IBM ® MQ est l’un des produits logiciels IBM ® sur site les plus populaires. Il s’agit d’une solution de messagerie stable et performante qui est au cœur de nombreuses entreprises depuis des décennies.

Bien que MQ semble nécessiter peu d’attention, il est si essentiel à la continuité des entreprises qui en dépendent qu’elles ne peuvent tout simplement pas se permettre un risque potentiel pour sa stabilité et sa sécurité.

IBM® a mis fin à la prise en charge d’ IBM® MQ version 8.0.X en avril 2021 et de toutes les autres versions de MQ en septembre 2021, y compris sa version la plus récente, 9.0.X.

Si vous utilisez MQ et que vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur les options à venir, telles que le support tiers pour IBM® , lisez la suite.

WHAT DOES END OF SUPPORT MEAN FOR YOU AS AN IBM® MQ CUSTOMER?

L’évolution rapide d’IBM ® vers son architecture cloud accélère la fin du support (EoS) pour bon nombre de ses produits sur site. Rester au fait des cycles de vie du support des produits IBM ® est essentiel pour éviter les risques de sécurité indésirables liés aux middlewares.

Lorsqu’un produit devient EoS, IBM ® ne fournit plus de nouveaux correctifs ou correctifs de sécurité pour les menaces inconnues après la date EoS. Les équipes informatiques cherchant de l’aide pour tout problème sur cette version sont seules, à moins qu’une stratégie de support de sauvegarde ne soit en place.

COMMENT GÉRER LA FIN DU SUPPORT IBM ® MQ

There are three ways forward for companies facing IBM® MQ EoS. The right decision for your company should come from careful consideration of all options.

  1. Develop a strategy to upgrade IBM® MQ. Businesses with active IBM Subscription Support (S&S) always have the option of upgrading to a supported version. Upgrade projects, however, can be quite risky and might be too expensive to justify for a product like MQ, that generally works well.

  2. Invest in IBM® Extended Support. IBM® provides service for products past end of support dates for an additional cost on top of the IBM® S&S cost. It’s not cheap, and IBM® is unlikely to write new fixes for unsupported versions, but IT teams will get some help with issues on their unsupported version of MQ.

  3. Engage third-party software support. Third-party software support is a popular alternative to expensive OEM upgrades that tend to offer only limited support for EoS products. Companies that rely on IBM® MQ support for all versions can benefit from all-the-time support from IBM® product experts that know how to deal with interoperability challenges and keep IBM® MQ healthy and secure.

 
Read the 2021 Gartner Guide on third-party support 


DATES DE FIN DU SUPPORT IBM ® MQ 9

Here’s a complete list of IBM® MQ 9 products and their EoS dates.

La fin du support d'IBM MQ pour la version 9 affectera neuf produits différents en 2021.

Dates de fin de prise en charge d’ IBM® MQ version 8

Voici les détails sur IBM ® MQ 8 et sa date EoS.

La fin du support d'IBM MQ pour la version 8 affectera un produit en 2021.

QUE SE PASSE-T-IL SI JE RENONCE AUX MISES À NIVEAU IBM ® ?

It’s actually highly likely you don’t need upgrades – unless you are certain that a particular upgrade will bring a critical new feature that will truly add value to the way the organization utilizes the application. And given the maturity of enterprise software, that’s highly unlikely.

You’ve probably been running on old versions with no problem for some time. Moving forward without upgrading is the best choice for most companies that just want to keep MQ optimized and secure. Of course, you’ll need to explore an option like third-party support and maintenance (TPSM) to make sure your legacy system is always protected. 

L’ASSISTANCE D’UN TIERS EST-ELLE UNE OPTION FIABLE ?

Gartner enthusiastically recommends TPSM for companies that want more flexibility than OEM’s provide and want to keep their IBM® products stable and secure while freeing up resources for modernization projects.

Third party support moves companies to a more business-driven roadmap that reduces dependence on OEMs to keep older products supported. It also gives you control of your application lifecycle and cloud migration plans by removing vendor-defined timeline constraints.

TPSM reduces both the risk of disruption to the business and the risk of moving to a new solution that might not fit your business. It opens up the opportunity to future-proof your legacy strategy and define a roadmap for continuous change based on business needs, rather than the path defined by big vendors.


À PROPOS D’ORIGINE

Origina offers a particularly skillful brand of third-party support and maintenance (TPSM) that gives IBM® customers 24/7 access to over 600 IBM® product experts with a minimum of 15 years supporting and developing IBM® products.

Origina shifts you from relying on a single point of vendor support that may or may not deliver a security patch in time, to having a team of legacy software experts that implement an extensive system of checks and balances to greatly limit your exposure to vulnerabilities.

We save our customers hundreds of thousands on OEM upgrades they don’t need, work hard to enhance, extend and protect their IBM® products and provide solid advice on how to best migrate business-critical systems.

We’re a team of straight shooters who support software customers’ freedom of choice. Get in touch if you’d like us to do a free feasibility assessment to help you assess whether switching IBM® MQ support to Origina is the right option for your company.

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