General Availability (GA): The latest date that a version/release of the product is available to all users, regardless of language or media. A product version/release is not published on the Lifecycle web site until the GA date.
End of Support (EOS): The last date on which IBM will deliver standard support services for a given version/release of a product.
End of Marketing (EOM): The effective date on which a part number ceases to be included as active and can no longer be ordered in standard price lists.
z/OS Lifecycle Policy: Standard
Lifecycle policy Standard provides defect and non-defect product technical support for a minimum of three years from the date the product release was made generally available by IBM. Following a product’s announced End of Support date (EOS) there is the option to get support extensions for at least an additional two years for an extra charge set by IBM (Standard ‘3+2’ support).
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