Announcement Summary - July 23, 2013

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Announcements by Letter Number

JG13-0202 IBM® zEnterprise™ EC12 enhancements enable data, cloud, and security-ready capabilities

JG13-0205 IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) extends modern mainframe capabilities for enterprises of all sizes to help cut costs, improve service, and fuel innovation for business growth

JG13-0213 Hardware withdrawal: IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM zEnterprise 114, IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 002, and selected IBM zEnterprise EC12 features

JP13-0249 IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V1.0

JP13-0300 IBM SmartCloud® for Social Business delivers new social, mobile, and audio conferencing capabilities to help improve collaboration and productivity in the cloud

JP13-0323 IBM Notes® and Domino® V9.0 adds national languages

JP13-0326 Software withdrawal: IBM Forms Server V8.0

JP13-0330 IBM Forms Server Classic V8.0.1 enables businesses to automate document centric processes through traditional document based forms applications

JP13-0339 IBM Security QRadar V7.2 family delivers new capabilities and adds IBM Security QRadar Vulnerability Manager V7.2

JP13-0345 IBM Encryption Pattern for Security First SPxBitFiler provides data-at-rest encryption and helps improve application security in PureApplication™ System W1500

JP13-0348 IBM i2® Intelligent Law Enforcement offers national language support

JP13-0350 IBM InfoSphere® Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP applications enhanced to further use capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server V9.1

JP13-0354 IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition is now available for Power 710, 720, and 730 small servers, and on the IBM Flex System™ p260 compute node

JP13-0360 IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 1 delivers the foundation for Smarter Computing

JP13-0361 IBM Security zSecure™ V2.1 enhances mainframe security intelligence and automates compliance auditing

JP13-0364 IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5100 next-generation intrusion prevention system, along with IBM Security SiteProtector™ System V3.0, can increase network visibility to monitor and control application activity

JP13-0365 IBM z/VM V6.3 - Virtualization with efficiency at scale

JP13-0368 IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4 offers new function and improved performance

JP13-0369 IBM Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 delivers an evaluation edition of the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS compiler

JP13-0373 Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC offers price-performance advantages for IBM zEnterprise BC12 servers

JP13-0379 IBM z/OS Management Facility V2.1 enables you to optimize productivity and simplify management tasks

JP13-0410 Statement of direction: IBM WebSphere DataPower® Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition, for use within the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension can provide flexible deployment options

JP13-0417 IBM Quantitative Reporting for Solvency II - Enterprise Edition delivers a prepackaged, fast-track solution to help insurers satisfy Pillar 3 quantitative reporting requirements

JP13-0422 Revised end of service dates: IBM Smart Analytics System 7600 1.0 and 1.2 and Smart Analytics System 5600 1.0

JP13-0424 IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 delivers rich capabilities in the areas of visualization, performance, and big data access

JS13-0011 End of service: Select Cisco Hardware features

JS13-0026 Service withdrawal: Select Cisco hardware products

JS13-0027 Service withdrawal and discontinuance of support: IBM Security selected products

Hardware Announcements


JG13-0202

IBM® zEnterprise™ EC12 enhancements enable data, cloud, and security-ready capabilities

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At a glance

Smarter Computing is the IBM approach and vision for the IT infrastructure for the future. It is understood that with Smarter Computing new technologies in the market today are transforming business. An IT infrastructure must be able to empower an organization to unleash new innovation through mastering big data, building the most efficient and flexible cloud, and securing it all. Smarter Computing requires an optimized infrastructure that is designed to allow you to energize your applications through integration, improved performance, and networking innovations. Smarter Computing is also designed to help you save money with consolidation opportunities and compression acceleration, securing it all with confidence using a trusted and resilient infrastructure. Smarter Computing requires the powerful, hybrid offering from System z®, the IBM zEnterprise System.

Today we are introducing enhancements to the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension (zBX) Model 003, and the IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager) to help strengthen the core attributes of zEnterprise - today's modern mainframe.

Energizing your applications

Helping you save money

Securing it all

Overview

Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of new mobile devices, big data, cloud, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help to deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, we recognize there is a need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a modern mainframe that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time-to-market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics. Advanced virtualization features like multisystem virtualization and Live Guest Relocation with System z, z/VM®, and Linux™ on System z help to provide an efficient infrastructure for deploying private clouds for workloads that scale both horizontally and vertically at a low total cost of ownership. And, with its high level of security, you can put your trust in the IBM zEnterprise System to protect your most valuable information, helping to reduce organizational and reputational risk.

Today we are announcing enhancements to the zEnterprise EC12. Compression acceleration is now available for SMF log data using the zEDC Express feature, which offers fast, policy-based compression when used with the zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) feature for z/OS V2.1. There is a technology refresh for the Ethernet environment with the introduction of OSA-Express5S. And, in support of a new z/OS server-to-server communications capability, we are introducing the 10GbE RoCE Express feature, which is designed to deliver reduced latency and lower CPU overhead compared to traditional TCP/IP communications.

