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Announcement Summary - July 08, 2014

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Announcements by Letter Number

114-111 IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express® storage enclosures offer 6 Gbps SAS storage for IBM System x® servers to deliver flexible storage expansion

114-114 IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V7000 deliver new drive options for high-performance environments

214-238 IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator V2.2 update provides expanded support for new environments, flash storage, and servers

214-269 IBM SmartCloud® for Social Business delivers new ways to purchase cloud offerings to existing customers

214-286 Revised end of service date: IBM InfoSphere Guardium® S-TAP® for DB2® on z/OS, V8.1

214-290 IBM Transparent Data Migration Facility for z/OS® V5 and IBM z/OS Data Set Mobility Facility V3 data migration software now offered by IBM Systems and Technology Group

214-316 IBM Mobile Customer Engagement solution delivers a stand-alone solution for mobile products

214-317 IBM ExperienceOne offers new and updated remotely delivered service engagements for IBM Digital Analytics Software-as-a-Service offerings

214-320 IBM Rational Programming Patterns V9.1 helps accelerate an exhaustive transition to the Rational Software Delivery Platform

214-326 Revised ordering information: IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis

214-329 IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 enhances software and systems delivery transformation

214-336 IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V4.0.7 helps simplify the development of complex products

914-090 Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage® DCS3860 - No replacements available

914-099 Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage DS5000 and DS5020 Series - No replacements available

914-122 Hardware withdrawal: Select Storwize® V7000 models and features - Some replacements available

914-127 Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000®, and DS3950

914-132 Software withdrawal: IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management selected part numbers - Replacements available

914-139 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM WebSphere® Multichannel Bank Transformation Toolkit V7.0 - Replacement available

914-158 Software withdrawal: Select remotely delivered service engagements for IBM Digital Analytics SaaS offerings

914-161 Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM SolidDB

Promotions and Price Changes


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Hardware Announcements


114-111

IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express® storage enclosures offer 6 Gbps SAS storage for IBM System x® servers to deliver flexible storage expansion

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At a glance

IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express storage enclosures deliver low-cost storage for IBM System x servers with the following features:

Overview

IBM System Storage EXP2500 Express storage enclosures enable flexible, low-cost storage capacity expansion of IBM System x servers to address growing storage needs.

The EXP2500 delivers 6 Gb SAS disk storage technology in a compact 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure that connects directly to select IBM System x servers using the IBM ServeRAID M5025 SAS/SATA Controller or IBM ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller. Storage capacity can be easily scaled by daisy-chain connection of multiple EXP2500 enclosures from a single ServeRAID controller port.

EXP2500 is available in two models:

High-performance disk drives, high-capacity nearline disk drives, and flash (solid state) drives are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure, and EXP2512 and EXP2524 enclosures can be intermixed within a daisy-chain confirmation.

RAID technology and other advanced functions are provided through the ServeRAID controller.

Key prerequisites

The EXP2500 is supported for connection to select IBM System x servers through the IBM ServeRAID M5025 and M5120 SAS/SATA Controllers.

Planned availability date

July 11, 2014


114-114

IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V7000 deliver new drive options for high-performance environments

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Overview

The following drives are now available on IBM Storwize V5000:

The 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF) drive is a 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) drive delivered in a 3.5-inch LFF carrier.

A 600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5-inch disk drive is now also available for Storwize V7000 Models 124, 224, and 324.

These drives are dual-port and hot-swappable, offering higher capacity options for high-performance environments.

Additionally, Storwize V5000 and Storwize V7000 flash (solid state) drives are offered under new feature numbers for supply continuity purposes:

All these new drives support up to a 12 Gb per second data transfer rate, but operate up to only a 6 Gb per second data transfer rate when installed in Storwize V5000 and Storwize V7000 systems.

Key prerequisites

Storwize V5000 requires IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000 for operation. Version 7.1, or later, is required for these new drives.

Storwize V7000 requires IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V7000 for operation. Version 6.4.1, or later, is required for these new drives.

Planned availability date

August 8, 2014: All features except as noted below

September 5, 2014:

Software Announcements


214-238

IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator V2.2 update provides expanded support for new environments, flash storage, and servers

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At a glance

The IBM® FlashCache Storage Accelerator Version 2.2 update offers support for:

Overview

The IBM FlashCache Storage Accelerator V2.2 update provides expanded support for new environments, flash storage, and servers. This includes support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, the new x3850 / x3950 X6 servers, and new IBM M500DC Enterprise Value SSDs.

