The Time to Upgrade is Now

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

2019 is here, which means a large number of IT products and services will reach the end of its support lifecycle.

Users who rely on older versions of Windows, Cisco, Dell, 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 security risks, non-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 SQL Server 2008 (support ends 07/2019)
  • Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 (support ends 01/2020)
  • Windows 7 (support ends 01/2020)

Cisco End of Life Deadlines

include (but are not limited to): 

  • MX90 Cloud-Managed Security Appliance

  • Cisco Catalyst 3750E Switch (12/2018)

  • ACE Application Control Engine Module (01/2019)

VMWare End of Life Deadlines

include (but are not limited to):

  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (09/2018)
  • VMware AirWatch Console 9.2 (03/2019) 
  • VMware AirWatch Console 9.3 (09/2019)

HP End of Life Deadlines

includes (but are not limited to): 

  • HP ProLiant DL360p G8  (06/2021)

  • HP ProLiant DL360e (08/2021)
  • Arista 7050X AC Switch (05/2022)

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 2020 to create an End of Support Roadmap

About MDS

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MDS structures its highly skilled engineers to align with how our customers consume technology -- with one team responsible for infrastructure, another heading up productivity and applications, and a third committed to identity and security solutions.

Whether you are buying a server or implementing a global hybrid cloud system, MDS will find the right IT solution for your business.

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