IBM offers new IBM i System Subscription to provide cloud flexibility and financials in your on-premises environment

IBM Canada Hardware Announcement A22-0440
September 6, 2022

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Planned availability datePlanned availability datePricesPrices
DescriptionDescriptionOrder nowOrder now
Product numberProduct numberRegional availabilityRegional availability
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM® i System Subscription offering provides clients value through cloud experience, flexible and predictive financials, and worry-free maintenance with enhanced IBM services and support:

  • 3-year to 5-year terms available at initial subscription with 1-year+ renewals
  • Annual payment with year 1 payment due at subscription signing


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Overview

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The IBM i System Subscription offering provides the following subscription bundle characteristics:

  • Leverage IBM i 7.3, or later, operating system subscription offering with the hardware.
  • 4-core/P05 tier model with 1 IBM i processor entitlement.
  • 25 IBM i users.
  • 3-year, 4-year, and 5-year terms.
  • Deliver client value through enhanced IBM services and support.

Cloud experience

  • Sign up for bundle subscription to get on-premises capacity
  • Complete platform as a service (PaaS) for IBM i applications on-premises

Flexible and predictive financials

  • Lower total cost of acquisition (TCA), consistent payment, and potential for operational cost (OpEx) consumption (IBM owned)
  • No transition fees to take your IBM i subscription to new hardware footprints in the future

Worry-free maintenance

  • Default 24x7 maintenance coverage, where available, with value-added IBM Services® covering the most critical solution lifecycle activities, such as security and health monitoring, remote firmware and OS updates, and critical outage support



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Key requirements

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  • IBM i 7.3, or later
  • IBM Power® S1014 server


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Planned availability date

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September 23, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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As clients continue to move to a hybrid cloud environment, managing capacity growth can become a challenge. The IBM i System Subscription offering assures that clients can have the capacity they require without having to over-purchase hardware and software.

Performance service-level services (Full Services) and eight machine types and models (MTMs) are available based on IBM i + S1014 subscription terms purchased on an annual basis. Contract terms from three to five years are available, with the option of one-year+ renewals. Clients should analyze their workload requirements and determine which MTM they require. They should request which style of power distribution unit (PDU) cable is required and their expected growth rate. All these parameters will help IBM determine the appropriate system to ship to meet the client's needs.

The pseudo MTMs available in the STorM tool are:

Full Services (IBM)

MTM description IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 3-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 5-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 1-year term renewal, per annum
Rack Form Factor MTM 9671-PA3 9671-PA4 9671-PA5 9671-PA1
MTM description IBM i with S1014 tower as a Service, IBM Services, 3-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 tower as a Service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 tower as a Service, IBM Services, 5-year term, per annum IBM i with S1014 tower as a Service, IBM Services, 1-year term renewal, per annum
Tower/Desk Form Factor MTM 9671-PT3 9671-PT4 9671-PT5 9671-PT1
Feature description Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 3-years for 9671-PA3/PT3 Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 4-years for 9671-PA4/PT4 Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 5-years for 9671-PA5/PT5 Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 1-year renewal for 9671-PA1/PT1
Feature code PSA3 PSA4 PSA5 PSA1

Notes:

  • Allow multiples in an order.
  • The termination of a subscription contract before the end of the signed-up term is subject to cancellation fees.

IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum (Pseudo-MTM 9671-PA4)

In addition to the above preconfigured pseudo-MTMs, The IBM i System Subscription offering provides more hardware options for the Pseudo-MTM 9671-PA4 to increase performance by adding more I/O adapters, NVMe U.2 devices, and backup RDX media. These features help clients to customize beyond the base capacity for their expected growth rate.

  • 2-Port 25/10Gb Ethernet Connectivity (#PWA2)
  • 2-Port USB Connectivity (#PWA3)
  • SAS Tape/DVD Connectivity (#PWA4)
  • Crypto Coprocessor Connectivity (#PWA5)
  • 32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel Connectivity (#PWA6)
  • 16Gb 4-port Fibre Channel Connectivity (#PWA7)
  • Enterprise Big TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for IBM i (#PWS1)
  • Enterprise Mid TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for IBM i (#PWS2)
  • Backup RDX Media larger (#PWS4)
  • Backup RDX Media Mid (#PWS5)
  • Backup RDX Media Small (#PWS6)

The following features enable clients to build the IBM i with S1014 rack as a Service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum (Pseudo-MTM 9671-PA4) that is required with more user and processor entitlements. Its design provides flexibility with customizable features that can help to support more applications and workloads.

