Entries by Martin Shaw

HP firmware updates 19th February deadline looming – are your servers protected?

  HP recently announced that from Wednesday 19th February 2014, there will be restricted access to firmware updates for HP ProLiant servers.    Updates will only be available to customers with a valid warranty, HP Care Pack or support agreement. We’re currently experiencing an increase in the number of enquiries from existing and new customers asking […]

Time to get an HP Extended Warranty? From 19th February only servers under warranty will be able to get HP firmware updates

HP are planning to change the way they distribute firmware updates to their customers.   HP published a note on its server support pages that stated “Starting February 2014, an active warranty or contract is required to access HP ProLiant Server firmware updates. HP has made significant investments in our intellectual capital to provide the best […]

What are your options when manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service?

There are some very valid reasons why manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service.   Some are technical and others are financially motivated.     But what are your options when some of your infrastructure is declared as such?   The manufacturers normally issue updates to products which have been declared End-of-Life or End-of-Service for many […]

Why do manufacturers declare products End-of-Life and End-of-Service?

There are many reasons why manfucturers declare equipment End-of-Life and End-of-Service such as:   Manufacturers keen to sell new technology to customers to keep their shareholders happy The demand for particular models means manufacturing is discontinued The replacement parts for particular models are not produced any longer Technical staff training focuses on new technologies meaning […]