Hardware withdrawal: IBM 3592 Tape Controller Model C07 and select features - Some replacements available

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Withdrawal Announcement ZG15-0177
August 11, 2015

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Effective November 13, 2015, 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 December 14, 2015.

You can obtain these products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, visit the IBM Certified Used website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Used Equipment™ has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days. For further information, visit


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Description Machine type Model Feature number
Tape Controller Model C07 3592 C07  
TAA Compliance 3592 C07 0983
Attached to System z® 3592 C07 9000
3592 Tape Drive Attached to C07/C06 3592 C07 9478
Direct Connect Drives/Plant 3592 C07 9493
CU Encryption Configuration / Plant 3592 C07 9595
No Factory Cables 3592 C07 9700
Plant install C07 in a 3952 F05 Frame (for TS3500 Attachment) 3592 C07 9890
Logical Library option (provides 2x additional HDDs) 3592 C07 4444
Dual Port FC HBA 3592 C07 5241
QuadPort Ethernet Adapter 3592 C07 5597
Plant Install 3592 C07 3952 F05 5890
Field Merge 3592 C07 3952 F05 5891
TS3500 Tape Library Attachment 3952 F05 7325
TS3500 Tape Library Attachment Expansion 3952 F05 7326
Direct Connect Drives/Plant 3952 F05 9493

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The IBM Tape Controller family has long been a choice for direct attachment in mainframe environments providing a unique set of connectivity options. The advancement of virtual tape libraries for performance and design flexibility has created a new direction for direct-attach users.

Available options to replace Tape Controller Model C07 for connectivity in mainframe environments are TS7720 and ProtecTIER® Mainframe Edition (ME). TS7720 offers the flexibility of tape-less and tape-attach configurations. For very small mainframe environments, ProtecTIER ME is a premiere solution, delivering the best performance to price ratio with a reduction in storage costs.

A changing world requires changing solutions and IBM Data Protection and Retention (DP&R) continues to offer solutions for our mainframe customers.

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries.


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