MFT End of Life Migration and Entitlement Information

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Abstract

This announcement is to provide direction for the owners of products that reached an end of service date on 31 December 2012 to help you to prepare for the product end of life.

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MFT End of Life Migration/Entitlement Information - June 2011
The end of sales and marketing was previously announced for the following products:

  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/VSE
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Select (UNIX, Microsoft Windows, and i5/OS (OS/400))
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet for UNIX
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet for Microsoft Windows
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise Gateway
  • IBM Sterling Connect:Express (HP NonStop version only)
  • IBM Sterling Control Center Connect:Direct Lowrange (Managed Server for Sterling Connect:Direct Select)
This announcement is to provide direction for the owners of these products to prepare for the product end of life.
  • End of Service – 12/31/2012

    These products will no longer be supported by IBM after 31 December 2012.


You have two options:
  • Migrate to an alternate, supported product prior to or at the end of service date.
  • Continue using the product beyond the end of service date without continued IBM/Sterling Support.


Product Entitlements

Below is a table highlighting each of the legacy products and a replacement strategy as outlined by Sterling Commerce/IBM Product Management. Some of these products have entitlements associated with them and are highlighted in the right hand column. More information regarding the products that do not have a replacement strategy is provided below the chart.

Because of the different platforms and capabilities that each of these products provides, it isn’t possible in each case to provide all of the same capabilities that the legacy products had moving forward.

Legacy Product Replacement Strategy Entitlement
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for z/VSE None None
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Select IBM Connect:Direct for UNIX, Windows or i5/OS (OS/400) 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Select for a 1 Production copy license (2 simultaneous sessions) of IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX, Windows or i5/OS (OS/400)
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet (UNIX or Windows) IBM Sterling File Gateway for SWIFTNet* 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet for 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling File for SWIFTNet
IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise Gateway IBM Sterling Secure Proxy 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise Gateway for 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Secure Proxy
IBM Sterling Connect:Express for HP NonStop IBM B2B Integrator None
IBM Sterling Control Center Connect:Direct Lowrange Managed Server
(For Connect:Direct Select)
IBM Sterling Control Center Connect:Direct Managed Server for UNIX, Windows or i5/OS (OS/400) 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Control Center Connect:Direct Lowrange Managed Server for 1 Production copy of IBM Sterling Control Center Connect:Direct Managed Server for UNIX, Windows or i5/OS (OS/400)

Connect:Direct for z/VSE – There is no direct replacement product that can be used on the same platform. Discuss this with your IBM Sales representative to determine the best course of action moving forward.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Select – We believe many IBM Sterling Connect:Direct Select customers are also familiar with the operation of IBM Sterling Connect:Direct and will be capable of migrating themselves from one product to the other. If you stand in need of assistance on migrating, reach out to your sales representative and they can assist you with attaining Professional Services help.

IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet – Specific Professional Services offerings have been created to assist customers in migrating from IBM Sterling Connect:Direct for SWIFTNet to the IBM Sterling File Gateway for SWIFTNet* offering. Contact support for more information.

*IBM Sterling File Gateway for SWIFTNet is a feature restricted, limited use version of the product intended for legacy entitlement purposes only. It will not be marketed or sold as a new product offering within IBM and it will not be available in Passport Advantage. It will only be available as an entitlement distribution through FCT (Flexible Contract Type) and only for a limited time.

Related information

MFT Product Status Summary


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Commerce Sterling Connect:Enterprise
Commerce Sterling Connect:Express
Commerce Sterling Connect:Direct for VM/VSE
Commerce Sterling Connect:Express for UNIX

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More support for:

Sterling Connect:Direct

Software version:

All

Operating system(s):

All

Reference #:

1586479

Modified date:

2012-03-01

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