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Withdrawal Of Standard IBM Hardware Maintenance Services For Power 6 & Power 7 Servers

After the dates stated below and in the attached announcement  IBM will no longer offer standard hardware maintenance service for the following listed machine types. 

Power 6 – End of support Date is 31st March 2019 

7998 61X ECLIPZ Blade

  • 9119 FHA Power 595
  • 9125 F2A Power 575
  • 8203 E4A Power 520
  • 9407 M15 Power 520 Express
  • 8204 E8A Power 550
  • 8234 EMA Power 560
  • 9117 MMA Power 570
  • 9406 MMA i570
  • 9409 M50 Power 550 Express

Power 7 – End of support Date is 30th September 2019

  • 7893 92X Power Chassis
  • 8406 70Y PS700 Blade
  • 8406 71Y PS701/702 Blade
  • 9125 F2C Power 775
  • 9179 MHB Power 780
  • 8202 E4B Power 720
  • 8205 E6B Power 740
  • 8231 E1C Power 710
  • 8231 E2B Power 710/730
  • 8233 E8B Power 750
  • 9117 MMB Power 770
  • 8246 L1C PowerLinux 7R1
  • 8246 L1S PowerLinux 7R1
  • 8246 L2C PowerLinux 7R2
  • 8246 L2S PowerLinux 7R2

If you are still running an old AS/400 or iSeries server your perception of the cost to replace it may be high. However, to give you an example, a new Power8 server configured as below would be approximately £25,000  with IBM Global Finance currently able to offer 2 years interest free credit, subject to credit approval, you would only be paying £3,125 per quarter.

Power 8 4-Core

32Gb Memory
4 x 283GB 15K  SAS Disks
RAID5 protection
Ethernet Adapter
LTO6 Tape Drive
IBM i V7.2 or V7.3
30 x  IBM i User Licences
3yrs Hardware Warranty
3yrs Software Maintenance

If you would like to speak to a certified IBM consultant about your current IBM Infrastructure, licensing, support or maintenance, please contact Kelly or Mark on 01625 548111.

Published Date: 19th January 2018
Category: IBM