Price Changes in monthly license charges (MLC) on selected IBM System z Software Products

Announcement Letter Number ZA13-1128
Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Announcement Letter No. ZA13-1128 dated October 1st, 2013

Announcement Letter No. ZA13-1128 dated October 1st, 2013

Price Changes in monthly license charges (MLC) on selected IBM System z Software Products

Overview

Today, IBM announces increases in monthly license charges (MLC) on selected DB2 for z/OS, IMS, WebSphere MQ for z/OS, and Enterprise COBOL for z/OS software products.  With these increases, DB2 for z/OS versions 8 and 9 will cost the same as version 10, IMS versions 10 and 11 will cost the same as version 12, and Enterprise COBOL for z/OS versions 3 and 4 will cost the same as version 5. 

Effective with the billing period that starts on or after January 1, 2014, the monthly license charges (MLC) will increase for the following programs and their features:

Program number        Program name

5625-DB2                 DB2 UDB for z/OS Version 8
5635-DB2                 DB2 9 for z/OS
5635-A01                 IMS V10
5635-A02                 IMS V11
5655-G53                 Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V3
5655-S71                 Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V4
5655-R36                 WebSphere MQ for z/OS V7

In addition, to assist customers in their planning process IBM makes the following statements of direction:

·           IBM intends to continue to provide extended support for each specific generally available version of DB2 for z/OS, IMS, WebSphere MQ for z/OS, Enterprise COBOL for z/OS and CICS Transaction

Server for z/OS software products for at least three years past the date on which the given version is withdrawn from service.

·           IBM intends to price the next upcoming version of DB2 and the next upcoming version of IMS equal to the prices of DB2 10 and IMS 12 respectively.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.

Charges 

For more information regarding these price changes, contact your local IBM Representative.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions of existing contracts will determine the applicability and specific effect of the price change.

Announcement Countries

All European, Middle Eastern and African Countries

The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

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