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IBM API Management V2.0 helps simplify your on-premise API management experience and utilize your existing IBM WebSphere DataPower Gateway appliances

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-148
April 23, 2013

Table of contents
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

(Corrected on August 7, 2013)

The Hardware requirements section was revised.

(Corrected on April 30, 2013)

The date for the Availability of National Languages was changed to June 28, 2013.



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API Management is a complete solution that helps you:

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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Overview
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Markets continue to change at a rapid pace. The expansion of the number of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and so on as well as the growth of social media is presenting new and additional business opportunities for companies to create new channels with their customers and partners. To address these emerging opportunities, companies are opening up their data and services by exposing them as web APIs. A web API management solution is imperative to the success of externalizing the core services by providing easy assembly of new APIs, enabling security and different levels of service, providing management and insight to developers and business users, and socializing those APIs to developers, through communities and portals.

Today, IBM is announcing IBM API Management, a complete set of web API capabilities that can be deployed on-premise in an enterprise's data center. API Management integrates the most important features that are necessary to enable the three most significant players in the API economy: application developers, business owners, and IT personnel.

API Management provides capabilities for creating, proxying, assembling, securing, and scaling the web APIs. This solution also provides detailed analytics and operational metrics to the business owner and a customizable developer portal to socialize the APIs and manage applications that can be used by the developers. The developer portal is available with self-service registration and provides links to social communities.

API Management complements the Software as a Service (SaaS)-based web API capabilities offered with IBM WebSphere® Cast Iron® Live Web API Services, but as an on-premise solution. Also, with the on-premise solution, you can now use your existing WebSphere DataPower® Gateway Appliances running firmware Version 6.0 to act as the API gateway.

API Management key benefits

API Management is a complete solution that offers critical web API capabilities, including:



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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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June 28, 2013: (Electronic distribution) - US English and national languages
July 12, 2013: (Media packs) - US English and national languages


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Description
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Today's dynamic business environments and economic uncertainties create a need for the organizations to work smarter in order to remain competitive and respond to changing demands for better and newer products and services at lower costs. Working smarter means having the agility to take advantage of new revenue opportunities and address competitive threats. It also means being able to optimize costs by lowering operational and maintenance expenses while increasing efficiency.

For many businesses, a primary barrier to business agility and cost optimization is IT complexity. To achieve business goals, IT must be able to quickly and easily deliver on the needs of the business while supporting innovation. API Management helps companies quickly orchestrate and create new web APIs, secure and manage the web APIs, gain business insight with analytics, socialize the web APIs in communities, and integrate their cloud services with on-premise applications and enterprise systems.

IBM offers a solution with IBM API Management to enable businesses to create, socialize, and manage their APIs. This solution can help you:

The on-premise offering of IBM API Management offers a solution for companies and businesses to establish API management for their private, internal APIs, as well as public or protected, external APIs. This new on-premise offering provides the capabilities needed to externalize and manage your services as web APIs. With it, you can also use your existing DataPower Gateway Appliances running at a minimum firmware level of V6.0, which provides security capabilities, threat protection, traffic management, and optimized delivery of API workloads.

API Management delivers the following sets of capabilities in these focused areas:



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Reference information
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For information on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliance V6.0, refer to Software Announcement 213-172, dated April 23, 2013 .

For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Appliance XH40 firmware V6.4, refer to Hardware Announcement 113-083, dated April 23, 2013 .

For information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.4, refer to Software Announcement 213-185, dated April 23, 2013 .



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Availability of national languages
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Description           Availability date  Language
 
5725-L30              June 28, 2013      Multilingual -
                                         (Chinese Simplified,
                                          Chinese Traditional,
                                          English US,
                                          French,
                                          German,
                                          Italian,
                                          Japanese,
                                          Korean,
                                          Portuguese-Brazilian
                                          Spanish)
 


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Program number
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Program            Program
number     VRM     name
 
5725-L30   V2.0.0  IBM API Management
 


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Education support
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Education support will be provided for the products in this announcement.

IBM Global Services, IT Education Services, supports many IBM offerings.

Flexible training options

WebSphere education offers several training options to meet your budget and time goals. Many offerings are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, at either your location or an IBM training center. Online delivery options are also available. Instructor-led online classes are taught real-time by an IBM instructor in a virtual classroom setting. Or, for a more independent training experience, you can select from a wide variety of self-paced online courses that you complete on your schedule.

For more information about available WebSphere education offerings, including course locations and availability dates, visit

http://www.ibm.com/websphere/education

Role-based training paths can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/websphere/education/paths/

For additional IBM education, visit

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

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



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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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Publications
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API Management publications will be available on June 28, 2013, in the online Information Center. Visit

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/apimgmt/v2r0m0/index.jsp


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

One of the following IBM DataPower Gateway Appliances is required for use with IBM API Management. The DataPower Appliance must be running a minimum firmware level of V6.0:

The following DataPower software features are required for use with IBM API Management:

One of the following is required for use with IBM API Management to take advantage of the rich API assembly feature:

The API assembly feature allows you to create APIs based on SOAP-to-REST conversions, access to relational databases ( IBM DB2 , Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle), access to salesforce.com, or by orchestrating an API implementation from multiple data sources. The Cast Iron Appliance must be running a minimum firmware level of V6.4.

The most current hardware requirements for IBM API Management will be available after April 29, 2013, at

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/api-management

For information on IBM WebSphere DataPower Appliances firmware V6.0, refer to Software Announcement 213-172, dated April 23, 2013 .

For information on IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 and WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 Virtual Editions, refer to Software Announcement 213-172, dated April 23, 2013 .

Software requirements

IBM API Management requires:

The most current software requirements for IBM API Management V2.0 will be available after April 29, 2013, at

http://www.ibm.com/software/products/us/en/api-management

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.

Planning information

Packaging


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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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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/

API Management

Product group: WebSphere
 
                                                    Program
  Product Identifier Description                    number
 
  IBM API Management V2.0                           5725-L30
 
Product category: Application Integration Middleware Other
                                           Program
Product                                    number
 
IBM API Management V2.0                    5725-L30
 

Passport Advantage

IBM API Management

                                                         Part
Program name/Description                                 number

IBM API Management Administration
  and Developer Portal
  per Processor Value Unit
 
  License and Software Maintenance 12 mo                 D0ZSZLL
  Annual Software maintenance renewal                    E0HP6LL
  Software Maintenance reinstatement 12 mo               D0ZT0LL
 
IBM API Management Administration
  and Developer Portal for non-production
  per Processor Value Unit
 
  License and Software Maintenance 12 mo                 D0ZT1LL
  Annual Software maintenance renewal                    E0HP7LL
  Software Maintenance reinstatement 12 mo               D0ZT2LL
 

Notes :

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.

Media pack description                       Part number
 
API Management V2.0 multilingual
 - Media pack                                BA16SML
 

Charge metric

IBM API Management ( Passport Advantage )

                          Program    Charge unit
Program/service name      number     description
 
IBM API Management        5725-L30   Per processor Value Unit (PVU)
 

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 processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. 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. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

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 the 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
1
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.

Notes :



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Terms and conditions
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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.

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

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.

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form number
Program name                       LI number

IBM API Management V2.0            L-SBRY-95CFW7
 

The programs' 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).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM , including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

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.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

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

Yes. 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 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, only 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
IBM Operational Support Services -- SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i® Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

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

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

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http://www.ibm.com/financing

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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

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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