NetApp Users Love ZFS

 

Trusted 24X7 NetApp Support

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 give customers a more affordable but new-built alternative to our legacy NetApp products. Configured with Linux and ZFS (or XFS or Windows Server if you prefer), SimplStor is a turnkey, built-to-order hardware and software solution backed by Zerowait’s proven 24×7 support that is fundamentally less expensive to buy and support.

Whether you need inexpensive long-term archival storage or a solution quick enough to keep up with your most demanding storage needs, SimplStor with ZFS gives you everything you love about NetApp, without the high prices!

  • Snapshots
  • Mirrors
  • Replication
  • Encryption
  • 24/7/365 on call engineering and support
  • Call home automated support
  • Extended service and support plans

Feature-rich, reliable, fast and including 24×7 enterprise-level support, SimplStor has it all. And Zerowait storage experts can plan your entire SimplStor deployment and data migration.

Trusted by NetApp users around the world for over two decades, Zerowait is the Oldest Name in NetApp 3rd Party Support.

I’d like to tell you more about SimplStor and ZFS. Let’s talk, 1.302.996.9408 or sales@zerowait.com.

 

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Trusted 24X7 NetApp support

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 partner to hundreds of NetApp users, and we thrived. More than just the frugal choice, Zerowait engineering staff has earned a reputation for being NetApp experts, and today we are proud to have repeat customers around the globe.

In an ecosystem with surprisingly high prices, our 24×7 hardware support policies, NetApp expansion capacity, replacement parts and even entire systems with transferable software licenses are remarkable bargains. And Zerowait will support your NetApp FAS/V/AFF for as long as you would like, long after NetApp announces EOA/EOS/EOL.

And when you are ready to get off of those pricey proprietary storage systems entirely, we have an affordable on-prem NetApp alternative. With its impressive feature set, SimplStor has everything you love about NetApp without those high prices. And the time-tested team at Zerowait can help with your data migration.

If you need to cut IT spending but still demand top-quality products and expert support 24×7, count on Zerowait. Let’s talk, 1.888.811.0808 or sales@zerowait.com.

Trusted by NetApp users around the world for over two decades, Zerowait is the Oldest Name in NetApp 3rd Party Support.

 

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Your NetApp Experts On-Call 24×7

Jack of All TradesWith 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 dozens of platforms, IT staff is often stretched beyond any reasonable expectation of technical skills or a normal workday.

Zerowait’s NetApp experts are available 24×7 and we will NOT bust your budget! From boosting your productivity by answering a quick question, to an hour-plus of more involved troubleshooting or “how-to” training, Zerowait experts are just a phone call away. Zerowait’s IT Support (ITS) is a prepaid hourly support service that saves NetApp users time AND money, even if you need days or weeks of help.

For over two decades Zerowait has been the affordable alternative for all-things NetApp! And not just less expensive: After hundreds of satisfied customers, Zerowait engineers are trusted, time-tested NetApp experts.

More than just NetApp experts on-call, Zerowait offers NetApp FAS/V/AFF hardware support policies, expansion shelves and replacement parts. We even sell entire NetApp systems with transferable software licenses!

Whatever your NetApp needs, give us a call. Zerowait can help.

Let’s talk. Call 1.888.811.0808 or email sales@zerowait.com.

 

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Retreat From the Cloud, Part 2

 

Retreat from the Cloud II 

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
  • Frustrating service disruptions
  • Unmet performance expectations

Using the Cloud is like renting, not like owning. You surrender control and security to others. Don’t let a vendor push you into the Cloud prematurely. Think it through carefully, and ask “what could go wrong?” Some Cloud uses might be fine, while another workload or critical data could be quite risky. Like putting all your eggs in one basket, dependance on a single platform that you do not own could ultimately come back to bite you. Hard.

For over twenty years Zerowait has delivered budget saving solutions to NetApp users. Let us help you stay on the platform you know and trust. Our 24×7 NetApp FAS/V/AFF hardware support protects you even after your filers are EOA/EOS/EOL. Our biggest bargain is off-lease NetApp controllers with transferable software licenses. These systems are available at prices far below any equivalent capacity or performance new from NetApp and can be supported by NetApp or Zerowait. We even have a warehouse with replacement parts and expansion capacity for almost any NetApp system. All NetApp hardware we sell is thoroughly tested and guaranteed by Zerowait, the oldest name in NetApp third-party support.

Don’t have money to burn? Call or email, we have many ways to help on-prem NetApp users navigate hard choices during difficult times. 1.888.811.0808 or sales@zerowait.com.

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Retreat from the Cloud

Storms in the CloudOne 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 in that IT pendulum will be a retreat from the hosted cloud and rebuilding neglected on-prem capabilities.

The pandemic last year drove many into the cloud with stunning speed, some companies having no other alternative. After a decade of cloud marketing overhype to pave the way and then too little time for testing sample data sets or workload planning, companies simply dove into the cloud headfirst. Shocking budget overruns, mysterious service disruptions, performance disappointment, loss of control and finger pointing after successive security breaches are the all-too-common cloud complaints.

Zerowait provides an affordable on-prem alternative to the cloud. Not just less expensive, we are NetApp experts supporting customers like you for over twenty years. Let us help you stay on the platform you know and trust – and do it at a budget friendly price. Our 24×7 NetApp FAS/V/AFF hardware support is a bargain, even if your filer is EOS/EOL. We have a warehouse with replacement parts and expansion capacity for NetApp systems, even a large selection of controllers with transferable software licenses. Everything we ship is thoroughly tested by the NetApp experts at Zerowait.

