End of Life Process
In the EOL process, the individual steps for the product life cycle are defined. The end-of-life process consists of a series of technical and business milestones and activities that remove a product from the market. If this process starts, the product is not sold, manufactured, improved, repaired, maintained or supported by the manufacturer. However, it can be maintained by third party maintenance companies such as Hardwarewartung.com.
Retreat from Marketing
A formal notice period that indicates the stop of sales and provides a time for the customer to purchase hardware and manufacturer support for the last time.
End of Sale
The last date to order the product through normal Hitachi Data Systems point-of-sale mechanisms. After this date, the product is no longer available.
The date on which Hitachi Data Systems no longer provides support for a product. The only way to get support here is through a third part maintenance company, such as Hardwarewartung.com