Revised availability: IBM Storwize V7000 Unified upgrade option

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-521
November 20, 2012

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IBM® Storwize® V7000 Unified V1.4 includes Real-time compression, local authentication server support, four-way clustering, and FCoE support, and is available to clients for use with block workloads as of November 9, 2012.

The previously announced availability of customer-installable file modules to upgrade a block IBM Storwize V7000 to IBM Storwize V7000 Unified is being delayed. It was originally to be available for ordering on November 20, 2012, but ordering will now begin January 14, 2013. Until then, orders for upgrades can be placed using RPQ 8S1236 and engaging an experienced servicer to perform the installation.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

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January 14, 2013: Customer installable IBM Storwize V7000 upgrade to Storwize V7000 Unified

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For information on the original announcements, refer to Storwize V7000 Unified (V1.3) Software Announcement 211-433, dated October 11, 2011 , and Storwize V7000 Unified (V1.4) Software Announcement 212-369, dated October 03, 2012 .

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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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