  • IBM i user entitlements (blocks of 5) (#PWE2)
  • IBM i user entitlements unlimited (#PWE3)
  • IBM i processor entitlements (#PWE4)



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Reference information

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For more information, see Hardware Announcement A22-0127, 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 Systems 9671 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature
IBM i with S1014 rack as a service, IBM Services, 3-year term, per annum 9671 PA3  
IBM i with S1014 rack as a service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum 9671 PA4  
IBM i with S1014 rack as a service, IBM Services, 5-year term, per annum 9671 PA5  
IBM i with S1014 rack as a service, IBM Services, 1-year term renewal, per annum 9671 PA1  
IBM i with S1014 tower as a service, IBM Services, 3-year term, per annum 9671 PT3  
IBM i with S1014 tower as a service, IBM Services, 4-year term, per annum 9671 PT4  
IBM i with S1014 tower as a service, IBM Services, 5-year term, per annum 9671 PT5  
IBM i with S1014 tower as a service, IBM Services, 1-year term renewal, per annum 9671 PT1  
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 3 years for 9671-PA3/PT3 9671 PA3 PSA3
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 3 years for 9671-PA3/PT3 9671 PT3 PSA3
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 4 years for 9671-PA4/PT4 9671 PA4 PSA4
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 4 years for 9671-PA4/PT4 9671 PT4 PSA4
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 5 years for 9671-PA5/PT5 9671 PA5 PSA5
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 5 years for 9671-PA5/PT5 9671 PT5 PSA5
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 1-year renewal for 9671-PA1/PT1 9671 PA1 PSA1
Expert Care Tracker IBM Services 1-year renewal for 9671-PA1/PT1 9671 PT1 PSA1

The following are newly announced features on the specific model of the IBM Systems 9671 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature
2-Port 25/10Gb Connectivity option1 Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA2
2-Port USB Connectivity option2 Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA3
SAS Tape/DVD Connectivity option3 Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA4
Crypto Coprocessor Connectivity Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA5
32Gb 2-port Fibre Channel FC Connectivity speed1 Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA6
16Gb 4-port Fibre Channel FC Connectivity speed2 Indicator 9671 PA4 PWA7
Power Cord Indicator 9671 PA4 PWC1
IBM i user entitlements (blocks of 5) 9671 PA4 PWE2
IBM i user entitlements unlimited 9671 PA4 PWE3
IBM i processor entitlements 9671 PA4 PWE4
Enterprise Big TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for IBM i Indicator 9671 PA4 PWS1
Enterprise Mid TB SSD PCIe4 NVMe U.2 module for IBM i Indicator 9671 PA4 PWS2
Backup RDX Media larger 9671 PA4 PWS4
Backup RDX Media Mid 9671 PA4 PWS5
Backup RDX Media Small 9671 PA4 PWS6



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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 catalogue of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available on-line in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded.


National language support

Not applicable.



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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 on-line 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 on-line 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.

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)

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 centre and hybrid cloud environment.

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

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, 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 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.



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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

This product uses the security and auditability features of host hardware, host software, and application software to which it is attached.

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

No

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.

Other Installed Licensed Code

Not applicable.

Educational allowance

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 5% for the products in this announcement.



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Prices

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Prices are subject to change without notice.

GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.

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

Annual minimum maintenance charges

Not applicable.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com



IBM Digital Sales Offices
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Markham, ON L3R 9Z7, CA
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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Regional availability

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Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bonaire, Canada, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and British Virgin Islands

Trade-marks

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

IBM, IBM Services, Power, IBM Z, IBM Research, IBM Watson, IBM Security, IBM Cloud Pak, QRadar, Resilient, Guardium and MaaS360 are registered trade-marks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

tm Trade-mark owned by International Business Machines Corporation and is used under license by IBM Canada Ltd.

® Registered trade-mark of International Business Machines Corporation and is used under license by IBM Canada Ltd.

(**) Company, product or service name may be a trade-mark or service mark of others.

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