Cisco Systems announced today the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series Blade Servers which includes the B200 M4, B420 M4, B260 M4 and B460 M4. February 14, 2019 will be the last day to order the affected products from Cisco.
Rising global economic activity, the exponential growth in data, coupled with increasing server density, has created an industry wide shortage in memory and SSDs. For months, memory manufacturers have lagged behind on market demand, resulting in increasing lead times and price hikes across all OEMs. Throughout 2017, many leading manufacturers including Cisco, Dell, HPE, and Lenovo have announced price increases multiple times. Across the board, manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) for memory have nearly doubled. Moving into 2018, industry analysts expect further memory price increases as projections for demand doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.
On April 16th, 2017 Cisco announced an end-of-life milestone for the Catalyst 4500-E series. The last date to renew support for existing SMARTnet contracts on the 4507R-E and 4510R-E chassis is July 15th, 2017. These chassis will fully go obsolete on April 30, 2018.
Vista IT Group announced it has been selected by Cisco to join an elite group of resellers in the Cisco Excess program. This achievement makes Vista IT Group one of a handful of value added resellers in North America that are enabled to provide refurbished and excess Cisco products that are guaranteed by Cisco to be SMARTnet eligible.