Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Is NetApp a Sinking Ship

Is NetApp a Sinking Shiip Picture
Is NetApp a Sinking Ship? For many NetApp customers it seems to be. They point to the reduction in experienced senior NetApp Field Engineers and their marketing and sales push to the Cloud and wonder where this leaves them and their requirements for On-Premises Storage. Our Zerowait On-Premise cruise has docked at several new ports to help customers maintain their legacy NetApp equipment and migrate to our custom-tailored SimplStor platform. If you believe the NetApp ship has gone off course and are looking for alternatives, Zerowait can help you set a course that will provide years of trouble-free sailing to all of your storage destinations.
Zerowait has been helping clients purchase and maintain NetApp equipment for 20 years and migrating them to our SimplStor Platform, configured to their requirements, for almost a decade. Ready to come aboard?

ONE -- Need a Lifeboat for your NetApp?
ZPA Quote request
7-Mode Special: Start any new Zerowait Parts Assurance (ZPA) support contract for a NetApp 7-Mode system and get 15% off annual pricing. Applies to old and new customers.




Licensed Filers in Stock!
Only $11,995! FAS8020 cDOT Cluster with licenses for CIFS_2, FCP_2, ISCSI_2, NFS_2.
  • Add SnapMirror_2, SnapVault_2, SnapRestore_2, SnapManager_Suite_2 for only $2000 more!
  • We can add storage or quote other systems with similar savings.
  • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
THREE - Want to Explore a New Port?
SimplStor is custom–tailored to YOUR workload. Windows or Linux, 20TB or 5PB--there is a cost-effective SimplStor solution for you.
  • Starting under 10K with First Year Support
  • 2U and 4U servers-up to 720TB in 4U.
  • 4U shelves offer up to 1080TB
  • Click here. to tell us more about your application, and we'll get back to you with a quote.
Over the last twenty years technology has changed, and many storage and networking market leaders have come and gone, but Zerowait continues to grow because we put our customers’ requirements first every day.
To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808 or 302.996.9408.
Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 
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707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
Phone: 888.811.0808
Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431

Monday, September 10, 2018

Choosing the Right Storage Track


Changing Tracks

Accidents happen. Data Breaches happen. Putting data storage on the Cloud doesn’t help. For all the hype by Dell/EMC, NetApp and others to send you down the Cloud Track, “out there” is still risky. And no one wants to talk about the associated bandwidth or restoration costs. If you are burdened with regulatory and insurance compliance issues, it's a non-starter. That’s why many customers I talk to are not quite ready to let go of their on-premise storage and want to make what they have last a long time. Or, if they need to upgrade, they don’t want to be forced down the Cloud Track. Here are three ways Zerowait can help.
Zerowait provides EOL support for NetApp filers!ONE -- Zerowait Parts Assurance (ZPA) is already a great deal, but this month when ordering, mention "RETURN, and get No Return Disks FREE!

Licensed filers in StockTWO - Supporting up to 4.4PB and offering 192GB RAM, the FAS6280HA is a 7-mode Powerhouse for only $13,500.
  • FAS6280HA - Dual controller
  • Features enabled: NFS, CIFS, FCP, ISCSI, CF, CF_Remote, Nearstore, ASIS, HTTP
  • We can add storage or quote other systems with similar savings.
  • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
SimplStor Storage the affordable big storage solutionTHREE - SimplStor is a top performer in affordable, customizable storage. Windows or Linux, 20TB or 5PB--there is a cost-effective SimplStor solution for you.
  • Starting under $10K with First Year Support.
  • 2U and 4U servers - up to 720TB in 4U
  • 4U shelves offer up to 1080TB
  • Click here. to tell us more about your application, and we'll get back to you with a quote.
Over the last twenty years technology has changed, and many storage and networking market leaders have come and gone, but Zerowait continues to grow because we put our customers’ requirements first every day.
To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808.
Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 

©Zerowait Corporation
707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
Phone: 888.811.0808
Fax: 302.994.4302
Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Getting Off The Netapp Train

Zerowait Corporation Monthly Updates
Arriving at Zerowait Station!


If the constant NetApp mantra of “UPgradeUPgradeUPgrade” is starting to wear on you like a relentless, never-ending chug of a train, maybe it’s time to get off at the Zerowait station!

