Hardware withdrawal and Statements of direction: IBM ProtecTIER

IBM Asia Pacific Withdrawal Announcement WG18-0001
February 13, 2018

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Withdrawn productsWithdrawn productsAP distributionAP distribution


Overview

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Effective May 19, 2018, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following products. On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

Statements of direction

IBM intends to announce a Data Deduplication follow-on solution for IBM i environments to enable disk-based data protection in small, medium, and large data centers.

IBM intends to announce end of support for ProtecTIER® hardware and software on or before July 2019. The effective end of support is intended to be no later than November 2020.

The following hardware and software is intended to be affected:

  • ProtecTIER TS7650G: 3958-DD4, 3958-DD5, and 3958-DD6
  • ProtecTIER TS7620: 3959-SM2 and 3959-EXP
  • ProtecTIER software versions 3.3.x and 3.4.x

Note: IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than June 19, 2018.

You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners.

If you have a continuing need for this machine/model type, go to the IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment website to check on availability or utilize the request a quote to communicate your specific requirements. IBM Certified Pre-owned Equipment has the largest inventory of used IBM systems that are refurbished, tested, and warranted for a minimum of 90 days.



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Withdrawn products

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway 3958 DD6  
TAA Compliance 3958 DD6 0983
VTL 3958 DD6 9022
FSI 3958 DD6 9024
No Factory Cables 3958 DD6 9700
Shipping and Handling - No charge 3958 DD6 AG00
25meter OM3 Fiber Cable LC 3958 DD6 AGK2
1 GbE Adapter 3958 DD6 AGK4
8 Gb FC HBA 3958 DD6 AGK5
VTL Clustered Node 3958 DD6 AGK6
10 GbE Adapter 3958 DD6 AGK7
2nd FSI node with 1 GbE 3958 DD6 AGK8
2nd FSI Node with 10 GbE 3958 DD6 AGK9
Shipping and Handling DD6 3958 DD6 AGKA

Description Machine type Model Feature number
10 GB dual Port Ethernet adapter 3958 DD5 3457

Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS7620 Appliance 3959 SM2  
Dual Port Ethernet Card 3959 SM2 3448
1Gb quad port Ethernet adapter 3959 SM2 3456
8Gb FC Dual Port HBA - Host 3959 SM2 3458
2TB HDD - 12 PACK 3959 SM2 3709
VTL 3959 SM2 9022
FSI 3959 SM2 9024
SMB sw capacity 6TB 3959 SM2 9316
SMB sw capacity 12TB 3959 SM2 9317
11.5 TB Expansion drawer attached 3959 SM2 9345
C13 to 5-15P power cord 3959 SM2 9950
C13 to C14 power cord 3959 SM2 9953
Shipping and Handling NC 3959 SM2 AG00
Shipping and Handling SM2 3959 SM2 AGGC

Description Machine type Model Feature number
TS7620 Appliance 3959 EXP  
2TB HDD - 12 PACK 3959 EXP 3709
C13 to 5-15P power cord 3959 EXP 9950
C13 to C14 power cord 3959 EXP 9953
Shipping and Handling NC 3959 EXP AG00
Shipping and Handling EXP 3959 EXP AGGD


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Replacement product information

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As a replacement solution in UNIX®, Linux®, and Windows™ environments, IBM recommends IBM Spectrum Protect™. Spectrum Protect is the software-defined solution from IBM for data deduplication.

As a replacement solution in IBM i environments, see the Statements of direction listed in the Overview section.

For additional information about Spectrum Protect, see Software Announcement AP16-0487, dated December 6, 2016.



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AP distribution

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Country/Region Announced
AP IOT
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes
Japan IOT
Japan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum Protect is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM and ProtecTIER are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft 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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