9 EMC Connectrix Products to be Dropped from Maintenance in 2013
2013 will see nine (9) EMC Connectrix products manufactured by Brocade/McData dropped from maintenance; three switches, two routers, one SAN director, two storage cabinets and a special purpose appliance. (Source: EMC Hardware Release and Service Dates, dated May 8, 2012) If you are still using any of the EMC products listed in the table below mark the date and plan to find an alternative maintenance provider.
|EMC||Brocade/McData||Product||End of Support|
|Product Name||Product Name||Type||(EOS) Date|
|EMC DS-4100B||Brocade 4100||Switch||January 31, 2013|
|EMC DS-4400M||Brocade 4400||Switch||January 31, 2013|
|EMC DS-4700M||Brocade 4700||Switch||January 31, 2013|
|EMC MP-1620||McData 1620||Router||January 31, 2013|
|EMC MP-2640||McData 2640||Router||January 31, 2013|
|EMC ED-10000M||McData i10K||Director||July 31, 2013|
|n/a||Cabinet||January 31, 2013|
|EMC EC1500M||n/a||Cabinet||January 31, 2013|
|EMC AP-7420B||Brocade AP 7420||Appliance||January 31, 2013|
Don’t let your mission critical SAN infrastructure go uncovered. Be prepared for the planned maintenance discontinuance. Maintenance rates for these machines are now a fraction of their original EMC price. To investigate your options contact Jeff Klein firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-934-6500 extension 11.
P.S. The EMC Celerra NS350 will be dropped from maintenance on March 31, 2013 and the CLARiiON AX 150 series will be dropped from maintenance on May 31, 2013.