December ‘22 EOSL Dates for Your Data Center Servers, Storage & Network Hardware
By Brian Kjera, Top Gun
IT operations (or ITAM) professionals will often track data center hardware EOSL dates as they are “triggers” essential to containing IT budgets, especially for support renewals and critical during inflationary periods. When IT teams have this data readily accessible and have established automated alerts, your team can proactively be prepared with contingency plans which often enable greater support efficiencies (including service model improvements) and support cost improvements.
A commitment to tracking these dates optimizes IT OpEx spend by helping users strategically plan refresh cycles based on quantifiable demand, rather than obediently following OEM sales strategies. By leveraging EOSL data as an integral component of your IT asset lifecycle planning, we believe you’ll be better prepared to transition hardware maintenance to logical alternatives and minimize/eliminate unnecessary cost increases.
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Below, hardware models displayed already have or will soon reach the manufacturers’ announced End-of-Service Life (EOSL). After these dates, OEM support pricing can increase significantly.
Top Gun is a global provider of multi-vendor and mission critical server maintenance, storage maintenance, network hardware maintenance and software support.
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