IBM Power Private Cloud Solution now offers monthly post-pay billing option for minutes of Metered Capacity consumption

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-032
May 3, 2022

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Planned availability datePlanned availability datePricesPrices
Product numberProduct numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
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At a glance

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IBM® Power® Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity offers monthly billing of consumed Metered Capacity resources in a Power Enterprise Pool. Minutes of Metered Processor Cores and Metered Memory consumed each billing period are charged to clients by ordering Min/Hour/Day features on the following MTMs:

  • High-end Power Server Metered Capacity (5899-HM1)
  • Midrange Power Server Metered Capacity (5899-MM1)
  • Scale-out Power Server Metered Capacity (5899-SM1)


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Overview

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The IBM Power Systems Private Cloud Solution with Shared Utility Capacity was initially launched with support to share hardware and software resources across a collection of on-premises Power systems, with prepaid access to additional, fully active compute resources by the minute that were debited as used from Capacity Credits for Power on account.

Now, IBM is offering a new option to deploy a Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity infrastructure similar to other private cloud offerings, with monthly billing of consumed Metered Capacity resources. This option is additional; it is not replacing the current option for prepaid Capacity Credits.

Clients will now be able to get a Pool ID without having Capacity Credits on account and select an option to receive invoicing on a monthly basis. This enhancement is designed to simplify and streamline the deployment of IBM Power9 and IBM Power10 systems, or a combination of the two, in a Power Private Cloud infrastructure. It eliminates the need to have an initial quantity of prepaid Capacity Credits on account in order to start a Pool. Clients will be able to assign a Pool ID, accept the terms and conditions for billing through IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner, and proceed to start and utilize a new Power Enterprise Pool.

For additional software metering information, see Software Announcement 222-073, dated May 3, 2022.

The IBM Cloud® Management Console (CMC) will continue to monitor and show the number of minutes consumed each month for each resource as well as the equivalent Capacity Credits consumed, for consistency with prepaid deployments and to facilitate existing budgeting functions of the Enterprise Pools application.

Metered Capacity resource minutes consumed on Power systems will be billed based on a feature structure for each Product ID. The feature structures are designed to bill a large, aggregate range of minutes consumed, based on the potential monthly use of each Metered Capacity resource. For example, for High-end Processor Activation resource usage, several features are defined to bill:

  • 1 minute Metered Capacity, High-end Processor
  • 1 hour Metered Capacity, High-end Processor
  • 1 day Metered Capacity, High-end Processor
  • 1,000 days Metered Capacity, High-end Processor


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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Key requirements

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  • One or more Power9 or Power10 server with Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 enablement feature EP20 and Base Processor or Memory Activation features configured, as applicable to the machine type/model. Note that a single Power Enterprise Pool can consist of only Power9 servers, only Power10 servers, or it can consist of both Power9 and Power10 servers.
  • One or more eligible operating system license or subscription with at least one core of entitlement included on each system.


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Planned availability date

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May 13, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 5899 machine type:

                                                  Machine  Model   Feature
Description                                       type     number  number 
High End Power Private Cloud                      5899     HM1          
Mid Range Power Private Cloud                     5899     MM1          
Scale out Power Private Cloud                     5899     SM1          
First Pools ID digit Indicator                    5899     HM1     ECQ0 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
1 minute Metered Capacity, High-end Processor     5899     HM1     ECQ1 
1 hour Metered Capacity, High-end Processor       5899     HM1     ECQ2 
1 day Metered Capacity, High-end Processor        5899     HM1     ECQ3 
1,000-days Metered Capacity, High-end Processor   5899     HM1     ECQ4 
1 minute Metered Capacity, High-end 
Processor -
Linux® only                                        5899     HM1     ECQ5 
1 hour Metered Capacity, High-end Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     HM1     ECQ6 
1 day Metered Capacity, High-end Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     HM1     ECQ7 
1,000-days Metered Capacity, High-end Processor
- Linux only                                      5899     HM1     ECQ8  
1 hour Metered Capacity, 1GB High-end Memory      5899     HM1     ECQA 
1 day Metered Capacity, 1GB High-end Memory       5899     HM1     ECQB 
1 day Metered Capacity, 1 TB (1024GB) High-end
Memory                                            5899     HM1     ECQC 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, 1 TB (1024GB)
High-end Memory                                   5899     HM1     ECQD 
Second Pools ID digit Indicator                   5899     HM1     ECQE 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
Third Pools ID digit Indicator                    5899     HM1     ECQF 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
1 minute Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor    5899     MM1     ECQG 
1 hour Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor      5899     MM1     ECQH 
1 day Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor       5899     MM1     ECQJ 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor  5899     MM1     ECQK 
1 minute Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor - 
Linux only                                        5899     MM1     ECQL 
1 hour Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     MM1     ECQM 
1 day Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     MM1     ECQN 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, Mid-range Processor
- Linux only                                      5899     MM1     ECQP  
1 hour Metered Capacity, 1GB Mid-range Memory     5899     MM1     ECQR 
1 day Metered Capacity, 1GB Mid-range Memory      5899     MM1     ECQS 
1 day Metered Capacity, 1024GB Mid-range Memory   5899     MM1     ECQT 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, 1024GB Mid-range
Memory                                            5899     MM1     ECQU 
Fourth Pools ID digit Indicator                   5899     HM1     ECQV 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
Year of usage indicator                           5899     HM1     ECQW 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
Month of usage indicator                          5899     HM1     ECQX 
                                                  5899     MM1          
                                                  5899     SM1          
1 minute Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor    5899     SM1     EDQ1 
1 hour Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor      5899     SM1     EDQ2 
1 day Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor       5899     SM1     EDQ3 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor  5899     SM1     EDQ4 
1 minute Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor - 
Linux only                                        5899     SM1     EDQ5 
1 hour Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     SM1     EDQ6 
1 day Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor -
Linux only                                        5899     SM1     EDQ7 
1,000 days Metered Capacity, Scale-out Processor
- Linux only                                      5899     SM1     EDQ8 



