Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Tue Feb 7 19:48:03 CST 2012

On 02/07/2012 04:54 PM, Werth, Dave wrote:
> We have been informed that the EOSL (End of Service Life?) for our E450 will
> be 12/31/2012 and the EOSL for our Storedge A1000 will be 9/30/2012.  We would
> like to continue to use these devices for 2-3 more years before we retire
> them.  We are running an old ERP system on Solaris 7.1 and Oracle 8i and we'll
> be upgraded to our parent companies system sometime in the 2-3 year time
> frame.  Because of constraints from the ERP system we can't upgrade either
> Solaris or Oracle.
> What other options besides self support would we have to keep these boxes
> running?  One thing of particular concern is the cache battery in the A1000
> which expires every 2 years.  When it does the performance goes to hell.

I have talked to Anysystem.com about hardware support, and was pretty 
comfortable with their plan. If they support older hardware (and I think 
they do), that may be a decent option.


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