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IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Fall 2012 promotion for IBM Customers

Announcement Letter Number 312-107

August 30, 2012

Value proposition

Cloud computing has reached a level of maturity and traction where it has captured the imagination of enterprises worldwide. At the same time savvy customers realize that cloud will play out over years. As such customers are keen to align with a cloud provider that understands the strategic context of cloud. IBM® and IBM SmartCloud™ Enterprise, and our broader cloud portfolio are thus compelling.

The offer

For a limited time only, if you sign an Agreement for the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service offering, you can receive the eligible service at no charge through November 11, 2012.

In order to qualify, you must not have signed any IBM Agreement for the eligible service offering prior to signing the Agreement under the terms of this promotion.

During the promotional period, you will have the ability to provision the following virtual machines deployed at the Toronto (Canada), Raleigh (USA), Boulder (USA), Ehningen (Germany), Tokyo (Japan), or Singapore datacenter, subject to availability:

In addition, during the promotional period, you will have the ability to deploy selected eligible images from IBM Software Group on the virtual machines you provision. Eligible software images are available under one or more of the following licensing options, and are defined by product:

Upon conclusion of the promotional period, unless you notify IBM to terminate the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service and close your Account, you will have access to the full standard Services options and Image Asset Catalog, and then current charges will begin for all active Services under the then current standard terms of the Agreement.

For a list of eligible services and software images, including available licensing options, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

Signed IBM SmartCloud Agreement (Z125-8499) (including referenced applicable IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Attachments) and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Promotion Attachment (Z125-8656-05) must be received by IBM on or after September 12, 2012, but no later than October 26, 2012.

Unless you terminate your Account prior to the November 11, 2012 promotion end date, the service will continue beyond the promotional period under the then current terms of the IBM SmartCloud Agreement (Z125-8499) including the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Service Description and Charges Schedule Attachments. You will be responsible for all charges for all Services in use or ordered after November 11, 2012.

For service that is terminated, the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Agreement (Z125-8499) and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise Promotion Attachment (Z125-8656-05) will end on the date the service is terminated.

Where is it available?

This promotion is available only in:

This promotion is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.

Customer Letter Section

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible service

                               Service
Description                    component ID

IBM SmartCloud Enterprise 6950-95W IBM SmartCloud Enterprise 6948-K09 - virtual environment

Eligible IBM software images

                                                 Available
Description                                      license option(s)

WebSphere® Portal

IBM WebSphere Portal Server and Lotus® Web       BYOL only
  Content Management V7.0.0.1 for SUSE Linux
  Enterprise Server 11.2 (32 bit)
IBM Lotus® Web Content Management V7.0.0.1 for   BYOL only
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.2 (32 bit)

Information Management

DB2 Express-C 9.7.5 for SUSE Linux Enterprise    PAYG(no charge)
  Service (32 bit)
DB2 Enterprise Developer Edition V9.7            BYOL only
IBM Informix® Innovator-C Edition V11.7 for      PAYG(no charge)
  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 (32 bit)
IBM InfoSphere® BigInsights Basic Edition 1.4    PAYG (no charge)
IBM InfoSphere Streams 2.0.0.4                   BYOL only

AIM

IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.5 for SUSE    BYOL,PAYG,DUO
  Linux Enterprise Server and for Red Hat 
  Enterprise Linux
IBM WebSphere Application Server 8.0 for SUSE    BYOL,PAYG,DUO
  Linux Enterprise Server and for Red Hat 
  Enterprise Linux
IBM WebSphere Message Broker 8.0 for             BYOL only
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7 (64-bit)
IBM WebSphere Service Registry V7.5.0.2          BYOL only
IBM BPM Express® 7.5.1                           BYOL,PAYG
IBM BPM Standard 7.5.1                           BYOL only
IBM BPM Advanced 7.5.1                           BYOL only
Integration Designer 7.5.1                       BYOL only
Process Designer 7.5.1                           BYOL,PAYG
IBM Process Center Standard 7.5.1                BYOL
IBM Process Server Standard 7.5.1                BYOL
IBM Process Center Advanced 7.5.1                BYOL
IBM Process Server Advanced 7.5.1                BYOL
IBM Image Construction and Composition           PAYG(no charge)
  Tool v1.1 for SUSE Linux Enterprise
  Server 11 SP1 (32 bit)

Business Analytics

SPSS Decision Management V 7.0.0.0               BYOL only
SPSS Modeler Premium V 15.0.0.0                  BYOL only

Collaboration

IBM Lotus Domino® Enterprise Server 8.5.2.2      BYOL only
  for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 (32 bit)
IBM Collaboration QuickStart for Social          PAYG(no charge)
  Business V1.0 for Red Hat Linux Enterprise
  Server 5.6 (64 bit)

Cognos®

IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1.1 for Red  BYOL only
  Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64 bit)

Rational®

IBM Rational solution for Collaborative          BYOL only
  Lifecycle Management 2012
 Red Hat Enterprise Linux  5.5 (64 bit)
IBM Rational Asset Manager 7.5.1 for Red Hat     BYOL only
  Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64 bit)
IBM Rational Build Forge® 7.1.2 for Red Hat      BYOL only
  Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64 bit)
IBM Rational Build Forge Agent 7.1.2 for Red     BYOL only
  Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (64 bit)
IBM Rational Application Developer for
WebSphere Software V8.0.4                        BYOL only

Additional information/conditions

For more information about the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service offering, and to order the eligible service at no charge, visit the following Web site:

Once inside the Web site, you will find more information about the service, be able to order it, and sign the required Agreements.

The following Agreement applies to this promotion, and can be accessed on the ibm.com® Web site promotion landing page:

All other associated agreements can be found at:

Continuation of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise service after the promotional period will allow you to access additional service options and IBM Cloud data centers, worldwide under the then current terms.

To avoid any unexpected charges at the end of the promotional period, you are responsible for deleting any Instances, Private Images, storage, or other services options created during the promotional period that you do not want to continue to be charged for. Termination of the service will cause all Instances, Private images, and Content created during use of the service to be deleted.

If you do not wish to continue with the services after the promotion period, you are responsible for notifying IBM to terminate your account.

IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this promotion at any time.

This promotion is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.

ibm.com

For information on IBM special offers, refer to the following Web sites:

Can this offer be combined?

This promotion cannot be combined with other applicable IBM discounts or educational allowances on the eligible services.

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the ibm.com country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may access information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld® ID and password required (use IBM ID).

Business Partner Announcement Letters 512-411 and 512-412

Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, 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 Avenue East, Tower 3/4
                  Markham, Ontario
                  Canada
                  L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Trademarks

IBM, Build Forge, Cognos, Domino, Express, InfoSphere, Informix, Lotus, PartnerWorld, Rational, WebSphere, and ibm.com are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

IBM SmartCloud is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

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Other company, product or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.