With the year coming to a close, it's a good idea to stop and take a look at what's in store for your hardware. We've put together a list of the hardwares that are going end of service life (EOSL) here so you can start to make decisions for your business.
What Hardware is Poised to Reach Its EOSL Hardware Date?
Several pieces of hardware are poised to hit their EOSL hardware date by the end of 2018.
Dell. Dell has two products reaching EOSL hardware date; the Equallogic PS6000X and the PS6000XV, both hitting November 11.
EMC. EMC's EOSL hardware includes the IQ Accelerator-z and Backup Accelerator-x on October 31, and the S200 – 100 GB SSD, the X200 – 500 GB SATA, and the X400 - 100 GB SSD all on December 31.
IBM. IBM has one item hitting EOSL hardware date: the xSeries RXE100. Watch out for the first quarter of 2019, though, as several items will go EOSL then.
NetApp. NetApp will close several items with the end of the year. The FAS3210, FAS3240, FAS3270, FAS6210, FAS6240, and FAS6280 all reach EOSL on December 31.
Fujitsu. Fujitsu's EOSL hardware list is one-item strong: the TX100 S2 goes with December 31.
Hitachi. Hitachi loses five items to EOSL: the AMS 2100 and AMS 2300 hit on September 30, and the CR 220 and HNAS 3200 go on November 18. The HNAS SMU 300 goes a day later on November 19.
Sun. Sun has no items arriving in the remainder of 2018.
What to Do When You've Got EOSL Hardware
While it's a perfectly reasonable reaction to just replace EOSL hardware, reconsider that reaction. There may yet be life in that hardware, and when you work with us at EmconIT, we can help you get the most out of that EOSL hardware. We offer third-party hardware maintenance options that can keep your valuable hardware running and lively even after its EOSL date. So instead of throwing out the baby with the bathwater because an arbitrary date hit, just drop us a line and make the most of that valuable hardware.