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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 Cisco EOSL deadlines are still fast approaching. Businesses don’t have to choose between a costly technology refresh or losing support for their EOSL devices. Cisco’s refresh schedule doesn’t have to be yours. Take back control of your data center. Option One for 2020 Cisco EOSL Hardware: Third-Party Maintenance Cisco dropping support for its EOSL hardware doesn’t mean you have to refresh your equipment or continue running critical workloads on unsupported hardware. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]