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IBM Systems Lifecycle Website

By Iren Bekrieva posted Fri January 26, 2024 10:53 PM

  

IBM Systems Lifecycle Website

 

IBM® Product Lifecycle is a cloud-based web platform that provides clients and ecosystem partners data-driven insights into IT systems by allowing users access to published product lifecycle information to improve infrastructure management and avoid support service outages.

The IBM hardware technology data for IBM Power, IBM Storage, and IBM Z will help organizations better understand the impact on their IT products and be at the forefront of planning for new technological advancements. Thousands of clients are leveraging the IBM Product Lifecycle website today to manage millions of IT assets. 

IBM Product Lifecycle inventory management website realizes the full value of IBM hardware products and plans for product upgrades including:

  • View individual IBM hardware products lifecycle details by tracking general availability, end-of-marketing, end-of-development, and end-of-service dates.
  • Lifecycle Policy information specifies how long the IBM product will be supported, from when the product is available for purchase to when it is no longer supported. This site can be used to track IBM products support cycles, thus, allowing to effectively plan investment and avoid any gaps in support coverage.
  • IBM Product Lifecycle site now includes Eligible Services information for specified IBM Systems (IBM Power, IBM Storage, IBM Z) at Machine-Type-Model (MTM) level details.
  • Module with recommendations for IBM hardware products Technology Refreshment options.
  • Search Form helps to find the lifecycle details and stay up to date.
  • Subscribe to the lifecycle news feed or download lifecycle data in CSV or eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format to import into a spreadsheet program or custom data processing application. 
  • Receive email updates through My Notifications

The IBM Product Lifecycle website is continuously evolving towards expanding the value to its users by adding more capabilities and functionalities around infusing automation for data-driven insights and other innovative solutions through the use of IBM AI capabilities (watsonx Assistant built on watsonx.ai) to respond to the needs of our clients and help simplify the experience.

Thanks, and enjoy the experience with the IBM hardware lifecycle data!

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Mon February 05, 2024 07:54 AM

Hello @Markus Standau,

Thanks for your feedback and valuable recommendations for enhancement of the IBM Product Lifecycle website shared as well thru email and slack channel. 

We are taking into consideration all of the suggestions and are working towards their solutioning and implementation within the future releases of the site. 

The IBM Product Lifecycle website is continuously evolving towards expanding the value to the users by adding more capabilities and functionalities to respond to their needs and help simplify the experience. 

Regards,

Iren

Mon January 29, 2024 04:45 AM

Hello Iren,

while I knew the page, I wasn't completely aware, that you can now also search for hardware on this page, so thanks for make us aware of this.

However I also have a few items, I'd like to point out, that are a bid flawed:

  • the links to the announcements often don't work, especially for older products
  • since not every product is announced/withdrawn at the same time in all countries, shouldn't there be a country selection when you search?
  • In the search result list you see the announcement and the EOS dates, and in the details also the EOM dates. Can we please have the EOM dates on the initial search result list as well?
  • It's often the case you need to find you something about a feature code, licensing, ... so a link to the correct sales manual of a product would be extremely helpful

I'm sure there are more improvements that I could think of, but I'll leave it at this, as those are the most important ones: especially the links to announcement and sales manuals should be a high priority, to help us getting to information quickly

Markus