Security and availability are cornerstones of System z servers, which offer unmatched resiliency and availability. We are enhancing Public Key Cryptography Standards for digital signatures with additional cryptographic algorithms and introducing the Trusted Key Entry 7.3 level of Licensed Internal Code (LIC) with migration wizard updates to help simplify initialization functions. We are also announcing a new exploiter for Flash Express, the Coupling Facility, for improved resilience for MQ shared queues. Coupling Thin Interrupts is designed to improve service times for shared engine Coupling Facilities, and to help improve the response time for asynchronous CF operations.

In support of our commitment to the hybrid computing environment, we are announcing enhancements to the zBX Model 003 and zManager, which were communicated on August 28, 2012. Businesses with a zBX Model 003 are now able to support performance policy management of service levels for System x® blades. A new zManager management area, Ensemble Availability Management, is designed to offer alert and notification capability for blade virtual servers to help promote continuous operations.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.

Planned availability date

September 20, 2013

September 30, 2013

October 31, 2013

Fourth quarter 2013


JG13-0205

IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) extends modern mainframe capabilities for enterprises of all sizes to help cut costs, improve service, and fuel innovation for business growth

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At a glance

As the newest member of the zEnterprise family, the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) is designed to help enterprises of all sizes improve customer service by exploiting the latest capabilities of the zEnterprise System. These include an efficient and flexible cloud delivery model, real-time data analytics, and enterprise mobility, all helping you leverage a highly secure and resilient infrastructure.

As an entry point for Enterprise Systems computing, the zBC12 is designed to enable new business capabilities while delivering increased performance and granular growth options in a smaller, more cost-effective footprint.

The zBC12 is also designed to provide continued investment protection to allow you to start small and rapidly expand. You can upgrade from the IBM System z10® Business Class (z10™ BC) or the IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) to the zBC12, as well as from the zBC12 to the IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) for maximum capacity to support your continued business growth.

Combined with the newly enhanced IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX) Model 003 and IBM zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager (zManager), the zBC12 offers a proven hybrid computing design that can help you manage and integrate workloads across multiple architectures (System z, UNIX™, and Intel™) with the simplicity of a single system.

The zBC12 is designed to provide an optimized infrastructure that allows you to:

Energize your applications with more performance, flexibility, and scalability

Refresh your technology now to help you save more money

For more information on the IBM System z Solution Edition Series visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/solutions/editions/

Secure it all with confidence with a trusted and resilient infrastructure

Overview

Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of new mobile devices, big data, cloud, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help to deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, IBM recognizes there is a need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a modern mainframe that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time-to-market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics. Advanced virtualization features like multisystem virtualization and Live Guest Relocation with System z, z/VM, and Linux on System z help to provide an efficient infrastructure for deploying private clouds for workloads that scale both horizontally and vertically at a low total cost of ownership. And, with its high level of security, you can put your trust in the IBM zEnterprise System to protect your most valuable information, helping to reduce organizational and reputational risk.

The IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) is the newest member of the IBM zEnterprise System family. It is designed as an affordable entry point for enterprise computing, and embraces all the same flexible growth options, industry-leading virtualization, and innovative capabilities of the massively scalable IBM zEnterprise EC12. The zBC12 continues the heritage of mainframe qualities of service with a lower and more granular cost structure, with significant improvements in packaging, performance, and total system scalability over prior generations.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections of this announcement.

Planned availability date

September 20, 2013

September 30, 2013

October 31, 2013

December 31, 2013

Fourth quarter 2013

Software Announcements


JP13-0360

IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 1 delivers the foundation for Smarter Computing

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z/OS V2.1. Get ready to innovate with Smarter Computing. z/OS V2.1 helps you get tomorrow-ready today.

The new version of z/OS, z/OS Version 2 Release 1, marks a new era of z/OS. Version 2 sets the groundwork for the next tier of mainframe computing, enabling you to pursue the innovation to drive highly scalable workloads -- including private clouds, support for mobile and social applications, and more. Its unrivaled security infrastructure is designed to help secure vast amounts of data; its highly optimized availability can help you deliver new data analytics solutions, and its continued improvements in management are targeted to help automate the operations of IBM zEnterprise systems. With support for and exploitation of the new IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) and zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) systems, z/OS V2.1 is designed to offer unmatched availability, scalability, and security to meet the emerging business challenges of cloud, data analytics, and the security demands of mobile and social applications. Through its unique design and qualities of service, z/OS delivers the foundation you need to support demanding workloads such as operational analytics and clouds alongside your traditional mission-critical applications.

With enhancements to management and operations, z/OS V2.1 and z/OS Management Facility V2.1 (z/OSMF V2.1) improve ease of configuration and software service level management to help reduce the cost and improve the quality of your configuration and management processes. z/OS and z/OSMF together can help your systems administrators and other personnel handle configuration tasks with ease.

Enhancements for z/OS V2.1 are designed to help you achieve the scale and availability needed for cloud, deliver a superior data serving environment, and secure your mission-critical assets. For instance, z/OS V2.1 is designed to help you:

z/OSMF V2.1 introduces capabilities designed to help you manage your z/OS environment more effectively and in a more consistent manner, helping you improve overall quality:

These select highlights of z/OS V2.1 contribute to the foundation of a highly secure, available, and scalable enterprise infrastructure for efficiently running business-critical applications. Some new IBM solutions well suited for this environment include:

Overview

Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of new mobile devices, big data, cloud, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help to deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, IBM recognizes there is a need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System with z/OS is a modern mainframe environment that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time-to-market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics.

