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Cisco 500 Series Cache Engines

Cache Engine Series End of Life

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Product Bulletin No. 1431

Overview

Minimum Software

Internal Announcement

End of Sales Announcement

End of Production Date

Last Software Support Date

End of Support Announcement

Date for Discontinuing Renewal of Contracts

Obsoletion

Cisco Technology Migration Plan (CTMP)

About CTMP


Product Bulletin No. 1431


Cache Engine Series Platform
End Of Life Plan

CE-505, CE-550, CE-550-DS3 and CE-570 Platforms

Overview

The Content Networking Business Unit (CNBU) is announcing the End of Life for the following Cache Engine Series products with part numbers CE-505, CE-550, CE-550-DS3, and CE-570. The following CE-500 series products will NOT be affected by this EOL: CE-507, CE-560 and CE-590.

Minimum Software

The minimum revision of Cache OS software needed to support the CE-500 series products is v2.3.1 and 2.5.

Table 1  Summary of End-of-life plan

Part Number
FCS date
EOS date
EOL date
Replacement
Part
CE-505

August 1999

August 2001

August 2006

CE-507

CE-550

August 1999

August 2001

August 2006

CE-560

CE-550-DS3

June 1999

August 2001

August 2006

 
CE-570

November 1999

August 2001

August 2006

CE-560


Table 2  Models Covered by This EOL Announcement

Product Number
Product Description
CE-505

Cache Engine 505, T1/E1

CE-550

Cache Engine 550, 11MB

CE-550-DS3

(4) Cache Engine 550, (1) Catalyst® 29xx Switch

CE-570

Cache Engine 570, 22MB


Internal Announcement

The EOL of the above Cache Engine part numbers is to be announced via email to the Cisco sales team in August 2001.

Internal announcement: August 2001

End of Sales Announcement

End of Sales Announcement of the above Cache Engine part numbers will be announced via e-mail to the Cisco sales channel sales representatives and to the field in August 2001.

End of Production Date

End of production to occur in July 2001.

Last Software Support Date

The last software support date will be August 2003; the last supported version of software is intended to be Cache Engine v2.5.

End of Support Announcement

The end of support announcement will occur in February 2003.

Date for Discontinuing Renewal of Contracts

End of contract renewals will be in August 2004.

Obsoletion

The CE-500 (Robin + Hardware Platform) products will be declared obsolete in August 2005.

For more information on the replacement content engines, please review the product collateral (Data Sheet, Product Overview, and Presentation) at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/contnetw/ps761/index.html

Cisco Technology Migration Plan (CTMP)

About CTMP

The Technology Migration Plan is a sales program that allows customers to trade in Cisco and competitor products for credit toward the purchase of any new Cisco product. The program underscores Cisco's commitment to customers in terms of end-to-end product solutions as well as emphasizing the commitment to provide effective migration options in the face of ever changing network requirements.

Cache Engine Upgrade: Customers who currently have Cisco Cache Engine 500 and 2050 products deployed in their networks can upgrade to Cisco Content Engine 500 and 7300 products. Customers are encouraged to upgrade their cache engines to content engines to gain powerful new functionality, more storage, and greater performance.

To obtain more information about the specifics of this Cisco Technology Migration Program visit the site:
http://www.cisco.com/go/tradein/

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ivy Lui (ivylui@cisco.com).