UPDATED - End of Service Announcement for CA IDMS 18.0 for z/OS

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April 2015


To:          CA IDMS™ for z/OS Customers

From:     The CA Technologies IDMS Product Team

Subject:  End of Service Announcement for CA IDMS 18.0 for z/OS


CA Technologies is continually working to improve our software and services to best meet the needs of our customers. In accordance with our CA Support Policy and Terms (https://support.ca.com/), please consider this letter your written notification that we are discontinuing support for CA IDMS 18.0 for z/OS beginning August 31st 2016.  This will allow our Development organization to more effectively focus its resources on and add value to the next release of CA IDMS.


(Note: Based on customer feedback, August 31st 2016 is an extension to the previously announced End of Service date for CA IDMS 18.0 for z/OS). 


At this time, we encourage you to plan for the migration to either CA IDMS 18.5 for z/OS or CA IDMS 19.0 for z/OS as soon as possible, so you can take full advantage of the latest new features and enhancements these releases have to offer.  For additional information on CA IDMS for z/OS, please visit the CA IDMS pages on CA Support Online (https://support.ca.com/).


As CA Technologies would like to help make your upgrade to either CA IDMS 18.5 for z/OS or CA IDMS 19.0 for z/OS  as straightforward and successful as possible, we are offering the following:


§  As always, there is no additional charge to upgrade your CA IDMS system from CA IDMS 18.0 for z/OS  to either CA IDMS 18.5 for z/OS  or CA IDMS 19.0 for z/OS for any customer with an active maintenance contract.


§  Documentation to help prepare you for your upgrade to either CA IDMS 18.5 for z/OS or CA IDMS 19.0 for z/OS can be viewed at CA Support Online (https://support.ca.com/).


§  CA Services is available to provide consulting services for any or all parts of the upgrade, including analysis of the current system, preparation for the upgrade, testing, and performing the upgrade itself. Please visit www.ca.com/services.


§  CA Technologies is committed to providing superior support to our customers using our technology solutions.  CA Extended Support, one of the CA Technologies support offerings, is designed to extend support for CA Technologies software product versions or releases that have reached their End of Service Date.  CA Extended Support may be available for a defined period not to exceed 18 months from the End of Service Date.  Please visit our website, CA Support Online (https://support.ca.com/), for more information.


If you have any questions regarding the support schedule, please contact CA IDMS Support at (https://support.ca.com/), your local CA Account Manager, a member of the Customer Success Team, or CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare.  You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.


Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.