IBM's z/OS V2.1 operating system in conjunction with zEC12 and zBC12 systems is a platform that can catalyze innovation with new solutions to support core business-critical and next-generation applications. Exploitation of new SMC-R for low-overhead communications, zEDC data compression for managing active data, Transactional Execution for improved throughput, large pages for superior performance, 100-way SMP support for scale, and crypto as a service for remote encryption allow you to drive business-critical work alongside new applications -- all with the outstanding qualities of service you need. Finally, with its world-class security, and cryptography, you can trust z/OS and the IBM zEnterprise System to help protect your most valuable information, helping you to develop innovative applications while reducing operational risk.

For cloud qualities of service, z/OS V2.1 helps you minimize opportunities for downtime and achieve superior performance and availability. New enhancements around the coupling facility are designed to boost performance and drive even higher throughput. SMC-R supports application-transparent, efficient networking for the fast exchange of information across systems. Enhancements planned for Flash Express allow Coupling Facilities to be used to strengthen the resiliency of IBM WebSphere MQ for z/OS Version 7 for managing messaging spikes. To support extraordinary qualities of service, z/OS V2.1 extends platform capabilities such as VSAM record-level sharing (RLS) for improved catalog performance and higher availability.

With a focus on data management, z/OS data tiering offers enhanced intelligent policy-based data movement designed to help you better meet service goals. And z/OS along with zEnterprise Data Compression (zEDC) offers CPU-efficient and low latency compression, designed to help your enterprise support data-intensive applications with ease.

z/OS V2.1 can help you deploy the mainframe as your secured enterprise service delivery hub and, now, as an enterprise cryptographic hub. The new crypto-as-a-service is designed to be available for Linux clients and is intended to make z/OS-based secure key encryption accessible to Linux applications while providing hardware protection for keys. The security fabric of z/OS helps you improve audit readiness, helps secure data and IP, and supports current standards to help you address evolving industry requirements.

z/OSMF V2.1, the new face of z/OS, also offers capabilities designed to help you achieve more standardized management processes and improved quality using a single user interface supporting multiple tasks. A new workflow application is designed for exploiters to help you structure and sequence your work in a repeatable way to improve process quality and reduce errors.

An extended software management application provides reporting capabilities to help you manage software currency at a glance, simply and efficiently. z/OSMF itself is designed for efficiency using the reduced resource requirements of the Liberty profile in WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5.

Getting to the next tier of computing to support new mobile and social applications, globally connected 24x7 systems, and increasing volumes of data can be a challenging journey. Let z/OS V2.1 help you easily get the infrastructure you need to get there, today.

Key prerequisites

z/OS V2.1 runs on these IBM System z servers:

Planned availability date

September 30, 2013


JP13-0379

IBM z/OS Management Facility V2.1 enables you to optimize productivity and simplify management tasks

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At a glance

IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) V2.1 (5610-A01) offers management and system administration simplification to help you manage your z/OS environment. It is a foundation for continued z/OS system simplification enhancements and provides streamlined processes to address many daily management activities. It helps create a more seamless z/OS management experience, helps drive repeatable processes and can improve productivity for system administrators and system programmers. Its browser-based interface is well-suited for those accustomed to graphical user interfaces, and can help speed productivity both for new and for existing z/OS users. It is ideally suited for organizations who want to simplify z/OS management, who are facing skills shortages, or who want to ensure more consistent and repeatable management processes to improve quality. Enhancements for z/OSMF V2.1 include both a broad set of functional capabilities, task-oriented applications, and a new design expected to reduce resource requirements.

Specific highlights of z/OSMF V2.1 include functions intended to:

Overview

z/OSMF V2.1 features enhancements to simplify the user experience and reduce error-prone aspects of systems administration. New capabilities are designed to help you achieve more standardized management processes, automate repeatable tasks, improve launch-in-context capabilities, and improve process quality. A new software management application provides reporting and display capabilities to show end-of-service dates for software inventory and fix status for SMP/E-installed products. Also, a new workflow application infrastructure can help organizations further automate the sequencing of management tasks, improving the efficiency of management. In addition, z/OSMF is designed to incur reduced resource requirements by using the Liberty profile from WebSphere Application Server for z/OS, V8.5. New enhancements include:

IBM z/OS Management Facility (5610-A01) can be acquired together with z/OS (5650-ZOS).

Key prerequisites

Planned availability date

September 30, 2013


JP13-0249

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V1.0

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Overview

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V1.0 helps you reduce operational costs, improves asset productivity, and increases process efficiency by providing operational, maintenance, and quality insights directly to decision makers. IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V1.0 offers functionality to assist with the goals of:

With increased global supply chains, raw material price volatility, increased compliance, requirements, and rapidly evolving workforce, organizations are looking at their operations (and how to reduce costs) more than ever before. Fundamentally, organizations often lack not only visibility but also predictability into their assets' health and performance. Maximizing asset productivity and ensuring that the associated processes are as efficient as possible are key aspects for organizations striving to gain those strong financial returns. IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality V1.0 helps enable organizations to:

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section for details.

