IBM System z Software Contracts

Lifecycle Extension and Usage Support

Last Update: December 2, 2013

IBM System z Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs
Eligible Program Product Number of Extension Initial Minimum Period Lifecycle Extension Availability Date Lifecycle Extension Withdrawal Date
z/OS V1.11 5657-A01 3 months October 1, 2012 September 30, 2014
Withdrawn – No Longer Available IBM System z Lifecycle Extension for System z Programs
z/OS V1.10 5656-A01 3 months October 1, 2011 September 30, 2013
z/OS V1.9 5646-A01 3 months October 1, 2010 September 30, 2012
z/OS V1.8 5638-A01 3 months October 1, 2009 September 30, 2011

Last Update: April 10, 2013

Withdrawn – No Longer Available IBM Service Extension for Usage Support on System z
Eligible Program Product Number of Extension Initial Minimum Period Extension for Usage Support Availability Date Extension for Usage Support Withdrawal Date
z/OS V1.9 5646-MTS 3 months November 30, 2010 September 30, 2012

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IBM provides world-class IBM mainframe technology to help today's enterprises respond quickly to evolving business conditions and with extreme flexibility. From automation to advanced virtualization technologies and open industry standards, IBM mainframes help deliver competitive advantages for enterprises contributing and succeeding on a smarter planet.

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IBM's technology, solutions and industry expertise can help you find the competitive edge with a sharper understanding of your customers. Our System z solutions combine the foundation of IBM hardware, software and middleware with flexible financing and packaging options to help your business meet and overcome the challenges of doing business in the on demand world. IBM can help you develop a customer-centric view—and assist you in delivering the right solution and the right products.