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3 minute readIs Your VMAX Going EOSL? Know Your Options

If you have a VMAX in your data center, you may be wondering what’s best for your system. EMC has announced several VMAX models will go End of Service Life or EOSL September 30, 2017.

So what should you do? Should you move to a newer system? Or do you look for alternative support solutions for your current VMAX? No matter whether your hardware is EOL or EOSL, it’s important to know that you have options.

We’ve anticipated this product lifecycle milestone since EMC announced new VMAX3 models in 2014. Now that we know VMAX 10k, VMAXe, VMAX SE storage systems will no longer be supported, end users can begin to explore more budget-friendly support offerings.

This product announcement is especially important to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). End of Life and other lifecycle milestones are one of the biggest challenges SMBs face due to limited budget to allocate to hardware refresh. These organizations would benefit most from VMAX third party support.

Post-Warranty VMAX Support

At this point in your VMAX lifecycle, extended support through EMC is no longer an option. This is where an independent support provider can help. Third party maintenance vendors can take over your VMAX support contract for up to 70% off OEM prices.

VMAX users can enjoy better service at a fraction of the price in addition to some of these Reliant support features:

  • Extend the lifespan of your hardware for as long as you need instead of doing a hardware refresh.
  • Increase Return on Investment (ROI) on your VMAX purchase while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
  • Choose the support YOU need with flexible service level agreements (SLA). Protect your mission-critical hardware with support features like remote monitoring and on-site spares kits.
  • Enjoy the same technical expertise (or better!) with OEM-level certified engineers.

With all of these support features to benefit from, third party maintenance is a logical move. Don’t give up your productive and reliable storage environment just because the OEM will no longer support it.

Ready to Start Saving?

These are just some of the benefits that come along with choosing third party support for your VMAX. Stay in the loop on other product life cycle announcements, visit our EMC EOL & EOSL resource page. To learn more about our VMAX post-warranty support options reach out to one of our dedicated support specialists or give us a call at 1.877.227.0828.


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Reid Smith-Vaniz

by Reid Smith-Vaniz

Reid is the founder and CEO of Reliant Technology and for 14 years has pursued his mission to remove the pain associated with maintaining IT infrastructure. Reid writes on common challenges related to maintaining, servicing, tracking, budgeting, and upgrading technology.

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