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013: Electronic availability

July 30, 2013: Media availability


JP13-0361

IBM Security zSecure™ V2.1 enhances mainframe security intelligence and automates compliance auditing

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IBM Security zSecure suite V2.1 delivers:

IBM Security zSecure Compliance, Auditing, and Administration solutions are now at V2.1.

Overview

IBM Security zSecure suite consists of multiple individual products designed to help you administer your mainframe security, monitor for threats, enforce policy compliance, audit usage and configurations, and assist in compliance management and audit reporting.

IBM Security zSecure Admin, IBM Security zSecure Visual, and IBM Security zSecure CICS® Toolkit provide administrative, provisioning, and management components that can significantly reduce administration time, effort, and costs, and help improve productivity and response time, as well as help reduce training time for new administrators.

IBM Security zSecure Audit, IBM Security zSecure Alert, and IBM Security zSecure Command Verifier provide security policy enforcement, audit, monitoring, and compliance management capability. These offerings help ease the burden of compliance audits, help reduce the time and costs of performing compliance and monitoring, can improve security and incident handling, and can increase overall operational effectiveness.

Additional offerings include IBM Security zSecure Manager for RACF z/VM.

IBM Security zSecure Compliance, Auditing, and Administration solutions are now at V2.1. Refer to the Description section for more information.

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

September 6, 2013


JP13-0323

IBM Notes® and Domino® V9.0 adds national languages

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Overview

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0 is now available in the following group G2b and G3 national languages:

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013: Electronic availability

August 23, 2013: Media availability

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


JP13-0339

IBM Security QRadar V7.2 family delivers new capabilities and adds IBM Security QRadar Vulnerability Manager V7.2

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At a glance

The enhanced IBM Security QRadar V7.2 family of products includes:

Overview

IBM Security QRadar V7.2 products provide a security intelligence platform that integrates disparate functions including SIEM, log management, configuration monitoring, network behavior anomaly detection, risk management, vulnerability management, and network vulnerability scanning into a comprehensive intelligence solution.

IBM Security QRadar V7.2 delivers a set of new capabilities in the QRadar SIEM and QRadar Risk Manager product families.

IBM Security QRadar Vulnerability Manager V7.2 is a new QRadar offering that provides seamlessly integrated network vulnerability scanning and reporting with network context aware vulnerability management workflow that is fully integrated with QRadar SIEM and is available as a software option and appliance.

Refer to the Description section for details on new capabilities.

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date


JP13-0373

Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC offers price-performance advantages for IBM zEnterprise BC12 servers

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Overview

Complementing the information in the announcement of the IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12) server in Hardware Announcement JG13-0205, dated July 23, 2013, IBM makes available:

Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC uses the reporting mechanisms and existing Millions of Service Units per hour (MSU) tiers of the AEWLC pricing metric while extending the software price-performance provided by AEWLC.

Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC applies only to eligible z/OS, z/TPF, and z/VSE® operating systems and their associated middleware programs when running on a single, stand-alone zBC12 server. It also applies to all these operating systems and their associated middleware programs when running in a z/VM guest environment. For details, refer to the Programs eligible for AEWLC section. Entry Workload License Charges (EWLC) and the Midrange Workload License Charges (MWLC) license options are not available for a zBC12 server.

The revisions to the Technology Update Pricing for AWLC offering and the two Transition Charges for Sysplexes offerings apply only to eligible z/OS and z/TPF operating systems and their associated middleware programs, when running in an aggregated Parallel Sysplex or a Loosely Coupled Complex, respectively.

Benefits of Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC:

Benefits of the revisions to Technology Update Pricing for AWLC:

Benefits of revisions to Transition Charges for Sysplexes:

Key prerequisites

Technology Update Pricing for AEWLC applies only to:

Planned availability date

September 20, 2013


JP13-0330

IBM Forms Server Classic V8.0.1 enables businesses to automate document centric processes through traditional document based forms applications

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At a glance

IBM Forms Server Classic V8.0.1 helps line of business as well as IT users to automate document centric processes. It helps deliver:

Overview

IBM Forms Server Classic V8.0.1 helps you build and deploy traditional document based forms applications by delivering the following benefits:

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Planned availability date

July 26, 2013: Electronic availability

August 16, 2013: Media availability

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


JP13-0345

IBM Encryption Pattern for Security First SPxBitFiler provides data-at-rest encryption and helps improve application security in PureApplication™ System W1500

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At a glance

IBM Encryption Pattern for Security First SPxBitFiler can deliver the following function:

Overview

IBM Encryption Pattern for Security First SPxBitFiler can encrypt the file system content as part of the pattern deployment process of almost any virtual machine deployed through a pattern (either virtual system or virtual application). This product is based on SPxBitFiler technology from Security First Corporation. SPxBitFiler offers data-at-rest protection for enterprise-class storage and cloud computing. This technology can create a transparent file system , by encrypting the data stored in the file system. SPxBitFiler can simplify restoration of data stored on the file system, by helping to create a highly security-enhanced and available data solution. This encryption solution is FIPS 140-2 level 2-certified.

With IBM Encryption Pattern for Security First SPxBitFiler, users may enable file system encryption by entering minimal configuration information, such as the file system directories to be encrypted.

This product is available only in English.

