IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i, V1.1 enables you to back up data to the cloud

IBM United States Software Announcement 216-419
October 11, 2016

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OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


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At a glance
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IBM® Cloud Storage Solutions for i is a new Licensed Program Product that provides an API that enables IBM i clients to connect to a public or private cloud. It can be used for data backup and archiving.



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Overview
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Increasingly, IT clients are taking advantage of public or private cloud offerings to share files, backup data, and archive data. Cloud Storage Solutions for i is an offering that in its initial stage is designed to work seamlessly with a turnkey version of IBM Backup, Recovery and Media Services for i (BRMS) to send files and libraries to the cloud in the same manner as though the target were a local tape device.

The intended market consists of clients with under 1 TB of IBM DB2® and Integrated File System (IFS) data to save to either a public cloud storage provider, initially IBM SoftLayer®, or a private cloud. A key consideration for viability for a given client is access to bandwidth that is sufficient to upload and download the backup data in a desired time window.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM i 7.1, or later



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Planned availability date
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October 28, 2016



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Description
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Cloud Storage Solutions for i (5733-ICC) is a new Licensed Program Product that is based on an API that gives IBM i clients a portal for connecting to public and private clouds in order to send and receive data. The initially supported public cloud is SoftLayer. Private clouds are also supported through backup recovery service providers who implement the API infrastructure.

BRMS is enhanced to take advantage of Cloud Storage Solutions for i by utilizing cloud storage to move the data off site, without the need for a local tape drive. This is the automated option when conducting normal backup and recovery operations. Command line and custom scripts are available to utilize cloud storage.

Cloud Storage Solutions for i can also be used independently of BRMS to mirror IFS files to cloud storage for sharing and distribution through command line instructions and custom scripts.

The initial version will support VPN-based connections for security, and FTP transfers can also be used to send and receive data.

Additional features include asynchronous transfers, parallel transfers, and a transfer progress indicator.

Cloud Storage Solutions for entitlements are acquired on a per virtual server (per partition) basis. An entitlement is also available for an unlimited number of virtual servers or partitions for a machine.

For more information, see the IBM developerWorks® website.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

Not applicable.



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Availability of national languages
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Translation information, if available, can be found at the Translation Reports website.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5733-ICC V1R1M0 Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Product identification number

Program PID number Maintenance 1-year PID number Maintenance 3-year PID number
5733-ICC 5660-ICC, 5661-ICC, 5660-UCC, and 5661-UCC 5662-ICC, 5663-ICC, 5664-ICC, 5662-UCC, 5663-UCC, and 5664-UCC


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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.



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Business Partner information
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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 IBMid).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 216-419


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with these programs.

With the IBM Systems Information Center, users can use a single information center to access product documentation for IBM Systems hardware, operating systems, and server software. Through a consistent framework, users can efficiently find information and personalize their access to that information. For more information, go to IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your service needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software service 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, go to the IBM Software Services website.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

IBM i 7.1, or later.

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.

Limitations

Additional information can be found on the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website.

IBM Electronic Support

The IBM Support Portal is your gateway to technical support. This includes IBM Electronic Support tools and resources, for software and hardware, to help save time and simplify support. The Electronic Support tools can help you find answers to questions, download fixes, troubleshoot, automate data collection, submit and track problems through the Service Request online tool, and build skills. All these tools are made available through your IBM support agreement. Read about the Electronic Support portfolio of tools on the IBM Electronic Support website.

You can also access the IBM Support Portal page and the online Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

Packaging

Not applicable.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information
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Charge metric


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Charge features Feature number
Unlimited Partition Virtual Srvr 0001
Per Partition Virtual Server 0002


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Supply feature Feature number
IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i 5809


5733-NKY OS/400 no keys

Supply feature Feature number
Per Partition Virt Srvr 2861
Unlimited Virt Srvr 2862


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Process option Feature number
Logical Partitioning 3441
Registration only 3444
Exp Orders Cust Pays Charge 3446
Electronic Delivery 3450
Electronic Delivery only 3453
SW Key 1st MT Digit 4001
SW Key 2nd MT Digit 4002
SW Key 3rd MT Digit 4003
SW Key 4th MT Digit 4004
SW Key 1st CPU Digit 4005
SW Key 2nd CPU Digit 4006
SW Key 3rd CPU Digit 4007
SW Key 4th CPU Digit 4008
SW Key 5th CPU Digit 4009
SW Key 6th CPU Digit 4010
SW Key 7th CPU Digit 4011
ePoE Reg-Unlimited Partition 6001
ePoE Reg-Per Partition 6101


