Software support discontinuance: IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise Edition and Appliance Edition V2.3 - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 912-054
April 3, 2012


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Effective April 30, 2013, IBM® will withdraw support from the following product releases licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program
number        VRM     Program release name
 
5639-XXB      2.3.0   IBM System Storage® ProtecTIER
                      Enterprise Edition V2.3
 
5639-XXP      2.3.0   IBM System Storage ProtecTIER
                      Appliance Edition V2.3
 


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ProtecTIER® V2.3 was withdrawn from marketing effective June 15, 2010.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 Withdrawn                          Replacement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-PTA   IBM System Storage
            ProtecTIER                          ProtecTIER
            Enterprise Edition V2.3             Enterprise Edition V3.1
 
 5639-XXP  IBM System Storage       5639-PTB   IBM System Storage
            ProtecTIER                          ProtecTIER
            Appliance Edition V2.3              Appliance Edition V3.1
 

For replacement product information, refer to IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance and Enterprise Edition V3.1 Software Announcement 211-155, dated May 09, 2011.

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

http://www.ibm.com/servers/storage/tape

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).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=912-054


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For replacement product information, refer to IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Appliance and Enterprise Edition V3.1 Software Announcement 211-155, dated May 09, 2011, or contact your IBM representative.

Technical support

Remote Technical support will be withdrawn effective April 30, 2013.

Trademarks

IBM, System Storage, ProtecTIER 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.

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