Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage 3958-DD5 and 3959-SM2 - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 913-005
February 5, 2013

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Effective February 5, 2013, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following products. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM .

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than February 5, 2013. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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                                  Machine  Model   Feature
Description                       type     number  number
ProtecTIER V3.2 EE preload        3958     DD5     9307
ProtecTIER V3.2 Entry Ed preload  3959     SM2     9315

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Withdrawn       Machine    Feature Replacement     Machine    Feature
product         type-model number  product         type-model number
ProtecTIER V3.2  3958-DD5   9307   ProtecTIER® V3.3  3958-DD5   9319
 EE preload                         EE preload
ProtecTIER V3.2  3959-SM2   9315   ProtecTIER V3.3  3959-SM2   9318
 Entry Ed preload                   Entry Ed preload

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-003, dated February 05, 2013 .

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


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The IBMLink ServiceLink library of answered questions and other technical information for the product remains available.


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