IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0 delivers a platform for hybrid integration to react to changing customer needs and market trends

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-098
February 16, 2016

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Enterprises consist of many endpoints, such as on-premise systems, cloud and mobile applications, Internet of Things, and big data. Businesses work better if these endpoints are securely connected. Application Integration Suite V1.0 delivers a platform for hybrid integration and enables you to innovate faster to take advantage of changing customer needs and market trends.

You can benefit from:

  • Securely connecting cloud and on-premise applications for seamless hybrid integration.
  • Rapidly creating integrations by using rich connectors and integration templates to save time and resource.
  • Creating Microservices and exposing them as APIs in minutes.
  • Reduced IT complexity and cost savings from simplifying your IT infrastructure.
  • Innovating faster by taking advantage of the API economy. You can power digital innovation and transformation by using integration technology and API Connect Professional to create, assemble, manage, secure, scale and socialize your APIs.
  • Using trusted, market-leading software from IBM® and its large support network.


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Overview
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Application Integration Suite V1.0 provides the tools enterprises need for connecting cloud and on-premise applications, building Microservices and exposing and managing APIs. It enables you to reach new markets, rapidly take advantage of new business opportunities, and improve communications within your partner ecosystem. With this offering, you can influence existing investments by continuing to provide reliable, secure, and scalable enterprise integration while modernizing IT infrastructure to support digital transformation.

The following are included in this offering:

  • IBM Integration Bus Advanced
  • IBM API Connect Professional
  • IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Hypervisor Enterprise Edition

This offering combines already established IBM software and provides the following capabilities and benefits:

  • Securely integrate on-premise and cloud applications, enabling you to optimize resources and productivity in Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud models.
  • Use the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) architectural pattern to eliminate costly point-to-point connections, which are expensive to maintain and resistant to change.
  • Simply and quickly build new APIs by using integration technology.
  • Rapidly design APIs with essential security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while providing deep insight into API usage .
  • Create Microservices and APIs by using Node.js Loopback and Express® frameworks
  • Accelerate your integration creation and management for cloud and on-premise through the use of premade patterns, rich connectors, and easy-to-use tools.
  • Improve visibility of your business data, events, and messages flowing through the integration layer. This results in a more agile response to the changing needs of your business and smarter business decisions.
  • Take advantage of new business opportunities. Application Integration Suite provides the foundation for a successful mobile, analytics, and cloud strategy. It enables you to seamlessly connect your Systems of Record to Systems of Engagement to help create a positive experience for your customer.
  • Leverage the synergy between IBM and other Mobile, API Management, Analytics, Business Rules solutions, and many more. 


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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Reference information section for details on hardware and software requirements for each of the products in this solution.



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Planned availability date
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March 15, 2016



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Description
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Application Integration Suite V1.0 is a hybrid integration, API-led solution that enables you to easily and quickly connect environments that are comprised of cloud and on-premise applications. This may help:

  • Achieve lower cost and a higher return on investment in cloud, SaaS, and mobile applications.
  • Reach new markets.
  • Benefit from improved connections in your ecosystems.

This offering is comprised of Integration Bus Advanced, API Connect Professional, and WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Enterprise Edition.

Integration Bus Advanced

Integration Bus Advanced is the market-leading, enterprise service bus solution. It offers a fast and simple way for systems and applications to communicate with each other by providing you with universal connectivity and transformation in any IT environment. It delivers the capabilities that are needed to build solutions to address diverse, integration requirements. A rich set of connectors provide broad connectivity to a wide range of data sources, which include packaged applications, files, mobile devices, messaging systems, and databases.

Built-in interoperability between Integration Bus Advanced and API Connect Professional lets you to easily create an API in Integration Bus Advanced and rapidly expose this to the API Management catalogue, without the need to code. This allows you to take full advantage of the API Economy.

API Connect Professional

API Connect Professional empowers API developers to rapidly design APIs with essential security policies and share APIs across organizational boundaries, while providing deep insight into API usage.

