In today's fast-paced business environment, keeping up with the latest technology can be a challenge, especially for IT departments. One of the biggest challenges that IT departments face is dealing with end-of-life hardware. When hardware reaches its end-of-life, it means that the manufacturer will no longer provide support, updates or security patches. This can lead to a number of problems, including increased downtime, decreased productivity, and even security risks.
One way to mitigate the risks associated with end-of-life hardware is by extending the life of your IT hardware with extension-of-life service (EOLC) contracts. These contracts provide ongoing support for critical hardware infrastructure were replacement parts are no longer covered by the manufacturer. This can be a cost-effective way to keep your hardware running smoothly and securely for an extended period of time.
- Reduces need for application migrations to a new architecture
- Cost and time effective
- Provides ongoing support
- Eliminates need to educate staff on new hardware and software
- Provides easy solutions by simply switching old components with new ones
- Increases security and reliability of IT hardware.
Reduces need for application migrations to a new architecture
One of the biggest benefits of extending the life of your IT hardware with end-of-life service contracts is that it reduces the need for platform migrations. When hardware reaches its end-of-life, it often means that it can no longer support the latest versions of software and applications. This can lead to costly and time-consuming migrations to new hardware and software. With end-of-life service contracts, however, you can continue to run your existing applications and software for an extended or indefinite amount of time. Critical bugs in enterprise solutions are often patched by the manufacturer even after EOL/EOSL announcements.
Cost and time effective
By choosing extension-of-life service contracts, businesses can extend the life of their IT hardware and avoid the costly and time-consuming process of finding and implementing replacement hardware. With ongoing support these contracts provide simple and easy solutions for hardware issues, such as simply switching out old components with new or refurbished parts. This not only saves time and money, but it also reduces operational complexities in needing to educate staff on new hardware and software.
This is particularly important for businesses that run critical infrastructure applications, as it ensures the continuity of operations and minimizes downtime.
Extension-of-life service contracts are available for both network and datacenter equipment, including servers, switches, core routers and PLC systems. These contracts provide businesses with access to replacement parts, including fully ready-to-ship systems or individual components, for any brand of hardware and Technical expertise which can help prevent hardware failures and keep the systems running smoothly. This means that businesses can continue to use their existing hardware and infrastructure, even if the manufacturer no longer supports it.