The Time to Upgrade is Now

What to do with End of Support / End of Life Products & Services

Each year, a large number of IT products and services will reach the end of their support lifecycle.

Users who rely on older versions of Microsoft Windows, Cisco, VMware, and HP will have to decide the best way to upgrade. The good news? It is an opportunity to update IT hardware, software, and services to improve business agility, compliance and security.

 End of Support will result inhigher operational costs, no critical updates, increased securityrisks, non-compliance.


End of Support Updates from MDS

Learn about the latest end of life technologies and how to upgrade to newer versions with our team of experts. 

Risk of not upgrading

No security updates

There will be no access to critical security updates, opening the potential for data breaches and business interruptions

Higher maintenance costs

Maintaining legacy servers, firewalls, intrusion systems, etc. with no technical support from Microsoft gets expensive quickly

Compliance Concerns

As support ends, your organization will likely fail to meet regulatory standards compliance

Why are End of Life Dates Important?

The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported.

Knowing key dates will help you better prepare and keep your business secure.

The risks of not upgrading are too important to ignore. Failure to update your customers’ platforms could result in compliance gaps or security attacks.  One in five organizations loses customers due to a cyber attack and nearly 30% lose revenue. 4.2 Billion records were stolen in 2016 and hackers aren’t going anywhere – the expected cost of cybercrime to the global economy by 2022 is $8 Trillion.

Avoid business disruptions and keep your business secure by updating your end of life product or solution now with MDS.  

Has my product and/or service reached End of Life?  

We’ve broken down down key EOL products, deadlines, and resources available to ensure a smooth transition from your out-dated technology to a cutting-edge, secure alternative.





Microsoft End of Life Deadlines

include (but is not limited to): 

  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 (support ends 01/2020)
  • Windows 7 (support ends 01/2020)
  • Windows 8 (support ends 01/2023)

Cisco End of Life Deadlines

include (but are not limited to): 

  • Catalyst 4948 (support ends 01/2020)

  • 92221 8GB/Sec IP Switch (support ends 04/2020)

  • 9304 18-port FC & 4-port GE Module (support ends 04/2020)

VMWare End of Life Deadlines

include (but are not limited to):

  • VMware vSphere 6.0 (end of general support ends 03/2020)
  • VMware Workspace ONE UEM Console 9.7 (04/2020) 
  • VMware User Environment Manager (05/2020)

HP End of Life Deadlines

includes (but are not limited to): 

  • Integrity BL860c i2 & Integrity BL870c i2 (support ends 12/2020)

  • HP ProLiant DL360p G8 (support ends 06/2021)

  • HP ProLiant DL360e (support ends 08/2021)

Is migrating your End of Life Windows software to AWS right for your business?

End of Life / End of Support Overview Video

Don’t wait until it’s too late to create an End of Support roadmap