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IBM Power8 and DS8000 EOSL Approaching

IBM Power 8 and DS8000 Hardware Approaching EOSL: What’s Next?

IBM has an upcoming End-of-Support (EOSL) date for the parts on May 31, 2024 and June 30, 2024. After this date, IBM will no longer offer support and maintenance for the following models:

  • Power System S814 (8286-41A) – 5/31/24
  • Power System S822LC Optimized (8335-GCA) – 5/31/24
  • System Storage DS8888 (533x-988) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8888 (533x-88E) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8886 (533x-986) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8886 (533x-985) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8886 (533x-86E) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8886 (533x-85E) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8884 (533x-984) – 6/30/24
  • System Storage DS8882F (5332-983) – 6/30/24

This can be a challenging situation for businesses that rely on their IBM hardware. Upgrading to newer models can be expensive, and continuing to use unsupported hardware can be risky.

Pre Rack IT: Your Trusted Support Partner

In the face of upcoming EOS dates, organizations can turn to reliable third-party support providers to ensure a seamless transition without compromising on service quality. Pre Rack IT is one such company that specializes in offering comprehensive support solutions for a wide range of hardware, including IBM hardware.

Key Benefits of Pre Rack IT Support

  1. Extended Hardware Lifespan: Pre Rack IT provides extended support beyond the manufacturer’s EOS dates, allowing organizations to maximize the lifespan of their existing IBM hardware.
  2. Cost Savings: By choosing third-party support, organizations can often achieve significant cost savings compared to traditional OEM support contracts. Pre Rack IT offers flexible and cost-effective support plans tailored to the specific needs of each client.
  3. Experienced and Certified Engineers: Pre Rack IT boasts a team of experienced and certified engineers who are well-versed in IBM hardware. Their expertise ensures prompt and efficient issue resolution, minimizing downtime.
  4. Coterminous Contracts: Aligns timelines for convenient and simultaneous expiration, streamlining renewals efficiently.
  5. Multi-vender Agnostic: Ensuring compatibility, flexibility, and optimal performance across diverse equipment.
  6. Single Point of Contact: A single point of contact for support, hardware and professional services.

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As the industry transitions towards newer technologies, partnering with a reliable support provider like Pre Rack IT can help organizations extend the life of their IBM hardware while maintaining operational excellence. By proactively addressing the EOS challenge, organizations can focus on innovation and growth without compromising on the performance and security of their server infrastructure.

We can help you make the transition to third party support as seamless as possible. Contact us today to get started.