Software support discontinuance: IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition and Appliance Edition V2.2 - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 911-051
April 12, 2011

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Effective April 27, 2012, IBM® will withdraw support from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

number        VRM     Program release name
5639-XXB      2.2.0   IBM System Storage® ProtecTIER
                      Enterprise Edition V2.2
5639-XXP      2.2.0   IBM System Storage ProtecTIER
                      Appliance Edition V2.2

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These products were withdrawn from marketing effective June 15, 2010.

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The following replacement products are available:

 Withdrawn                        Replacement
 program                          program
 number    Description            number     Description
 5639-XXB  IBM System Storage     5639-XXB   IBM System Storage
           ProtecTIER®                        ProtecTIER
           Enterprise Edition V2.2           Enterprise Edition V2.5
 5639-XXP  IBM System Storage     5639-XXP   IBM System Storage
           ProtecTIER                        ProtecTIER
           Appliance Edition V2.2            Appliance Edition V2.5

For replacement product information, refer to IBM System Storage ProtecTIER V2.5 Software Announcement 210-375, dated October 26, 2010.

For a current list of supported open system configurations for the ProtecTIER solution, visit

Consult your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner regarding current options and product equivalences.

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).

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For replacement product information, refer to IBM System Storage ProtecTIER V2.5 Software Announcement 210-375, dated October 26, 2010, or contact your IBM representative.

Technical support

Remote Technical support will be withdrawn effective April 27, 2012.


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