Say you really like your FAS3270 and want another just like it for remote backup. NetApp says, “Nope”. “But we like our FAS3270!” NetApp just smiles. Well, although NetApp doesn’t like to admit it, Zerowait has off-lease transferable licensed systems like FAS3270s, FAS8060’s and more, typically for less than 50% of the cost of new NetApp. If you like your current systems and want a homogenous storage infrastructure, NetApp systems with transferable licenses are the obvious answer.

Or, let’s say your FAS3270 is working great, but you have offloaded some of your storage requirements to Outlook 365, Salesforce or another provider. You don’t need bigger, faster, better storage; you just want to maintain the existing one for a couple more years. NetApp says, “Nope”. Planned obsolescence, big Smile. Luckily, Zerowait provides outstanding third-party service and support for legacy filers. Maintaining high availability storage doesn't have to be expensive.

It could be that compliance with regulations and retention policies mean you do need to add large amounts of on-premise storage. You don’t need all of the bloatware that NetApp includes for premium prices. Zerowait will help your team migrate your data to our Custom Tailored SimplStor Platform and provide a generous trade in value for your end-of-life filers.

Zerowait has been helping clients purchase and maintain their NetApp equipment for 20 years and migrating them to our SimplStor Platform for almost a decade. Zerowait provides alternative solutions for NetApp customers!

ONE -- CDOT Special: Start any new NetApp CDOT support contract and get 15% off annual pricing. Applies to Old and New Customers. New system contracts only.


TWO - ONLY $4995! FAS3140 Cluster: ONTAP 7.3.7P3, A-SIS, CIFS, Cluster, Cluster_Remote, FCP, HTTP, iSCSI, LocalSyncMIrror, Nearstore, SM-Oracle, SM-SAP, SMBR-C, SME-2K3, SMSHAREPT, SMSQL, SMVI_VMWARE, SnapDrive_Unix, SnapDrive_Windows, SnapLock_ENT, SnapMirror, SnapRestore, SV_ONTAP_PRI, SV_ONTAP_SEC

We can add storage or quote systems with similar savings.

  • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
  • THREE - 200TB SimplStor Windows HA Server - $38,000.
    This 4U Server offers true HA with Dual Controllers, Redundant Power Supplies, Hot Swap Drive bays and all the HA Features of Windows Server, including Take Over and Restore.

    • Each module includes 2 Intel ES-2609v4 Processors and 128GB RAM
    • Tiered storage includes 4 - 480GB SSD and 20 - 10TB-12Gb/s SAS drives
    • Includes 2 Windows Server 2012 or 2016 Licenses, with complete configuration to your application/storage parameters
    • Includes First Year SimplSupport - monitoring, 24/7 access to engineering, NBD (Next Business Day) part Replacement

    • Click here. to tell us more about your application, and we'll get back to you with a quote.

    Over the last twenty years technology has changed, and many storage and networking market leaders have come and gone, but Zerowait continues to grow because we put our customers’ requirements first every day.

    To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808.

    Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 

     

    ©Zerowait Corporation
    707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
    Phone: 888.811.0808
    Fax: 302.994.4302
    Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
    Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431

    Monday, July 09, 2018

    Cloud-Free Storage Solutions

    Zerowait Corporation Monthly Updates
    Rise Above

    Hello,
    Reliable, steady, lack-of-drama. For many of our customers that defines the perfect storage solution and environment. Their NetApp equipment is reliable, their storage demand rises at a steady rate, and their workloads or demands are stable. They don’t want to move their business-critical data to a cloud provider and they are not interested in buying an expensive all flash array from their NetApp sales team. Our support engineering team works with customers everyday who are very satisfied with their on-premises legacy NetApp equipment. They know that with our post-warranty NetApp support they can cost-effectively extend the life of their storage, and by buying off-lease transferable licensed NetApp equipment when they need to expand their storage or meet new requirements they can save over 50% and get the licenses they need at a cost they can afford.

