Your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Utilizing a Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch within your data center? This is your last-minute reminder that the 5548P Switch will be reaching End of Service Life on September 30th, 2020. This leaves 2 weeks to secure post-warranty coverage for your Cisco Nexus 5548P Switch. If you weren’t aware of this deadline, or haven’t had time to consider next steps, there’s no …

Keeping Track of End of Service Life with Riverstone's EOSL Update Service

Keeping Track of End of Service Life with Riverstone’s EOSL Update Service

It’s basic dollars and cents: businesses seek the greatest output from capital expenditures to maximize ROI. This means holding onto current useful assets as long as possible. But if you plan to utilize data center equipment beyond End of Service Life (EOSL), the first step is knowing when your provider is withdrawing service.  The reality is that most data centers …

Your Juniper AX411 is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your Juniper AX411 is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

End of Service Life (EOSL) is almost here for your Juniper AX411 Access Point hardware, and it’s unfortunate timing. There’s immense pressure on IT to maintain uptime for a new style of work while simultaneously keeping the budget in check. But this is irrelevant to manufacturers, and EOSL is approaching whether you like it or not. On August 31, 2020 …

Your Fujitsu Primergy BX924, SX910 is Almost EOSL: What's Next?

Your Fujitsu Primergy BX924, SX910 Is Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

If you’re utilizing a Fujitsu Primergy server within your data center we urge you to keep reading! This is your last-minute reminder that some Fujitsu Primergy models will be reaching EOSL tomorrow. The two models that will be officially out of service on June 30th, 2020 include: Primergy BX924 S4 Primergy SX910 S1 If you haven’t yet secured post-warranty coverage for …

Arrange Post-EOSL Support for IBM Netezza

Arrange Post-EOSL Support for IBM Netezza

Companies with IBM Netezza systems installed in their data centers need to act quickly. End of Service Life (EOSL) for all Netezza Striper versions arrives on June 30, 2020. This leaves a mere two weeks to organize and secure post-EOSL support on this data warehousing appliance. Meanwhile, a lapse in coverage of any length could mean risking unplanned downtime or …

Your IBM Netezza Is Approaching EOSL: What's Next?

Your IBM Netezza Striper Gen-2 Is Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

IBM Netezza is a family of high-performance data warehousing and analytics appliances. A market leader that arguably made data warehousing what it is today, Netezza actually coined the term “data warehouse appliance” to describe a product specifically targeted for high data volumes for modern data analytics. During its lifetime, the Netezza corporation has produced a plethora of models, including the …

HP Third Party Maintenance vs HP Maintenance

HP Third Party Maintenance vs. HP Maintenance

HP has created outstanding storage, server, and networking products for decades now, so it’s not surprising their equipment is hugely popular in data centers across the globe. However industry leaders like HP naturally earn the majority of their profits from pushing new product lines and encouraging hardware upgrades, leaving data center maintenance to be regarded as a secondary, and often …

Is Third Party Support Right For You?

Is Third Party Support Right for You?

You may have heard of third party support before but didn’t quite understand what it’s used for or whom it benefits. Put simply, third party support is a direct replacement of data center support and maintenance by a company that’s not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the product, but has the resources to provide the same services. Third party …

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

NetApp Third Party Maintenance vs. NetApp Maintenance

Any company that has invested in NetApp FAS or DS storage systems for their data center’s backup and storage needs will eventually find these products reaching the end of their warranties. At this time, an established name like NetApp will undoubtedly declare the item “post-warranty” and increase the cost of your contract significantly, or suddenly end their support and begin …

EMC Third Party Maintenance vs. EMC Maintenance

Before immediately turning to EMC for support and maintenance on all your essential storage equipment, it’s important to understand some of the notable differences between utilizing an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and a third party maintenance provider. Major manufacturers like EMC focus their energy on providing the newest technology offerings and up-selling customers with already stretched budgets, resulting in increased …