Key prerequisites

IBM PureApplication System W1500 patterns deployed to Red Hat Linux systems

Planned availability date


JP13-0348

IBM i2® Intelligent Law Enforcement offers national language support

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Overview

For law enforcement agencies that want a to find a smarter way of working using data and analytics to support their mission of crime reduction and improved public safety, IBM i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement is a comprehensive software solution that delivers knowledge tools optimized for investigations, intelligence analysis, operations, and agency collaboration to help everyone in the organization - right from the tactical edge to the command level - to be more effective.

i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement integrates core components from the IBM portfolio of operations, intelligence analysis, and policing products into a collaborative solution with an enhanced user experience. The offering enhances existing investment in these products, providing a unified system to support the work of predicting, preventing, and helping defeat the world's most sophisticated criminal and terrorist threats.

Version 1.0.1 extends the reach of i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement with national language versions for:

i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement Version 1.0.1 also takes advantage of the latest updates to its included IBM products:

With i2 COPLINK as its foundation, i2 Intelligent Law Enforcement provides proven capability for policing organizations, and with the inclusion of Intelligent Operations Center , the offering sets the stage for information sharing across city departments. It provides policing organizations with more information to assist with investigations.

For details about the included products, refer to the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planned availability date

Refer to the Overview section for national language availability.


JP13-0365

IBM z/VM V6.3 - Virtualization with efficiency at scale

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At a glance

IBM z/VM V6.3 extends the mainframe virtualization platform to help you reshape and derive more value from your experiences. z/VM V6.3 is designed to offer:

Today's z/VM provides a highly secure and scalable enterprise cloud infrastructure and an environment for efficiently running multiple diverse critical applications with support for more virtual servers than any other platform in a single footprint. Enhancements that provide improved scalability and better price performance strengthen z/VM as a foundation for optimized workload deployment with reduced costs per virtual server.

Overview

Organizations around the world are recognizing the increasing role that technology plays in driving change as they shift investments from infrastructure maintenance toward new projects that drive business innovation. The explosive growth of mobile devices, big data, cloud computing, and social media represents a clear opportunity to reshape business models, create competitive advantage, and help deliver significant business value. In order to capitalize on these emerging opportunities, you recognize the need to respond with increased agility to deliver new services, while addressing cost, complexity, and risk. This requires an optimized infrastructure that is integrated, flexible, and secure.

The IBM zEnterprise System is a modern mainframe that is uniquely suited to deliver industry-leading innovation and value. It allows your organization to exploit new technologies to help improve efficiency and speed time to market. It is designed to unlock the power of big data with the integration of business intelligence and transactional processing to help deliver competitive advantages through actionable insights gained from real-time analytics. Advanced virtualization features like multisystem virtualization and Live Guest Relocation with System z, z/VM, and Linux on System z help to provide an efficient infrastructure for deploying private clouds to support workloads that scale both horizontally and vertically at a low total cost of ownership. And, with its high level of security, you can put your trust in the IBM zEnterprise System to protect your most valuable information, helping to reduce organizational and reputational risk.

With the increase of business scale, workloads are continuing to grow in size, putting significant pressure on the resource requirements of virtual machines. New enhancements to z/VM V6.3 now support 1 TB of real memory to help clients keep pace with increasing business demands while continuing to allow for the highest levels of shared resource utilization. This support may increase server consolidation ratios. z/VM V6.3 is the premier virtualization platform, supporting more virtual servers than any other in a single footprint. It provides industry-leading capabilities to efficiently scale both horizontally and vertically, enabling clients to support growing business demands while lowering the cost of service delivery.

In addition to more memory we have also addressed the increasing workload demands for processor cycles and for quicker access to memory. z/VM HiperDispatch does that by strengthening the affinity between where work is dispatched and where the data used by that work exists, thereby avoiding delays to retrieve that data. z/VM HiperDispatch is expected to provide improved throughput depending on workload characteristics, with memory-intensive workloads running on large numbers (16 to 32) of physical processors most likely to achieve the highest performance gains.

To accelerate the delivery of its cloud offerings, IBM recently announced plans to base all of its cloud services and software on open architecture and standards, including OpenStack. OpenStack is an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud computing open source project. IBM joined the project in 2012 and in support of System z is making contributions to the OpenStack project that are designed to enable z/VM V6.3 to be the first System z operating environment that can be managed with these open cloud architecture-based interfaces.

For clients who want to administer virtual servers with Extreme Cloud Administration Toolkit (xCAT), a scalable open source tool developed by IBM, xCAT is now provided with z/VM V6.3. It no longer needs to be separately downloaded, installed, and configured. Users can quickly deploy xCAT with a small amount of tailoring.

Clients can migrate from z/VM V6.2 to z/VM V6.3 in a shorter period of time with automation provided by a new upgrade installation procedure. Automation eliminates the effort required to copy and reconfigure your current environment and the hardware resources associated with migration. Taking advantage of Live Guest Relocation in conjunction with such an upgrade can completely eliminate a planned outage of active workloads.

z/VM V6.3 security enhancements provide support for extending digital signature cryptography with support for the IBM Enterprise Public Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) #11 (EP11) coprocessor. z/VM provides guest support to protect data and comply with Europay, Mastercard, and Visa (EMV), the global standard for authenticating credit and debit card transactions.

