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Announcement Summary - March 26, 2013

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Announcements by Letter Number

213-058 IBM InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 and InfoSphere Change Data Delivery V10.2 help streamline business processes through low-latency data replication

213-059 IBM InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS , V10.2 delivers high-volume, low-latency data replication technologies and solutions

213-082 Reinstatement of service: IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Oracle Replication, V3.1

213-130 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 virtual editions are designed to deliver increased deployment flexibility by adding support for IBM PureApplication System and IBM Workload Deployer

213-135 Worksoft Certify for SAP solutions allows organizations to deliver new SAP functionality deployed on IBM System z distributed or mainframe systems with higher quality and reduced risk

213-156 IBM Informix V12.1 delivers enhancements for operational analytics, specialized workloads, and the private cloud, while continuing to advance core database capabilities

613-010 Enhancements to IBM GDPS

913-019 Service withdrawal: IBM Implementation Services for Geographically Dispersed Open Clusters; no replacement available

913-020 Service withdrawal: Remote Copy Management Facility (PPRC and XRC); no replacement available

913-042 Software withdrawal: IBM Rational Asset Analyzer media pack

913-056 Hardware withdrawal: Selected IBM System x option features

913-076 Service discontinuance: Firmware support for selected IBM DataPower 9235 models

913-083 Service withdrawal: All IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Offerings

913-088 Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM System x features

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Software Announcements


213-059 IBM InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS , V10.2 delivers high-volume, low-latency data replication technologies and solutions

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At a glance

InfoSphere® Data Replication for DB2® for z/OS® , V10.2 packages world-class data replication technologies in a single offering, giving you considerable flexibility in your choice of data replication technologies and solutions.

Overview

InfoSphere Data Replication for DB2 for z/OS , V10.2 provides a single offering for a wide variety of data replication solutions, ranging from continuous availability, active/active databases, and live reporting to database migration.

Key features include:

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

March 29, 2013


213-058 IBM InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 and InfoSphere Change Data Delivery V10.2 help streamline business processes through low-latency data replication

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At a glance

InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 offers a foundation for world-class heterogeneous data integration solutions to help you address your data integration needs. InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 and InfoSphere Change Data Delivery V10.2 are designed to help you:

Overview

InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 provides a single offering for a wide variety of data replication solutions, ranging from homogeneous continuous availability, active/active databases, and live reporting to database migration. The change data capture technology of InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 and InfoSphere Change Data Delivery V10.2 can deliver real-time heterogeneous data integration across the enterprise, enabling you to respond to business-relevant data changes.

Key features include:

InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 continues to increase IBM capabilities and versatility for use in different topologies and environments, thereby significantly increasing its use in multiple enterprise data integration projects and providing significant performance enhancements to address your ever increasing data volumes.

Key new capabilities available in the change data capture technology of InfoSphere Data Replication V10.2 and InfoSphere Change Data Delivery V10.2 include:

Key prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

March 29, 2013: Electronic availability

April 19, 2013: Media availability


213-082 Reinstatement of service: IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Oracle Replication, V3.1

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Overview

Effective immediately, service is reinstated for IBM InfoSphere Change Data Capture for Oracle Replication, V3.1.0 (5724-U71). This service was originally withdrawn in Software Announcement 912-229, dated December 11, 2012 . All other information in 912-229, dated December 11, 2012 , remains unchanged, including withdrawal of the product from marketing.

Planned availability date

March 26, 2013


213-135 Worksoft Certify for SAP solutions allows organizations to deliver new SAP functionality deployed on IBM System z distributed or mainframe systems with higher quality and reduced risk

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Overview

Worksoft Certify is a code-free, test automation solution specialized for cross-platform testing of SAP applications. Designed for the business analyst, the Worksoft Certify suite can:

Worksoft Certify for SAP solutions for System Z allows organizations to deliver new SAP functionality deployed on distributed or mainframe systems.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: AE001).

Planned availability date

March 26, 2013


213-156 IBM Informix V12.1 delivers enhancements for operational analytics, specialized workloads, and the private cloud, while continuing to advance core database capabilities

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At a glance

IBM Informix® V12.10:

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001

Overview

IBM Informix V12.10 provides a powerful, reliable, and low-cost data platform for mission-critical business environments. Informix V12.10 builds on the proven capability of Informix with improvements in all areas, including support for online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytic workloads, IBM Informix TimeSeries and spatial data, and enhancements to Flexible Grid. Informix continues to provide the highest possible levels of performance and reliability in a cost-effective and simple to administer platform that is ideal if you need continuous availability of critical data resources.

Key prerequisites

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

Planned availability date

March 26, 2013


213-130 IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 virtual editions are designed to deliver increased deployment flexibility by adding support for IBM PureApplication System and IBM Workload Deployer

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At a glance

IBM WebSphere® DataPower® Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 virtual editions that are deployed on IBM PureApplication™ System and IBM Workload Deployer can provide:

Overview

WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 virtual editions that run in a VMware hypervisor with x86 architecture and are available for use with these cloud platforms:

These virtual edition gateway appliances are designed to provide industry-leading workload security, optimization, and integration functionality similar to the corresponding physical appliance models.

For additional information on WebSphere DataPower Virtual Editions, refer to Software Announcement 212-468, dated October 23, 2012.

Key prerequisites

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

Planned availability date

March 29, 2013

Services Announcements


613-010 Enhancements to IBM GDPS

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At a glance

In Version 3.10, GDPS® has been enhanced with a number of new capabilities that address improved cross-platform support, enhanced availability, increased scalability, and simplified systems management. In addition, new tools are available that can be used in conjunction with GDPS . These tools extend and complement GDPS functionality and help manage the GDPS environment.

