IBM Power Solution Editions for Healthcare are enhanced with IBM Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 capability

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-103
August 23, 2022

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Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
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Product numberProduct numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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The combination of IBM® Power® Enterprise Pools 2.0 and IBM Power Solution Editions for Healthcare delivers enhanced multisystem resource sharing and by-the-minute consumption of selected on-premises IBM Power system compute resources to clients deploying and managing a private cloud infrastructure for medium and large hospitals using approved healthcare Independent Software Vendor (ISV) software, such as Epic's Electronic Health Record (EHR) application.



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Overview

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The combined capability of Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 and Power Solution Editions for Healthcare can help you deploy and manage your private cloud infrastructure in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. Benefits include:

  • Enablement of instant access to 100% physical capacity for productive work while lowering the cost of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) environments, which are typically idle.
  • Reduced cost for standard Epic 3 system deployment.
  • Additional savings by the purchasing only the Pools 2.0 Base Activations needed for the first year and using Pools 2.0 Capacity Credits (5819-CRD) or more Pools 2.0 Base Activations in the future for growth.
  • Choice and flexibility of prepaid or pay-per-use billing (billed monthly) for IBM Power Private Cloud using Pools 2.0.
  • All required software licenses and support for the full operating system (OS) stack, including IBM PowerHA®, are included with either option. You can also combine operational costs (OpEx) and capital expenditures (CapEx) to meet your desired financial goals.


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Feature exchange

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Not applicable



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Key requirements

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Not applicable



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Planned availability date

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September 9, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Reference information

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122-031, dated July 12, 2022.



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Product number

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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power 9043 and 9080 machine type:

Planned Availability Date September 9, 2022

New Features

                                                  Machine  Model  Feature
Description                                       type     number number


512GB Base Memory Activation for Pools2.0
Healthcare                                        9080     HEX     EDA8 

 1 core Base Processor Activation (PEP 2.0
Healthcare) for #EDP4 - any O/S                   9080     HEX     EPDZ 
1 Base Processor Activation (PEP 2.0 Healthcare)
for #EPGW - any O/S                               9043     MRX     ERQP 
1 Base Processor Activation (PEP 2.0 Healthcare)
for #EPGW - any O/S (Conv from HSE)               9043     MRX     ERQQ 
512GB Base Memory Activation for PEP 2.0          9043     MRX     ERQR 
512GB Base Memory Activation for Pools2.0
Healthcare                                        9043     MRX     ERQS 
512GB Base Memory Activation for Pools2.0
(convert Healthcare)                              9043     MRX     ERQT 

Feature conversions

Feature Conversions

The existing components being replaced during a model or feature conversion become the property of IBM and must be returned.

Feature conversions are always implemented on a "quantity of one for quantity of one" basis. Multiple existing features may not be converted to a single new feature. Single existing features may not be converted to multiple new features.

The following conversions are available to customers:

Feature conversions for 9043-MRX memory features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EHCB - 512GB Base Memory     ERQT - 512GB Base Memory     No       
activation for MRX #EHC8     Activation for Pools2.0     
                             (convert Healthcare)        

Feature conversions for 9043-MRX processor features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EHCA - Processor Activation  ERQQ - 1 Base Processor      No       
for Healthcare Solution      Activation (PEP 2.0         
(#EHC8)                      Healthcare) for #EPGW - any 
                             O/S (Conv from HSE)         

Feature conversions for 9080-HEX memory features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

EMAC - 512 GM Memory         EDAR - 512 GB Base Memory    No       
Activation for #EHC9         activation (Pools 2.0) from 
                             Static                      

Feature conversions for 9080-HEX processor features:

                                                          Return
From FC:                     To FC:                       parts

ELCP - 1 core Processor      EPS2 - 1 core Base Proc Act  No       
activation for #EHC9 no cost (Pools 2.0) for #EDP4 any   
                             OS (from Static)            


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Business Partner information

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If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring IBM products or services directly from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement.

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 122-103


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced product.

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

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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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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 website.



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Additional support

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IBM Client Engineering for Systems

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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

  • IBM Power E1080 or
  • IBM Power E1050

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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Client setup

Yes



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Prices

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

The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power 9043 and 9080 machine type:

                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9043      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 
1 Base ProcAct P-H EPGW
                       MRX     ERQP                     Both     Yes No 
1 Base ProcAct P-H EPGW
                       MRX     ERQQ                     Both     Yes No 
512GB BaseMemAct PEP
                       MRX     ERQR                     Both     Yes No 
512GB BaseMemAct HSE
                       MRX     ERQS                     Both     Yes No 
512GB BaseMemAct conv
                       MRX     ERQT                     Both     Yes No 
                                                Minimum Initial/         
                                                Monthly MES/             
Description            Model   Feature Purchase Maint.  Both/        RP  
Machine type 9080      number  number  price    charge  support  CSU MES 
 



512GB BaseMemAct HSE
                       HEX     EDA8                     Both     Yes No 

 

1 Base ProcAct P-H EDP4
                       HEX     EPDZ                     Both     Yes No 

Feature Conversions

Feature conversions for 9043-MRX memory features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

EHCB - 512GB Base Memory  ERQT - 512GB Base Memory  No               
activation for MRX #EHC8  Activation for Pools2.0  
                          (convert Healthcare)     

Feature conversions for 9043-MRX processor features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

EHCA - Processor          ERQQ - 1 Base Processor   No               
Activation for            Activation (PEP 2.0      
Healthcare Solution       Healthcare) for #EPGW -  
(#EHC8)                   any O/S (Conv from HSE)  

Feature conversions for 9080-HEX memory features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

EMAC - 512 GM Memory      EDAR - 512 GB Base        No               
Activation for #EHC9      Memory activation (Pools 
                          2.0) from Static         

Feature conversions for 9080-HEX processor features:

                                                    Parts    Purchase
From FC:                  To FC:                    returned price   

ELCP - 1 core Processor   EPS2 - 1 core Base Proc   No               
activation for #EHC9 no   Act (Pools 2.0) for      
cost                      #EDP4 any OS (from       
                          Static)                  

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



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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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