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EOL vs. EOSL: What’s the Difference?

Are you finding it challenging to understand what these milestones mean and how they affect our storage environment? When Dell EMC, NetApp, HP, IBM, Cisco, Brocade, or any OEM announces that a piece of hardware will reach End of Life (EOL) or End of Service Life (EOSL), it means we’ll need to decide what our next steps for EOL hardware…

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EOL, EOSL, EOS, EOA – Why They Matter

Understanding how EOL, EOSL, EOS, and EOA affect our Data Center assets’ lifecycle will help us make the right decisions about how best to support them. Each acronym stands for a crucial statistic about our assets, and we’ll be unpacking what they mean for an IT budget.  PRODUCT LIFECYCLE All IT products go through a four-phase lifecycle:  Introduction Growth Maturity…

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What’s The Difference?: EOL, EOSL, EOS, EOA

Learn the key terms that could affect your data center Improve the management of your product lifecycle with this simple guide. When a particular vendor schedules hardware for End of Service Life, it can be a difficult time if you are a customer who uses these products on a daily basis. Not only do you have to worry about what…

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Your EMC Hardware is EOL: What Happens Now?

With so many different acronyms floating around for product lifecycle milestones, it is easy to get confused. Not to mention that different manufacturers use different end of life terminology. This makes it all the more complicated to understand the lifecycle of the equipment within your data center. Today, we will be focusing on the end of life milestones for one…

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