[c-nsp] Cisco life cycle strategy

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Sat Nov 21 14:01:22 EST 2020

On 11/20/20 07:06, aaron1 at gvtc.com wrote:
> I don't know if I fully understand why a vendor EOL's a piece of equipment
> or software version.  There are probably various reasons why a vendor
> chooses to do this.  I feel as the customer that just because a vendor
> thinks something is EOL, doesn't mean I am done using it.  Maybe I have a
> good use for it for the foreseeable future.

It just means the vendor is done with it and wants to cease all efforts 
supporting/maintaining it. They'd rather you buy new stuff. The 
maintenance phase is not sexy and doesn't lead to increasing profit or 
shareholder value (for public companies).


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