Blue Coat Systems, Inc. announces a Notice of Status Change for PacketShaper 10000 Platform. The following changes for the PacketShaper 10000 are as follows:
·The End of Sale date is October 31st, 2013 while supplies last.
·The recommended hardware upgrade / replacement path is the PacketShaper 12000 moving forward.
·Customers will have until October 31st, 2015 to purchase 1 Year Support Contract.
·Hardware EOL date is October 31st, 2016.
·Blue Coat is implementing a three year EOS to EOL time frame on the 10000 because it has been in the market since June 2006, and is reaching its wear out period. Customers who have very recently purchased PacketShaper 10000, 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 12000, with the new 200M license, is now the recommended upgrade platform. Customers can upgrade to the PacketShaper 12000 with a new entry level license of 200M.
Please see attached the notice of status change for PacketShaper 10000 (Non-Rev A)