IBM announces the end of market for older versions of IBM InfoSphere Information Server’s product modules

Products to End of Market

The IBM programs specified in this announcement will be withdrawn from marketing. Orders for these programs will not be accepted after the stated effective date of withdrawal. Normal marketing activities and educational support will not be available unless previous agreement exists between the customer and IBM. Customers with these programs installed or on order will continue to receive program service in accordance with the applicable IBM agreement.

IBM continues to strengthen its IBM InfoSphere Information Server software platform offering for Linux, UNIX, Windows, IBM z/OS (MVS) and Linux for System z as part of the IBM Information Management portfolio. With the introduction of new versions of these products, the previously available versions listed above will end of market in July 2010.

For information about IBM InfoSphere Information Server products, refer to announcements 208-159 and 209-450, or refer to IBM InfoSphere Information Server website for information on how to receive access to later versions to upgrade.Contact your IBM InfoSphere Account Team or Account Executive to discuss how to proceed.

Note: Versions 8.x are available for sale, along with being under service and support, and are not impacted by this announcement.

Migration Services from IBM InfoSphere

To streamline the upgrade process, IBM InfoSphere Services offers our Version Migration Services. Our migration service allows you to continue focusing on your day-to-day responsibilities while our highly skilled consultants apply their expertise to complete version migration of your business. Our staff will align the migration with your strategy and operational needs while using consistent methodologies for dependable migration solutions.

Allow us to help expedite your software version migration. For more detail on this offering, visit the IBM InfoSphere Services migration web site - Version Migration Services Data Sheet or contact your IBM InfoSphere Account Team or Account Executive.

Support Extension process for SWG provides customers an option to extend their Support up to 2 years after EOS is announced with price uplift. Contact your IBM InfoSphere Account Team or Account Executive for more information.

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IBM announces the end of service for older versions of IBM InfoSphere Information Server's product modules

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