Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: Select IBM System Storage ProtecTIER V3.x offerings - Replacements available

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 914-025
February 25, 2014


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Effective immediately, IBM® will withdraw from marketing select programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Effective April 30, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the select programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

Refer to the Withdrawn programs section for complete information.



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Effective immediately, IBM will withdraw from marketing select programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement.

The following program versions will be withdrawn:

Program                                         Program
number        Program/Feature name              versions
 
5639-PTA      IBM System Storage® ProtecTIER®   3.1.x, 3.2.x
               Enterprise Edition
5639-PTB      IBM System Storage ProtecTIER     3.1.x, 3.2.x
               Appliance Edition
5639-PTC      IBM System Storage ProtecTIER     3.1.x, 3.2.x
               Entry Edition

Effective April 30, 2015, IBM will withdraw support for the following programs licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program                                         Withdrawal from
number        Program release name              support date
 
5639-PTA      IBM System Storage ProtecTIER     April 30, 2015
               Enterprise Edition V3.1
5639-PTB      IBM System Storage ProtecTIER     April 30, 2015
               Appliance Edition V3.1
5639-PTC      IBM System Storage ProtecTIER     April 30, 2015
               Entry Edition V3.1


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                         Program                           Program
Withdrawn programs       number    Replacement programs    number
 
IBM System Storage       5639-PTA  IBM System Storage      5639-PTA
 ProtecTIER Enterprise              ProtecTIER Enterprise
 Edition V3.1, V3.2                 Edition V3.3
IBM System Storage       5639-PTB  IBM System Storage      5639-PTB
 ProtecTIER Appliance               ProtecTIER Appliance
 Edition V3.1, V3.2                 Edition V3.3
IBM System Storage       5639-PTC  IBM System Storage      5639-PTC
 ProtecTIER Entry                   ProtecTIER Entry
 Edition V3.1, V3.2                 Edition V3.3
 

For additional information on IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise and Appliance Edition V3, refer to Software Announcement 213-007, dated February 05, 2013, Software Announcement 212-196, dated June 04, 2012, and Software Announcement 211-155, dated May 09, 2011.

For additional information on IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3, refer to Software Announcement 213-009, dated February 05, 2013, Software Announcement 212-195, dated June 04, 2012, and Software Announcement 211-157, dated May 09, 2011.

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=914-025


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For additional information on IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Enterprise and Appliance Edition V3, refer to Software Announcement 213-007, dated February 05, 2013, Software Announcement 212-196, dated June 04, 2012, and Software Announcement 211-155, dated May 09, 2011.

For additional information on IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Entry Edition V3, refer to Software Announcement 213-009, dated February 05, 2013, Software Announcement 212-195, dated June 04, 2012, and Software Announcement 211-157, dated May 09, 2011.

Technical support

Refer to the Software Support website for product support information

http://www.ibm.com/software/support/

Technical support continues to be available. The end of support for these products will be announced a minimum of 12 months before the termination.

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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