This new release of z/VM, coupled with support for the new IBM System zEC12 and zBC12 servers, helps provide the foundation for a highly secure and scalable enterprise cloud infrastructure and an environment for efficiently running multiple critical industry applications. Examples of new solutions well suited for this environment are:

For the most current information on z/VM V6.3, refer to the z/VM website at

http://www.ibm.com/vm/zvm630/

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

Planned availability date

July 26, 2013

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


JP13-0364

IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5100 next-generation intrusion prevention system, along with IBM Security SiteProtector™ System V3.0, can increase network visibility to monitor and control application activity

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At a glance

IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5100 delivers:

IBM Security SiteProtector System V3.0 delivers a broad span of command and control capabilities for IBM security agents and appliances.

Overview

For ease of ordering, the following IBM Security threat protection products are now available in IBM Passport Advantage®.

IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5100 is a next generation intrusion prevention appliance. It contains many features that help address today's information security concerns. It can help:

IBM Security SiteProtector System V3.0 is a centralized management console that delivers a broad span of command and control capabilities for IBM security agents and appliances. IBM Security SiteProtector System technology scales from one agent to thousands and can be deployed in a single, central location, while some organizations choose to implement multiple instances depending on factors such as organizational and geographical distribution of the network. IBM Security SiteProtector System is available as software to install on a server or as a self-contained hardware appliance.

IBM Security Network Active Bypass provides a mechanism for maintaining network uptime. Security 1G and 10G Network Active Bypass complements the IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention GX7800 appliance to help provide ahead of the threat protection for core networks. It also helps save money by controlling bandwidth-consuming applications such as file sharing programs, including Facebook, Skype, and media streaming applications. Security 10G Network Active Bypass is designed to support today's core 10GbE networks and supports up to four 10GbE networks.

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

September 05, 2013: For software, media, and appliance availability


JP13-0300

IBM SmartCloud® for Social Business delivers new social, mobile, and audio conferencing capabilities to help improve collaboration and productivity in the cloud

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IBM SmartCloud for Social Business enhances social and collaboration capabilities with new mobile, content and document collaboration, and integrated social and audio capabilities in web meetings.

Users can:

Overview

IBM SmartCloud for Social Business provides one-click access to business-grade file sharing, social networking, communities, online meetings, instant messaging, email, and calendar. The power of IBM SmartCloud for Social Business is that it is designed to help companies collaborate and work with anyone inside or outside their company's firewall.

New capabilities in IBM SmartCloud Engage Advanced and Standard, IBM SmartCloud Connections, IBM Audio Conferencing for SmartCloud Meetings, and enhancements to IBM SmartCloud Docs and Chat deliver options designed to help achieve productivity and collaboration in the cloud. In Japan, the product name is IBM SmarterCloud for Social Business.

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Technical information section for additional information.

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013


JP13-0354

IBM PowerVM® Enterprise Edition is now available for Power 710, 720, and 730 small servers, and on the IBM Flex System™ p260 compute node

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IBM delivers more value to clients looking for a lower price for the IBM Power Systems™ entry hardware portfolio. The new PowerVM EE on small servers is limited to these servers:

Overview

In a continuing effort to enhance the value of the PowerVM Enterprise edition offerings, the PowerVM Enterprise Edition for Small Server delivers more value to clients looking for a lower price for the IBM Power Systems entry hardware portfolio.

The new PowerVM EE on small servers can be ordered on the IBM Flex System p260 Compute Node (7895-23X, 7895-23A, and 7954-24X), Power 710 (8231-E1D and 8268-E1D), Power 720 (8202-E4D), and the Power 730 (8231-E2D) servers.


JP13-0350

IBM InfoSphere® Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP applications enhanced to further use capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server V9.1

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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V9.1 is updated with the latest IBM InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 and IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V8.5 capabilities.

New capabilities support agile data integration, business-driven governance, and sustainable data quality for SAP applications.

Overview

IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications delivers a complete, scalable, repeatable, and reusable SAP-specific data migration solution. Built on IBM InfoSphere Information Server technology, it is a comprehensive, documented data migration methodology that is specific to SAP migrations and consolidations.

InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V9.1 is updated with the latest IBM InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 and IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V8.5 capabilities. These enhancements:

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date


JP13-0417

IBM Quantitative Reporting for Solvency II - Enterprise Edition delivers a prepackaged, fast-track solution to help insurers satisfy Pillar 3 quantitative reporting requirements

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IBM Algo® Integrated Risk Reporting Platform V1.0.1

IBM Quantitative Reporting for Solvency II - Enterprise Edition delivers:

Algo Audit and Compliance V2.2

Algo Financial Modeler® V2.2 benefits

Algo Financial Modeler Own Risk and Solvency Assessment and Curve Fitting Model Add-On benefits

Algo Financial Modeler Enterprise V2.2 benefits

Overview

Algo Integrated Risk Reporting Platform, for banks and financial institutions, enables the accelerated connection of risk silos and risk data warehouses to the Algo Integrated Risk Reporting Manager to deliver a single view of enterprise risk.

Combined with Algo Integrated Risk Reporting Manager, the Integrated Risk Reporting Platform delivers an end-to-end, risk reporting solution.

