Hardware withdrawal: IBM EXP5000 and EXP520 Expansion units – Replacements available


Effective March 22, 2014, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the EXP5000 and EXP520 Expansion Units.

After the effective date of withdrawal, you can no longer order these products directly from IBM.

For new orders, the customer requested arrival date (CRAD) can be no later than April 25, 2014. You can obtain the products on an as-available basis through IBM Business Partners

If you have a continuing need for this product, visit the IBM Certified Used website to check on availability or utilize the 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.

Withdrawn product    Replacement product

EXP5000              Storwize® V7000 Expansion enclosure
EXP520               Storwize V5000 Expansion enclosure

See more details here

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