IBM Z End of Service Life

The announcement of IBM’s End of Service Life often leaves IT managers in a challenging position. Facing the discontinuation of support for their storage, server, or network hardware by the original equipment manufacturer, these teams must navigate the complexities of updating their technology in a budget-conscious manner.


Planning for EOL for your IBM Z equipment

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Your IBM Z 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 Top Gun 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.

Looking for OS End of Support Dates?

Looking for IBM z/OS end of support dates? We have those too! Please visit this page to learn more about key z/OS lifecycle milestones like general availability, end of marketing, and end of support dates. With this helpful summary of important dates, you can better plan your upgrade cycles as z/OS is phased out.

What is IBM Z 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 Z 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 support and maintenance for your system. Don’t wait until your EOSL, start saving money and getting better service with Top Gun today.

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IBM Z Models

ModelEOL DateEOSL Date
IBM z15 T02 (IBM 8652)6/30/2024Not Announced
IBM z15 (IBM 8651)12/31/2023Not Announced
IBM z14-ZR1 (IBM 3907)9/30/2021Not Announced
IBM z14 (IBM 3906)6/30/2021Not Announced
IBM z13s (IBM 2965)6/30/201912/31/2024
IBM z13 (IBM 2964)6/30/201912/31/2024
IBM EC12 (IBM 2827)12/31/201612/31/2023
IBM BC12 (IBM 2828)12/31/201612/31/2023
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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