Algo Integrated Risk Reporting Platform utilizes the advanced capabilities of IBM infrastructure and data management to deliver centralized, risk results to banks.

Quantitative Reporting for Solvency II delivers insurers a prepackaged, fast-track solution to help satisfy the tight deadlines of the Solvency II Pillar 3 quantitative reporting requirements. The enterprise edition includes:

Algo Audit and Compliance V2.2 enhancements

Algo Financial Modeler V2.2

Algo Financial Modeler Foundation enhancements

Algo Financial Modeler Lite enhancements

A new component, Algo Financial Modeler Own Risk and Solvency Assessment and Curve Fitting Model Add-on, delivers additional models that demonstrate how to expand the models, provided in Algo Financial Modeler Foundation.

Algo Financial Modeler Solvency II Model Add-on has been renamed Algo Financial Modeler Solvency II Standard Formula Model Add-on.

Algo Foundation™ Modeler Enterprise enhancements

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements section.

Planned availability date

July 26, 2013

August 9, 2013

August 14, 2013

August 23, 2013

September 13, 2013


JP13-0369

IBM Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 delivers an evaluation edition of the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS compiler

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IBM Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1, an evaluation edition of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, is no charge and does not initiate a Single Version Charging (SVC) period.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial lets you assess the value that could be gained from migrating to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1, before making a formal, upgrade decision. This trial enables the evaluation of the latest IBM COBOL capabilities, in a nonproduction environment, without the prerequisite time and resources commitments required for a full, production migration project.

Overview

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 can be used to evaluate, in non-production environments, the value that could be gained from migrating to the Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 compiler. You can evaluate the latest compiler prior to committing additional time and resources to a full, production migration project to Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1 .

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS contains the full set of Enterprise COBOL compiler features and functions. This includes the new code generation and optimization technology in Version 5.1 that allows you to maximize the delivery of the z/Architecture® exploitation and performance optimization within your applications. This developer trial is delivered with restricted licensing terms and an expiry date. The Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial is permitted only for use in a non-production environment.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS, V5.1 is available from IBM through ShopzSeries as a standard offering. In countries where Shopz is not available, contact your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) to handle your order by using the traditional IBM ordering process.

For information on the functional capabilities of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, V5.1, refer to Software Announcement JP13-0171, dated April 23, 2013.

Key prerequisites

For additional details, refer to the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

October 4, 2013

Refer to the section for national language availability.


JP13-0368

IBM Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4.4 offers new function and improved performance

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Overview

IBM Enterprise PL/I is a leading-edge, z/OS-based compiler that helps you create and maintain mission-critical, line-of-business PL/I applications to execute on your z/OS systems. It gives you access to CICS, DB2, IMS™, and other transactional and data systems.

This compiler can help facilitate your new on-demand business endeavors by helping to integrate PL/I and web-based business processes in web services, XML, Java, and PL/I applications. This compiler's interoperability helps you capitalize on existing IT investment while more smoothly incorporating new, web-based applications as part of your organization's infrastructure.

Version 4.4 offers:

Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4 underscores the continuing IBM commitment to the PL/I programming language on the z/OS platform.

With Enterprise PL/I for z/OS, V4, you can take advantage of more than 30 years of IBM experience in compiler development.

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Software requirements section.

Planned availability date

September 6, 2013


JP13-0424

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 delivers rich capabilities in the areas of visualization, performance, and big data access

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New in IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1:

Overview

Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 is an integral part of the IBM Business Analytics and Data Warehousing on System z portfolio. It provides a complete range of business intelligence (BI) capabilities such as reporting, analysis, dashboards, collaboration, and mobile BI on a single infrastructure. Optimized to work with IBM DB2 on z/OS, it provides the BI capabilities that IBM z/OS customers require to compete in today's aggressive business environment. You can author, share, and analyze reports that draw on data from all enterprise sources, including Hadoop, to enable you to make better business decisions.

IBM business analytics solutions on zEnterprise are designed to cost effectively exploit the unique capabilities of the zEnterprise platform for delivering fast, reliable, and scalable business information for optimized business performance. zEnterprise helps you start with your most critical issues and quickly realize business value. In addition, it supports the positioning of your business analytics and data warehousing strategy to grow and evolve to satisfy your business and market demands.

Key prerequisites

Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS, V10.2.1 requires z/OS V1.12 or z/OS V1.13.

Planned availability date

July 26, 2013

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.


JP13-0422

Revised end of service dates: IBM Smart Analytics System 7600 1.0 and 1.2 and Smart Analytics System 5600 1.0

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Overview

Software Announcements WP10-0152, dated December 14, 2010 and WP10-0143, dated November 9, 2010 announced the end of service dates for the IBM Smart Analytics System 7600 1.0 and 1.2 and Smart Analytics System 5600 1.0. The end of service dates have been extended on these solutions. The following table shows the dates:

Program name

Program ID

Announcement number

Current end of service date

New end of service date

Smart Analytics System 7600 1.0

5724Y91

WP10-0152

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2015

Smart Analytics System 7600 1.2

5724Y91

WP10-0152

September 30, 2013

September 30, 2015

Smart Analytics System 5600 1.0

5724Z65

WP10-0143

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2016

Extension of the end of service dates does not imply that these solutions can be further extended. No future extensions will be available.