Overview

IBM Server Optimization and Integration Services - IBM Implementation Services for GDPS V3.9, announced in Services Announcement 612-008, dated March 13, 2012 , has been enhanced and updated to Version 3.10.

IBM Implementation Services for GDPS , part of the server services service product line, is a high-availability and disaster-recovery application solution for IBM System z environments. GDPS can manage the remote copy configuration and storage subsystem(s), and automate Parallel Sysplex® operational tasks and failure recovery, all from a central point of control, thereby improving application availability across single or multiple sites. GDPS delivers continuous availability through planned and unplanned disk outages.

IBM Implementation Services for GDPS is a project-based service that includes the following components:

Statement of direction

IBM intends to deliver a four site solution to add to the GDPS solution family. This capability would allow 4 copies of data to be managed by GDPS across sites in a production region and disaster recovery region, provide the ability to switch between regions, and provide customers with both high availability and disaster recovery in both regions.

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 remain at our sole discretion.

Key prerequisites

Hardware:

Software:

Planned availability date

March 29, 2013

Withdrawal Announcements


913-020 Service withdrawal: Remote Copy Management Facility (PPRC and XRC); no replacement available

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Overview

Effective March 26, 2013, IBM will withdraw the following service features from marketing. New orders and registrations will not be accepted for these offerings after that date.

In addition, support for these features will be withdrawn effective March 31, 2014.

Note: These features may not be available in your area.

Withdrawn service features

 
                                Withdrawal from     Withdrawal of
Service feature name            marketing date      support date
 
IBM Intellectual Property
Services Components -
Geographically Dispersed
Parallel Sysplex
 
Feature 5832 - remote copy     March 26, 2013      March 31, 2014
management facility for
peer to peer remote copy
 
Feature 5834 - remote copy     March 26, 2013      March 31, 2014
management facility for
extended remote copy

Replacement service

Withdrawn service              Replacement service
 
IBM Intellectual Property
Services Components -
Geographically Dispersed
Parallel Sysplex
 
Feature 5832 - remote copy     None
management facility for
peer to peer remote copy
 
Feature 5834 - remote copy     None
management facility for
extended remote copy

913-019 Service withdrawal: IBM Implementation Services for Geographically Dispersed Open Clusters; no replacement available

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Overview

Effective March 26, 2013, IBM will withdraw the following service product from marketing. New orders and registrations will not be accepted for this offering after that date.

Note: This product may not be available in your area.

Withdrawn service product

 
                                Withdrawal from
Service name                    marketing date
 
IBM Server Optimization and     March 26, 2013
Integration Services -
IBM Implementation Services
for Geographically
Dispersed Open Clusters

Replacement service

Withdrawn service              Replacement service
 
IBM Server Optimization and    None
Integration Services -
IBM Implementation Services
for Geographically
Dispersed Open Clusters

913-042 Software withdrawal: IBM Rational Asset Analyzer media pack

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Overview

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

Program        Withdrawal from 
number    VRM  marketing date  Program release name
 
5724-V27 5.5.0   04/25/13      IBM Rational® Asset Analyzer V5.5.0

913-088 Hardware withdrawal: Select IBM System x features

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2013, IBM will withdraw the following products from marketing. As of this date, you can no longer obtain these products directly from IBM . You can obtain these products through authorized remarketers or IBM-authorized System x® and BladeCenter® dealers while supplies last.

These products, while no longer marketed by IBM , may continue to be available from authorized Option Continuation Program (OCP) resellers. For details on this program, visit the following link

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/rackandpower/continuation.html

These products may be obtained on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners, resellers, or distributors.

If you have a continuing need for these options, visit our IBM Certified Used Equipment™ website to check on availability or utilize our "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

http://www.ibm.com/shop/used

913-056 Hardware withdrawal: Selected IBM System x option features

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2013, IBM will withdraw the following products from marketing. After this date, you can no longer obtain these products directly from IBM . You can obtain these products through authorized remarketers or IBM-authorized System x and BladeCenter dealers while supplies last.

These products, while no longer marketed by IBM , may continue to be available from authorized Option Continuation Program (OCP) resellers. For details on this program, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/options/rackandpower/continuation.html

These products may be obtained on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners, resellers, or distributors.

If you have a continuing need for these options, visit our IBM Certified Used Equipment website to check on availability or utilize our "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 more information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/shop/used

913-083 Service withdrawal: All IBM BladeCenter Open Fabric Manager Offerings

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Overview

Effective March 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw service support for the following selected features and SEOs:

                                                OTC      Supply
                                               feature  feature SEO
Description                                    number   number  number

BladeCenter Open Fabric Mgr -                   0001     6636   4812S3X
 Advanced Upgrade (5765-BFM)
BladeCenter Open Fabric Mgr -                   0001     6638   4812S3D
 Adv Upg for IBM Director (5765-BFD)
 


Effective March 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw service support for the following selected features and SEOs:

BOFM Basic (2019B1X, 44W3981)
BOFM Basic for BladeCenter S (2019B2X)
BOFM Advanced (4812S1D, 4812S3D, 46C3552, 4812S1X, 4812S3X, 46C3551)

Note: Older versions of above products are already withdrawn.


913-076 Service discontinuance: Firmware support for selected IBM DataPower 9235 models

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Overview

Effective March 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw the standard support Microcode Remote Support Agreement (MCRSA) contract for selected IBM DataPower 9235 appliance models. Existing MCRSA firmware support contracts can be renewed through March 31, 2014.

For renewals or questions regarding extended support coverage, contact your IBM Technical Support sales representative.

The existing Hardware maintenance service contracts are renewable through March 31, 2016.