IBM FlashSystem utility models offer feature codes for variable use billing options

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-107
September 27, 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
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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IBM® Storage Utility offerings include IBM FlashSystem® 9500 (4666-UH8), IBM FlashSystem 7300 (4657-U7D), and IBM FlashSystem 5200 (4662-UH6) storage utility models that enable variable capacity usage and billing. These models provide a fixed total capacity, with a base and variable usage subscription of that total capacity.

IBM Spectrum® Control Storage Insights is used to monitor the system capacity usage. It is used to report on capacity used beyond the base subscription capacity, referred to as variable use. The variable use capacity is billed per terabyte on a quarterly basis. This enables clients to grow or shrink their usage, and only pay for configured capacity.

The base system subscription is required to be facilitated through a three-year lease. The variable usage capacity will be billed through the variable use feature codes listed in the Product number section.

These systems are available worldwide, but there are specific client and program differences based on location. Consult with your IBM Business Partner or sales representative for specific information based on your region.



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Key requirements

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One or more of the following systems must be previously purchased by the client in order to use the variable billing offerings in this release:

  • FlashSystem 5200 and future FlashSystem 5x00 utility models
  • FlashSystem 7300 and future FlashSystem 7x00 utility models
  • FlashSystem 9500 and future FlashSystem 9x00 utility models

For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, go to the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (ISSC).



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Planned availability date

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September 27, 2022.

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Accessibility by people with disabilities

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Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the Product Accessibility Reports website.



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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature number
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS5x00 9745 FS5  
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS7x00 9745 FS7  
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS9x00 9745 FS9  
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS5 AE00
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS5 AE01
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS5 AE02
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS5 AE03
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS7 AE00
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS7 AE01
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS7 AE02
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS7 AE03
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS9 AE00
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS9 AE01
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS9 AE02
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS9 AE03


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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 122-107


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with the announced products.

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 Consulting™

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.

IBM Technology Support Services (TSS)

TSS helps organizations plan, deploy, support, operate and refresh the foundation for their hybrid cloud and enterprise IT data centers. Deep expertise in IBM Systems, open source and third-party vendors, streamlined processes and advanced technologies such as AI, enable organizations to protect their infrastructure investment and consistently maintain high availability for mission-critical workloads across the product lifecycle.

IBM Technology Services, formerly known as IBM Systems Lab Services, is part of TSS. Technology Services offers a wide range of infrastructure services for IBM Power® servers, IBM Storage systems, IBM zSystems, IBM LinuxONE, Red Hat® and open source software. Technology Services has a global presence and can deploy consultants online or onsite. Consultants have deep technical expertise, valuable tools, and successful methodologies. Technology Services is designed to help organizations solve business challenges, gain new skills, and apply best practices.

For more information about IBM's infrastructure support and services, see the Technology Lifecycle Services for your hybrid cloud infrastructure web page.

IBM Expert Labs

Expert Labs can help clients accelerate their projects and optimize value by leveraging their deep technical skills and knowledge. With more than 20 years of industry experience, these specialists know how to overcome the biggest challenges to deliver business results that can have an immediate impact.

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.

For additional information, see the IBM Expert Labs website.

IBM Security® Expert Labs

With extensive consultative expertise on IBM Security software solutions, Security Expert Labs helps clients and partners modernize the security of their applications, data, and workforce. With an extensive portfolio of consulting and learning services, Security Expert Labs provides project-based and premier support service subscriptions.

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 QRadar SOAR, 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

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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Specified operating environment

Operating environment

Air temperature

  • Operating: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) from 0 to 3048 m (0 to 10,000 ft); Above 900 m, de-rate maximum air temperature 1 degree per 300 m
  • Nonoperating: 1°C to 50°C (34°F to 122°F)

Relative humidity

  • Operating: 8% - 80% noncondensing
  • Nonoperating: 8% - 80% noncondensing

Electrical power

  • Voltage range: 200 - 240 V AC
  • Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz
  • Power: 2000 W
  • Heat dissipation (BTU per hour): 6825
  • Acoustical noise emission: 8.1 bels (idling), 8.1 bels (operating)
Hardware requirements

Go to the IBM SSIC website for the latest hardware requirements and compatibility information.

Software requirements

For a comprehensive list of supported environments, devices, and configurations, see the IBM SSIC website.

Planning information

Client responsibilities

Physical configuration and installation planning, along with machine installation and configuration, are client responsibilities.

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM, and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

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.

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

Client setup. Clients are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed Internal Code and Licensed Machine Code

There is no Licensed Internal Code or Licensed Machine Code.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education clients. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.

The educational allowance is 15% for the products in this announcement.



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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 specified models of the IBM System Storage 9745 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature numbers Initial / MES / Both / Support CSU RP MES
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS5x00 9745 FS5   Initial Yes No
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS7x00 9745 FS7   Initial Yes No
Pseudo MTM for Utility Model variable use billing for FS9x00 9745 FS9   Initial Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS5 AE00 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS5 AE01 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS5 AE02 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS5 AE03 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS7 AE00 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS7 AE01 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS7 AE02 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS7 AE03 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per one TB 9745 FS9 AE00 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per ten TB 9745 FS9 AE01 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per hundred TB 9745 FS9 AE02 MES Yes No
Variable capacity consumption in average TB per month, per thousand TB 9745 FS9 AE03 MES Yes No

CSU = Customer setup

RP MES = Returnable parts MES

ServiceElect (ESA) charges

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

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 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

Trademarks

IBM Consulting is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM FlashSystem, IBM, IBM Spectrum, Power, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Guardium and MaaS360 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat is a registered trademark of Red Hat Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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