Software withdrawal: IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (5608-W08) - replacement availableIBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 913-015
February 12, 2013
Effective February 15, 2013, IBM® will withdraw from marketing, programs and features licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement. Replacements are available. This change is being made to improve IBM order processing. On or after that date, you can no longer obtain this program directly from IBM . You can obtain this program on an as-available basis through IBM Remarketers.
Effective February 15, 2013, the following programs and features will be withdrawn:
Program Program Feature number Program/Feature name version number 5608-W08 IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage 5.1 All Center 5608-W09 SW Subscription and Support 1.1 All 1 year registration 5608-W10 SW Subscription and Support 1.1 All 2 year registration 5608-W11 SW Subscription and Support 1.1 All 3 year registration 5608-W12 SW Subscription and Support 1.1 All 4 year registration 5608-W13 SW Subscription and Support 1.1 All 5 year registration
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Program Program Withdrawn programs number Replacement programs number IBM SmartCloud Virtual 5608-W08 IBM SmartCloud Virtual 5608-AE1 Storage Center Storage Center SW Subscription and 5608-W09 SW Subscription and 5608-AE2 Support 1 year Support 1 year registration registration SW Subscription and 5608-W10 SW Subscription and 5608-AE3 Support 2 year Support 2 year registration registration SW Subscription and 5608-W11 SW Subscription and 5608-AE4 Support 3 year Support 3 year registration registration SW Subscription and 5608-W12 SW Subscription and 5608-AE5 Support 4 year Support 4 year registration registration SW Subscription and 5608-W13 SW Subscription and 5608-AE6 Support 5 year Support 5 year registration registration
For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 213-099, dated February 12, 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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Refer to Software Announcement 213-099, dated February 12, 2013 .
Refer to the Software Support website for product support information
Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these products will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.
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