Providing support without the complexity
Vendors across different time zones and varying support agreements can make the process of getting support and technical assistance more complicated than it should be.
With Red Helix Enhanced Support (RHES) we provide a timely local response for technical assistance and resolution across our full portfolio of services and solutions.
Enhancing your warranty and maintenance program
- Added value and co-ordination with multi-vendor support
- A local, single point of contact taking ownership of the issue
- Proactive resolution with regular updates along the way
We can offer you support during standard working hours, overnight, and even provide a fully managed service with on-site support out of hours and hot/cold spares – with a support level designed to suit your specific needs.
3 levels of support
RHES Managed Service
A fully tailored service designed to proactively meet your unique requirements
|Unlimited local RHES phone and email support||Weekdays |
9am - 5pm
|24 hours a day |
365 days a year
Select from RHES 8x5 or 24/7/365 service level
Includes subject matter expert as standard
May be enhanced with services including:
On-Site Support resource credits
Pre-configuration and pre-delivery inspection/test prior to shipment to datacentre
Hot and Cold spares provision and management
In or out of hours Incident Engineer to agreed SLAs
Remote management and full time performance monitoring
Post incident investigation and analysis
Monthly reporting and quarterly management reviews
|1 on-site support credit to get you up and running|
|Immediate in-time zone support to escalate any issues|
|Dedicated case handler|
|Real time progress updates via our support portal|
|Same working day returned hardware fault investigation|
|Defined Service Level Agreement|
|Advice on Software or Firmware Updates|
|Installation Support via WebEx, phone or email|
|Next business day on-site support to UK Datacentres for high priority incidents|
|Management and configuration of Advanced Hardware Replacement units|
4 priority levels
RHES Support level
Response time for each priority level
Product Outage - defects having a very serious impact on the core performance of the system, operation, maintenance or administration, and/or have a severe impact on the service provided.
|RHES 8x5||1 business hour|
|RHES 24/7/365||30 mins|
|RHES Managed||15 mins - 1 hour|
Degraded - defects that affect system performance, its operation, maintenance or administration, with intermittent or lesser degradation of the services provided.
|RHES 8x5||4 business hours|
|RHES 24/7/365||1 hour|
|RHES Managed||30 mins - 4 hour|
Issue - a lower category function does not work properly or there has been a non-destructive error. The defect has a reliable alternative solution and does not have an operating impact.
|RHES 8x5||8 business hours|
|RHES 24/7/365||3 hour|
|RHES Managed||1 hour - 8 hour|
General - questions about documentation, usage, updates or general requests for enhancements and information.
|RHES 8x5||Next business day|
|RHES 24/7/365||Next business day|
|RHES Managed||Next business day|
On-site support credits can be used against on-site assistance for fault diagnostics, firmware or software upgrades, troubleshooting, remote assistance, support or advice on port mapping, load balancing, multi-layer protocol filtering or other specialist features.
Redeemed in exchange for any on-site or remote work, OSCs are provided at the start of the RHES contract. Additional OSCs can be purchased during the contract period, charged at a pre-agreed rate.
A support engineer is assigned to your case and takes ownership of your problem until we both agree the issue can be closed. They will contact you via email and/or phone as appropriate during the resolution process, with real time progress updates also available via the support portal. The support engineer will work with you to understand the issue, taking necessary steps to fully diagnose and understand the problem and to find a solution.
This can involve:
- Asking you for more information and specific debug data or config data from your machine
- Asking you to install specific software and/or patches
- Trying to reproduce the problem on our test machines
- Verifying software bugs with our engineering department and vendors
- Asking you to implement and test workaround suggestions that may avoid the problem
- Asking you to involve your staff to help troubleshoot
- Working with you to involve third-party vendors (if we suspect a problem in their product)
You can escalate a case by asking your support engineer to speak with support management. Support escalations occur if your expectations of a resolution are not met by the outlined action plan and the timeframes that follow the normal resolution process.
The issue is then escalated to the technical support management team. The manager taking on the escalation will then create a task force consisting of the necessary resources required to resolve your issue.
- We formulate an action plan to address the issue
- This action plan is then shared with you
- Agreement is sought on the closure criteria of the escalation
- The checkpoint schedule and milestones are agreed
- Progress updates are provided until the issue is resolved