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October

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 you want to maximize the return on your hardware investment, find a data center hardware support plan that will not only prioritize your maintenance strategies but also focus on your legacy systems.



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9
October

New Gartner Report Explains Benefits of Third-Party Maintenance

IT Budget Savings   •   October 9, 2019

The IT service management company Gartner recently released a report detailing how third-party maintenance providers are best equipped to provide solutions that result in cost savings with optimum results. The report names a few key points that show third-party maintenance is a great way to save on your budget and free up resources to fund other initiatives or the business. Here are the main points as outlined by Gartner:



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16
September

1. How Do You Define Data Center Hardware Maintenance?

One of the biggest problems with defining maintenance is that many vendors have different definitions. It can become confusing when you’re presented with a myriad of offerings all purporting to offer data center hardware maintenance services. The truth is, in many cases, these solutions are offering you just a portion of the functionality required to give companies a true data center hardware maintenance customer experience.

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31
May

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

How-To, Guides, & Tips    •   May 31, 2019

EOSL, EOL, EOS, EOAWhen 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 for the future of your EMC or NetApp products, but you also have a variety of different dates to keep track of in your head. EOSL, EOL, EOS and EOA are all abbreviations that are incredibly important to know. Keeping track of exactly what these abbreviations mean will go a long way towards helping you make the right decisions moving forward. So what exactly is the difference between all these different terms?

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16
May

EOL vs EoSL: What's the Difference?

Support & Maintenance   •   May 16, 2019

EMC End of Life End of Service Life

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 can be difficult to understand what these milestones mean for your storage environment. Not only do you have to understand what each term means, you also have to figure out next steps for your EOL hardware. And after all that...

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7
May

The Real Cost of Reactive Upgrades

IT Budget Savings   •   May 7, 2019

“Reduce cost, increase functionality and improve business operations” is the battle cry of many businesses. IT is continuously battling a world of infrastructure components and applications while also dealing with a myriad of old and new technologies. Adding complication, everyone's an expert and has not only an opinion, but “the” solution. Obsolete hardware just adds another hazard to the mix.

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17
January

Your FAS8000 Filer is EOA: What Now?

NetApp   •   January 17, 2018

reliant reading list tablet 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 just a few questions we get from NetApp users.



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21
September

Your EMC Hardware is EOL: What Happens Now?

End of Life   •   September 21, 2017

Reliant Technology - What EOL Means For Your EMC EquipmentWith 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 brand in particular - EMC - and what these milestones mean for you.

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17
August

VNX Product Lifecycle Planning Tips

EMC   •   August 17, 2017

EMC VNX end of life planning tipsHave you tried to decipher EMC VNX support for Gen 1 systems? The process is made nearly impossible thanks to the vague end of life terminology. Trying to determine when your support is ending is made even more complicated by variables beyond your control. From the essential EMC VNX support to any extended support options, your product support life cycle varies greatly. You also want to have a backup plan for support after your support ends.



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7
June

Is Your VMAX Going EOSL? Know Your Options

EMC   •   June 7, 2017

VMAX EOSL support optionsIf 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.



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