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-ICC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 2219
Maintenance NoCharge Registration 2221

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 1Y After License (5661-ICC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 0895
Maintenance 1 Year After License 0896

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-ICC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 1391
Maintenance 3Yr Registration 1392

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 3Y After License (5664-ICC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 0001
Maintenance 3 Year After License 0002

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-UCC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 2230
Maintenance NoCharge Registration 2232

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 1Y After License (5661-UCC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 0901
Maintenance 1 Year After License 0902

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-UCC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 1397
Maintenance 3Yr Registration 1398

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 3Y After License (5664-UCC)

Charge features Feature number
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 0001
Maintenance 3 Year After License 0002

Process option Feature number
Electronic Delivery only 3453


Virtual Server

Virtual Server is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. A server is a physical computer that is comprised of processing units, memory, and input/output capabilities and that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications for one or more users or client devices. Where racks, blade enclosures, or other similar equipment is being employed, each separable physical device (for example, a blade or a rack-mounted device) that has the required components is considered itself a separate server. A virtual server is either a virtual computer created by partitioning the resources available to a physical server or an unpartitioned physical server. Licensee must obtain Virtual Server entitlements for each virtual server made available to the program, regardless of the number of processor cores in the virtual server or the number of copies of the program on the virtual server.



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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.

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.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011) applies for Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) and does not require customer signatures.

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 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 number

License number Program name
GC52-1401 IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

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, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

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

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 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)

Yes. Contact your IBM representative.

Passport Advantage applies

No

Usage restriction

Yes.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. All distributed software licenses include Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) for a period of 12 months from the date of acquisition, providing a streamlined way to acquire IBM software and assure technical support coverage for all licenses. Extending coverage for a total of three years from date of acquisition may be elected.

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 by 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, every day of the year. For additional details, go to the IBM Support Handbooks page.

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 this agreement.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

Yes

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Yes. A 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.



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Statement of good security practices
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Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise 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 organizations that have IBM Systems. 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.

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. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, go to the IBM Electronic Support website.

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 organizations that are Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.



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


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Feature name Feature number OTC
Unlimited Partition Virtual Srvr 0001  
Per Partition Virtual Server 0002  


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Supply feature Feature number OTC
IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i 5809 NC


5733-NKY OS/400 no keys

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Per Partition Virt Srvr 2861 NC
Unlimited Virt Srvr 2862 NC


5733-ICC IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i

Feature name Feature number OTC
Logical Partitioning 3441 NC
Registration Only 3444 NC
Exp Orders Cust Pays Charge 3446  
Electronic Delivery 3450 NC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
SW Key 1st MT Digit 4001 NC
SW Key 2nd MT Digit 4002 NC
SW Key 3rd MT Digit 4003 NC
SW Key 4th MT Digit 4004 NC
SW Key 1st CPU Digit 4005 NC
SW Key 2nd CPU Digit 4006 NC
SW Key 3rd CPU Digit 4007 NC
SW Key 4th CPU Digit 4008 NC
SW Key 5th CPU Digit 4009 NC
SW Key 6th CPU Digit 4010 NC
SW Key 7th CPU Digit 4011 NC
ePoE Reg-Unlimited Partition 6001 NC
ePoE Reg-Per Partition 6101 NC


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 1Y Registration/Renewal (5660-ICC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 2219  
Maintenance NoCharge Registration 2221  


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 1Y After License (5661-ICC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 1 Year 7 x 24 0895  
Maintenance 1 Year After License 0896  

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-ICC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 1391  
Maintenance 3Yr Registration 1392  

IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 3Y Renewal (5663-ICC)


IBM Cloud Storage Solutions for i SWMA 3Y After License (5664-ICC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 0001  
Maintenance 3 Year After License 0002  


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 1Y Registration (5660-UCC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance1 Year 7 x 24 2230  
Maintenance NoCharge Registration 2232  


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 1Y After License (5661-UCC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance1 Year 7 x 24 0901  
Maintenance 1 Year After License 0902  


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 3Y Registration (5662-UCC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 1397  
Maintenance 3Yr Registration 1398  


IBM Cloud Solution Unlimited for i SWMA 3Y After License (5664-UCC)

Supply feature Feature number OTC
Electronic Delivery only 3453 NC
Feature charge Feature number OTC
Maintenance 3 Year 7 x 24 0001  
Maintenance 3 Year After License 0002  

Pricing terms

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ENUS-216-419-LIST_PRICES_2016_10_11.PDF ENUS-216-419-LIST_PRICES_2016_10_11.PDF

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