Dell End of Life support
Dell computer hardware is one of the most well-known and popular brands of computer hardware and peripherals in the world. If your platform or network is reliant on Dell products, or any other branded products, you need to be aware of the date(s) your hardware will reach its EOL (End of Life) or EOS (End of Support).
Understanding the difference between EOL and EOS is important as when you know how they differ, you will be able to make better-informed judgments. This applies to Dell as well as any other branded storage device systems.
EOL – End of Life
End of life means the date at which the manufacturer of a particular product has decreed that the item in question has reached the end of its useful working life. At this stage, the manufacturer will usually recommend that you change the old products for the latest generation replacements.
It also means that the manufacturer will no longer be marketing or selling the product after its EOL date.
EOS – End of Support
End of Support means what it says. Whereas manufacturers may still offer extended service deals after a product’s EOL has come and gone, EOS means the end of any service and maintenance options via them.
Extended EOL and EOS service and maintenance
OEMs including Dell will offer you extended service and maintenance (S&M) contracts after a product’s EOL has passed and in some instances may offer you extended S&M contracts after the standard EOS has come and gone. However, you are likely to be faced with expensive premiums for either of these options directly from an OEM. You can, however, choose to use a third party service provider like us here at Data-Shield where you could save as much as 40%.
Dell product EOL/EOS notifications
You can check out some of the Dell products on which we offer flexible service, maintenance and support service contracts by visiting our Dell EOL/EOS web page. Here you will find a handy list displaying the Dell products that have already passed or are nearing their EOL/EOS dates.
Please note that the information given on these web page(s) is right as far as we know. However, many OEMs do not send out prior warnings of impending EOL/EOS dates much in advance. So, if you can’t spot what you’re looking for on these pages, please feel free to contact us, and we will do what we can to help.
Data-Shield’s services cover legacy and current technologies
Our depth of knowledge in the EOL/EOS field is impressive. It means that we can support you on both legacy and current generation data-centre network installations. The result is that our clients can take full advantage with maximising the useful life of their IT infrastructures and this also provides them with the necessary confidence regarding moving over to different IT architectures when they are ready to.
Mitigating the doomsday scenario
With Dell products being as widely used as they are, there will be many organisations whereby their data storage systems/networks are mission critical. Any failure could have catastrophic repercussions. Our prime job here at Data-Shield is to ensure that those businesses are not confronted with a doomsday scenario.
Recommend our services to your associates
If you rely on other organisations to help your company to function fully, you would be wise to ensure that they too are aware of their own EOL/EOS issues. If you wish to recommend our services to them, please do.