    Our customers appreciate that their NetApp equipment exceeds their expectations everyday but find NetApp’s hardware/software pricing and costly service and support exceeds their budget as well. If you want to expand your current NetApp storage, or are looking for another NetApp support option, Zerowait has the experience and inventory to handle your high availability requirements. If you are looking for an on-premises custom tailored storage or backup solution, Zerowait’s SimplStor product line, including our new DPX appliance created with Catalogic Software, can be built to match your storage workload. Here are three ways to minimize drama with your storage:
    ONE -- Zerowait Parts Assurance (ZPA) is already a great deal,Zerowait provides EOL support for NetApp filers! but this month mention "RISE" and get an additional 5% off (including renewals).
    TWO - Want the ultimate in 7-mode performance and storage at the lowest possible price? Try a FAS6280!
    Licensed filers in Stock
    • FAS6280HA Dual Controller: $14,995,
    • Features enabled: NFS, CIFS, FCP, ISCSI, CF, CF_Remote, Nearstore, ASIS, HTTP
    • We can add storage or quote different model systems with similar savings.
    • To see more about Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
    THREE - Running VMs? Looking for the perfect backup solution? SimplStor's DPX appliance offers:
    SimplStor Storage the affordable big storage solution
    • Fast and reliable low-impact backup for physical and virtual environments
    • Direct access to data images for near-instant restore
    • Application-aware protection for Exchange, SQL Server, and SharePoint, with item-level restore
    To learn more please click here to set up a conference call with our backup specialists.
    Over the last twenty years technology has changed, and many storage and networking market leaders have come and gone. Zerowait continues to grow because we put our customers’ requirements first every day so they can rise above the problems caused by OEM prices, Artificial End of Life and dictated system/software upgrades. To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808.
    Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 



    ©Zerowait Corporation
    707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
    Phone: 888.811.0808
    Fax: 302.994.4302
    Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
    Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Exceeding Expectations Everyday!

     
    Exceeding Expectations Everyday!  


    Hello,

    Winners typically do something a little different from standard. In data storage, the standards are NetApp, Dell/EMC, Oracle and the other "My Way" storage companies. Do you find that you need to do something a little different to meet particular business requirements?

    While the big companies are talking to the analysts and reporters, Zerowait and our customers are building solutions that help our customers win. If you're frustrated by the Silicon Valley FUD, Spin, Hyperbole and Doublespeak, it might be time to talk to an engineering and service company that delivers straight answers and customized storage solutions with budget-conscious pricing that meet and exceed your network storage workloads and requirements.  

    Here are three winning tips for your storage:

     ONE -- Zerowait has been providing world-wide, cost-effective legacy NetApp service and support for over 20 years. Our depots in the US, Australia, and Europe keep parts close to where they're needed, and our NetApp-trained engineers don't know the meaning of EOL. Let us show you how inexpensive our winning support can be. Zerowait provides EOL support for NetApp filers!
    • New ZPA Special: 15% off annual support (No renewals).
    TWO - NetApp transferable licensed filers are a big win in the price race. These off-lease filers and storage typically cost less than 1/2 of current prices, and we have systems for both 7-mode and cDOT environments. If you purchase a transferable-licensed filer from Zerowait, you can choose between NetApp support or our more affordable Zerowait support. Either way your wallet wins.
    This month we feature systems with SnapSuite (Limited quantities--act now!)Licensed filers in Stock
    • FAS8040A Dual Controller: $22,500, OR
    • FAS2520A Dual Controller: $15,500.
    • Features enabled: Ontap 8.2 or 8.3 cDOT: CIFS, FCP, FlexClone, ISCSI, NFS, SMBR-C, SnapManager_Suite, SnapMirror, SnapRestore, SnapVault, CL-Base
    • We can add storage or quote systems with similar savings.
    • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
    THREE - SimplStor is a top performer in affordable, customizable storage. Windows or Linux, 20TB or 5PB, there is a cost-effective SimplStor solution for you. SimplStor Storage the affordable big storage solution
    • Click here. to tell us more about your application, and we'll get back to you with a quote.
    Over the last twenty years technology has changed, and many storage and networking market leaders have come and gone, but Zerowait continues to grow because we put our customers’ requirements first every day. Zerowait's customized solutions will help you cross the finish line first.

    To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808. For more tricks, click here!
    Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support
     
    ©Zerowait Corporation
    707 Kirkwood Hwy,
    Elsmere DE 19805
    Phone: 888.811.0808
     Fax: 302.994.4302
    Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
    Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    3 NetApp Tricks

    Feeling trapped? Zerowait is on your side!You don't need to be a magician to get the most from your storage. Zerowait has the answers!

    Hello,

    To primitive societies, technology seems to be magic. Even modern types fall for illusions. In fact, Harry Houdini became famous in the early 20th century using complex mechanisms to fool his audiences. Today’s NetApp users know OnTap isn't magic but some of its features are amazing, and users are always looking for new tricks to get more out of their storage infrastructure. This month we offer up three easy tricks that can help you leverage your existing NetApp investment without busting your budget.