Planned availability date

July 11, 2014


214-316

IBM Mobile Customer Engagement solution delivers a stand-alone solution for mobile products

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Overview

IBM ExperienceOne delivers the IBM Mobile Customer Engagement solution to create a stand-alone solution for mobile products. Mobile products previously announced under IBM Marketing Center are moved to Mobile Customer Engagement and renamed to reflect the new packaging, as follows:

With the introduction of Mobile Customer Engagement, the prerequisite to purchase the Marketing Center SLA is removed.

For a complete listing of renamed part numbers, refer to Ordering information section.

Effective on the availability date of July 8, 2014:

For more information about Mobile Push Notification, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/mobile-push-notification

For more information about Mobile Web Push, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/en/mobile-web-push

Key prerequisites

ExperienceOne Software as a Service (SaaS) products require an Internet connection and browser. For more details about system requirements, refer to the Technical information section.

Planned availability date

July 8, 2014


214-269

IBM SmartCloud® for Social Business delivers new ways to purchase cloud offerings to existing customers

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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. You can purchase these capabilities in SmartCloud Engage bundles or purchase individual services so you can adopt cloud in a way that matches your business needs.

As an existing customer, you now have new ways to purchase cloud implementation for IBM SmartCloud Engage Standard, IBM SmartCloud Connections, and IBM SmartCloud Meetings. This gives you the flexibility to use these products in on premise and cloud environments.

Key prerequisites

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/social/us/en/systemrequirements/

Planned availability date

July 8, 2014: Electronic and media availability


214-290

IBM Transparent Data Migration Facility for z/OS® V5 and IBM z/OS Data Set Mobility Facility V3 data migration software now offered by IBM Systems and Technology Group

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At a glance

IBM Transparent Data Migration Facility for z/OS (TDMF® z/OS) and IBM z/OS Data Set Mobility Facility (zDMF) data migration software will be offered by IBM Systems and Technology Group. TDMF z/OS is ideal for migrating data onto your new IBM System Storage system, including DS8870, without being limited by the storage vendor. For clients with critical data sets attached to z systems, zDMF can also be added for data set level migration projects.

Data migration services labor is available separately. Data migration services by IBM are highly recommended for TDMF z/OS. It is also highly recommended for zDMF as data set migration requires special planning.

TDMF z/OS and zDMF may be ordered independently for customers desiring ongoing use of the software by million service units (MSU). This will be available through Shopz.

Overview

The IBM Storage Systems division now offers IBM TDMF z/OS and IBM zDMF data migration software.

The use of the TDMF z/OS solution enables nondisruptive, volume-based, heterogeneous storage migrations with continuous transparent access to all applications and data.

The use of the zDMF solution enables z/OS dataset level, heterogeneous storage migrations with continuous transparent access to all applications and data with minimal to no disruption.

IBM Services continue to remain available to assist you in performing the data migration planning and performance of your data migration projects.

TDMF z/OS 5.5.0 and zDMF 3.2.5 are the currently available versions.

Key prerequisites

None

Planned availability date

July 11, 2014


214-286

Revised end of service date: IBM InfoSphere Guardium® S-TAP® for DB2® on z/OS, V8.1

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Overview

The end of service date for IBM InfoSphere Guardium S-TAP for DB2 on z/OS V8.1 (5655-STP) has been extended to September 30, 2016, from the previously announced September 30, 2014.

For more information refer to Software Announcement 913-149, dated August 6, 2013.

Planned availability date

July 8, 2014


214-329

IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 enhances software and systems delivery transformation

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Overview

Rational® Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 delivers the combined capabilities of Version 4.0.7 of Rational Team Concert™, Rational Requirements Composer, and Rational Quality Manager in one easy-to-install and easy-to-use product offering. This release delivers several serviceability and quality improvements.

Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 provides an improved mechanism for maintenance, which includes security updates and defect resolution. Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 is for clients who are interested in simplified maintenance without new functionality. It provides in-place, predictable, cumulative maintenance releases in the form of a patch. Future security patches, if needed, will also be provided after the Collaborative Lifecycle Management V4.0.7 release.

Planned availability date


214-336

IBM Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager V4.0.7 helps simplify the development of complex products

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Overview

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager enhances the Rational solution for systems and software engineering by enabling you to visualize, analyze, and organize systems product engineering data coming from many tools. Engineering teams can get a better understanding of the relationships in that data to help make more effective and timely engineering decisions.

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager uses Rational Jazz™ integration services to increase the visibility and value of engineering data.

It can help you do the following:

Rational Engineering Lifecycle Manager indexes engineering data and makes the data available through custom role, product, process, and project views while honoring the security access settings on the data that it indexes.

