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Announcement Summary - April 01, 2014

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Announcements by Letter Number

114-050 S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x® features 6 Gbps SATA interface and MLC Flash memory technology, offering an efficient, reliable, performance-driven solution for read-intensive data center application workloads

214-099 IBM Print Services Facility for z/OS, V4.5 delivers Advanced Function Presentation enhancements

214-106 IBM InfoSphere® Data Privacy and Security for Data Warehousing V9.2 can help you improve governance and security for data warehouse appliances

214-111 IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 products feature a document image and web-browser image viewer that supports a multitude of file formats

914-042 Software support discontinuance: 4690 Operating System V6R3

914-043 Software support discontinuance: Store Integrator V3R3

914-070 Software support discontinuance: SurePOS™ ACE and SurePOS ACE/EPS V7R3

Promotions and Price Changes


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Hardware Announcements


114-050

S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x® features 6 Gbps SATA interface and MLC Flash memory technology, offering an efficient, reliable, performance-driven solution for read-intensive data center application workloads

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At a glance

The S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x is an efficient, reliable, and performance-driven SSD for high-capacity, read-intensive workloads and is designed with a 6 Gbps SATA interface and MLC flash memory technology.

Benefits include:

Overview

The S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x is designed around MLC flash memory technology to deliver an efficient, performance-driven solution for read-intensive data center workloads. The drive is available as 1.8-inch option in the 800 GB capacity.

The SSD utilizes flash memory technology to achieve high read performance of up to 75,000 IOPS (4K Random Read). With the 1.8-inch form factor, the SSD can integrate easily in existing storage infrastructures. It is designed for read-intensive data center workloads such as Internet, cloud, analytics, or content delivery.

The S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs for IBM System x are covered under IBM warranty. These drives carry a 1-year limited warranty, or when installed in a System x server these drives assume your system's base warranty. Solid-state devices have a finite write or P/E cycles that are listed as Total Bytes Written (TBW). Refer to the Limitations section and the device specifications for details.

Features and functions of the S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSD for IBM System x

Warranty

The S3500 800 GB SATA 1.8-inch MLC Enterprise Value SSDs for IBM System x offers a 1-year limited warranty 1.

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For information on the IBM Statement of Limited Warranty, visit
http://www.ibm.com/servers/support/machine_warranties/
Alternatively, this information is available through your IBM representative or reseller. Copies are available upon request. With respect to on-site service, IBM sends a technician after attempting to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely.

Key prerequisites

IBM System x or BladeCenter® system with SATA capability.

Planned availability date

April 24, 2014

Software Announcements


214-099

IBM Print Services Facility for z/OS, V4.5 delivers Advanced Function Presentation enhancements

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At a glance

IBM® Print Services Facility™ for z/OS®, V4.5 is designed to provide:

Overview

Print Services Facility (PSF) for z/OS, V4.5 replaces Print Services Facility V4.4 for z/OS, and is the latest release of the IBM flagship production print product for z/OS. This new release delivers a set of core functions for host-based enterprise printing. It offers support for industry-standard Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture and a number of printer standards including IPDS, and support for other important industry standards, such as XML and International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles.

PSF V4.5 introduces support for z/OS Product Registration Services, with product enablement and disablement capabilities using a parmlib member, improved SMF recording to help with accurate chargeback for printing costs, support for additional printer functions, Extended Address Volume (EAV) support, and other additional enhancements.

PSF running on z/OS is designed to provide the advanced scalability, resiliency, security, workload management, and SMF data collection capabilities you need to help manage enterprise printing.

Key prerequisites

An IBM System z® server running z/OS V2.1, or later
An IBM System z server running z/OS V1.12, or later

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

Planned availability date

May 23, 2014


214-111

IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 products feature a document image and web-browser image viewer that supports a multitude of file formats

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At a glance

IBM Daeja ViewONE products feature the following capabilities:

IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional

IBM Daeja ViewONE Virtual

Overview

IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 products make it easier for business and IT professionals to view large documents and images in their enterprise content management (ECM) solution or in other custom applications, websites, intranets and extranets. Business users need fast data access and a compelling user experience. By putting document and image content in the context of how people work every day, IBM Daeja ViewONE can help users to solve problems faster and make decisions that deliver better outcomes.

IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional

This robust document and image viewer opens and displays many common image formats, and provides annotation capabilities, streaming of large files, a print accelerator module and more. The viewer is also modular and extensible allowing customers to add functionality and support for hundreds of additional document formats through a suite of add-on modules that include the IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional Permanent Redaction Server Module, IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional Module for Microsoft Office, and IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional Universal Viewing Module.

IBM Daeja ViewONE Virtual

This alternative, server-based document and image viewer uses HTML5 technology to deliver a feature-rich viewer, without requiring Java on the client. The viewer supports multiple users and platforms, and enables customers to include additional functionality through add-on modules.

IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 products deliver these core capabilities:

IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 is the first product release from the IBM acquisition of Daeja Image Systems, Ltd. IBM Daeja ViewONE products complement IBM enterprise content management capabilities. Daeja ViewONE technology is also included as features in several IBM ECM products:

IBM Daeja ViewONE V4.1 supports IBM and non-IBM ECM solutions. Version 4.1 products can be purchased independently of other IBM offerings.

Key prerequisites

Details about supported versions of AIX®, Linux™, Solaris, and Microsoft Windows™ operating systems are in the Technical information section.

IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional V4.1 is a prerequisite for the following:

IBM Daeja ViewONE Virtual V4.1 is a prerequisite for IBM Daeja ViewONE Professional Module for Microsoft Office.

Planned availability date


214-106

IBM InfoSphere® Data Privacy and Security for Data Warehousing V9.2 can help you improve governance and security for data warehouse appliances

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At a glance

InfoSphere Data Privacy and Security for Data Warehousing V9.2 supports your data warehouse appliance initiatives by helping to enable you to identify sensitive data and protect and secure it, based on your predefined policies and compliance requirements.

InfoSphere Data Privacy and Security for Data Warehousing helps organizations:

Overview

InfoSphere Data Privacy and Security for Data Warehousing V9.2 brings together IBM's broad capabilities to help clients reduce risk and decrease costs by supporting improved governance and security for data warehousing environments.

For more information on this product, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/infosphere-data-privacy-for-data-warehousing

Key prerequisites

The announced products run on a variety of Microsoft Windows, UNIX™, and Linux platforms.

Planned availability date

April 4, 2014

Withdrawal Announcements


914-070

Software support discontinuance: SurePOS™ ACE and SurePOS ACE/EPS V7R3

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2015, Toshiba® will withdraw support for the following release of the programs licensed under the International Program License Agreement:

Program                                          Withdrawal from
number        Program release name               support date

5639-BA1      ACE Version 7 Release 3            April 30, 2015
5639-BA2      ACE/EPS Version 7 Release 3        April 30, 2015


914-043

Software support discontinuance: Store Integrator V3R3

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2015, Toshiba will withdraw support for the following release of the program licensed under the International Program License Agreement:

Program                                          Withdrawal from
number        Program release name               support date

5639-P71      Store Integrator (SI) V3 Rel 3     April 30, 2015


914-042

Software support discontinuance: 4690 Operating System V6R3

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Overview

Effective April 30, 2015, Toshiba and IBM will withdraw support for the following program release licensed under the International Program License Agreement:

Program                                       Withdrawal from
number        Program release name            support date

 
5639-P70      4690 Operating System V6R3      April 30, 2015