Retirement of Beta Services – Virtual Servers, Block Storage, Network Security Groups

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With yesterday’s introduction of infrastructure services now available to purchase in IBM Bluemix, effective October 25, 2016, we are retiring the following Beta services:

  • Bluemix Virtual Servers
  • Block Storage
  • Network Security Groups

Existing virtual server instances, block volumes and network security groups will be supported through December 24, 2016.

What you need to know

Today you will continue to be able to access and manage existing instances and volumes. The ability to provision new instances, however, has been disabled.

  • End of beta: On November 28, 2016, all existing instances will be suspended.
  • Data retention: Users should retain any data on instances and block volumes prior to this date. If necessary, you may contact Bluemix support to resume instances until the end of support date.
  • End of beta support: On December 24, 2016, any instance provisioned as of the end of support date will be deleted.

Users are asked to retain any user data and unprovision their service instance(s) prior to the End of Beta Support Date. Users should move to the generally available infrastructure services. In case you missed yesterday’s introduction of infrastructure services in IBM Bluemix, see Your Unified Cloud Platform Launches Today for a brief introduction.

As always, we’re here to help! Please reach out to us in the support forums. More details are available in the documentation under IBM Virtual Servers (Beta) is deprecated.

—Bluemix Team

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