Monday, September 11, 2017

Is Your Budget Ready for 2018?


Fishing for a good solution

Creating a budget is hard work, but keeping to it can be harder. So to give you some ideas on how to do that, here are some of the ways we helped our customers stretch their storage budgets in 2017.Creating a budget is hard work, but keeping to it can be harder. So to give you some ideas on how to do that, here are some of the ways we helped our customers stretch their storage budgets in 2017




First, of course, was support for legacy NetApp. We helped many of our NetApp customers with low-cost maintenance and technical services for their 7-mode systems and helped others migrate to cDot.  During 2017, we added new support customers in our mining and exploration vertical market. These installations are often in very remote locations (mines in Congo, Chile, Peru, etc.). This means providing on-site spares kits, because of difficult logistics; further, it requires increased telepresence support. To assist with this, we have developed several diagnostic techniques to help our customers maintain their systems’ high availability status even in these remote environments. 



Second, we sold many off-lease transferable licensedNetApp systems to customers who loved the product but couldn’t afford New.  The same goes for add-on NetApp storage shelves for customers looking for affordable capacity upgrades. Our refurbished NetApp hardware has shipped worldwide, saving customers money.

Finally, on the SimplStor side, our installed base of SimplStor storage servers continues to expand, and we’ve seen a lot of interest in our new Petabyte series (1.5PB in only 8U) for video and archive environments and will soon deploy several large SimplStor EVS surveillance solutions--which include our storage, Dell switches, and Axis cameras and software.

Our customers know that Zerowait’s staff is available whenever they have a problem, and we have had many NetApp service and support customers for over a decade. Zerowait’s philosophy is to provide our customers with flexible service solutions and products that are easily adaptable to their requirements, while helping them stretch their IT budgets

Today's storage  customers require Scalability, Flexibility, Reliability, and Affordability from their storage solutions.  It takes a guide to find that perfect stretch of water, and we work hard to guide our customers to the perfect storage solution. Good Fishing! 

If you are fishing for a new NetApp support provider or an alternative storage solution please give us a call, please feel free to contact us with a time/date to arrange a conference call with you and your team. 

Friday, August 04, 2017

More Storage, More Flexibility, Less Money - Balance Required



Since we introduced our SimplStor Affordable Petabyte earlier this year we have had quite a few of our NetApp support customers ask us if we could provide them with a special feature or two for their environment if they migrated to SimplStor. Our SimplStor platform was designed to be flexible while NetApp builds a standardized product and forces their customers to adapt their workflows to their products. Zerowait’s philosophy is to build a flexible product that adapts to our customers’ environments.

To make it easy for our customers to move to SimplStor, our first job was to create an extremely flexible financing and leasing program. Our program includes trade-in value for used NetApp equipment and other incentives to help our customers match their workflows and storage requirements to their budgets. Job number 2 was to create a set of interoperable hardware solutions that could grow with our customer’s needs. 

Our customers wanted Scalability, Flexibility, and Reliability in an affordable high-density package.  Quite the balancing act!  We are now shipping to our customers systems that range from 120TB in 2U to a 1  Petabyte solution in 8U that scales to 7.5 Petabytes in a standard rack.


If you would like to discuss this solution which provides you with the flexibility needed to migrate your data to a very affordable and scalable storage solution, please feel free to contact us with a time/date to arrange a conference call with you and your team.