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In a previous blog, “What End of Availability Means for Your NetApp Equipment” we discussed one of NetApp’s product lifecycle milestones and the implications it will have on your equipment. Now, we are going to take a deeper look into another NetApp milestone. We’re going to discuss what End of Support (EOS) means for your IT infrastructure.

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Who provides support for your NetApp storage hardware is one of the biggest decisions you can make for your data center. If your NetApp filer is approaching End of Availability (EOA) or End of Support  (EOS) like the FAS2000 series, now is as great a time as any to consider third party NetApp support. But where do you start? With OEM support prices skyrocketing after the initial 3-year support contract, third party support has become...

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Managing your network means understanding the product lifecycle of your Cisco equipment. There are 4 Cisco milestones you should be aware of. They are End of Life (EOL), End of Sale (EOS), End of New Service (EoNS) and Last Date of Support (LDoS). Comprehending each of these milestones will allow you to plan for the future.

Planning for these dates helps you reduce the risk of downtime and increase savings. So, what do each of these product lifecycle milestones mean for your Cisco equipment.

End of Life

Let’s say Cisco has just announced that your specific piece of equipment is EOL. The good thing about that is...

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When your NetApp equipment is approaching End of Availability (EOA) or End of Support (EOS), you might be confused on how to renew support for your NetApp hardware. If you’ve already reached EOA then your options with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) are finite. But, the OEM isn’t the only place where you can find viable support choices. Third-party maintenance is a great way to implement more cost-effective long-term support solutions without sacrificing quality of service.

What to do now that Your NetApp Filer is EOA

To make the best decision for your filer, you should know what end of availability means for your hardware. EOA simply means that NetApp has discontinued that system and will no longer be selling that specific piece of hardware. You may still be able to get spare parts and fill other support needs through NetApp, but hardware EOA directly influences support. While the actual EOS date for your filer may be...

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Reliant Technology - What EOSL Means for EMC HardwareIn our last blog, “What End-of-Life (EOL) Means for Your EMC Equipment” we discussed the important EOL milestones for EMC hardware and the implications of those milestones for your equipment. Now, we are going to delve deeper into End-of-Service-Life (EOSL) and what that milestone means for your EMC equipment.

In case you missed it, we went over what EMC means when they mark a product as EOSL:

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Reliant Technology - EMC VNX EOL

If you have a VNX series array in your data center, you may be wondering what the best choice is for your system. Should you continue with EMC support, refresh to a new system entirely, or find other support options? No matter whether your EMC VNX hardware is EOL, EOPS, or EOSL, the key is knowing that you have options.

EOL, EOPS, EOSL… What’s the Difference?

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Reliant Technology - EMC EOL Hardware & NetApp EOA Hardware

Not sure when your EMC equipment is going End-of-Life (EOL)? Do you have NetApp filers in your data center and don’t know when they’re going End-of-Availability (EOA)?

Check out Reliant Technology’s EMC EOL & EOSL Information and NetApp EOA & EOS Information pages to find out what equipment is approaching End-of-Life or End-of-Availability as well as when the equipment is End-of-Service-Life or End-of-Support.

These pages are updated frequently to reflect that latest EMC and NetApp product lifecycle announcements.

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End of Life is not the End for Storage HardwareManufacturers will deem a generation of product End-of-Life (EOL) after a period of about 3 years or so, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to feel pressured into upgrading to the latest technology. You don’t have to spend the immense amount of money on brand new equipment just because your manufacturer says “you have to.” In reality, you have another option that can help you save significantly on your IT budget – continue upgrading your existing technology through a third-party that provides upgrades and maintenance.

More Options than just the OEM

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EoSL does not mean No support

EMC   •   May 12, 2014

By Kyle Christopher

Did the manufacturer just tell you that your used EMC, DellNetAppCisco or Brocade product is going End of Service Life (EoSL)? Or do you happen to have a Dell-branded EMC array that Dell no longer supports, for example?

Did you know you can still get support on those devices?

When your hardware is no longer supported by the manufacturer, check with Reliant before deciding to retire it. Usually there is a lot of life left in that EoSL product. We can support your array for as long as you need - including support for a DR solution. 

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EOL, EOSL, EOS: What It Means for Your CLARiiON or VNX Arrays

Have you ever wondered what EOL, EOSL and EOS mean exactly? It's easy to confuse the acronyms that govern the storage product life-cycle. EMC Powerlink is your key to knowing the EOL, EOSL and EOS dates for your EMC hardware. But it's equally as important that you know what they mean.

With the rise of VNX2, many questions are being asked for first-gen VNX models as well as CLARiiON CX hardware.

So, what does “EOSL” really mean, and what should you do when your hardware reaches that point?

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