Many NetApp customers around the world have both new and legacy systems and are trying to maintain high availability in a mixed storage infrastructure of different vintages, with different OnTap and firmware versions.
most cases the newer equipment is still covered by the manufacturer’s
hardware support warranty, but the older equipment which is also storing
critical databases and information is unsupported and maintained with
parts that have accumulated in a closet or a desk drawer. Although
highly affordable this method is hardly highly reliable; administrators
and engineers know that it is not sustainable in a NetApp infrastructure
where the firmware versions are critical and different vintages of
filers are not compatible with each other.
you are looking for affordable support for your legacy NetApp
equipment, the boxes of old parts in the basement really aren’t the
solution. Give us a call and you can have an affordable SLA from a
reliable partner you can depend on for your legacy NetApp equipment.