IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3 helps you quickly implement entry cloud capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 212-206
May 22, 2012

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SmartCloud Entry for System x® bundle V2.3, formerly offered as Starter Kit for Cloud x86, is a lightweight private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use, and to provide essential infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud capabilities on top of the virtualization environment.

SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3 provides:

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: SE001).



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IBM SmartCloud™ Entry for System x bundle V2.3, formerly offered as Starter Kit for Cloud x86, is a lightweight private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use. It can enable datacenter managers to quickly deploy self-service provisioning of virtualized workloads. Its simple interface provides oversight while increasing IT efficiency and lowering administration costs.

With SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3, you can quickly and easily implement a cloud-based infrastructure and leverage the benefits of a cloud delivery model. It builds on the capabilities in IBM Systems Director Standard Edition and IBM Systems Director Storage Control. It can enable rapid scalability by allowing additional System x servers or blades to be added to the cloud infrastructure.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support contracts are managed in Passport Advantage® . Refer to the Order handling section of this announcement for further details.



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IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3: VMware vCenter

Refer to the IBM SmartCloud Entry Version 2.3 Administrator Guide for additional prerequisite information. Visit

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wiki/smart-cloud-entry/documentation


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Planned availability date
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May 25, 2012



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Description
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SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3, formerly offered as Starter Kit for Cloud x86, is a lightweight private cloud offering that is designed to be simple to deploy and easy to use, and to provide essential infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud capabilities on top of the virtualization environment.

IBM SmartCloud Entry for System x v2.3 bundle includes:

Featured enhancements of SmartCloud Entry for System x bundle V2.3 include:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

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Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

The offerings in this announcement are capable as of May 25, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.



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Reference information
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This Announcement provides updated information to previously announced programs which may be referenced below.

Refer to Software Announcement 211-440, dated October 11, 2011 .

                                             Announce          Announcement
Program                                      Date              Letter
 

IBM Starter Kit for Cloud x86 Edition, V2.2  October 11, 2011  211-440

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=212-206


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To allow for ease of order submission, the offerings in this announcement can be configured in conjunction with eligible System x hardware, software, and license-only configurations that can be created for this product based on existing supported System x hardware system units in a given business environment.

Licenses for offerings in this announcement include one year or three years of Software Subscription and Support. Software Subscription and Support renewals for all features are aligned through Passport Advantage Express® or Passport Advantage , reducing the administrative burden of keeping your Subscription and Support up to date.

If a new release of a given offering in this announcement is made generally available in Passport Advantage after the announcement of the offering in System x ordering systems, you may elect to take delivery of any release generally available for that offering during the product registration process.

Eligible software products, offered and selected during the ordering process with each hardware system, are enabled for electronic download for the system unit for which the product was ordered. Optionally, software and license-only orders can be created for these products based on existing supported hardware system units in the business environment. Offerings included in this announcement are available exclusively by electronic download.

Orders placed for the eligible offerings in this announcement will be routed and fulfilled through Passport Advantage Express . Invoicing for the initial license orders will occur through the System x order management systems. Subscription and Support renewals will be managed through Passport Advantage .

Passport Advantage allows you to have a common anniversary date for Software Subscription and Support renewals. The anniversary date, established at the order ship date for the initial product acquisition, will remain unchanged while your Passport Advantage Agreement remains in effect. New software purchases initially include 12 or 36 full months of Subscription and Support coverage. Subscription and Support in the second year (the first year of renewal) can be prorated to be coterminous with your common anniversary date but managed and invoiced through Passport Advantage . Thereafter, all Software Subscription and Support will renew at the common anniversary date and include 12 full months of Subscription and Support.

The new release of the offerings in this announcement will be available for electronic download on the specified general availability date. Customers are entitled to order one free copy of physical media through Passport Advantage if they so choose.



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No hardcopy publications are shipped with this program.

The IBM Publications Center

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. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the US) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries, free of charge.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:        IBM  Teleweb Customer Support
             ibm.com®  Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: SE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.
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