perspective. Over that time our industry has swung like a pendulum, into and out of dozens of computing trends. With the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, I predict the next swing … Continue reading

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Storing Data Long-Term?

Do you have long-term data retention needs? Are you accumulating and storing information for five, ten, twenty years? My advice is NEVER NEVER NEVER use a proprietary storage platform! While the sales pitch may sound really clever today, those hooks … Continue reading

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Has your NetApp Support Lapsed?

Do you need to survive an unexpected NetApp support lapse? If you are looking for an affordable NetApp hardware support contract, we have been doing exactly that for 21 years! Do you need support for 3 months, 6 months, or … Continue reading

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