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IBM IoT for Electronics being replaced by the IBM IoT Connection Service
Please take note that we are retiring the IBM IoT for Electronics service on April 6th, 2018.
The IBM IoT for Electronics service has been a very good way to instruct customers how to quickly connect devices of all types to the IBM Cloud for building IoT solutions that deliver; innovative new products/services, improve the user experience and reduce operational cost. Initially, it was targeted at Electronics companies, but the device connection capabilities included were applicable across several device types and industries.
The IBM IoT Connection Service that was announced on November 30th, 2017, incorporates all of the capabilities included in the IoT Electronics Service and extends coverage to multiple device types and industries. In addition, it is deployed as an integrated managed service on the IBM Cloud and priced with a per device subscription. The IoT Connection Service replaces the IoT for Electronics Service as the primary IBM offering to quickly connect devices and build IoT Industry Solutions.
Here’s what you need to know:
End of Marketing Date: April 6th, 2018
As of April 6th, 2018, new IBM IoT for Electronics instances cannot be provisioned. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.
End of Support Date: April 6th, 2019
- For a period of 365 days, after the End of Marketing Date through April 6th, 2019, all existing instances will continue to be available on the Services dashboard in the Bluemix console. All existing instances will also continue to be supported by IBM IoT for Electronics.
- Any instance still provisioned as of the End of Support Date, will be deleted.
- Please remember to delete your IBM IoT for Electronics service instances before the End of Support Date.
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