IBM API Connect V5.0 adds trade-up options from the Professional EditionIBM United States Software Announcement 216-353
August 30, 2016
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IBM API Connect V5.0 now offers trade-up options from the API Connect Professional Edition to the API Connect Enterprise Edition.
API Connect provides enhanced capabilities and a comprehensive API foundation platform to create, run, manage, and enforce APIs and microservices. It empowers API developers and businesses to rapidly design APIs with enterprise-grade security policies. It also allows the sharing of APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while gaining deep insight into API usage.
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API Connect requires a supported:
- Web browser
- Hosting environment
For detailed hardware and software requirements, refer to the Technical information section in Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016.
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|Planned availability date|
August 30, 2016
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|Program number||VRM||Program name|
|5725-Z22||5.0.0||IBM API Connect|
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Documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.
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Specified operating environment
For API Connect hardware requirements, refer to Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016.
For API Connect software requirements, refer to Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016.
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.
- API Connect is only distributed through electronic download.
- License Information documents include:
- L-CLIG-A79STF: IBM API Connect Professional Edition V5.0
- L-CLIG-A6SRK6: IBM API Connect Enterprise Edition V5.0
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These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.
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Product Group: API Economy
Product: API Connect (5725-Z22)
Product Category: API Connect
|Program name/Description||Part number|
|IBM API Connect Enterprise PVU from API Connect Professional PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PSZLL|
|IBM API Connect Enterprise Non-production PVU from API Connect Professional Non-production PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT1LL|
The API Connect Essentials Edition is available at no-charge. Contact your IBM representative for details on how to acquire the Essentials Edition.
Note: All API Connect V5.0 editions integrate with DataPower® Gateway appliances (physical or virtual) as the API gateway, which provides API security, traffic management, mediation, and optimization capabilities.
Clients must have previously acquired license for the following precursor products to be eligible to acquire equivalent license of the trade-up product.
|Precursor product||Precursor part number||Trade-up product||Trade-up part number|
|IBM API Connect Professional PVU License and SW S&S 12 Months||D1LPHLL||IBM API Connect Enterprise PVU from API Connect Professional PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PSZLL|
|IBM API Connect Professional Non Production PVU License + SW Subscription & Support (S&S) 12 Months||D1N81LL||IBM API Connect Enterprise Non-production PVU from API Connect Professional Non-production PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT1LL|
|IBM API Connect Professional for z Systems PVU License and SW S&S 12 Months||D1LPJLL||IBM API Connect Enterprise for z Systems PVU from API Connect Professional for z Systems PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT0LL|
|IBM API Connect Professional Non Production for z Systems PVU License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1N84LL||IBM API Connect Enterprise Non-production for z Systems PVU from API Connect Professional Non-production for z Systems PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT2LL|
Clients 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 part numbers. Those clients with lapsed support need to reinstate their S&S contracts to be eligible for the trade up product.
Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.
Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on z Systems servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a z Systems server. Otherwise 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 API Connect Enterprise for z Systems PVU from Professional for z Systems PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT0LL|
|IBM API Connect Enterprise Non-production for z Systems PVU from Professional Non-production for z Systems PVU Trade-up License + SW S&S 12 Months||D1PT2LL|
Note: All API Connect V5.0 editions integrate with IBM DataPower Gateway appliances (physical or virtual) as the API gateway, which provides API security, traffic management, mediation, and optimization capabilities.
API Connect (Passport Advantage®)
|Program/service name||Program number||Charge unit description|
|IBM API Connect||5725-Z22||Per Processor Value Unit|
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License Information number
|L-CLIG-A79STF||IBM API Connect Professional Edition V5.0|
|L-CLIG-A6SRK6||IBM API Connect Enterprise Edition V5.0|
The program's License Information is available for review on the License Information documents website.
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Support lifecycle policy updates for API Connect V5.0
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New functionality, security updates and defect fixes will be made available through modification releases. Additional support will be made available, as necessary, through iFixes on only the most recent modification release and on Maintenance Support Releases. IBM's expectation is that customers will upgrade to either the latest modification release or Maintenance Support Release in order to receive on-going security updates and defect fixes.
IBM API Connect V5.0 is a Maintenance Support Release and provides predictable support through regular, cumulative, in-place iFixes for a minimum period of two years from the general availability date.
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