What do you need to maximize your NetApp storage investment? Call or email: Zerowait can help. 1.888.811.0808 or sales@zerowait.com.

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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 in proprietary filesystems, custom firmware mods and unique hardware additions often become vulnerabilities, costly gotchas that you regret over the long run.

I’ve been doing this a long time, and I get dozens of requests from frustrated CIOs each year asking us to support a proprietary platform that has been orphaned after a corporate acquisition or killed off entirely with an unexpected EOL/EOS announcement. The astute CIOs realize that staying with an unsupported platform is not viable and with each passing year migrating off becomes even more challenging.

We help NetApp FAS/V/AFF owners solve the EOL/EOS problem every day, but companies who selected many other platforms can be stuck in a dangerous data dead-end. If your plans include a new storage requirement or you are retooling an existing workload, let Zerowait design a SimplStor with Linux that gives you maximum flexibility, longevity and data integrity. We never use proprietary technology in SimplStor builds, and we never cut off a customer with EOL/EOS.

Zerowait designs and builds SimplStor systems that are tailor-made to meet every customer’s on-prem storage needs. And after 21 years, our 24×7 support is the best in the business. Talk to storage experts you can trust. Call or email today, 1.888.811.0808 or sales@zerowait.com.

Over 20 years providing NetApp Service and Support 

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Has your NetApp Support Lapsed?

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 for an entire year? Zerowait has you covered.

Maybe you need another NetApp controller? We do that, too! Do you need more NetApp storage capacity? Yes, we do that! Need expert NetApp advice or data migration assistance? We do that, too! Whatever NetApp needs you’ve encountered, Zerowait has you covered at prices you can afford even after IT budgets have been slashed.

As your FAS/V/AFF ages, two things happen. First, NetApp will turn up the heat and pressure you into an expensive and disruptive upgrade. And second, the expansion capacity, upgrades and replacement parts you need become harder and harder to find. Zerowait won’t ever push you into a costly or disruptive upgrade, because we NEVER announce “End of Support” on NetApp products! And we aren’t like those sketchy eBay sources, Zerowait tests and guarantees everything we sell.

Your business depends on that data. Don’t gamble with it: Zerowait is a company you can trust. After supporting NetApp users like you 24×7 for two decades, we are the affordable NetApp experts you can depend on.

Whenever you need expert NetApp help and don’t have money to burn, give us a call. Zerowait has many ways to help you survive these painful budget surprises.

Email sales@zerowait.com or call 1.888.811.0808 to learn more.

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NetApp EOS Got You Spooked?

 

NetApp EOS Got you Spooked?Your filers are working fine and have been for years, supporting a critical workload in a complex environment where changes and downtime are disruptive and extremely costly. Then a NetApp rep darkly intones the fateful words: Your filers are approaching End of Support; you should replace them. An IT nightmare looms in your mind.

Don’t get spooked! Zerowait supports NetApp FAS/V/AFF products, current AND back to your oldest legacy filers. We’ll cut your spending as well! Best of all, Zerowait is a company you can trust. We have been supporting NetApp systems 24×7 for over two decades!

Zerowait offers maintenance, remote monitoring, spare parts, upgrades, expansion shelves and even entire filers. All at prices far less than buying anything equivalent from NetApp, and without the risk of buying from a less experienced, less reliable source. Zerowait even offers hourly troubleshooting, consulting services and administrative advice.

Fear not the spectre of EOS, EOL, EOA!!!

Email sales@zerowait.com or call 1.888.811.0808 to learn more.

Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support

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NetApp Gap Coverage You Can Afford!

 

Bridging the Gap.Can’t afford to renew your NetApp support contract right now? Or need gap coverage until new equipment arrives? We can help.

Zerowait has provided affordable 24×7 NetApp support for more than two decades! Do you need three months of support? Six months? Twelve? More? We have you covered at prices far below NetApp. And best of all, Zerowait is a company you can trust. No one has provided third-party NetApp support longer than Zerowait.

Zerowait supports NetApp FAS, AFF, and V-Series products, both current AND legacy units that NetApp has announced “End of Support”. Never feel pressured into that disruptive and expensive upgrade ever again. Let Zerowait be your bridge.

Is your data growing while your budgets are shrinking? No problem! We also have NetApp expansion shelves and even entire filers for sale. Always tested and 100% guaranteed, at prices far less than buying anything equivalent from NetApp.

Call or email, we have what you need for NetApp at prices you can afford.

Email sales@zerowait.com or call 1.888.811.0808 to learn more.

Our 20th year providing NetApp Service & Support 
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The Secret to Lower Cost Storage

The Secret to Lower Cost Storage.

Data storage giants DO NOT use proprietary storage systems for a very good reason. Because they cost too much! Let Zerowait’s storage experts show you how to build an open-source storage replacement that solves ALL of your business needs AND stretches your IT budget much farther.

Launched a decade ago for our NetApp customers who were ready to save even more, SimplStor is our feature-rich, reliable and fast alternative to any proprietary storage system.

Hundreds have already selected SimplStor and Zerowait can show you the way! Before you move more data into the cloud or pour more money into another proprietary system that holds you hostage, talk to a Zerowait Storage Architect. You have nothing to lose!

And until you are ready to take that step, Zerowait always provides budget saving 24×7 NetApp support options and affordable upgrades – usually half the cost of NetApp direct and 100% guaranteed.

Saving IT budgets for over two decades, Zerowait is the storage partner you can trust.

Email sales@zerowait.com or call 1.888.811.0808 to learn more.

Michael Linett – President
Zerowait Corporation

Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 
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