Product Lifecycles - All Good Things Come To An End

Posted by Brad Loetz on Jan 23, 2015 2:41 PM

Recently, Blog authors from REMEDI have outlined the value of upgrading software to supported versions and some of the risks in not doing so...see the Blog from earlier this month Supporting Systems and Staying Current.  In addition to staying current and associated benefits, the article outlined version support for B2B Software from the likes of Cleo/EXTOL, TIE, and IBM.

One new and related announcement that occurred this week in the Managed File Transfer (MFT) category was from IBM concerning Sterling Connect:Enterprise.

IBM announced this week that IBM Sterling Connect:Enterprise for UNIX will no longer be supported after APRIL 30, 2016, with their strategic replacement product being IBM Sterling File Gateway (SFG). 

SFG was made available in 2007 and is a solution for file-based B2B exchanges, providing innovative functionality in a scalable architecture with simplified onboarding, advanced automation, edge-based security, and easy extensibility. 

Unlike version upgrades that have been discussed in our prior blogs, this involves the availability of a newer and more comprehensive product replacing an older one. 

Contact us for more information about this announcement and discussion around your future strategies and options.

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