Wednesday, May 27, 2009

OSA-Express2 Withdrawn from Marketing

Am I the only one always having trouble finding back one or other announcement ? This is really, I mean really, annoying me. First of all there must be some kind of system for referring to announcements, but I haven't found it so far. I just see that half of the links I put up don't work any more after a couple of months. So some time ago I started adding the announcement number so I could at least look up the announcement again on the announcement page. But now I dare you : just try to find the announcement of the z10 BC. I give you some clues : it was published on October 21, 2008, the announcement number is ZG08-0806 (I'm talking EMEA) and the title was '‘IBM System z10 Business Class - The smart choice for your business. z can do IT better'. I didn't find it, so if you do, lucky you, you're way smarter than I am. I did find it back afterwards because there was a link in the announcement I wanted to mention here. So if you're interested, the z10 BC announcement is here (well, for the moment, that is). This link is constructed somewhat different, so from now on I'm going to give these links a try and see if they last longer.

By the way, what I wanted to talk about was the Withdrawal from Marketing of OSA-Express2 cards on the z10 BC and z10 EC. This was announced today : 'Hardware Withdrawal: Select IBM System z features (ZG09-0420)'. As of June 30. 2009 you will no longer be able to order the OSA-Express2 Gbe LX (FC3364) and the OSA-Express2 Gbe SX (FC3365). They will be replaced by the OSA-Express3 Gbe LX (FC3362) and the OSA-Express3 Gbe SX (FC3363).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All of my links still work. I simply leave the email in a folder. For October 21, 2008:

Bob Shannon