IBM ACE End of Support


IBM ACE/ IIB/ WebSphere Message Broker - Support

As an IBM client you have no doubt invested in IBM ACE or in its predecessors WebSphere Message Broker (WMS) and IBM Integration Bus (IIB) as the backbone of your API Economy. IBM releases new versions of its products as part of its ongoing product development roadmap and from time-to-time withdraws support for older versions of WMS & IIB . To make life easier we have summarised these new IBM ACE product releases and end of software support withdrawal dates and provided them in the table below, rather than you having to scour the web. We will update this table as new releases are introduced.

The software support table below includes information on IBM’s ACE product lifecycles including year of introduction, the current supported versions as well as IBM end of support dates.

We recommend keeping up to date with software patches and fixes for IBM ACE as well ensuring you have an upgrade path clearly defined to ensure you don’t fall foul of running mission critical applications on unsupported software versions. You can then benefit from taking advantage of the new features and improvements in the latest version of IBM App Connect Enterprise:


If you need support, assistance with an upgrade or advice for any of these products, please book an appointment with the team or get in touch in the form below.


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IBM App Connect Enterprise (ACE) – Part of IBM Hybrid Cloud

Product name Version General Availability End of support date
IBM App Connect Enterprise 12.0.x 28-05-2021
IBM App Connect Enterprise 11.0.x 30-03-2018
IBM Integration bus 10.0.x 03-04-2015 30-04-2022
IBM Integration bus 9.0.x 05-07-2013 30.09-2018
WebSphere Message Broker 8.0.x 16-12-2011 30-04-2017
Websphere Message Broker 7.0.x 04-12-2009 30-09-2015
WebSphere Message Broker 6.1.x 27-06-2008 30-09-2013
Websphere Message Broker 6.0.x 21-04-2006 30-04-2011

How we can help you with IBM ACE - App Connect Enterprise?

Upgrades & Migrations

Ensuring your IBM ACE and Integration investment is maintained and future-proofed

Health checks & Performance Reviews (APM)

Ensuring that IBM ACE environments are performing to services levels, and are up to date with application and security fix packs.

Licence Management

If your IBM ACE license subscription & support has lapsed we can help you with reinstatement & renew current entitlements

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Our trusted history with IBM

The DeeperThanBlue team have been helping clients with the challenges of software upgrades across IBM’s Hybrid Cloud technology portfolio which includes Applications, Integration and Automation for over 20 years. We have developed clearly defined processes and procedures to ensure a smooth transition from one version to the next during the upgrade process whilst also being able to assist with regression testing of client applications. Our clients see us as a safe pair of hands and long standing partner through trusted working relationships built over many years.

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