IBM i 7.2 End Dates Revealed as Power7 Shutdown Looms
September 18, 2019 Alex Woodie
IBM surprised nobody last week when it announced that it will stop selling IBM i 7.2 next April and cease supporting the operating system a year later. The lead time should give IBM i shops plenty of runway to prepare their upgrade strategies and transition to newer versions of the operating system. A potentially more impactful deadline for those not paying close attention is the end of hardware support for Power7 boxes in less than two weeks.
Last week’s announcement of end of sales and support for IBM i 7.2 and related software products was not unexpected. That’s because IBM …Read more