Services withdrawal: Declaration of plan to discontinue lease, rental, and maintenance services for selected machines

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 912-259
December 18, 2012

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Periodically, IBM® provides notice to customers of plans to terminate services for machines under an IBM Agreement. At this time, we are providing notice that selected machine types and models will be discontinued from maintenance services. Refer to the withdrawn machine types and models in the Description section for a complete list of the machine types and models and their effective dates.

IBM Maintenance may be a prerequisite for some additional IBM Services. Any IBM Services that have this IBM Maintenance offering as a prerequisite will be discontinued at the same time that this IBM Maintenance is discontinued.

IBM will send no further correspondence of this nature for these machine types and models.

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Refer to the Overview section for the effective withdrawal dates.

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Withdrawn IBM machine types and models

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IBM will withdraw from its lease, rental, and maintenance agreements the machine types and models listed below, effective March 31, 2013.

Storage - Disk Products
type   Model

2865   A10
2865   A20
2865   G10
2865   G20

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