IBM z/OS Cloud Broker V1.1 offers ordering option for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to accelerate your organization's cloud-native strategy

IBM Asia Pacific Software Announcement AP20-0132
March 17, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsAP distributionAP distribution


Overview

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IBM® z/OS® Cloud Broker integrates IBM z/OS-based services and resources into your private cloud platform for a modern cloud-native experience. This software offering provides direct, self-service access to z/OS computing resources and services within private cloud platforms such as Red Hat® OpenShift® and IBM Cloud™ Private for consumption by the broader development community.

z/OS Cloud Broker enables organizations to protect and leverage their IBM Z® investments through integration with their multicloud environments and strategies. Organizations and developers can quickly create, modernize, deploy, and manage applications within the security of their firewall.

A new ordering option for z/OS Cloud Broker V1.1 provides the capability to order exclusively for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes container platform with full-stack automated operations to manage hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments.

For more information about the previously announced capabilities and ordering options for z/OS Cloud Broker, see the Software Announcements listed in the Reference information section.



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Key requirements

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z/OS Cloud Broker requires:

  • One of the following IBM servers:
    • z15™ (all models)
    • z14 (all models)
    • z13® (all models)
  • IBM Cloud Private base infrastructure
  • z/OS V2.2, V2.3, or V2.4
  • IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF) setup and configured with IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS

For additional details, see the Technical information section.



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Planned availability date

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March 17, 2020



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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 IBM Accessibility Conformance Report Request website.



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Reference information

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To learn more about previously announced capabilities and ordering options for z/OS Cloud Broker, see the following Software Announcements:

  • Software Announcement AP19-0418, dated October 22, 2019
  • Software Announcement AP19-0035, dated May 14, 2019



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5635-ZCB 1.1.0 IBM z/OS Cloud Broker
5635-ZCS 1.0.0 IBM z/OS Cloud Broker S&S

Program number Subscription and support program number
5635-ZCB 5635-ZCS


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on March 17, 2020.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

z/OS Cloud Broker is supported on the following hardware platforms:

  • IBM z15™ (all models)
  • IBM z14® (all models)
  • IBM z13® (all models)

Detailed hardware requirements for z/OS Cloud Broker will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on March 17, 2020.

Software requirements

z/OS Cloud Broker requires:

  • z/OS V2.2, V2.3, or V2.4
  • z/OSMF setup and configured with Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS
  • Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS plug-in for z/OSMF requires PTFs UI42847 and UI46543 to be applied to z/OS V2.2
  • The PTF for APAR PI96931 is recommended to be applied to z/OS V2.2 and z/OS V2.3

Detailed software requirements for z/OS Cloud Broker will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on March 17, 2020.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

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Planning information

Packaging

z/OS Cloud Broker (5635-ZCB) is packaged as follows:

Deliverable Form number Medium
z/OS Cloud Broker Licensed Code None Electronic
z/OS Cloud Broker Licensed Code DVD LCD7-7081 Physical
z/OS Cloud Broker License Information GC27-9421 Electronic
z/OS Cloud Broker License Information CD LC27-9430 Electronic
Physical
z/OS Cloud Broker README GI13-4389 Electronic
Physical

IBM recommends internet delivery from Shopz. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD. Contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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Consult your IBM representative.

The program in this announcement has Value Unit-based pricing.

Program number Program name Value Unit exhibit
5635-ZCB IBM z/OS Cloud Broker VUE039

For each IBM Z IPLA program with Value Unit pricing, the quantity of that program needed to satisfy applicable IBM terms and conditions is referred to as the required license capacity. Your required license capacity is based upon the following factors:

  • The IBM Z IPLA program you select
  • The applicable Value Unit Exhibit
  • The applicable terms
  • Whether your current mainframes are full capacity or sub-capacity


Value Unit exhibit VUE039

Usage Level, Cumulative Minimum Maximum Value Units/Broker Connection
1 1 4 1.00
2 5 10 0.65
3 11 15 0.50
4 16 25 0.40
5 26 + 0.20

Charge metric

For z/OS Cloud Broker charge metrics, see the following License Information document on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

Program name Program number License Information document number
IBM z/OS Cloud Broker 5635-ZCB L-NADN-BLZMB3

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section.

Basic license

This offering uses Value Unit Exhibit VUE039.

Except for the table below, ordering information remains unchanged from Software Announcement AP19-0035, dated May 14, 2019.

Program name: IBM z/OS Cloud Broker

Program ID: 5635-ZCB

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018HCJ z/OS Cloud Broker OpenShift Use-Based License One-Time Charge Value Units
    MultiVersion Measurement - No Charge Value Units

Orderable supply ID Language
S018HCK US English

IBM recommends internet delivery. However, if you still require physical media, you can choose DVD.

Program name: IBM z/OS Cloud Broker Subscription and Support (S&S)

Program ID: 5635-ZCS

Entitlement identifier Description License option/Pricing metric
S018HCF Cloud Broker OpenShift S&S Basic ASC, per Value Unit SW S&S
    No charge, decline SW S&S
    Multi-Version Measurement S&S, No charge

Orderable supply ID Language
S018HCG US English



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Terms and conditions

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The terms and conditions for z/OS Cloud Broker, as previously announced in the Software Announcement as listed in the Reference information section, are unchanged except for the new license information document, L-NADN-BLZMB3.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For information on prices, see the Software Announcement in the Reference information section.



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AP distribution

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Country/Region Announced
ASEAN * Yes
India/South Asia ** Yes
Australia Yes
Hong Kong Yes
Macao SAR of the PRC Yes
Mongolia Yes
New Zealand Yes
People's Republic of China Yes
South Korea Yes
Taiwan Yes

* Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam

** Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Trademarks

IBM Cloud, z15 and IBM z15 are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, z/OS, IBM Z, z13, IBM z14 and IBM z13 are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Red Hat and OpenShift are registered trademarks 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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