IBM Storage offers a capacity tier for the IBM Block Storage as a Service (STaaS) family

IBM Europe Hardware Announcement ZG22-0027
April 12, 2022

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key requirementsKey requirementsTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Product numberProduct numberRegional availabilityRegional availability


Overview

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For high-capacity needs where performance is not the primary concern, IBM® offers a capacity-based tier for the Block STaaS family. This tier will provide a high-density storage solution and is ideal for clients with highly variable capacity needs for lower-tier workloads and backup solutions.



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Key requirements

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  • Base commitment CTx models: 100 TB for Tier 4 systems (CTx models) is the minimum that must be included in the base
  • Variable component CVx models: On a quarterly or annual basis, clients pay based on how much storage used above the base commitment


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Planned availability date

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April 12, 2022.

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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With IBM Block STaaS, clients answer a few questions pertaining to their storage needs, such as the duration they wish to utilize the system and the minimum performance service-level objective they would like to meet, and then the process is initiated. Once the terms are set and the system is ordered, IBM determines which type of system will meet the needs. These systems are supported with lifecycle management services for the entire duration of the contract.

The basic questions include:

  • How much base capacity do you wish to commit?
  • What performance level do you need (IOPS/TB): 4,500, 2,250, 600, or 140?
  • How long do you expect to require the storage, from one to five years?
  • How quickly do you expect your storage requirements to grow over time?
  • Do you need Fibre Channel or Ethernet connectivity?
  • Which PDU power cord type to you require?
  • Do you want to utilize encryption?

The overall contract is priced based on a per-terabyte, per-month basis for both the base commitment and the variable consumption over time. The base commitment capacity is an annual payment throughout the full program term. For systems that grow at a high rate, IBM may require this commitment to be increased over time. Capacity that is consumed above the base commitment is billed per-terabyte, per month of utilization, as reported through IBM Storage Insights. Typically, this is billed quarterly.

During the contract term, IBM will provide lifecycle management services to the client, including:

  • Technical Account Manager
  • Machine setup services
  • Machine maintenance, 24 hours a day, seven days aweek, same day onsite repair
  • IBM Software Maintenance
  • Predictive support
  • Enhanced response time of 30 minutes for severity 1 and 2 issues
  • Remote code load (as needed by client and guided by the Technical Account Manager)
  • Monitoring and installation of additional capacity
  • Periodic technology refresh
  • Proper recycle of assets returned to IBM

If the equipment in use reaches the end of its service life during the contract term, IBM will ship replacement equipment as part of the lifecycle management service. The old equipment will remain on site for up to ninety days to allow the client to migrate their data to the new system.

As the capacity utilization grows over time, IBM will, at its discretion, ship additional equipment (either drives or additional controllers) to assure the client has room to grow. If a client has a project that will require a sudden increase in capacity use, they may work with their IBM representative or partner to assure the capacity will be available. Additional capacity that is shipped as additional storage controllers can either be installed separately, or clustered to the existing systems, up to the maximum clustering capabilities of the particular system type that is deployed.

At the end of the term, all equipment is returned to IBM. Clients are responsible for securely erasing their data, as IBM is not responsible for any data that is not erased.

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Product number

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Description Machine type Model Feature
IBM Block Storage as a Service Capacity Tier, 1 year term, per annum 9601 CT1  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Capacity Tier, 2 year term, per annum 9601 CT2  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Capacity Tier, 3 year term, per annum 9601 CT3  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Capacity Tier, 4 year term, per annum 9601 CT4  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Capacity Tier, 5 year term, per annum 9601 CT5  
Expert Care Tracker 9601 CT1 ADM1
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Small 9601 CT1 00Q1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Small 9601 CT1 00Q2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Small 9601 CT1 00Q3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Small 9601 CT1 00Q4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Med 9601 CT1 01Q1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Med 9601 CT1 01Q2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Med 9601 CT1 01Q3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Med 9601 CT1 01Q4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Lg 9601 CT1 02Q1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Lg 9601 CT1 02Q2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Lg 9601 CT1 02Q3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Lg 9601 CT1 02Q4
Expert Care Tracker 9601 CT2 ADM2
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Small 9601 CT2 00R1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Small 9601 CT2 00R2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Small 9601 CT2 00R3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Small 9601 CT2 00R4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Med 9601 CT2 01R1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Med 9601 CT2 01R2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Med 9601 CT2 01R3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Med 9601 CT2 01R4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Lg 9601 CT2 02R1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Lg 9601 CT2 02R2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Lg 9601 CT2 02R3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Lg 9601 CT2 02R4
Expert Care Tracker 9601 CT3 ADM3
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Small 9601 CT3 00S1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Small 9601 CT3 00S2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Small 9601 CT3 00S3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Small 9601 CT3 00S4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Med 9601 CT3 01S1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Med 9601 CT3 01S2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Med 9601 CT3 01S3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Med 9601 CT3 01S4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Lg 9601 CT3 02S1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Lg 9601 CT3 02S2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Lg 9601 CT3 02S3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Lg 9601 CT3 02S4
Expert Care Tracker 9601 CT4 ADM4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Small 9601 CT4 00T1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Small 9601 CT4 00T2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Small 9601 CT4 00T3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Small 9601 CT4 00T4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Med 9601 CT4 01T1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Med 9601 CT4 01T2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Med 9601 CT4 01T3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Med 9601 CT4 01T4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Lg 9601 CT4 02T1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Lg 9601 CT4 02T2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Lg 9601 CT4 02T3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Lg 9601 CT4 02T4
Expert Care Tracker 9601 CT5 ADM5
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Small 9601 CT5 00U1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Small 9601 CT5 00U2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Small 9601 CT5 00U3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Small 9601 CT5 00U4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Med 9601 CT5 01U1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Med 9601 CT5 01U2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Med 9601 CT5 01U3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Med 9601 CT5 01U4
Base capacity commitment, per one TB increment, Lg 9601 CT5 02U1
Base capacity commitment, per ten TB increment, Lg 9601 CT5 02U2
Base capacity commitment, per hundred TB increment, Lg 9601 CT5 02U3
Base capacity commitment, per thousand TB increment, Lg 9601 CT5 02U4
Initial System Setup 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SETU
Connectivity Option 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 CONN
Power Cord Option 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 POWR
Encryption Option 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 ENCR
Anticipated annual growth rate of the system capacity 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 GRTH
Anticipated annual rate of the reduction in capacity consumption over time 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 REDU
Preinstall Package ID One 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 IID1
Preinstall Package ID Two 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 IID2
Preinstall Package ID Three 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 IID3
Preinstall Package ID Four 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 IID4
Preinstall Package ID Five 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 IID5
STorM Project ID One 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 PID1
STorM Project ID Two 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 PID2
STorM Project ID Three 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 PID3
STorM Project ID Four 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 PID4
STorM Project ID Five 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 PID5
STorM System ID One 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SID1
STorM System ID Two 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SID2
STorM System ID Three 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SID3
STorM System ID Four 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SID4
STorM System ID Five 9601 CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 SID5

