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What is IBM Z Systems End of Life (EOL)?

IBM End of life (EOL) means that IBM will no longer sell the hardware for that system, market, or update equipment after a certain date. IBM continues to offer post-warranty support, but Third-Party Maintenance (TPM) is available for most OEM equipment that is EOL.

What is IBM zSystems End of Service Life (ESOL)?

IBM End of Service Life (EOSL) means that IBM will no longer offer support or maintenance for that system. IBM would probably say it’s time for a an upgraded system but as long as spare parts are in supply (which we have), Top Gun will provide IBM support and maintenance for your system. Don’t wait until your EOSL, start saving money and getting better service with Top Gun today.

Your IBM Z Systems equipment is at EOL – Now What?

If IBM doesn’t want to offer support for your equipment, that doesn’t imply it needs to be replaced. This is where TGT hardware maintenance support services come in – offering Mission Critical Support Services since 2007. We are here to help extend the life of the system and maximize your ROI with better service and at a significantly lower cost than the OEM.

Which IBM Z Systems does Top Gun support?

View the supported IBM Z Systems list below and our IBM Z maintenance page for options. If you want more information or a free quote to compare, just select the request for a quote below.

Planning for EOL for your IBM Z Systems equipment

Our TrueView™ Risk Assessment will guide help you through the planning process. To speak with a data storage expert for help, and to choose the best replacement platform, call us at 888-8-TOPGUN or fill out our request form and a representative will call you back shortly.


ModelEOL DateEOSL Date
IBM z14-ZR1 (IBM 3907)9/30/2021Not Announced
IBM z14 (IBM 3906)6/30/2021Not Announced
IBM z13s (IBM 2965)6/30/2019Not Announced
IBM z13 (IBM 2964)6/30/2019Not Announced
IBM EC12 (IBM 2827)12/31/2016Not Announced
IBM BC12 (IBM 2828)12/31/2016Not Announced
IBM z196 (IBM 2817)6/30/201412/31/2021
IBM z114 (IBM 2818)6/30/201412/31/2022
IBM z10 BC (IBM 2098)6/30/201212/31/2019
IBM z10 EC (IBM 2097)6/30/201212/31/2019
IBM z9 BC (IBM 2096)6/30/20101/31/2019
IBM z9 EC (IBM 2094)6/30/20101/31/2019


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