IBM improves the cost-efficiency of deploying a flexible, on-premises IBM Power Private Cloud Solution infrastructure with revised rates for minutes of metered capacity

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 122-069
May 3, 2022

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The IBM® Power® Private Cloud Solution with Shared Utility Capacity was introduced to offer enhanced multisystem resource sharing and by-the-minute tracking and consumption of compute resources across a collection of systems in an enterprise. It can simplify system management so IT teams can focus on optimizing their business results instead of moving resources around within their data center.

Within a Power Enterprise Pool, consumption of metered capacity is charged only for minutes of each resource that exceed a pool's aggregate base capacity. Minutes of each metered capacity resource consumed are tracked and may be either billed monthly, or may be debited, real-time, against a balance of prepaid capacity credits on account, based upon a published metered capacity rate table that expresses the minutes of a given resource use which will consume a single capacity credit. A lower resource rate consumes a single capacity credit faster, for resources that are more expensive to purchase and use. An increase in a resource rate improves the cost of using it because subsequent usage of the resource will consume a single, purchased capacity credit more slowly.



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Effective date

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May 3, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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With this announcement, the following rates are being introduced to improve the cost-efficiency of accessing metered capacity resources in a Power Enterprise Pool 2.0.

Metered capacity resources consumed on Power high-end systems are debited against one capacity credit at the following new rates:

Power E1080 or E980 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 35,000
1 Core Activation - Linux®/VIOS only 88,000
AIX® software 30,000
IBM i software 2,200
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux Software 70,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Software 70,000
Red Hat OpenShift® Container Platform for Power 22,000
1 GB Memory Activation 3,600,000

Metered capacity resources on Power midrange systems consumed will be debited against one capacity credit at the following new rates:

Power E950 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 120,000
1 Core Activation - Linux/VIOS only 180,000
AIX software 60,000
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software 90,000
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server software 90,000
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Power 23,000
1 GB Memory Activation 15,000,000

Metered capacity resources on Power scale-out applicable systems consumed will be debited against one capacity credit at the following new rates:

Power S924 or Power S922 metered resource Usage ratio (Minutes: 1 capacity credit)
1 Core Activation - any OS 150,000
AIX software 60,000
IBM i software 6,500
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software 90,000
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for Power 23,000



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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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IBM, Power and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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