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DataPower Appliances Nearing End of Life

Wendy Sanacore Uncategorized 4 Comments

As with any hardware, software or appliance purchase you make, it has an associated Maintenance End of Service and Hardware End of Life program. Right now the DataPower machine types 9235 ( XS40, XI50, XB60, XM70, XA35, and XM70FC ) are nearing this first initial ‘Standard Maintenance End of Service Date’. The end date on the service maintenance is 3/31/2014. If you want to get ahead of the game and get the most out of the next models, let TxMQ help you with your upgrades to the newer machine models.

By upgrading to the newer machine models, you will be taking advantage of the latest high performing appliances. The XI52’s and XB62’s go from 4 GB of memory to a whopping 24 GB(7198) or 96 GB ( 7199 ) of memory. The usable hard disk space is drastically larger as well, allowing you to store more logs and files on the appliance. That goes from a measly 70 GB of usable storage to an awesome 300 GB ( 7198 ) or 600 GB (7199) of usable space that you can leverage for your own needs.

Let’s not forget to mention all of the extra interfaces that the new machines now have access to. On the 7199 appliance (XI52 and XB62) there’s a total of 10 X 1 gigabit interfaces. Then there’s the 2 X 10 gigabit Interfaces for those companies that can really let the data flow. The 7198 ( XG45 ) appliance has a total of 6 X 1 gigabit interfaces and 2 X 10 gigabit interfaces.

The newer models have a Standard Maintenance End of Service Date in 2018, so if you upgrade now you can take advantage of the full lifespan that this has to offer and help avoid unnecessary maintenance premiums.

TxMQ has the experience and expertise you need to make sure your DataPower environment is up to date and that you are getting the most out of your appliances and infrastructure. Contact Wendy Sanacore or give us a call (716) 636-0070 (229) for all of your DataPower Appliance, Hardware and Software needs. We would be glad to hear from you.

(Photo courtesy of Kevin Dooley)

Comments 4

    1. Wendy Sanacore

      Thanks for your question. Any DataPower box will handle low latency, routing and transformation, it just depends on the specific use case. Understanding your specific corporate use case will allow us to better recommend which product you should upgrade with.

  1. Ravi

    Hi Wendy, we are using XB60 for third party transfers in that most are MQFTE &SFTP (huge files)even B2B transactions are there . Now the box is overloaded and reloading frequently. Is XB62 is the only option or any configuration changes would help us.

    1. Wendy

      Hi Ravi – Excellent question. I reached out to one of our DataPower consultants and this is what he told me:

      Sometimes I have seen a DataPower box get overloaded/reboot when the NFS mount has issues. Since they have an SFTP with a huge file system, this could be the issue. Maybe the user could reduce the number of files on the filesystem, or resolve any communications issues with the backend servers. The XB62 is more powerful, but a project analysis would need to be done to determine if the XB60 is not able to handle the current traffic volume, or if it is another problem.

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