Hardware withdrawal: IBM Real-time Compression Appliance STN6500 and STN6800 - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 913-009
February 5, 2013

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Effective March 30, 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 or an IBM Authorized Distributor. IBM's supply of the withdrawn products is limited. Orders for the withdrawn products, received before the effective date, will be acknowledged on an as-available basis.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than March 29, 2013. You can obtain the product on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine type-model, visit the IBM Certified Used website to check on availability or utilize 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  Model        Feature

IBM Real-time Compression™       2452     650
 Appliance STN6500
IBM Real-time Compression        2452     680
 Appliance STN6800
 4x10Gb and 8x1Gb Enet ports     2452     680          1001
 8x10Gb Ethernet ports           2452     680          1010

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 Withdrawn product       Replacement product     Machine/model
 Real-time Compression   Real-time Compression   2452-780
  Appliance STN6500       Appliance STN7800
 Real-time Compression   Real-time Compression   2452-780
  Appliance STN6800       Appliance STN7800
 Withdrawn feature       Replacement product     feature
 4x10Gb and 8x1Gb        4x10Gb and 8x1Gb        2452/780/2005
  Ethernet Ports          Ethernet Ports
 8x10Gb Ethernet Ports   8x10Gb Ethernet Ports   2452/780/2015

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-012, 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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