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Modification: IBM storage products no-charge removal program

Announcement Letter Number 313-038

April 23, 2013

Effective April 23, 2013, the IBM® storage products no-charge removal program has been modified.

The following changes are being made with this announcement:

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Announcement Letter 313-009 dated February 6, 2013.

Value proposition

Customers benefit from having IBM remove their old equipment at no charge to them.

The offer

IBM will provide pickup and proper disposal of designated installed storage Replaced Machines, at no additional charge, when you acquire new IBM eligible DASD or tape storage Replacement Machines or upgrade existing installed machines to eligible DASD or tape storage Replacement Machine models.

For a list of eligible products, refer to the Qualifying/Eligible products section.

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, invoices for eligible new Replacement Machines must be dated on or after April 23, 2013.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible Replacement Machines must have a lease commencement date of on or after April 23, 2013.

Contracts required for the no-charge return of designated installed Replaced Machines must be received by IBM no later than three (3) months after the IBM invoice date or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine or upgrade to an eligible Replacement Machine model.

Replacement Machines must be installed on or before the date IBM receives the signed contract.

IBM must be contacted to schedule pickup of Replaced Machines no later than nine months following the IBM invoice date or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine or upgrade to an eligible Replacement Machine model.

Where is it available?

This program is available only in the United States and its territories.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Designated Installed Replaced Machines

IBM

                             Machine
Description                  type      Model

DASD/Disk                    1722      ALL
                             1724      ALL
                             1740      ALL
                             1742      ALL
                             1750      ALL
                             1812      ALL
                             1814      ALL
                             1815      ALL
                             1818      ALL
                             2105      ALL
                             2106      ALL
                             2107      ALL
                             2240      ALL
                             2244      ALL
                             2396      ALL
                             2397      ALL
                             2398      ALL
                             2399      ALL
                             2421      ALL
                             2422      ALL
                             2423      ALL
                             2424      ALL
                             2810      ALL
                             2812      ALL
                             2851      ALL
                             3380      ALL
                             3390      ALL
                             3480      ALL
                             3527      ALL
                             3572      ALL
                             3573      ALL
                             3592      ALL
                             3956      ALL
                             3957      ALL
                             3990      ALL
                             4125      ALL
                             5190      ALL
                             5194      ALL
                             5195      ALL
                             5196      ALL
                             5198      ALL
                             7027      ALL
                             7131      ALL
                             7133      ALL
                             7134      ALL
                             7135      ALL
                             7137      ALL
                             9333      ALL
                             9334      ALL
                             9340      ALL
                             9390      ALL
                             9391      ALL
                             9392      ALL
                             9393      ALL
                             9394      ALL
                             9395      ALL
                             9396      ALL

Network Storage Manager      3466      ALL

Tape                         2230      ALL
                             2420      ALL
                             3410      ALL
                             3420      ALL
                             3480      ALL
                             3490      ALL
                             3494      ALL
                             3495      ALL
                             3570      ALL
                             3575      ALL
                             3580      ALL
                             3581      ALL
                             3583      ALL
                             3584      ALL
                             3588      ALL
                             3590      ALL
                             3954      ALL
                             3955      ALL
                             3996      ALL
                             3958      ALL
                             8809      ALL

Optical                      3995      ALL

Storage Area Network         2109      ALL
                             2031      ALL
                             2032      ALL
                             2042      ALL
                             2045      ALL
                             2005      ALL
                             2026      ALL
                             2027      ALL
                             2061      ALL
                             2062      ALL
                             3722      ALL 

Non-IBM

                             Machine
Description                  type

ADIC                         ALL
AMDAHL                       ALL
ATL                          ALL
AUSPEX                       ALL
Breece Hill                  ALL
CDC                          ALL
CLARiiON (EMC/Data General)  ALL
Compaq/Digital (HP)          ALL
Dell/Power Vault             ALL
Dell/Equalogix               ALL
Dell/Compellent              ALL
EMAS                         ALL
EMC                          ALL
EMC/Dell                     ALL
EMC/Data Domain              ALL
Exabyte                      ALL
Filenet                      All
HP                           ALL
HITACHI/NAS                  ALL
InRange                      ALL
LSI                          ALL
Maxtor                       ALL
MEMOREX                      ALL
MTI                          ALL
NetAppliance                 ALL
Oracle Storage Devices       ALL
Qualstar                     ALL
Quantum                      ALL
Spectralogic                 ALL
STK                          ALL
Sun                          ALL
SUTMYN                       ALL
XIOtech                      ALL

IBM Eligible Replacement Machines

Machine
type       Model

1812       ALL
1814       ALL
1815       ALL
1818       ALL
2053       ALL
2054       ALL
2063       ALL
2072       ALL
2073       ALL
2076       ALL
2109       ALL
2145       ALL
2231       ALL
2396       ALL
2397       ALL
2398       ALL
2399       ALL
2417       ALL
2421       ALL
2422       ALL
2423       ALL
2424       ALL
2452       ALL
2498       ALL
2499       ALL
2810       ALL
2812       ALL
2813       ALL
2823       ALL
2851       ALL
2857       ALL
2858       ALL
2859       ALL
2861       ALL
2862       ALL
2863       ALL
2864       ALL
2865       ALL
2866       ALL
2867       ALL
2868       ALL
2869       ALL
2870       ALL
3494       ALL
3572       ALL
3573       ALL
3576       ALL
3577       ALL
3580       ALL
3581       ALL
3582       ALL
3584       ALL
3588       ALL
3590       ALL
3592       ALL
3758       ALL
3850       ALL
3952       ALL
3953       ALL
3954       ALL
3955       ALL
3956       ALL
3957       ALL
3958       ALL
3959       ALL
4003       ALL
4274       ALL
4939       ALL
5725       ALL
7216       ALL
983x       ALL

Additional information/conditions

The lessee of a Replaced Machine financed by IBM Global Financing must purchase the Replaced Machine and pay all related buyout charges before returning it to IBM.

A Replaced Machine currently under an Installation Payment Agreement (IPA) or an Installment Payment Master Agreement (IPMA) must be paid for in full by the customer before returning it to IBM.

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

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

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for no-charge pickup of Replaced Machines, you must do the following:

Trade-In Credits

No trade-in credit will be issued for Replaced Machines under the terms of this program.

Replaced Machines

You are responsible for:

IBM is responsible for:

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