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When will your Technology Reach "End of Life"?

by Jessica Baker on

"End of Life" signifies the last day that a certain product or piece of technology will receive security updates. We talk a lot about how important it is to stay on top of updates, and it's just as important to stay on top of when those updates will no longer be available. When your technology is reaching the "End of Life" stage, it's important to start thinking about replacing it with something that will continue to be supported and will receive regular security and performance updates and vulnerability patches. 

End of Life Hardware Software List

Below is a list of upcoming End of Life dates for various hardware and software.

  • Entries are sorted with the nearest date first
  • Where possible, the EOL date links to official documentation concerning the product's end of life date.
Product EOL Date
macOS Sierra (10.12) Fall 2019
Aruba 650 Series Controllers 10/31/2019
Polycom Soundpoint IP Gen 2 Phones (IP550, IP650, etc.) 12/31/2019
Aruba AP & IAP 105 Access Points 01/08/2020
Windows 7 01/14/2020
Windows Server 2008 (all editions) 01/14/2020
CentOS 6 11/30/2020
Sonicwall TZ 205 Routers 06/30/2020
Sonicwall TZ 105 Routers 07/28/2020
Polycom VVX Gen 1 Phones (VVX400, VVX410, VVX500, etc.) 09/01/2021
Windows 8.1 01/10/2023
Windows Server 2012 (all editions) 10/10/2023
CentOS 7 06/30/2024
Windows Server 2016 (all editions) 01/11/2027
Aruba AP & IAP 2XX Series TBD
Fortigate E Generation Routers TBD
Windows 10 TBD

*In the case of macOS, no official EOL dates are announced by Apple. This date is an indication of when Apple released or is likely to release, what is assumed to be the last security update. 

 

Below is a list of past End of Life dates for various hardware and software. 

Product EOL Date
macOS El Capitan (10.11) Fall 2018
Vmware ESXi 5.5 9/19/2018
macOS Yosemite (10.10) 07/19/2017
Windows Vista 04/11/2017
CentOS 5 03/31/2017
Aruba 3200 Series Controllers 01/31/2017
Windows Server 2003 (all editions) 07/14/2015
Polycom Soundpoint IP Gen 1 Phones (IP501, IP60, etc.) 08/20/2014
Windows XP 04/08/2014

This list will continue to be updated as more dates are released. 

 

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