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Dell EOSL Deadlines in 2021 – Are You Prepared?

Dell EOSL Deadlines in 2021 - Are you prepared? Every Dell equipment, whether it be a server, storage platform, gateway, expansion enclosure, etc., will eventually reach its EOSL deadline. In fact, many of them have EOSLs scheduled this year. If you have an impending Dell EOSL deadline in 2021, you will want to read this post. What happens [...]

Worried about HPE EOSL Deadlines in 2021?

Worried about HPE EOSL Deadlines in 2021? A number of HP Enterprise (HPE) storage devices, disk enclosures, hyperconverged solutions, servers, and other IT equipment are due for End of Service Life (EOSL) this year. If you have one or more of these devices on your network and you’re starting to worry about costly OEM premium maintenance or equipment [...]

Cisco EOSL Deadlines in 2021 – Are you ready?

Ignorance of the End-of-Service-Life or EOSL of mission-critical IT devices/equipment can be very costly. If you’ve got some Cisco devices running on your network or data center, you’ll want to know if the Cisco EOSL falls in 2021, so you can start weighing your options. Why you need to keep track of EOSL deadlines Immediately after an equipment [...]

Three Smart Options for IT Leaders During the 2021 Global Microchip Shortage

Three Smart Options for IT Leaders During the 2021 Global Microchip Shortage A perfect storm of global pandemic, trade wars, and natural disasters has put a critical strain on semiconductor supply chains, resulting in a worldwide microchip shortage that is impacting everything from automobile manufacturing to video game console sales. IT supply chains are already impacted, with lead [...]

Facing Upcoming 2020 Cisco EOSL Deadlines

Many organizations have had to tighten their budgets to make it through the current recession and unexpected shutdowns. The OEMs like Cisco, however, haven’t changed their forced refresh cycle in light of companies’ inability to spend freely on their already expensive data centers. Whether you’re ready to invest again in new equipment for your infrastructure or not, 2020 [...]

IT Resources for Enabling Telework During COVID-19

Keeping Your Business Up and Running During the Outbreak Even the most comprehensive disaster recovery planning is unlikely to account for a global health crisis like we face together now. The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has rocked global markets and impacted daily life and business in a way that was nearly impossible to prepare for. While the health [...]

New Year’s Resolution: Consolidate Vendors

This New Year’s, make a resolution to reduce overhead, simplify logistics, and optimize your workflow: Consolidate vendors. Relying on a multitude of vendors is counterintuitive to efficiency in processes, communication, OPEX, and site-to-site standardization. Not only might you have separate vendors for various aspects of your operations, you might even have five, ten, or more vendors to support your [...]

Global IT Lifecycle Management that Scales with You

Fundamentally, your business relies on the optimization of your IT infrastructure. This means that you need engineering talent to maintain the hardware and provide full IT lifecycle management—and you need high-quality talent across all of your sites. Staffing fully functional IT teams at each of your data centers is unrealistically expensive, and so is flying them all over [...]

Knowing Your Options for Cisco Nexus 7000 End of Life

It seems like just yesterday that your Cisco Nexus 7000 was a brand-new product, but EOL for the Nexus 7000 was announced back in August of 2013, and EOSL was called the following year. More recently, it was announced that the last day to renew your support contracts was mid-November of this year, and the last day that [...]

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