    ONE -- Zerowait is known for outstanding, cost-effective service and support. We have a large inventory of NetApp parts in three depots around the world, NetApp-trained engineers, and we don't know the meaning of EOL. Let us show you how inexpensive it can be to keep that filer working hard till YOU say enough.Zerowait provides EOL support for NetApp filers!

    • 15% off on annual support - New ZPA's only - No renewals.

    TWO - NetApp Transferable licensed filers are a deal that every customer seems to appreciate. Zerowait has been working with leasing companies for almost two decades to find homes for their off-lease filers, and we’ve placed these systems around the globe. If a customer purchases a transferable-licensed filer from Zerowait, they can choose between NetApp support or our more affordable Zerowait support for their hardware.Licensed filers in Stock

    • FAS8020 - NFS, CIFS, ISCSI -- $15,000
    • FAS8040 - NFS,CIFS, ISCSI -- $22,000
    • We can add storage or quote systems with similar savings.
    • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.

    THREE - Our customers love their NetApp equipment, but some just don’t need the fancy feature-set, nor can they justify the price point of replacing the systems with new filers. To cope, they devise time-consuming workarounds. The trick that solves this problem: SimplStor. Our SimplStor systems are tailored to meet your requirements, with pricing to fit any budget.SimplStor Storage the affordable big storage solution

    • SimplStor - Built your way...Linux Starter System - CentO/S -- only $11,500. Includes: Dual Xeon processors, 32GB RAM, 2 x 10GbE ports, dual SSD for O/S, 7 x 6TB SATA (24TB usable RAID 6, 1 spare), 1 year SimplSupport (24/7 engineering, monitoring NBD parts).
    • For more information on a trade-in for SimplStor click here.

    You don’t need to be Houdini to get the most out of your storage infrastructure, and you don’t need to create complicated workarounds. Zerowait has created storage solutions that replace the “Magic” with excellent engineering, service and support for your high availability storage.

    To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808 or 302.996.9408.

    Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support
    ©Zerowait Corporation
    707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
    Phone: 888.811.0808
    Fax: 302.994.4302
    Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
    Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431
    For more tricks, click here!

    Friday, April 06, 2018

    NetApp / Isilon Mysteries Solved!

    Zerowait has the Answer! 
    Zerowait has solved this mystery

    Who can explain the mysteries of corporate mergers and product support? Not our NetApp Filer customers who purchased Isilon equipment for non-critical storage needs because it was priced below their NetApp equipment. We have heard from many of them that since Dell purchased EMC their Isilon support has suffered and the price for continuing support has escalated. Now they wish they had taken advantage of our NetApp legacy support, low cost add-on storage and off-lease transferable licensed Filers.

    Over the last few years as off-the-shelf storage technology, capacity and speeds improved, our SimplStor has been embraced by more customers who need a bespoke storage solution for their unique density, price and performance requirements. Today, our SimplStor solutions can affordably write over 50TB a day for petabyte databases (in only 8U!), but most of the systems we sell are smaller and are taking the place of NetApp and Isilon Filers where the support costs don’t justify the capacity being managed. I've listed some of our solutions below:
    1. Solution for NetApp EOL equipment support.Zerowait provides EOL support for NetApp filers!
    • FAS3240/3250/3270 controller annual ZPA support only $2,500
    • No EOL/EOS
    2. Solution for NetApp hardware additions, including transferable licenses.FAS6250 in Stock
    • NetApp DS2246 with 24 x 1.2TB SAS only $6500.
    • To see our Transferable Licensed Systems click here.
    3. Trade in values for Isilon and NetApp equipment on SimplStor.SimplStor Storage the affordable big storage solution
    • For more information on a trade-in for SimplStor click here.
    You don’t need to be Sherlock Holmes to see that the mysteries of high priced storage support, upgrade and replacements have been solved by Zerowait. Join our Zerowait customers and take advantage of our NetApp
    Support, hardware additions and SimplStor replacements for your NetApp and Isilon equipment. Please give us a call to discuss how we can help you meet your goals with our affordable storage solutions.

    To set up a conference call to discuss your storage and support needs, please click on this link to contact us with a time/date, or simply give us a call at 888.811.0808.
    Our 20th year providing NetApp Service and Support 

     ©Zerowait Corporation
    707 Kirkwood Hwy, Elsmere DE 19805
    Phone: 302.996.9408
    Fax: 302.994.4302
    Manchester, UK: 08000 121 801
    Sydney, Australia: +61 (2) 8880 0431