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EMC Reaching EOSL in 2020

The OEM supply chain is significantly backed up, with some companies unable to provide dates for shipments. But that doesn’t mean the OEMs are pushing back their end-of-support-life (EOSL) deadlines. For those companies with EMC reaching EOSL in 2020, options are more limited than before. As it is, the OEM forced refresh cycle has companies looking for channel alternatives to prevent having to reinvest in new hardware when their current data centers are operating at full capacity with critical workloads. But with EMC unable to deliver new hardware when companies need it to prevent paying high support costs on sunset equipment and companies feeling the pinch of the current recession, reinvesting isn’t an option for many. EMC EOSL Upcoming Deadlines MODEL EOSL DATE Data Domain DD160 6/30/2020 Isilon S200 6/30/2020 [...]

What Are Your Options for EMC Hardware Reaching EOL?

"What Are Your Options for EMC Hardware Reaching EOL" was contributed by CentricsIT Account Executive Michael Sulka. Michael is a data center solutions expert who specializes in third-party maintenance and cost optimization throughout the IT lifecycle. He works from the CentricsIT office in Charlotte, NC (USA). Within the ever-changing world of information technology, it can become increasingly difficult to stay up to date with all the options out on the market place today. Furthermore, with so much hardware coming in and out of your data center, it can be even more difficult to keep track of each piece of equipment’s End of Life (EOL) date. So what do you do when your EMC hardware is reaching EOL? End of Life From an OEM’s perspective, this means that the equipment has reached the “end [...]

FAQ: Dell-EMC Merger

Dell is merging with EMC – how does this affect you? As of October 12 2015, Dell announced it would be merging with EMC. The Dell-EMC merger has been named the biggest technology merger in history with a price tag set at $67 billion. With such a large deal at hand, we must assume that some changes will be made as the companies form this new epic technology conglomerate. There are many questions to be answered, and CentricsIT is here to try and bridge some of those gaps. What will be the name of the company after the merge? Earlier this month, while speaking at the EMC World in Las Vegas, Dell CEO Michael Dell revealed that the new name will be Dell Technologies. How long should I expect for the transition [...]

How We See IT: VNX Series offered by EMC

How We See IT: For this month's How We See IT feature, we are highlighting the VNX series offered by EMC. VNX is newer and has cutting-edge features that set it apart from the rest. This series is designed to fit environments ranging from mid-tier level to large enterprises. The user interface, Unisphere, is incredibly intuitive and simple, resulting in easy manageability. Increasing data capacity while simultaneously boosting storage demands is made easy with EMC's VNX series. Features and Capabilities EMC's VNX storage series has powerful multi-core Intel CPUs with an SAS backend. The unified storage is unmatched in terms of performance. If your company is in need of multi-protocol file, block, or object storage solutions, VNX delivers. This storage solution is incredibly scalable and is designed to combine powerful [...]