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EOL & EOSL Updates

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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What End-of-Support (EOS) Means for Your NetApp Hardware

When your NetApp Hardware reaches its End of Support date you will have to make a decision to upgrade or extend the life of your hardware.  First you must understand what the End of Support date is and what it means for your Data Center.  At Reliant, we understand the difficulty of managing data center maintenance. We created this article…

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Hybrid Maintenance Plans Add Value to Your Legacy Systems and Extend the Life of Your Data Center Investment

Supporting legacy systems is not always considered to be a particularly important component of IT operations. That is because older systems are ignored and new infrastructure is used to support your applications and services. Even so, your legacy systems can be a great way to maximize your budget as they can meet the vital requirements of your data center. If…

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

Learn the key terms that could affect your data centerImprove 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 for the customers who use those products on a daily basis. Not only do you have to worry about what that means…

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Your FAS8000 Filer is EOA: What Now?

NetApp FAS8020, 8040, 8060, and 8080 filers went End of Availability (EOA) in December 2017. There are usually concerns about hardware needs and support options once your filer reaches a product milestone. So what happens next? Should you look for extended support with the OEM? Consider alternative support vendors? Or should you just do a complete hardware refresh? These are…

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Is 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…

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Why EOL Is NOT the End for Your EMC Storage Hardware

Making sense of complicated terminology and endless EOS, EOSL, and EOL dates can certainly be a challenge. Although vendors will claim otherwise, third party storage vendors will assure you that EOL doesn’t mean dead. EOL simply changes the way your enterprise should approach future hardware support and maintenance solutions. If your enterprise wants to conserve budget resources and extend the…

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