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Preparing for IBM Going EOSL in 2020

You have critical instances running on your IBM servers and crucial data in your IBM storage—but have you been keeping up to date with the deadlines for your IBM hardware going EOSL in 2020? When juggling a multitude of vendors on top of driving strategic initiatives, IT managers have little time left to track contracts, contacts, and support deadlines. Unfortunately, the OEMs often announce end-of-life (EOL) and end-of-service-life (EOSL) before companies are ready to update the hardware they’d already heavily invested in and currently rely on. Don’t let the EOSL deadlines sneak up on you. See your options for IBM going EOSL in 2020. Option One: Buy Brand New Hardware from the OEM to Replace Your IBM Going EOSL in 2020 Of course, you could always let the OEM continue [...]

What to Expect When Your Hardware is Approaching EOSL

You conducted extensive research, you did the necessary POC testing, and you judiciously procured server equipment for its proven performance rate and longevity. It has operated well for you, and it continues to do so. The corresponding OEM support is responsive and efficient. But OEM support won’t last forever. Eventually, your OEM will announce EOL on that line of equipment. This will drastically raise maintenance and support rates. Soon after, they’ll announce your hardware is approaching EOSL. EOL vs EOSL To clarify the difference between the two terms: End-of-Life, or EOL, indicates that the hardware has reached the end of its use life according to the manufacturer. The OEM stops marketing, selling, and refurbishing the product line. They will continue to offer maintenance on the existing EOL equipment for a [...]