The NetApp AFF A300 debuted in November of 2016, and embodied cutting-edge technology and future-proof design – those were the selling points that likely convinced you to invest the significant amount of money required for your data center.
However, NetApp is already planning the NetApp AFF A300 EOSL. The NetApp AFF A300 end of service life will mature on November 30, 2026. If this is such powerful, high-performance system, why does it have such a short lifespan?
The truth is that it doesn’t. It was designed to stand the test of time and deliver reliable performance year after year. NetApp is just ready to launch the replacement system (the AFF A400) to help boost profitability. There is no real underlying reason for you to upgrade, although facing the prospect of either going without support, or shelling out a ton of cash for expensive warranty extensions from the OEM can make it seem like upgrading is the smartest option.
You can get post-EOSL support from a third party maintainer like Park Place Technologies. Our network hardware maintenance agreements help you extend the useful life of your equipment at a lower cost than your previous OEM warranty. Contact us today!