The following are newly announced features and models on the specified models of the IBMSystem Storage 9602 machine type:

Description Machine type Model Feature
IBM Block Storage as a Service Variable Use for Capacity-Tier, 1 year term, per annum 9602 CV1  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Variable Use for Capacity-Tier, 2 year term, per annum 9602 CV2  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Variable Use for Capacity-Tier, 3 year term, per annum 9602 CV3  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Variable Use for Capacity-Tier, 4 year term, per annum 9602 CV4  
IBM Block Storage as a Service Variable Use for Capacity-Tier, 5 year term, per annum 9602 CV5  
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Small 9602 CV1 10Q1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Small 9602 CV1 10Q2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Small 9602 CV1 10Q3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Small 9602 CV1 10Q4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Med 9602 CV1 11Q1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Med 9602 CV1 11Q2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Med 9602 CV1 11Q3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Med 9602 CV1 11Q4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Lg 9602 CV1 12Q1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Lg 9602 CV1 12Q2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Lg 9602 CV1 12Q3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Lg 9602 CV1 12Q4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Small 9602 CV2 10R1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Small 9602 CV2 10R2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Small 9602 CV2 10R3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Small 9602 CV2 10R4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Med 9602 CV2 11R1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Med 9602 CV2 11R2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Med 9602 CV2 11R3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Med 9602 CV2 11R4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Lg 9602 CV2 12R1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Lg 9602 CV2 12R2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Lg 9602 CV2 12R3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Lg 9602 CV2 12R4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Small 9602 CV3 10S1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Small 9602 CV3 10S2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Small 9602 CV3 10S3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Small 9602 CV3 10S4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Med 9602 CV3 11S1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Med 9602 CV3 11S2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Med 9602 CV3 11S3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Med 9602 CV3 11S4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Lg 9602 CV3 12S1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Lg 9602 CV3 12S2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Lg 9602 CV3 12S3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Lg 9602 CV3 12S4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Small 9602 CV4 10T1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Small 9602 CV4 10T2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Small 9602 CV4 10T3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Small 9602 CV4 10T4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Med 9602 CV4 11T1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Med 9602 CV4 11T2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Med 9602 CV4 11T3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Med 9602 CV4 11T4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Lg 9602 CV4 12T1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Lg 9602 CV4 12T2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Lg 9602 CV4 12T3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Lg 9602 CV4 12T4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Small 9602 CV5 10U1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Small 9602 CV5 10U2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Small 9602 CV5 10U3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Small 9602 CV5 10U4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Med 9602 CV5 11U1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Med 9602 CV5 11U2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Med 9602 CV5 11U3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Med 9602 CV5 11U4
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per one TB, Lg 9602 CV5 12U1
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per ten TB, Lg 9602 CV5 12U2
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per hundred TB, Lg 9602 CV5 12U3
Variable capacity consumption in Average TB per month, per thousand TB, Lg 9602 CV5 12U4
Variable capacity model registration 9602 CV1, CV2, CV3, CV4, CV5 REGI



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications
  • Height: 8.8 cm (3.5 in.)
  • Width: 48.3 cm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth: 85.0 cm (33.5 in.)
  • Approximate weight:
    • Empty: 38.5 kg (84.7 lb)
    • Fully configured: 46.6 kg (102.5 lb)

To assure installability and serviceability in non-IBM industry-standard racks, review the installation planning information for any product-specific installation requirements.

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)

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

This product uses the security and auditability features of the preloaded application software.

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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No

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Field-installable features

No

Model conversions

No

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Regional availability

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Europe: Aland Islands, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom

Middle East and Africa: Tunisia and Turkey

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