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 [...]

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 [...]

Cisco Devices Reaching EOSL in 2018: What Are Your Options?

"Cisco Devices Reaching EOSL in 2018: What Are Your Options?" was contributed by CentricsIT Account Executive Davis Fisher. Davis is a data center solutions expert who specializes in cost reduction and IT lifecycle optimization. He works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). If you have a Cisco device reaching EOSL in your environment in 2018, that doesn’t [...]

Striving for Gold: The Technology Running the 2016 Summer Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are fast approaching. Due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5-21, the games will host athletes from around the world ready to compete for a chance at a gold medal. And, just as the athletes have been preparing for the Games, so have the countless vendors, employees and volunteers who [...]

How We See IT: Cisco UCS C220 M3

How We See IT: For this month's How We See IT feature, we are focusing on the Cisco UCS C220 M3 rack server. The Cisco UCS model is known for its ability to combine virtualization, computing, storage access, and networking into one unified system. This model is great for optimized performance speeds and flexibility within a data center. [...]


Here at CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center, we are here to help. If there is an error code you can't fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we're focusing on the Cisco error: X2PLUGGABLESEEPROMREADFAILED This is an error code that occurs if [...]

How We See IT: Cisco N5K C5548UP-FA

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts, and here is what we have to say about Cisco N5K C5548UP-FA. Your Needs: Innovative Architectural Flexibility Infrastructure Simplicity Business Agility How We See IT: The Cisco Nexus 5548UP switch is the first of the Cisco Nexus 5500 Series portfolio. Using cut-through architecture, the Cisco Nexus N5K 5548UP-FA is one-rack-unit (1RU) [...]

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