Q2 EOSL Deadlines for Your Storage, Server, and Networking Assets

Q2 EOSL Deadlines for Your Storage, Server, and Networking Assets

Hardware is at the core of your data center. It’s imperative that your assets are well maintained and that you have access to the support that you need when you need it. If you’re depending on the manufacturer for your maintenance, then it pays to know when they will stop supporting your hardware. All good things must come to an …

End of Service Life (EOSL): Your Guide to Understanding This Hardware Milestone

End of Service Life (EOSL): Your Guide to Understanding This Hardware Milestone

Hardware is the backbone of your data center. From mainframes to routers and switches, every component serves an essential role in keeping your business up and running. As such, you do your best to minimize disruptions and outages by being proactive about maintenance, and replacing components before they fail. However, one thing you might not be planning for is the official …

2022 EOSL Deadlines Loom: Plan Your Strategy for the New Year

2022 EOSL Deadlines Loom: Plan Your Strategy for the New Year

It’s that time of year again – time to take stock of your hardware strategy. That’s right, 2022 is right around the corner, and with it comes a whole slate of new end of service life (EOSL) dates. If you haven’t had a chance to create your post-EOSL strategy yet, now is the time. Don’t be caught by surprise by …

How To Lookup EOL/EOSL Dates and Check Your Warranty Status

How To Lookup EOL/EOSL Dates and Check Your Warranty Status

It’s all too easy to assume that your IT assets are protected under warranty from the manufacturer. However, that may not be the case. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Dell, Cisco, and the rest regularly retire hardware after just a few years.  How do you ensure that your assets are protected? You’ll need to keep track of end of life …

What to Do When Your Data Domain DD4200, DD4500 Reaches EOSL

What to Do When Your Data Domain DD4200, DD4500 Reaches EOSL

As an IT manager or director, you depend on the hardware in your data center. Anything that might disrupt operations must be avoided, so the looming specter of obsolescence no doubt causes you some stress. Your Data Domain DD4200 or DD4500 is approaching its end of service life and, once that date passes, you’ll find it difficult to get service …

HP 3PAR 7200/7400 EOSL Approaches: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third-Party?

HP 3PAR 7200/7400 EOSL Approaches: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third-Party?

Let’s face it. Dealing with multiple support teams is no fun. However, chances are good that, as an IT director, you’ve had to deal with that situation in the past—particularly when it came to issues that resulted in a cascade of problems across multiple systems. That possibility can make it seem like sticking with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is …

NetApp FAS2620, FAS2650 Nearing EOSL: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third Party Support?

NetApp FAS2620, FAS2650 Nearing EOSL: To Replace, Renew, or Transition to Third Party Support?

Every year, IT equipment manufacturers deliver a new spate of end of life (EOL) and end of service life (EOSL) announcements. For IT managers, these can be frustrating, as they almost always signify the need to spend more money and lose productivity as you upgrade to new hardware. If you’ve been dreading the upgrade for your NetApp FAS2620 or FAS2650, …

Establish Your Post-EOSL Support Plan for NetApp FAS2500 Series

Establish Your Post-EOSL Support Plan for NetApp FAS2500 Series

As an IT director, you understand how critical planning is to success. Without a strategy, your initiatives won’t succeed. That applies to virtually everything, from disaster preparedness to ensuring that your IT assets are up to the task of handling daily data storage needs.  One factor that you might have overlooked is hardware end of service life (EOSL). EOSL can …

It’s Time to Establish Your Post-EOSL Support Plan for Data Domain DD9500

It’s Time to Establish a Post-EOSL Support Plan for Data Domain DD9500

One of the most important requirements for operating a data center is having reliable hardware. Yet even data centers with dependable hardware will experience problems from time to time. When challenges inevitably arise, you’re going to want to have someone who can help you navigate any potential issues.  In many cases, solving hardware issues requires calling the original equipment manufacturer …

It’s Time to Establish Your Post-EOSL Plan for Data Domain DD7200 Storage Arrays

It’s Time to Establish Your Post-EOSL Plan for Data Domain DD7200 Storage Arrays

Operating a data center requires reliable hardware. However, problems will always occur and when they do, you need someone who can rectify the issue. Often, that means calling the OEM or opening an online support ticket. As of July 31, 2022, you will no longer be able to do that with your Data Domain DD7200 storage array. The manufacturer announced …