IBM DS8870 Models are Almost EOSL: What's Next?

IBM DS8870 Models are Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

Released in October 2012, IBM’s DS8870 is a high-performance, high-capacity storage system and member of the System Storage DS8000 portfolio. However, in exactly 4 weeks several DS8870 models will be reaching their end of service life (EOSL). The models that will be officially out of service come December 31st, 2020 include: IBM DS8870 2421-961 IBM DS8870 2421-96E IBM DS8870 2422-961 …

IBM Flex Systems are Approaching EOSL: What's Next?

IBM Flex Systems are Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

The end of the year is steadily approaching, and certain IBM customers need to be vigilant. IBM Flex Systems X220, X240, and X440 are reaching End of Service Life (EOSL) on December 31, 2020. Listed below are links to the discontinued devices: IBM Flex System X220 – Machine 2585, 7906 IBM Flex System X240 – Machine 8737, 8738, 8956 IBM …

IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateways are Almost EOSL: What's Next?

IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateways are Almost EOSL: What’s Next?

End of Service Life (EOSL) is almost here for IBM ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateways, and it’s unfortunate timing. There’s immense pressure on IT to maintain uptime for a new style of work while simultaneously reducing spending. But this is irrelevant to manufacturers, and EOSL is approaching whether you like it or not. On November 30th, 2020 several ProtecTIER machines will officially …

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER8

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER8

About IBM POWER8 Released in June of 2014, POWER8 is IBM’s family of superscalar symmetric multiprocessors based on the Power ISA. Offering enhanced memory bandwidth, capacity, and expansion, POWER8 gives companies greater control over data growth while still delivering on performance. Since POWER8 servers first hit the marketplace, they have continued to gain market share by virtue of their performance, …

Third Party Server Support: IBM z14

Third Party Server Support: IBM z14

About IBM z14 IT organizations today must provide a platform where data and transactions are continuously protected, available, and delivered with speed. Released in July of 2017, the IBM z14 Models (M01-M05 and ZR1) state-of-the-art data platforms were designed to do just that! IBM z14 delivers capabilities to meet growing demands for new services and better customer experiences, thus forging …

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER7

Third Party Server Support: IBM POWER7

About IBM POWER7 Released in 2010, POWER7 is IBM’s family of superscalar symmetric multiprocessors. The POWER7 was a substantial evolution from the POWER6 design, offering simultaneous multithreading (SMT) and greater power efficiency. But for IBM, a company consistently on the cusp of innovation, it seems that POWER7 systems have long served their purpose. On September 30th of 2019, all POWER7 …

Riverstone Provides IBM Z Third Party Support

Riverstone Provides IBM Z Third Party Support

IBM Z mainframe technologies are recognized for bringing next-level data privacy, security, and resiliency to mission-critical applications. Offering built-in spare components capable of hot failovers to ensure continuous operation, it’s no wonder the “Z” stands for “zero downtime”. But in an industry constantly focused on the next best thing, it doesn’t make sense to continue to turn to IBM for …

Riverstone Provides IBM Power Systems Third Party Support

Riverstone Provides IBM Power Systems Third Party Support

Developed in the early 1990s, Power Systems are a family of server computers from IBM based on their POWER processors. Offering scale-out, enterprise, and accelerated server capabilities, the Power System line is designed to handle diverse workloads. To this day, data centers around the world utilize Power System servers for their industry-leading performance with modern analytics, HPC, and even AI …

3 Concerns Regarding IBM Third Party Maintenance

3 Concerns Regarding IBM Third Party Maintenance

IBM has undeniably demonstrated their prowess in the IT industry as hundreds of thousands of organizations across the globe utilize the corporation’s innovative products within their data center environments. So why rely on anyone other than IBM for support on such premium equipment? In reality, there are many reasons to consider outsourcing IT services. Namely, as IBM prioritizes new offerings …

4 Benefits of IBM Third Party Maintenance

4 Benefits of IBM Third Party Maintenance

A century-old tech giant, IBM continues to see significant breakthroughs in research, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. At the same time, their commitment to innovation also means that IT infrastructure support is regularly placed on the back burner. Even so, your ongoing support and maintenance contracts are an important revenue stream for IBM. Tired of paying IBM’s high annual fees …