Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage DR550 Machine type 2233 Model DR2 - Replacement available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 910-013
January 26, 2010

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Effective February 26, 2010, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following product. 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 March 26, 2010.

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

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                                          Machine   Model   Feature
Description                                 type      number  number
System Storage DR550                         2233      DR2
Specify Primary Mirror                                         4521
Specify Secondary Mirror                                       4522
Fibre Channel Switch                                           4501
Remote Mirror Shortwave                                        4502
Remote Mirror Longwave                                         4503
Remote Mirror Activation                                       4504
Server for Model DR2                                           5502

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                    Machine/model                       Machine/model
Withdrawn product   feature/part   Replacement product  feature/part
IBM System Storage™  2233-DR2       IBM Information      2231-IA3
 DR550                              Archive V1.1

For additional information, refer to Hardware Announcement 110-034, dated January 26, 2010.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).


System Storage is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at


For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page



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