Hardware withdrawal: IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 2145 Model CF8 - Replacement available

IBM Asia Pacific Withdrawal Announcement WG11-0031
May 9, 2011

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Effective July 1, 2011, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following model:

                                Machine Model  
Description                     type    number 
SVC Storage Engine              2145    CF8

On or after the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order this product directly from IBM.

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

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than July 29, 2011.

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


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                                Machine Model  
Description                     type    number 

SVC Storage Engine              2145    CF8

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Withdrawn product    Replacement product    feature/part
SVC Storage Engine   SVC Storage Engine     2145/CG8

For additional information on the replacement feature, refer to Hardware Announcement AG11-0088, dated May 09, 2011.

For additional information on withdrawn model, refer to Hardware Announcement AG09-0506, dated October 20, 2009.

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Country/region               Announced
 ASEAN*                      Yes
 India/South Asia**          Yes
 Australia                   Yes
 People's Republic of China  Yes
 Hong Kong S.A.R of the PRC  Yes
 Macao S.A.R of the PRC      Yes
 Taiwan                      Yes
 Korea                       Yes
 New Zealand                 Yes
Japan IOT
 Japan                       Yes
 * Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic
   Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
 **Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, and

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