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How Long Will the Chip Shortage Last?

The global chip shortage continues, and in this highly-digitized world where chips help power essentially everything—from cars to IT devices, to everyday appliances, and even toothbrushes, no industry has remained unscathed from the adverse impact of the chip shortage crisis. Tiny Chips, Huge Crisis According to a Semiconductor Supply Chain report released by the US Department of Commerce in [...]

WD’s 6.5-Exabyte Mishap: How to Face the Fallout

WD’s 6.5-Exabyte Mishap: How to Face the Fallout The contamination accident in a Western Digital partner’s facility last month, which resulted in a massive 6.5-exabyte loss, is expected to trigger a price hike in flash SSD products. Sadly, this isn’t the only problem businesses are running into in the IT hardware supply chain: raw material shortages, lengthened [...]

Avoiding Hardware Surcharges Amidst Increasing OEM Lead Times

Avoiding Hardware Surcharges Amidst Increasing OEM Lead Times IT global supply chains are currently experiencing one of the most prolonged and widespread disruptions in recent history. And, as if increasing OEM lead times weren’t causing enough trouble already, businesses are now also getting hit with hardware surcharges. Is there any end in sight for all this madness? [...]

Juniper EOSL Deadlines in 2021

Juniper EOSL Deadlines in 2021 Businesses that are using Juniper networking hardware (e.g. broadband services routers, WLAN access points, services gateways, etc.) need to be aware that several Juniper EOSL deadlines have either recently expired or are due to expire in 2021. This is something you need to be concerned about because this means Juniper will no longer [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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