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Your Storage EoSL is Here: What Happens Next?

Posted by Curvature on September 10, 2019

EoSL can be a four-letter word for IT managers. After all, those four letters stand for “End of Service Life.” It’s the acronym IT managers think means an inevitable increase in cost or choosing to keep equipment unsupported. But research says this doesn’t have to be the case.  Through OMNIA Partners, Private Sector, Curvature can help plan so that End of Service Life does not always need to mean end of service. 

What EoSL Means

No matter where you work, budgets are a reality and stakes are high. No one will argue that storage maintenance is vital to the protection and optimization of a company’s IT infrastructure. But one question to ask when it comes to EoSL is, “where is this upgrade pressure really coming from?” What does it really mean?

Since important aspects of your infrastructure are likely running on leading brands like Dell EMC, NetApp, and HPE, as they reach EoSL with the manufacturer, it may feel that only two decisions are available: upgrade or risk keeping equipment unsupported.

EoSL does not mean the end of service. In fact, endings can be opportunities for new beginnings entirely. It just takes an I&O leader creative enough to understand how to reframe the story. It involves someone who can think critically and who knows the right questions to ask. Over 70% of Fortune 500 companies are using TPM as a form of support in their environment. That signals a lot of I&O leaders have been willing to ask, “what if EoSL doesn’t need to actually mean end of service?



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Topics: Group Purchasing Organization, IT Hardware Support, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, gpo