Managed Service Provider (MSP) utility pricing offering for IBM Power Systems
Announcement Letter Number 312-133
To mitigate the risks associated with starting and/or extending a hosting services business, IBM® is making available, to qualified Managed Service Providers (MSPs), discounts for the components of a Cloud Infrastructure purchased with Power Systems™. To take advantage of the discounts, a Managed Service Provider must contract with IBM to pay for the use of the Cloud Infrastructure.
If eligible Managed Service Providers (MSPs)*, acquire a Cloud Infrastructure with IBM Power Systems solution for the purposes of providing private cloud hosting services on IBM Power Systems, they can receive a discount off the Single Unit Purchase Price (SUPP) and One-Time Charge (OTC) of the eligible Power Systems products they acquire.
Initial Cloud Infrastructure Purchases
For Initial Cloud Infrastructure Purchases, the products eligible for a discount are:
In order to qualify:
Additional Cloud Infrastructure Purchases
For Additional Cloud Infrastructure Purchases in which the MSP is adding products to a solution initially acquired under the terms of this offering, the products eligible for a discount are:
In order to qualify:
The MSP Hosting Infrastructure with Utility Pricing contract establishes a Maximum Amount Due, which is a fixed amount the MSP is required to pay for the use of the Cloud Infrastructure. Each quarter, the MSP must collect use metrics, calculate the amount owed for use, and purchase a quantity of Core User Features (billing features) that satisfy the quarterly amount owed. The quarterly payment is applied against the Maximum Amount Due until the Maximum Amount Due is fully paid.
For a list of eligible products, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.
* defined as a company that is hired by clients outside such company’s Enterprise to perform certain information technology services, such as but not limited to hosting workloads, on an ongoing basis, for an agreed upon fee as specified in a service level agreement (SLA) or other contract.
Start and/or end dates
Orders for the eligible products must be received by IBM on or after November 20, 2012.
Where is it available?
This offering is available only in:
This offering is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.
Eligible Power Systems servers**
Machine Minimum Discount Description type Model SUPP percent
** RPQ 8A2060 must be ordered for each eligible new Power Systems server, model conversion to an eligible Power Systems server, and feature addition to an existing eligible Power Systems server.
Eligible Power Systems licensed programs
Program Discount Description number percent
To take advantage of the offering discounts, a Managed Service Provider must contract with IBM to pay for the use of the Cloud Infrastructure. The contract that is signed by IBM and the MSP includes specific requirements the MSP must meet, in order to qualify for the discounts:
IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offering at any time.
This offering is subject to the terms and conditions of any applicable Agreements.
IBM Global Financing
Financing may be available. Refer to the following IBM Global Financing Web site at:
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Can this offer be combined?
This offering cannot be combined with other applicable IBM discounts or educational allowances on the eligible products.
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 Letter 512-528, 512-529, 512-530, 512-531
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