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This page lists all software products that have product life cycle date patterns included in the Extended Data Pack 2015-Aug-1. The list comprises of data for:

  • 13 publishers
  • 21 operating systems
  • 437 operating system versions

How OS Product Life Cycle Data Can Help You

You can use BMC Atrium Discovery OS Support Date data to:

  • Identify operating systems that are exposed to security / stability risks as they are no longer supported by patch updates
  • Identify operating systems that you may be paying a premium maintenance subscription for
  • Identify operating systems that are no longer shipping so may increase costs and risks associated with variance

OS Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard

An OS Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard can be selected using the Dashboard menu on BMC Atrium Discovery Home Page.

Product Life Cycle Terminology

The product life cycle dates include the following milestones where made available and used by the publisher. Note some publisher use different terminology and definitions, in these cases we have aligned to the closest matching definition.
software.

  • End Of Life (EOL) - at this milestone the publisher will stop shipping the particular version of the operating system
  • End Of Support (EOS) - at this milestone the publisher will stop providing patch updates for the particular version of the operating system
  • End Of Extended Support (EOES) - at this milestone the publisher will stop providing support for the particular version of the operating system.

OS Product Life Cycle Data Supported

 

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