Hardware withdrawal: Feature number 3447 from IBM System Storage TS7650 and TS7650G ProtecTIER solutions - Replacement available

IBM Asia Pacific Withdrawal Announcement WG11-0027
May 9, 2011

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Effective August 9, 2011, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following:

  • IBM System Storage® TS7650 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Appliance (3958-AP1) feature number 3447
  • IBM System Storage TS7650G Gateway Server (3958-DD4) feature number 3447

On or after August 9, 2011, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than September 9, 2011. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

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                                     Machine   Model        Feature
Description                          type      number       number

Cluster Connection Kit               3958      AP1, DD4     3447

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Withdrawn feature                   Replacement feature

Cluster Connection Kit (#3447)      Cluster Connection Kit (#3437)

For additional information on replacement feature, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0060, dated May 09, 2011.

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The IBMLink™ ServiceLink library of answered questions and other technical information for the product remains available.

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Country/region               Announced
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 * Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
   Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and

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