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IBM BladeCenter 702 adds new features for MSP billing support

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-044
April 2, 2013

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Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
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IBM® continues to expand the availability of orderable features supporting the Managed Service Provider (MPS) offering called MSP Utility Pricing Offer. The program requires the MSPs sign an agreement requiring them to pay for use of their cloud infrastructure.

The hardware billing features EUC6 and EUC7 are now available for the IBM BladeCenter® PS702 (8406-71Y).

EUC6 and EUC7 feature description:

An MSP contracts with IBM to pay IBM based on its usage of the cloud infrastructure. Each quarter the MSP calculates the amount due IBM and then purchases a quantity of features that satisfies the required payment. Each occurrence of the feature EUC6 represents one billing unit. Each occurrence of the feature EUC7 represents ten billing units.

In addition, updates to the MSP Order Recognition RPQ (8A2060) for the IBM BladeCenter PS702 (8406-71Y) are available. A quantity of one 8A2060 is required to be ordered at initial purchase or MES purchase for each machine type/model included in the MSP's cloud infrastructure, when contracting for the MSP Utility Pricing Offer.

The MSP utility pricing offer continues to be supported for the following machines:



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April 5, 2013



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models of the IBM Power Systems 8406 machine type:

Description                                        MT  Model Feature

Core Use HW Feature                               8406  71Y     EUC6
Ten Core Use HW Features                          8406  71Y     EUC7
 

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-044


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No publications are shipped with the announced product.

The IBM Systems Information Center provides you with a single information center where you can access product documentation for IBM systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, you can efficiently find information and personalize your access. The IBM Systems Information Center is at

http://publib14.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/systems

IBM Publications Center Portal

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.



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Global Technology Services

IBM services include business consulting, outsourcing, hosting services, applications, and other technology management.

These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/

For details on available IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services, contact your IBM representative or visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity

For details on education offerings related to specific products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/index.html

Select your country, and then select the product as the category.



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Specified operating environment

Not applicable

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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To take advantage of the MSP Utility Pricing Offer, the Managed Service Provider must contract with IBM to pay for the use of the cloud infrastructure. The contract includes specific requirements which the MSP must meet. The contracts are:



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The following are newly announced features on the specific models
of the IBM Power Systems 8406 machine type:
 
                                                 Initial/
                                                 MES/
                        Model  Feature           Both/        RP
   Description          number numbers           Support  CSU MES
   
   Core Use HW Feature
                          71Y     EUC6           MES      Yes No
   Ten Core Use HW Features
                          71Y     EUC7           MES      Yes No
 

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-113-044-LIST_PRICES_2013_04_02.PDF ENUS-113-044-LIST_PRICES_2013_04_02.PDF

Trademarks

Power Systems and IBM Flex System are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, BladeCenter and Power are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at:

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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