What's new for IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.4

New features and enhancements are available in IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.4.

A new subscription option for IBM Virtual Storage Center

New customers can now subscribe to IBM® Virtual Storage Center!

We know that your storage environment constantly changes. Spikes in demand and the ever-increasing need for more capacity are constants. Making it easy for you to get solutions, while also providing more purchase options that fit your unique situation, is important to IBM.

That's why a subscription option is now available for new customers who purchase an IBM Virtual Storage Center license. With a subscription, you can pay for your license on a monthly basis with a flexible term length and an initial lower cost. You also receive IBM's Software Subscription and Support, which includes the following support options for the length of the subscription:
  • Download access to the latest versions, releases, and fixes of the solutions in the IBM Virtual Storage Center license.
  • IBM support for routine installation, deployment, migration, usage, and code-related technical support questions.
  • 24x7 assistance for Severity 1 issues 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Simply open a case from the web, chat, or phone.

To sign up and manage the subscription contract, you can use the familiar Passport Advantage® (PA) system. For more information about subscription licenses with IBM, see https://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/subscriptionlicenses.html.

Tip: You can still buy a perpetual license for IBM Virtual Storage Center if that option better suits your organization. For more information about the different licenses that are available, see IBM Virtual Storage Center.

Product fixes and security updates

In every release of IBM Spectrum® Control, IBM fixes issues that are reported by our internal teams and by our customers. Along with fixes, improving the operation and security of the product is also a priority. See what's been updated and fixed in this release:

Limitations and known issues

For information about limitations and known issues that might occur when you use IBM Spectrum Control 5.4.4, see Limitations and known issues.

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