Blue Coat Systems, Inc. announces a Notice of Status Change for PacketShaper 900 Platform. The following changes for the PacketShaper 900 are as follows:
·The End of Sale date is May 31st, 2014 while supplies last.
·The recommended hardware upgrade / replacement path is the PacketShaper 1700 moving forward.
·Customers will have until May 31st, 2016 to purchase 1 Year Support Contract.
·Hardware EOL date is May 31st, 2017.
·Blue Coat is implementing a three year EOS to EOL time frame on the 900 because it has been in the market since June 2006, and is reaching its wear out period. Customers who have very recently purchased PacketShaper 900, and are concerned about the shorter EOS to EOL time frame, should contact their Blue Coat sales representative or authorized Blue Coat channel partner.
·The PacketShaper 1700 is now the recommended upgrade platform.
Please see attached the notice of status change for PacketShaper 900 platform