Third-party service deprecation: SendGrid
  • IBM Cloud Platform
  • US South
  • Description
    We would like to inform you that we are retiring the SendGrid service in the IBM Cloud catalog on September 28, 2018. The SendGrid service will be available again in the IBM Catalog starting in early 2019 or now through an account directly with SendGrid. Here’s what you need to know:
    • You cannot provision new service instances. However, existing instances on the IBM Cloud platform will continue to be supported until the End of Support date.
    • The IBM End of Support date is September 28, 2018.
    • Through September 28, 2018, all existing instances will continue to be available through the command line.
    • Any instance that is still provisioned as of the End of Support date will be deleted.
    SendGrid End of Support date for paid and free accounts
    • Paid Accounts: After the IBM End of Support date, SendGrid will continue to support existing instances directly until November 1, 2018. By November 1, 2018, you will be required to set up a new account with SendGrid to continue.
    • Free Accounts: At the IBM End of Support date, your account will no longer be supported. You will be required to set up a new account with SendGrid by September 28, 2018.
    See the SendGrid Pricing and Plans web site to sign up for a new SendGrid account. It will give you access to additional features like IP addresses, email activity, and a newsletter tool.

    For users who have a linked IBM Cloud Infrastructure (SoftLayer) account, you can sign up for the SendGrid SoftLayer service and have access to additional features. In addition, to make this transition easier, SendGrid will have an integration guide to help you set up a new account based on your current settings. The integration guide, as well as additional information, will be available by Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

    This information originated in the Third Party Service Deprecation – SendGrid article within the IBM Cloud platform blog.