January 19, 2021 By Chris Rosen 2 min read

As IBM continues to invest and innovate on the IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud Gen2 infrastructure, we’re focusing our efforts to bring you the maximum value in a single VPC Infrastructure platform.

In order to accomplish this, we are formally announcing that the official date for the end of life of VPC Gen1 is February 26, 2021. The IBM Cloud Virtual Private Cloud Gen2 platform offers enhanced features to date, including the following:

  • 5X faster virtual server provisioning — provision 100 virtual servers in <1 minute
  • The latest and greatest features, like Auto Scale and Network Flow Logs

Customer actions

Prior to February 26, 2021, users must redeploy workload to Kubernetes clusters running on VPC Gen2 infrastructure. The IBM Cloud SRE team will begin manually deleting those resources (clusters, storage) from VPC Gen1 on February 27, 2021.

Clusters and data can be migrated manually following the instructions found in the documentation.

Need assistance?

To aid you in this migration, IBM is providing migration assistance free of charge. We’ve partnered with Wanclouds to provide you with the following: 

  • Migration advice and planning
  • Network architecture migration
  • Virtual server and volume migration
  • Advice on solution continuity

Let’s get started

Reach out to your assigned CSM directly today if you have any questions. If you do not have one assigned, you can reach out to our Digital Customer Success team via Live Chat

If you want a more self-serve approach, fill out this form to have Wanclouds contact you or email them directly at gen1-gen2@wanclouds.net. You can expect a response from them within 24 hours.

Join the discussion

For general questions, engage our team via Slack by registering here, and join the discussion in the #general or #openshift channels on our public IBM Cloud Slack.

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