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Business Partner information

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If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 122-032


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Publications

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None

To access the IBM Publications Center Portal, go to the IBM Publications Center website.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.



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Services

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IBM Systems Lab Services

Systems Lab Services offers infrastructure services to help build hybrid cloud and enterprise IT solutions. From servers to storage systems and software, Systems Lab Services can help deploy the building blocks of a next-generation IT infrastructure to empower a client's business. Systems Lab Services consultants can perform infrastructure services for clients online or onsite, offering deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Systems Lab Services is designed to help clients solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

Systems Lab Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM Z®, and IBM LinuxONE. Systems Lab Services has a global presence and can deploy experienced consultants online or onsite around the world.

For assistance, contact Systems Lab Services at ibmsls@us.ibm.com.

To learn more, see the IBM Systems Lab Services website.

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As transformation continues across every industry, businesses need a single partner to map their enterprise-wide business strategy and technology infrastructure. IBM Consulting is the business partner to help accelerate change across an organization. IBM specialists can help businesses succeed through finding collaborative ways of working that forge connections across people, technologies, and partner ecosystems. IBM Consulting brings together the business expertise and an ecosystem of technologies that help solve some of the biggest problems faced by organizations. With methods that get results faster, an integrated approach that is grounded in an open and flexible hybrid cloud architecture, and incorporating technology from IBM Research® and IBM Watson® AI, IBM Consulting enables businesses to lead change with confidence and deliver continuous improvement across a business and its bottom line.

For additional information, see the IBM Consulting website.

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Get preventive maintenance, onsite and remote support, and gain actionable insights into critical business applications and IT systems. Speed developer innovation with support for over 240 open-source packages. Leverage powerful IBM analytics and AI-enabled tools to enable client teams to manage IT problems before they become emergencies.

TSS offers extensive IT maintenance and support services that cover more than one niche of a client's environment. TSS covers products from IBM and OEMs, including servers, storage, network, appliances, and software, to help clients ensure high availability across their data center and hybrid cloud environment.

For details on available services, see the Technology support for hybrid cloud environments website.

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Expert Labs' deep alignment with IBM product development allows for a strategic advantage as they are often the first in line to get access to new products, features, and early visibility into roadmaps. This connection with the development enables them to deliver First of a Kind implementations to address unique needs or expand a client's business with a flexible approach that works best for their organization.

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These services can help clients deploy and integrate IBM Security software, extend their team resources, and help guide and accelerate successful hybrid cloud solutions, including critical strategies such as zero trust. Remote and on-premises software deployment assistance is available for IBM Cloud Pak® for Security, IBM Security QRadar®/QRoC, IBM Security SOAR/Resilient®, IBM i2®, IBM Security Verify, IBM Security Guardium®, and IBM Security MaaS360®.

For more information, contact Security Expert Labs at sel@us.ibm.com.

For additional information, see the IBM Security Expert Labs website.



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IBM support

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For installation and technical support information, see the IBM Support Portal.



