IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.10 offers simplified perpetual and committed term licensing options

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP20-0184
June 9, 2020

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries
PublicationsPublications


At a glance

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IBM Spectrum® Protect Suite deliver the following licensing options:

  • Flat terabyte (TB) perpetual licensing model
  • Committed term subscription model


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Overview

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A modified and simplified perpetual model is available for the IBM Spectrum Protect Suite.

Committed term licenses are a way for clients to license IBM® software, granting them the right to use the software and receive software subscription and support for the contracted committed term. This subscription-based model is available for the following offerings:

  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite -- Archive Option
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite -- IBM Cloud® Object Storage Option


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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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June 12, 2020



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Description

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Simplified perpetual license

Previously, the licensing model for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite had several tiers depending on how much capacity a client was purchasing. Today, a flat TB perpetual license is being offered that simplifies and streamlines the purchasing experience. This flat TB perpetual license will initially be available only for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite, but may be expanded to other offerings within the Modern Data Protection portfolio.

Subscription licensing

As organizations adopt multicloud architectures for their most critical applications, an alignment of pricing and consumption models becomes very important. Similar to monthly licenses, committed term licenses enable clients to purchase licenses for IBM software in a cloud-centric model. Committed term licenses are available for new license purchases that can be procured for a minimum of 12 months and up to a 5-year term. Offerings can be billed upfront or annually, depending upon client preferences.

The committed term license option is designed and priced to provide the following benefits:

  • Simplifies the process for organizations to acquire IBM software
  • Allows clients accustomed to cloud-based solutions to align IBM software with their consumption models and expenditure
  • Enables clients to align software with hardware procurement and refresh cycle
  • Provides increased flexibility with no propriety or vendor lock-in after the committed term

Committed term licenses are available in Passport Advantage® (PPA) with worldwide availability through direct IBM sellers, software distributors, and remarketers. Clients must accept the new Passport Advantage terms through an addendum. Additional information can be found on the Committed Term License for IBM Software Programs page. Committed term licenses cannot be ordered through AAS.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

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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For complete information about IBM Spectrum Protect Suite, see:

  • Software Announcement ZP20-0340, dated June 9, 2020
  • Software Announcement ZP20-0334, dated June 9, 2020


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-X05 8.1.10 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite
5641-SBE 8.1.10 IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (for AAS)


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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None



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

See the specific websites for the list of devices that are supported by each offering.

Libraries that have more than four drives or more than 48 tape slots require a license for IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition.

For IBM Spectrum Protect supported devices for Linux, go to the IBM Spectrum Protect Supported Devices for Linux website.

Software requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 products are available at the following individual product websites:

For technical requirements for IBM Spectrum Protect Suite (5725-X05), IBM Spectrum Protect Suite-Front End (5725-X07), IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry (5725-X06), and IBM Spectrum Protect Suite Entry-Front End (5725-X08), see the individual product websites listed previously.

1 IBM Spectrum Protect 8.1 and IBM Spectrum Protect Extended Edition 8.1 have the same hardware, software, and supported device requirements.

IBM Support

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Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.



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Ordering information

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Products announced as dual-pipe are available for ordering by program number and feature number or by part number. Products can be obtained by part number through Passport Advantage.

For more information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by IBM Business Partners.

To locate IBM Business Partners in your geography, see the Find a Business Partner page.


Passport Advantage

Part description Part number
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28DNLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D28DPLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte Monthly License D28DQLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte Committed Term License D28DRLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0R1XLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option Terabyte Committed Term License D28ETLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - IBM Cloud Object Storage Option Managed Terabyte Committed Term License D28EVLL


Cross-platform product for use on IBM Z® Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines or zEnterprise® BladeCenter Extension

Part description Part number
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D28DSLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D28DTLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z Monthly License D28DULL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z Committed Term License D28DVLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - FlatTB per Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0R1YLL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - Archive Option Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z Committed Term License D28EULL
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite - IBM Cloud Object Storage Option Managed Terabyte for Linux on IBM Z Committed Term License D28EWLL

Charge metric

The charge metrics for these licensed products can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-X05 (for PPA)
5641-SBE (for AAS)*
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.10
  • Flat TB Pricing Metric
    • PPA: 5725-X05
    • AAS: 5641-SBE*
  • Tiered TB Pricing Metric
    • PPA: 5725-X05
L-FAMR-BPQPCR

*5641-SBE features the flat TB option only. The committed term license option is not available.

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require client signatures.

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

The following License Information documents apply to the offerings in this announcement:

Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-X05 (for PPA)
5641-SBE (for AAS)*
IBM Spectrum Protect Suite 8.1.10
  • Flat TB Pricing Metric
    • PPA: 5725-X05
    • AAS: 5641-SBE*
  • Tiered TB Pricing Metric
    • PPA: 5725-X05
L-FAMR-BPQPCR

*5641-SBE features the flat TB option only. The committed term license option is not available.

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is now included in the Passport Advantage Agreement. Installation and technical support for the products announced in this announcement is provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement. This fee service enhances client productivity by providing voice or electronic access into the IBM support organizations.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, every day of the year. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under this agreement.

For additional information about the Passport Advantage Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition, may be elected.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. When ordering through the program number process, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution clients.

Education software allowance program applies when ordering through the program number process.

For the part number ordering process, special education prices are available for qualified clients through Passport Advantage.

ESAP available

Yes, to qualified clients.



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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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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage or IBM PartnerWorld® website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

For all local charges, contact your IBM representative or your authorized IBM Business Partner.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified clients to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all client segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates are based on a client's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified clients.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

IBM Spectrum, IBM, IBM Cloud, Global Technology Services, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, Express, AIX, IBM Z and zEnterprise are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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