ProtecTIER Backup Migration Made Easy
Effective with IBM’s announcement in 2018 for the withdrawal from marketing of their ProtecTIER hardware and software products and their intention to announce the “End of Support” for ProtecTIER products to be effective in November 2020, those IBM customers that are utilizing the IBM ProtecTIER products will need to have a plan for moving off the ProtecTIER appliance before the end of this year.
The following ProtecTIER hardware and software products were affected by that announcement:
- ProtecTIER TS7650G: 3958-DD4, 3958-DD5, and 3958-DD6
- ProtecTIER TS7620: 3959-SM2 and 3959-EXP
- ProtecTIER software versions 3.3.x and 3.4.x
iTech Solutions has a lot of experience with the Virtual Tape Library (VTL) environment and we would recommend that current customers of the IBM ProtecTIER products consider the Cybernetics suite of VTL products as a replacement for their environments.