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Additional support

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IBM Client Engineering for Systems

Client Engineering for Systems is a framework for accelerating digital transformation. It helps you generate innovative ideas and equips you with the practices, technologies, and expertise to turn those ideas into business value in weeks. When you work with Client Engineering for Systems, you bring pain points into focus. You empower your team to take manageable risks, adopt leading technologies, speed up solution development, and measure the value of everything you do. Client Engineering for Systems has experts and services to address a broad array of use cases, including capabilities for business transformation, hybrid cloud, analytics and AI, infrastructure systems, security, and more. Contact Client Engineering at sysgarage@ibm.com.



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Technical information

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Planning information

Cable orders

Not applicable

Security, auditability, and control

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Terms and conditions

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Volume orders

Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Products - terms and conditions

Warranty period

Not applicable

International Warranty Service

International Warranty Service allows you to relocate any machine that is eligible for International Warranty Service and receive continued warranty service in any country where the IBM machine is serviced. If you move your machine to a different country, you are required to report the machine information to your Business Partner or IBM representative.

The warranty service type and the service level provided in the servicing country may be different from that provided in the country in which the machine was purchased. Warranty service will be provided with the prevailing warranty service type and service level available for the eligible machine type in the servicing country, and the warranty period observed will be that of the country in which the machine was purchased.

The following types of information can be found on the International Warranty Service website

  • Machine warranty entitlement and eligibility
  • Directory of contacts by country with technical support contact information
  • Announcement Letters
Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Not applicable

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

General terms and conditions

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Not applicable

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Machine Code

Not applicable

Educational allowance

Not applicable



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Prices

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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

Product charges

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 5899 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
                       Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Description            number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 

HE Power Private Cloud                     
                       HM1                                           No      

MR Power Private Cloud                      
                       MM1                                           No      

SO Power Private Cloud                       
                       SM1                                           No      
first Pool digit indicator
                       HM1     ECQ0     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
1 minute Processor
                       HM1     ECQ1                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor
                       HM1     ECQ2                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor
                       HM1     ECQ3                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor
                       HM1     ECQ4                     Initial  Yes No 
1 minute Processor - Linux
                       HM1     ECQ5                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor - Linux
                       HM1     ECQ6                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor - Linux
                       HM1     ECQ7                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor - Linux
                       HM1     ECQ8                     Initial  Yes No  
1 hour Memory (1GB)
                       HM1     ECQA                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Memory (1GB)
                       HM1     ECQB                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Memory (1024GB)
                       HM1     ECQC                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Memory (1024GB)
                       HM1     ECQD                     Initial  Yes No 
Second Pool digit indicator
                       HM1     ECQE     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
Third Pool digit indicator
                       HM1     ECQF     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
1 minute Processor
                       MM1     ECQG                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor
                       MM1     ECQH                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor
                       MM1     ECQJ                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor
                       MM1     ECQK                     Initial  Yes No 
1 minute Processor - Linux
                       MM1     ECQL                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor - Linux
                       MM1     ECQM                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor - Linux
                       MM1     ECQN                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor - Linux
                       MM1     ECQP                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Memory (1GB)
                       MM1     ECQR                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Memory (1GB)
                       MM1     ECQS                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Memory (1024GB)
                       MM1     ECQT                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Memory (1024GB)
                       MM1     ECQU                     Initial  Yes No 
Fourth Pool digit indicator
                       HM1     ECQV     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
year of usage Indicator
                       HM1     ECQW     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
Month of usage Indicator
                       HM1     ECQX     NC              Initial  N/A No 
                       MM1                              Initial  N/A No 
                       SM1                              Initial  N/A No 
1 minute Processor
                       SM1     EDQ1                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor
                       SM1     EDQ2                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor
                       SM1     EDQ3                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor
                       SM1     EDQ4                     Initial  Yes No 
1 minute Processor - Linux
                       SM1     EDQ5                     Initial  Yes No 
1 hour Processor - Linux
                       SM1     EDQ6                     Initial  Yes No 
1 day Processor - Linux
                       SM1     EDQ7                     Initial  Yes No 
1,000 days Processor - Linux
                       SM1     EDQ8                     Initial  Yes No 

RP MES = Return parts, miscellaneous equipment specifications
CSU = Customer setup

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-122-032-LIST_PRICES_2022_05_03.PDF ENUS-122-032-LIST_PRICES_2022_05_03.PDF

Annual minimum maintenance charges

Not applicable

ServiceElect (ESA) charges

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

Feature conversion purchase price

Not applicable

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Regional availability

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American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, and US Virgin Islands

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The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.

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