Data Center Maintenance Firm, Service Express, Unveils EOL & EOSL Database

Hosting Journalist.com | April 13, 2020

Data Center Maintenance Firm, Service Express, Unveils EOL & EOSL Database
Global third-party data center maintenance company, Service Express, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has debuted their End-of-Life (EOL) & End-of-Service-Life (EOSL) database. With this tool, users would be able to quickly find accurate EOL and EOSL dates for over 19,000 data center hardware models. Service Express customers have experienced difficulties in finding EOL and EOSL dates for equipment. The EOL & EOSL database would make it simpler for users to search for the dates based on the product name, model or part number. This information is important as it influences IT decisions about original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and third-party maintenance strategies, hardware refreshes and asset life cycles. “Accurate EOL and EOSL dates across multiple vendors can be difficult to find and often sneak up on buyers in the form of hardware refresh calls from the OEM,” said Joshua Leatherman, Chief Marketing Officer, Service Express. “This tool is a one-stop resource where users can better understand the next steps if their equipment is approaching EOL or EOSL.”

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Branch networks are changing rapidly. The most pressing challenges of today include an increasing number of mobile and IoT devices, growing bandwidth requirements of the business, and modern users who expect connectivity for work and personal use—all while the teams that run these distributed networks stay the same size or even shrink. New network roll-outs are expected to be completed in a short period of time and IT organizations are being asked to improve service levels, reduce costs, and shift spending from capital expense (CAPEX) to operating expense (OPEX). At the same time, there are broader industry shifts under way, described in this section.


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Branch networks are changing rapidly. The most pressing challenges of today include an increasing number of mobile and IoT devices, growing bandwidth requirements of the business, and modern users who expect connectivity for work and personal use—all while the teams that run these distributed networks stay the same size or even shrink. New network roll-outs are expected to be completed in a short period of time and IT organizations are being asked to improve service levels, reduce costs, and shift spending from capital expense (CAPEX) to operating expense (OPEX). At the same time, there are broader industry shifts under way, described in this section.

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