IBM offers new IBM i System Subscription to provide cloud flexibility and financials in your on-premises environmentIBM Canada Hardware Announcement A22-0440
September 6, 2022
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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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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.
- 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
- 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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- IBM i 7.3, or later
- IBM Power® S1014 server
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September 23, 2022
Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.
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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|
- 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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For more information, see Hardware Announcement A22-0127, dated July 12, 2022.
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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Systems 9671 machine type:
|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:
|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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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.
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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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GST, QST, and sales taxes, where applicable, are extra.
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