IBM Aspera extends availability of IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server V3.9 with new ordering options for high-quality video streaming transport

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-329
June 25, 2019

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key requirementsKey requirementsOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices
PublicationsPublicationsOrder nowOrder now


Overview

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IBM® Aspera® Streaming for Video Server V3.9 extends its existing streaming software portfolio with two ordering options for the transport of high-quality video streams:

  • IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5 Gbps
  • IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5 Gbps

Live video opportunities demand new transport solutions that use internet networks in place of legacy satellite delivery. As a result, various types of technologies and services have been introduced through the past several years that have attempted to deliver video reliably over the internet, such as services that use forward error correction (FEC) over User Datagram Protocol (UDP). However, these technologies do not deliver the consistently exceptional broadcast quality and zero-delay experience that is provided by traditional satellite backhaul and transmission.

IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server is capable of sending and receiving multiple video streams from various locations. Built on FASPStream, a robust bulk data streaming technology, the IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server software can deliver large streams of data and high bit rate video globally over internet WANs with minimal buffering and negligible start-up delay.



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Key requirements

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IBM Aspera solutions run on selected levels of Microsoft™ Windows™, Linux®, and Mac OS X.

See the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.



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Planned availability date

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June 28, 2019



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Program number

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Program number V/R Program name
5737-F68 3.9 IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server


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Publications

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No publications are shipped with these products.



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Services

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Software Services

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, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Aspera on-premises offerings

The minimum requirement is current commodity hardware:

  • Processor: 2 GHz duo-core CPU, or greater
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 2 GB of disk space

Example hardware specifications:

  • Processor:
    • Intel™ Core i3 2.53 GHz - 2 cores equivalent, or greater
    • Intel Core i5 2.26 GHz - 4 cores equivalent, or greater
  • Storage: 400 rpm SATA
  • Memory: 4 GB
  • Screen resolution: 1024 x 768, or higher, for graphical user interface

For all installations, contact your IBM representative for assistance in sizing for your environment.

Software requirements

Software requirements are available at the Aspera website.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which 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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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage® website.

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

IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server (5737-F68)

Part description Part number
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D235ULL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal12 Months E0Q6MLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D235VLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps Install Monthly License D2360LL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps Install Trade Up from IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 1Gbps License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D235WLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D235XLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps Install Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0Q6NLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps Install SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D235YLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps Install Monthly License D2361LL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps Install Trade Up from IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 2.5Gbps License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D235ZLL
IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 10Gbps Install Trade Up from IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server 5Gbps License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D235TLL

IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Sender and IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Receiver ordering options, as previously announced, will be discontinued as their functions are now included in IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server . See Software Announcement 919-125, dated June 25, 2019.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information documents:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-F68 IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server L-VTAI-BCDKND

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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 through Passport Advantage.

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).

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) 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. Two charges apply: 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

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier Program description LI number
5737-F68 IBM Aspera Streaming for Video Server V3.9 L-VTAI-BCDKND

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents 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 Support Guide.

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 two 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 (by 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 (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six 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.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

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, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® website.

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 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 users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. 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.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Support Guide.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion 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 regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

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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Prices

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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, 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). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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