Earlier this year, we did a post to let you know when Cisco announced the dates that the Catalyst 3750G, 3560G, 3750-E, and 3560-E Series Switches were going end-of-life/end-of-sale.
The message we had that day is the same one we have now: Relax; there’s no need to panic. CXtec has been in this industry for a long time and we’ve helped thousands of customers maintain their current networking infrastructures by providing used Cisco hardware and our own maintenance program.
We’d like to compile a few thoughts for you about the Cisco end-of-life notice experience.
There’s a lot of confusion out there about what Cisco end-of-life and end-of-sale announcements even mean in the first place. Basically, these notices just begin a series of steps leading to Cisco deeming products obsolete. This means they won’t sell or support them any longer. For a more detailed explanation, just check out this post.
That’s all well and good, but we can assure you that just because Cisco says a product is “obsolete,” doesn’t mean you can’t still acquire that product and keep it working for you. How do we know this? Because it’s what we do.
When you work with a great refurbished hardware vendor, like CXtec, you have a number of options even after the products you rely on are announced end-of-life. You can still get high-quality, working technology, backed by a great warranty, with a maintenance option.
Check out this post where we explain in detail how a Cisco end-of-life notice is not the end of the line.
If you’d like to check out a complete list of Cisco end-of-life and end-of-sale products, just go here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_end_of_life.html
For a list of Cisco end-of-life switches, just go here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/prod_category_end_of_life.html
But we’re providing these links with a disclaimer: Just because you might find some technology that you still use in your infrastructure on these pages, don’t think you need to make a change. You can still get quality used Cisco technology and maximize your current investment. So don’t panic!
We even have an entire support program dedicated to providing you the Cisco end-of-life and end-of-sale products you rely on. You still have the power to decide when and how you want to upgrade your technology infrastructure.