When an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) announces that a product is approaching its End of Life (EOL) or End of Service Life (EOSL) it can be difficult to determine what this news means for you and your data center environment. How do you figure out what next steps you should take to keep your organization running smoothly?

Don’t believe your VAR or OEM when they tell you that it is hard to find parts for older equipment; this is often used as a sales tactic to push equipment refreshes. In fact, the opposite is true. 

As equipment ages past 3 years, there are nearly always large quantities of machines being decommissioned, which fuels a ready supply of parts for the market. You don’t need to pull the plug on your hardware because you have the option to extend the life of your equipment and save money along the way by using third-party maintenance (TPM) coverage.

What is the difference between EOL and EOSL?

End of Life means that the OEM has stopped production of a specific product or product line, determining that it has reached the end of its lifespan. The OEM or manufacturer will continue to support warranties and offer extended warranty support for these products.

End of Service Life means that the OEM will no longer issue updates or renew support contracts on these systems. 

What can your organization do with EOL and EOSL equipment?

Avoid paying the OEM for expensive continued warranty and costly equipment refreshes by utilizing a third party vendor. ReluTech can extend the life of your data center equipment with an inventory of certified, genuine OEM parts.

Parts and upgrades from ReluTech can be up to 70% less than manufacturer prices and usually ship immediately.

How can you find EOL and EOSL dates?

Often the OEM will send out dates of upcoming EOL and EOSL hardware, but it can be difficult to keep up to date with these notifications. 

That’s why ReluTech has an entire catalog of upcoming EOL and EOSL listings from each OEM that you can find here.

How ReluTech can support your EOL and EOSL equipment

  • Extend The Life Of Your Existing Systems
    • Our extensive inventory of parts can help keep your hardware running for years to come.

  • Upgrade Existing Equipment
    • Upgrade existing equipment for a fraction of new equipment prices.
    • Add disk storage or memory at a fraction of new prices.
    • Upgrade processors with refurbished parts.
  • Fix Faulty Hardware No Longer Under Warranty
    • Fix faulty hardware no longer under warranty.
    • Replace faulty equipment for companies that are self-maintaining.
    • Test/Dev gear or DR systems can be kept running indefinitely.

Molly Layne is a Partner Alliance Manager here at ReluTech. Her top priority focuses on helping customers accelerate their AWS cloud migration. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling with her friends, going to concerts, and cheering on the Braves.

Get in touch with Molly: mlayne@relutech.com