Compared to alternative integration techniques, this federated, indexed approach has the potential to simplify deployment time and effort as well as reduce the runtime impact on engineering tools and the teams using them.

Planned availability date

July 11, 2014: Electronic availability

July 24, 2014: Media availability


214-320

IBM Rational Programming Patterns V9.1 helps accelerate an exhaustive transition to the Rational Software Delivery Platform

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At a glance

IBM Rational Programming Patterns V9.1 delivers the following capabilities:

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

Overview

Rational Programming Patterns V9.1 raises the content parity ratio with IBM VisualAge® Pacbase while it enhances its attractiveness and robustness. Version 9.1 can help to ensure a secure transition with pilot projects or wider developments of the Rational Software Delivery Platform.

Key prerequisites

This release supports Windows and Linux™.

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

Planned availability date


214-317

IBM ExperienceOne offers new and updated remotely delivered service engagements for IBM Digital Analytics Software-as-a-Service offerings

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Overview

New and updated remote service engagements are now available for IBM Digital Analytics customers. Service engagements offer affordable, pre-packaged, robust services that cover areas, such as website optimization, product usage, and product integration into business processes.

Remotely delivered services are offered as 90-day engagements.

For a description of new and updated remote services offerings, refer to the Description section.

For ordering details, refer to the Ordering information section.

For related announcements, refer to the Reference information section.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: VE001).

Planned availability date

July 8, 2014


214-326

Revised ordering information: IBM SmartCloud Analytics - Log Analysis

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Overview

IBM SmartCloud Analytics- Log Analysis provides a rapid search capability that allows users to index, search, and analyze all operational data to diagnose and resolve problems faster.

New part numbers are now available for IBM SmartCloud Analytics Log Analysis. For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 213-480, dated October 29, 2013.

Planned availability date

Withdrawal Announcements


914-158

Software withdrawal: Select remotely delivered service engagements for IBM Digital Analytics SaaS offerings

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914-090

Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage® DCS3860 - No replacements available

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Overview

Effective July 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw from marketing the IBM System Storage DCS3860. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than August 29, 2014.

If you have a continuing need for this product, 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

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

914-099

Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage DS5000 and DS5020 Series - No replacements available

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Overview

Effective August 9, 2014, 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 August 30, 2014.

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

If you have a continuing need for these features, 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

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

914-132

Software withdrawal: IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management selected part numbers - Replacements available

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Overview

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:

                    Withdrawal 
                    from
Program             marketing
number     VRM      date               Program release name
 
5725-E59   11.0.0   October 07, 2014   InfoSphere Master Data Management
                     License	
                     Trade-up and
                     Reinstatement
                     part numbers
                    November 11, 2014
                     Renewal part
                     numbers                                 

5725-E59   10.1.0   October 07, 2014   InfoSphere Master Data Management
                     License	
                     Trade-up and
                     Reinstatement
                     part numbers
                    November 11, 2014
                     Renewal part	
                     numbers

5725-E59   10.0.0   October 07, 2014   InfoSphere Master Data Management
                     License
                     Trade-up and		
                     Reinstatement
                     part numbers
                    November 11, 2014
                     Renewal part	
                     numbers


914-122

Hardware withdrawal: Select Storwize® V7000 models and features - Some replacements available

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Overview

Effective January 17, 2015, IBM will withdraw from marketing :

Refer to the Withdrawn products section for a complete list of withdrawn features. 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 January 23, 2015.

If you have a continuing need for these products, 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

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

914-127

Hardware withdrawal: Select features for IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000®, and DS3950

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Overview

Effective July 31, 2014, IBM will withdraw from marketing select features for IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000, and DS3950.

Refer to the Withdrawn products section for a complete list of withdrawn features.

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 August 29, 2014.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners and IBM Personal Computer Distributors.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, 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

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

914-139

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM WebSphere® Multichannel Bank Transformation Toolkit V7.0 - Replacement available

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Overview

Effective September 25, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:


Program                                         Withdrawal from
number       Program release name               support date
 
5724-H82     IBM WebSphere Multichannel        September 25, 2015
             Bank Transformation Toolkit V7.0
 

914-161

Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM SolidDB

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Overview

Effective January 15, 2019, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program                                         Withdrawal from
number        Program release name              support date

5724-V17      IBM solidDB®                      01/15/2019
5724-V18      IBM solidDB Cache for DB2        01/15/2019
5724-V19      IBM solidDB Cache for IDS         01/15/2019
5724-W91      IBM solidDB Universal Cache       01/15/2019