End of Service for IBM System z9 Enterprise Class

October 31, 2017.  Mark it on your calendar if you have an IBM 2094/S08, 2094/S18, 2094/S28, 2094/S38 or 2094/S54. IBM will discontinue all service so if they have not convinced you to buy a new processor yet you will be out of luck if your desire had been to remain with IBM.

We will offer you continued service with our proprietary Blue Bayou remote monitoring and diagnostics. AAI is the only re-marketer of this solution in the marketplace today. Our USA based partner invested a small fortune in its development and it will give our clients OEM quality but at a greatly reduced rate. This tool is the best in the market (other than IBM although we hear we are really close) as it was developed exclusively for IBM products and it’s not a retrofit tool from other environments or a “heartbeat” only type of tool. Our offering includes onsite parts, local well trained engineers, 2nd and 3rd level support in the United States and a service model with customized SLA’s and notification parameters. We can also bring you forward on your technology with a refurbished  and certified Z10 or later solution. You don’t have to buy new. You don’t have to keep IBM as your maintainer. At AAI,  we believe you deserve great alternatives!