  • API Connect Professional is a complete solution that offers critical features that include the ability to:
  • Create APIs and build Microservices:
    • Create Microservices and APIs rapidly by using Node.js Loopback and Express frameworks
    • Model-driven approach to API creation
    • Map models to backends by using available connectors
    • Ability to discover models from the database
    • Ability to build, debug, profile, scale, and monitor Node.js applications
  •  Engage with application developers through API portals that provide:
    • API exploration
    • Self-service sign up for rapid onboarding
    • Interactive API testing
    • Application and key management
    • Rate limit notification
    • API usage analytics
  • Define, publish, and analyze REST and SOAP APIs with:
    • API discovery
    • API security management
    • API lifecycle management
  • Establish API rate limits, publish to developer portal and users, gain business insight through API analytics.
  • Provide runtime policy enforcement by using a built-in gateway.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Enterprise Edition

Enterprises often reflect a hybrid environment that consists of SaaS applications, mobile applications, and traditional, on-premise applications. Integration is one of the keys to successfully drive value from SaaS applications and mobile solutions in this hybrid environment. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration solutions help you quickly connect hybrid environments that are comprised of cloud and on-premise applications. You can develop integrations by using a "configuration, not coding" approach, with premade integration templates, and rich connectors to speed development time. WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration offerings come with built-in connectivity to hundreds of cloud, packaged, and proprietary on-premise applications, which include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), databases, web services, and flat files.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Enterprise Edition is a virtual appliance that can be installed on your existing servers using virtualization technology. Virtual appliances allow better utilization of hardware and faster response to demands for newly deployed systems in contrast to deployment on real appliances, thus helping to reduce the costs of both hardware and software operation and maintenance. Deploying virtual images may help businesses reduce the potential for errors and enable the rapid deployment of working systems for development, test, or production because virtual images are built with known, stable, and tested configurations.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Integration Bus is capable as of general availability, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Enterprise Edition and API Connect Professional are not accessibility enabled.

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the IBM Accessibility website.



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Reference information
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For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition Enterprise V7.5, refer to Software Announcement 215-282, dated July 28, 2015.

For information on Integration Bus Advanced V10.0, refer to Software Announcement 215-070, dated February 17, 2015.

For information on API Connect Professional V5.0 Refer to Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016.



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Availability of national languages
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Description Availability date Language
IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0 February 16, 2016 Multilingual: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, English U.S., French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish, IBM Integration Bus also supports Polish, Russian, and Turkish

Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Z18 1.0 IBM Application Integration Suite


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Education support
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Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogues, schedules, and enrollments.



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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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All documentation for the products in this solution are available at IBM Knowledge Center.

  • API Connect
  • Integration Bus
  • WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration


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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Product group: Systems Middleware

Product: IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0 (5725-Z18)

Product category: Application and Integration Middleware


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LBALL
IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1LBBLL
IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit Monthly License D1LG3LL
IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0METLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Precursor product Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM Integration Bus Processor Value Unit IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LBCLL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Processor Value Unit IBM Application Integration Suite Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LPNLL
IBM Integration Bus Linux™ on z Systems™ Processor Value Unit IBM Application Integration Suite Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LH2LL
IBM Integration Bus Standard Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit IBM Application Integration Suite Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Trade Up License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LRGLL

You must have current active Software Subscription and Support in place for all of the licenses that will be given up by the use of the trade-up parts. Organizations with lapsed support need to reinstate their S&S contracts to be eligible for trade ups.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.


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

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or the Linux operating system on z Systems IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Application Integration Suite Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1LBELL
IBM Application Integration Suite Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1LBFLL
IBM Application Integration Suite Linux on z Systems Processor Value Unit (PVU) Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0MEVLL

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM Application Integration Suite V1.0 5725-Z18 Processor Value Unit


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* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

Usage restriction

Yes

The following usage restrictions apply:

  • WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Enterprise Edition is restricted to using a maximum of two application endpoints.
  • API Connect Professional is restricted to a usage ratio of 5,000 API calls per 1 PVU of IBM Integration Bus Advanced.

Also refer to the Reference information section for usage restrictions for the products in this solution.

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Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent™ tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean human intervention is not required to report errors.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either through the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide organizations a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into an organization's system.

For additional information, go to the http://www.ibm.com/support/esa website.

More accurate reporting: Because system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support Center in conjunction with the service request, you are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM, problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the IBM Electronic Support page.

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

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