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Announcement Summary - March 19, 2013

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Announcements by Letter Number

113-016 IBM Y power cords and PDU line cords now available for System x servers

213-121 IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers V7.5 provides an option for purchase and deployment of WebSphere MQ Advanced licenses solely for development use

213-161 IBM SmartCloud Control Desk Software as a Service V7.5.1 option ordering update

213-165 Revised description for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS V10.2

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Hardware Announcements


113-016 IBM Y power cords and PDU line cords now available for System x servers

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At a glance

The new optional Y power cords and PDU line cords are now available for use in IBM System x® and BladeCenter® servers.

Overview

New IBM Y power cords and PDU line cords for 1U and 2U IBM System x servers

Power cords double the number of devices that can be connected to a PDU.

PDU line cords support clients who need lower amperage PDU solutions.

Solution capabilities

Additional power cord options expand flexibility in configuring IBM solutions.

New IBM Y power cords are available for clients interested in doubling the number of devices that can be connected to a PDU.

Key prerequisites

None

Planned availability date

March 29, 2013

Software Announcements


213-161 IBM SmartCloud Control Desk Software as a Service V7.5.1 option ordering update

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Overview

SmartCloud Control Desk Software as a Service (SaaS) option is now available via Passport Advantage® . Refer toSoftware Announcement 213-062, dated February 12, 2013, for additional information on SmartCloud Control Desk V7.5.1

SmartCloud Control Desk Software as a Service V7.5.1 utilizes the same code base and function that is available in the SmartCloud Control Desk V7.5.1on-premise options. It provides them in a hosted model that delivers valuable function, security, high availability, and disaster recovery.

Reasons to move to SaaS:

For ordering, contact your IBM® representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).

Key prerequisites

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.

Planned availability date

March 19, 2013


213-165 Revised description for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for z/OS V10.2

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Overview

In Software Announcement 212-359, dated October 16, 2012 , the following function description statement was incorrectly included under the heading Enhanced deployment in the Description section:

Planned availability date

March 19, 2013


213-121 IBM WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers V7.5 provides an option for purchase and deployment of WebSphere MQ Advanced licenses solely for development use

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At a glance

IBM WebSphere® MQ Advanced for Developers V7.5 includes:

Licensing via Authorized User Single Install option benefits developers working on applications for WebSphere MQ environments.

New charge metric allows developers to have a dedicated copy of WebSphere MQ Advanced. It increases their skills in using WebSphere MQ to verifying WebSphere MQ programs are fully unit tested before moving them to system test and production in shared-use environments.

Overview

WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers provides the full WebSphere MQ Advanced package, restricted for development use and chargeable by Authorized User Single Install. This gives developers access to all the features of WebSphere MQ Advanced V7.5. it enables simple, rapid, reliable, and secure transport of data and messages between applications, systems, and services for development environments.

WebSphere MQ Advanced for Developers V7.5 provides entitlement to the following components of WebSphere MQ V7.5:

The latest fix pack of WebSphere MQ V7.5.0.1 includes additional support capabilities for mobile messaging and machine-to-machine components of the WebSphere MQ Telemetry feature.

For ordering, contact Your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner. For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255). Reference: YE001

Key prerequisites

There are no new requirements. For details, refer to Software Announcement 212-091, dated April 24, 2012.

Planned availability date