Revised technical information: IBM Sterling Connect:Direct 6.2

IBM United States Software Announcement 221-410
November 30, 2021

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Information for IBM Sterling® Connect:Direct® 6.2, as previously announced in Software Announcement 221-229, dated September 7, 2021, has changed. Sterling™ Connect:Direct 6.2 does not support extension of cloud-object storage to additional cloud service providers, such as Google, Microsoft™ Azure, and IBM Cloud®.

Sterling Connect:Direct support for Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) compatible object storage is as follows:

  • In version 5.3, Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX® introduced support for direct read/write access to Amazon S3 cloud object storage when run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. For details, see Software Announcement 218-142, dated March 6, 2018.
  • In version 6.1, Sterling Connect:Direct for UNIX expanded Amazon S3 compatible object storage support to include other hybrid cloud storage solutions and service providers, for example, Red Hat® Ceph® Storage, MinIO, and Dell EMC ECS Object Storage. For details, see Software Announcement 220-013, dated May 5, 2020.

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November 30, 2021

Note: The offerings in this announcement may not be available for purchase in all countries in your geographical area. Purchase availability can be affected by multiple factors that include support and service availability and government regulations. The country information is not comprehensive. Consult with your IBM® representative or IBM Business Partner for availability information in your area.

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-C99 6.2 IBM Sterling Connect:Direct

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands


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IBM Sterling, IBM Cloud, IBM and are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Connect:Direct is a registered trademark of IBM International Group B.V., an IBM Company in the U.S. and other countries.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Red Hat and Ceph are registered trademarks of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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