19.09.2022 | Tech Data IBM Hardware Team

IBM S3 Storage Authorization

As of September 15, 2022 IBM has removed the skills requirement from the authorization to sell S3 category storage products!

The products in this category are primarily mainframe attached storage, such as IBM DS8000®, IBM TS77xx and the IBM 3592 enterprise tape family. A specific Business Partner Agreement declaration of intent to sell S3 products is still required.

IBM does continue to recognize or expect its partners to retain and grow skills related to the products they sell. However, in an effort to simplify the partner programs and align skill requirements across our infrastructure brands, IBM is removing this badge requirement. All sellers and technical resources at firms authorized for S3 products are encouraged to maintain their skills and badges in this key area, as they do accrue to your firm’s overall PartnerWorld® levels.

Existing badges for IBM storage for IBM zSystem® include:

New badges coming in October:

If you have any questions, please contact our Tech Data IBM Hardware Team!