Key prerequisites

None

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013


JP13-0410

Statement of direction: IBM WebSphere DataPower® Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition, for use within the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension can provide flexible deployment options

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Overview

IBM intends to introduce a version of the WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Edition for use within the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX). IBM intends this virtual appliance to run on System x blades installed within a zBX. This program will be designed to provide industry-leading security, integration, and optimization capabilities for System z, while offering similar management capabilities to the physical WebSphere DataPower appliance models.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

Services Announcements


JS13-0026

Service withdrawal: Select Cisco hardware products

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Maintenance support is being withdrawn for selected Cisco products.

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013


JS13-0011

End of service: Select Cisco Hardware features

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End of support for select Cisco product features is planned. Therefore, IBM maintenance for the affected products will be terminated on the date that the maintenance contract expires.

Planned availability date

July 23, 2013

Withdrawal Announcements


JP13-0326

Software withdrawal: IBM Forms Server V8.0

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Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw from marketing, part numbers from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program  VRM      Withdrawal  Program release name
number            from
                  marketing
                  date
 
5724-N08 8.0.0    10/22/13 IBM Forms Server

Note: Not all of these part numbers were available.

Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw support from the following product release(s) licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program  VRM      Withdrawal  Program release name
number            from
                  support
                  date

5724-N08 8.0.0    09/30/17    IBM Forms Server

Note: Not all of these part numbers were available.


JG13-0213

Hardware withdrawal: IBM zEnterprise 196, IBM zEnterprise 114, IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension Model 002, and selected IBM zEnterprise EC12 features

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Overview

Effective June 30, 2014, IBM is withdrawing from marketing:

Field installed features and conversions that are delivered solely through a modification to the machine's Licensed Internal Code (LIC) will continue to be available until June 30, 2015. After June 30, 2015, features and conversions that are delivered solely through a modification to the LIC will be withdrawn.

The Capacity on Demand offerings that are configured prior to withdrawal are usable until the offering expiration date or termination date, as applicable.

On or after the effective dates for the withdrawal of these offerings, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

Effective September 20, 2013, IBM will withdraw from marketing the following features on IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12):

OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX (#0404)
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX (#0405)
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR (#0406)
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR (#0407)
OSA-Express4S 1000BASE-T (#0408)
HMC w/ Dual EN (#0091)
TKE workstation (#0841)
TKE 7.2 LIC (#0850)

Replacement information

The z196, z114 and zBX Model 002 can be replaced as follows:

                                                     Machine
Withdrawn product          Replacement product        type

zEnterprise 196            zEnterprise EC12           2827 
 
zEnterprise 114            zEnterprise BC12           2828 
 
zBX Model 002              zBX Model 003            2458-003
 

After September 20, 2013, the following features requiring new hardware or new LIC within the zEC12 (2827) can be replaced as follows:

                                                     Machine
Withdrawn feature          Replacement feature        type

OSA-Express4S 1 GbE LX      OSA-Express5S 1 GbE LX    2827
(#0404)                     (#0413)
OSA-Express4S 1 GbE SX      OSA-Express5S 1 GbE SX
(#0405)                     (#0414)
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE LR     OSA-Express5S 10 GbE LR
(#0406)                     (#0415)
OSA-Express4S 10 GbE SR     OSA-Express5S 10 GbE SR
(#0407)                     (#0416)
OSA-Express4S 1000BASE-T    OSA-Express5S 1000BASE-T
(#0408)                     (#0417)
HMC w/Dual EN (#0091)       HMC w/Dual EN (#0092)
TKE workstation (#0841)     TKE workstation (#0842)
TKE 7.2 LIC (#0850)         TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872)

After September 20, 2013, the following MES features requiring new LIC within the z196 (2817) or the z114 (2818) can be replaced as follows:

                                                     Machine
Withdrawn feature          Replacement feature        type

TKE 7.2 LIC (#0850)         TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872)       2817
 
TKE 7.2 LIC (#0850)         TKE 7.3 LIC (#0872)       2818
 

Adding Power® and System x Blade Enablements for the zBX Model 002

For the following features and machine types, MES orders may be accepted after June 30, 2014, and before June 30, 2015. These orders must not require a zBX Configured Chassis Assembly (#0603) or other hardware to complete the MES order. These are LIC-only enablements.

 
Machine type    Model         Feature code

2817            All models    0041, 0042, 0044, 0045, 0046, 0052
2828            All models    0041, 0042, 0044, 0045, 0046, 0052
2458            002           0612, 0613
 

After June 30, 2014, an MES order can be placed that will allow additional Power and System x Blade Servers to be installed in a zBX that had server slots available in their existing chassis assemblies. No zBX Model 002 orders will be accepted that include zBX Chassis Assembly (#0603) or other hardware after June 30, 2014.


JS13-0027

Service withdrawal and discontinuance of support: IBM Security selected products

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On the dates listed in the Description section below, IBM will withdraw selected IBM software and appliances from marketing as indicated. New orders or registrations for the part numbers listed will no longer be accepted after the marketing withdrawal date below.

Note: Not all these services may have been available in your area.

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