NetApp Storage Equipment | Service Express

NetApp Storage Support & Maintenance

Your time is valuable. That’s why you need quick, effective and expert solutions for your NetApp storage maintenance.

Netapp Storage Support

Find the right fit for your NetApp support

Reduce risks, address inefficiencies and streamline your data centre support with third-party maintenance (TPM) solutions.

NetApp

Service Express

Maintenance Support Features
24/7×365 onsite support
Warranty & post-warranty support
Gap coverage
EOL & EOSL support
Dedicated primary & secondary engineer
Engineer callback in 30 minutes or less
Locally stocked parts
Adjustable & penalty-free terms
Easy-to-leave agreements & locked-in pricing

Experience NetApp support without the hassle

Receive more than onsite responses, expert solutions and flexible coverage. We aim to provide outstanding service when you need it the most.

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30+ years of experience

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Average 10-minute engineer callback

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97% first-trip repair success

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1,000+ NetApp products on contract

All supported NetApp products

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Understand your equipment life cycle

 Where is your NetApp hardware in the product life cycle? Select the year below to discover equipment support options and the next steps for your equipment.

General Availability

New equipment is introduced and made available to consumers. OEM warranties are typically sold with the equipment and vary in timeframes between 1–5+ years.


Support options:

End of Life (EOL) / End of Sale (EOS)

Manufacturers begin sending EOL alerts for equipment. This means the OEM no longer produces, markets or sells the equipment. At this point, firmware, patches or upgrades are reduced.


Support options:


Action:

  • Connect with a third-party maintenance provider if you have immediate concerns regarding bug fixes, security, performance, etc. Third-party software maintenance may be a good fit if firmware or microcode is freely available.
  • Evaluate your immediate and long-term infrastructure strategy. Just because your equipment has approached the EOL milestone doesn’t mean it’s time for a hardware refresh. Your hardware will continue performing well beyond the 6-year lifespan. Consider a third-party maintenance provider to help you extend the life of your equipment and save critical budget dollars.

End of Development (EOD) / End of Service Life (EOSL)

Manufacturers no longer produce, develop, update or support the equipment.


Support options:


Action:

  • Take the time to determine if a hardware refresh is the best decision for your business needs. If your equipment is meeting immediate compatibility, capacity and reliability needs, consider delaying a hardware refresh to extend the life of your investment.

Real customers, powerful solutions

Service Express

Data Center and Network Third-Party Hardware Maintenance

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    SEI has been a great resource for us. Their techs have been knowledgeable and even when we need only parts shipped to sites that have our own staff, they always make sure we

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    Service Express has made it easier for us to keep our legacy hardware past the OEM support contract. When it comes time to renew most of our purchases we usually check first

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  • 5 Reviewed Oct 27, 2023

    I could not have asked for better customer support, which includes technical design and architecture, understanding of our requirements and pain points, and post-sale support

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    Fantastic experience overall – Service Express has been very flexible and responsive. They came in at a price point that worked for the organization and are very easy to work

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  • 5 Reviewed Jul 31, 2023

    The engineers are well experienced and have good knowledge. They have timely responses.

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  • 5 Reviewed Jul 21, 2023

    Service Express has provided hardware services for our older servers and storage well after the manufacturer has dropped support and they do it for much less.

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  • 5 Reviewed Jul 17, 2023

    They truly try to help customers save money without sacrificing support or degraded service. This service will truly help you optimize your budget dollars and extend the life of technology hardware.

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    We had a great experience with them. They are more concerned with getting things fixed for us than making sure they get paid. We had one location that was not in the contract.

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NetApp maintenance FAQ

There is an assumption that as equipment ages, it becomes less reliable and experiences increased downtime and production loss. According to our data, most storage equipment has remained reliable for over five years.

Read more about long-term equipment reliability

We can continue to support your equipment well beyond an EOL or EOSL date. Despite what the OEM may say about your older equipment, it should continue functioning well beyond these dates, helping you to extend the life of your investment.

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View our EOL & EOSL Tip Sheet

Yes. We want to work with you, not against you. Easily make changes to your coverage without penalty, with additional features along the way.

  • Coterminous agreements
  • Customised billing
  • Dedicated account team
  • Locked-in pricing
  • Gap coverage
  • Adjustable terms
  • Customised SLAs

Coverage that meets your needs

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24/7

30-minute engineer callback

Four-hour onsite response

24/7×365

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Same business day

30-minute engineer callback

Four-hour onsite response

M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Next business day

30-minute engineer callback

Next business day onsite response

M–F, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Custom

Need a customised solution?

We’ll work with you to create an SLA that meets your needs.

Featured resources

Engineer Evaluating Server
Articles & Insights Jan 30, 2017

Rethink Six Myths Behind OEM Maintenance

6 OEM myths to question: Don’t extend warranty support; it’s better to buy new. It’s time to buy new when equipment is End-of-Life or End-of-Service-Life. Only the OEM can make updates to storage software. Support is always provided by an OEM engineer. OEM engineers are trained storage experts with insider knowledge. The best service delivery is provided by the OEM.

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