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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP applications enhanced to further use capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server V9.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-286
July 23, 2013

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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
Program number Program number Order now Order now
Publications Publications


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IBM® InfoSphere® Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V9.1 is updated with the latest IBM InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 and IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V8.5 capabilities.

New capabilities support agile data integration, business-driven governance, and sustainable data quality for SAP applications.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications delivers a complete, scalable, repeatable, and reusable SAP-specific data migration solution. Built on IBM InfoSphere Information Server technology, it is a comprehensive, documented data migration methodology that is specific to SAP migrations and consolidations.

InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications V9.1 is updated with the latest IBM InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 and IBM InfoSphere Data Architect V8.5 capabilities. These enhancements:



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Key prerequisites
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For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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Description
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The end-to-end information capabilities of InfoSphere Information Server allow you to understand your data; cleanse, monitor, transform, and deliver data; and collaborate to bridge the gap between business and IT. By leveraging the "anywhere integration" capabilities delivered by InfoSphere Information Server V9.1, you can have greater confidence that the information that drives your business and strategic initiatives, including big data and point-of-impact analytics, is more trustworthy, consistent, and governed in real time.

InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP applications provides a complete, scalable, repeatable, and reusable SAP-specific data migration solution. Built on IBM InfoSphere Information Server technology, it is a comprehensive, documented data migration methodology that is specific to SAP migrations and consolidations.



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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5725-D65   9.1.0                        IBM InfoSphere Information
                                        Server Ready to Launch for
                                        SAP Applications


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training website

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

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

Education support

Available training offerings include client on-site training, public training at IBM facilities, and remote learning via FlexLearning. Through client on-site training, IBM delivers standard or customized training to meet the requirements of its clients. IBM can also provide mobile academies for a rental fee to minimize clients' setup activities.

IBM public training simplifies the process by providing the complete environment for standard course deliveries and giving students the ability to learn without the distractions of everyday responsibilities. Public training is offered on a regular schedule worldwide. For more information on public instructor-led training, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/ips/services/learning.html

The newly enhanced FlexLearning program enables clients to attend training on their own schedule at their own location. This program offers state-of-the-art technology to deliver highly valuable training at minimum cost. All current courses are approximately three hours in length and offer a valuable learn-by-doing, self-paced format.

For more information on any of the training offerings, contact iiseduc@us.ibm.com



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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Documentation provided with the product

Documentation for IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for SAP Applications is provided for each product module part of the acquired offering. No hardcopy publications are shipped with these offerings. However, Quick Start Guides are provided at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27015345

The Information Center

When you install the product module parts of the acquired offering, the documentation is installed in the IBM InfoSphere Information Server Information Center. The Information Center is also available at

The IBM Publications Center

You can also obtain publications from the IBM Publications Center at

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. Printed publications can be ordered from the IBM Publications Center. 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. Those with order numbers that begin with SC or GC can be downloaded by all countries free of charge, and those with order numbers that begin with LC can be purchased by customers with an active product license for the related product.

The following table provides information that can be used to locate this product's publications from the IBM Publications Center.

Title                             Publication number
 
IBM InfoSphere Information        SC19-3876
 Server Integration Guide for IBM
 InfoSphere Information Server
 Pack for SAP Applications

IBM InfoSphere Information        SC19-3878
 Server Integration Guide for IBM
 InfoSphere Information Server
 Pack for SAP BW


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For hardware requirements of the acquired offering, refer to the information and system requirements of InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191
Software requirements

IBM InfoSphere Information Server V9.1 Ready to Launch for SAP Applications

IBM InfoSphere DataStage®

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191

IBM InfoSphere QualityStage®

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191

IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191

IBM InfoSphere FastTrack

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191

IBM InfoSphere Metadata Workbench

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036191

IBM InfoSphere Discovery

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/data/infosphere/discovery/requirements.html

IBM InfoSphere Data Architect

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27038181

Note: This program has software requirements restrictions which are specified in the Program license. Refer to the Program Unique Terms of the Program license for details.

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.

Performance considerations

Bundling DB2® V10.1 Enterprise Standard Edition with this product offers significantly increased data protection, scalability, and performance for database-intensive operations. Based on IBM DB2 technology, this offering is designed to help manage data more effectively and efficiently, deliver greater availability through enhancements such as online, automated, database reorganization, and deliver increased scalability and the ability to leverage the latest server technology to help increase performance for backup and recovery processes.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

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 (also referred to as Software Maintenance) 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.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software.

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



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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM InfoSphere Information Server   Information     IBM
Ready to Launch for SAP             Integration     Information
Applications                        Solutions       Server
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM InfoSphere Information Server     5725-D65   Per Processor
 Ready to Launch for SAP Applications             Value Unit for
                                                  Linux™ on System z
                                                  
IBM InfoSphere Information Server     5725-D65   FTL per Processor Value
 Ready to Launch for SAP Applications             Unit (PVU)
                                                  

Charge metrics definitions

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the number of processors made available to the program and the processor technology defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html
IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to web page below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

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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.

Note:

Passport Advantage program licenses

InfoSphere Information Server RTL for SAP Applications

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for
 SAP Applications
IBM Info Server Ready to Launch for SAP PVU Initl FT     D0JDHLL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo
IBM Info Server Ready to Launch for SAP PVU Subsq FT     E0C27LL
 Lic+S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IS RTL SAP Apps V9.1.0
IBM InfoSphere Info Srvr V9.1 Ready to Launch for SAP    B507PML
 MP ML Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IS RTL SAP Apps V9.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM InfoSphere Information  IBM InfoSphere Info Srvr    B507PML
 Server Ready to Launch for  V9.1 Ready to Launch for
 SAP Applications FTL per    SAP MP ML Media Pack
 Processor Value Unit

IBM InfoSphere Information  IBM InfoSphere Info Srvr    B507PML
 Server Ready to Launch for  V9.1 Ready to Launch for
 SAP Applications FTL per    SAP MP ML Media Pack
 Processor Value Unit for
 Linux on System z

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products for use on System z®

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z 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

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines and/or zEnterprise® BladeCenter® Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension and/or Linux operating system on System z 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.

InfoSphere Information Server RTL for SAP Apps

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM InfoSphere Information Server Ready to Launch for
 SAP Applications

IBM Info Server Ready to Launch for SAP PVU Lnx Sys z    D115PLL
 Initl FT Lic+S&S 12Mo

IBM Info Server Ready to Launch for SAP PVU Lnx Sys z    E0I8YLL
 Subsq FT Lic+S&S 12Mo


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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.

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).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
InfoSphere Information Server RTL for     5725-D65   L-SBRN-94UJJS
SAP Apps

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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

Money-back guarantee

For clarification, note that 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.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

Usage restriction

Yes

For additional information, refer to the License Information Document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support 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.

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

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 via telephone and, if available, electronic access, 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

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 the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® 5.3, AIX 6.1, and AIX 7.1, 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 , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

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 Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers 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 no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

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 securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting

Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers 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, customers can view system and support information in the "My Systems" and "Premium Search" sections of the Electronic Support Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

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 the customer's 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, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus, Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM , you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

IBM Global Financing

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

http://www.ibm.com/financing

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 customers. Rates are based on a customer'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.

Financial benefit

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated 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 customers.



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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: YE001

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.
Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, InfoSphere, Passport Advantage, DataStage, QualityStage, DB2, Express, System z, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, System i, AIX and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM 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.

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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