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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking offers 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 113-115
July 9, 2013


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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director

The Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM® System Networking with new 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) technology offers an enterprise-class solution for large virtualized data centers or cloud installations that require high-performance, scalable, and reliable low-latency storage area networks. The new 9710-E08 model offers maximum investment protection by:

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



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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director is designed to meet enterprise data center and SAN scalability requirements while managing total cost of ownership. To meet such requirements, model 9710-E08 is designed to deliver:



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The Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director supports FC connectivity for servers and storage. The 9710-E08 model supports all features and functions listed, and requires Cisco MDS NX-OS 6.2.1, or later.

For a list of supported servers and storage systems, refer to the Hardware requirements section.



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July 26, 2013



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The Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director is an enterprise-class SAN switch designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. Layering a comprehensive set of intelligent features onto a high-performance, protocol-independent switch fabric, Cisco MDS 9710 addresses the stringent requirements of large virtualized data center storage environments:

Sharing the same operating system and management interface with other Cisco data center switches, Cisco MDS 9710 enables seamless deployment of unified fabrics with high-performance FC connectivity to achieve low total cost of ownership.

The Cisco MDS 9710 was designed from the beginning for high availability. Beyond meeting the basic requirements of nondisruptive software upgrades and redundancy of all critical hardware components, the Cisco MDS 9710 software architecture offers an outstanding level of availability. The Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor Modules automatically restart failed processes, making the Cisco MDS 9710 exceptionally robust. In the rare event that a supervisor module is reset, complete synchronization between the active and standby supervisor modules helps ensure stateful failover with no disruption to traffic.

High availability is implemented at the fabric level using robust and high-performance Inter-Switch Links (ISLs). PortChannel capability allows users to aggregate up to 16 physical links into one logical bundle. The bundle can consist of any speed-matched ports in the chassis, helping ensure that the bundle can remain active in the event of a port, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), or module failure. ISLs in a PortChannel can have significantly different lengths. This capability is valuable in campus and metropolitan area network (MAN) environments because logical links can now be spread over multiple physical paths, helping ensure uninterrupted connectivity even if one of the physical paths is disrupted. Cisco MDS 9710 is designed to meet uptime requirements of solutions for today's most demanding environments.

The combination of the Supervisor-1, 16-Gbps FC switching module, and the Fabric-1 Crossbar switching module enables up to 1.5 Tbps of FC throughput between modules in each direction for each of the eight MDS 9710 payload slots. This per-slot bandwidth is double the bandwidth needed to support a 48-port 16G FC module at full line rate. MDS 9710 architecture, based on central arbitration and crossbar fabric, provides 16G line rate, nonblocking, and predictable performance across all traffic conditions for every port in the chassis.

The Cisco MDS 9710 is designed to include the following main features:

Intelligent network services: VSAN technology, access control lists (ACLs) for hardware-based intelligent frame processing, and fabric-wide quality of service (QoS) enable migration from SAN islands to enterprise-wide storage networks.

Comprehensive security: In addition to support for services such as VSANs, hardware-enforced zoning, ACLs, and per-VSAN role-based access control (RBAC), the Cisco MDS 9700 series supports a comprehensive security framework consisting of RADIUS and TACACS+, Fibre Channel Security Protocol (FC-SP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol, and Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3).

Sophisticated diagnostics: The Cisco MDS 9710 provides intelligent diagnostics, protocol decoding, and network analysis tools, as well as integrated Call Home capability for added reliability, faster problem resolution, and reduced service costs.

Advanced traffic management: Advanced traffic management capabilities integrated into the Cisco MDS 9710 simplify deployment and optimization of large-scale fabrics:

Advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting tools: Management of large-scale storage networks requires proactive diagnostics, tools to verify connectivity and route latency, and mechanisms for capturing and analyzing traffic. Cisco MDS 9710 integrates advanced analysis and debug tools. Power-on self test (POST) and online diagnostics provide proactive health monitoring. Cisco MDS 9710 provides the integrated functionality required to implement diagnostic capabilities such as FC Traceroute for detailing the exact path and timing of flows, and Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Remote Switched Port Analyzer (RSPAN) to intelligently capture network traffic. After traffic has been captured, it can then be analyzed with the Cisco Fabric Analyzer, an embedded FC analyzer.

MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 Module (#9602)

The MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 Module delivers the latest advanced switching technology with proven Cisco SAN-OS software to power a new generation of scalable and intelligent multilayer switching solutions for storage area networks (SANs). Designed to integrate multiprotocol switching and routing, intelligent SAN services, and storage applications onto highly scalable SAN switching platforms, the Cisco MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 Module enables intelligent, resilient, scalable, and secure high performance multilayer SAN switching solutions.

The MDS 9710 Supervisor-1 Module combines industry-leading scalability and performance, intelligent SAN services, nondisruptive software upgrades, stateful process restart and failover, and fully redundant operation for a new standard in director-class SAN switching. Supporting up to 384 FC ports in a single chassis, and up to 24 Tbps of FC system bandwidth, the Cisco MDS 9700 Series Supervisor-1 Module is designed to meet the requirements of even the largest data center storage environments.

MDS 9700 48 Port 16 Gbps FC Switching Module (#3648)

Cisco MDS 9700 series 16 Gbps Fibre Channel Switching Module is designed to provide high-performance and innovative features to enable convergence, scalability, and intelligence in large, virtualized data centers. With up to 384 line-rate 16-Gbps FC ports per chassis and intelligent fabric services such as integrated VSANs, IVR, and PortChannels, the MDS 9700 48-port 16-Gbps Fibre Channel Module (#3648) can enable deployment of large, scalable, and virtualized data centers.

The 48-port 16 Gbps Fibre Channel Module (#3648) is designed to deliver full-duplex aggregate performance of 768 Gbps, making this module well-suited for attachment of high-performance 16-Gbps storage subsystems, 16-Gbps ISLs, and high-performance and virtualized servers.

Cisco MDS 9700 series 16 Gbps Fibre Channel Module (#3648) can also provide Cisco VMpath technology, which enables advanced virtual machine-aware SAN provisioning and monitoring for virtualized data centers. With Cisco VMpath, users can monitor, manage, and control SAN resource allocation and performance on a per-virtual machine basis and map out paths all the way from the server to storage, enabling tracking of mission-critical workloads end-to-end.

Cisco MDS 9700 series Fibre Channel Switching Modules are hot-swappable and compatible with 2, 4, 8, 16 and 10 Gbps interfaces, and they support hot-swappable Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) transceivers. Individual ports can be configured with Cisco, 8, 10, or 16 Gbps shortwave or longwave SFP+ transceivers. Each port supports 500 buffer credits for extensibility without requiring additional licensing.

The 16 Gbps FC switching modules continue to provide previously available features, such as predictable performance and high availability, advanced traffic management capabilities, integrated VSANs and IVR, resilient high-performance ISLs, comprehensive security frameworks, fault detection and isolation of errored packets, and sophisticated diagnostics.

MDS 9700 Fabric-1 Switching Module (#3601, #9601)

The MDS 9710-E08 base model includes three Fabric-1 Modules. A minimum of three Fabric-1 are needed to support a fully populated chassis with 8 x 48-port 16G FC cards (#3648). Four Fabric-1 modules provide N+1 protection.

The following firmware activation features are available for the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director:

MDS 9700 Enterprise Package (#7610): The Cisco MDS 9700 Enterprise Package is designed to provide enhanced security and management features bundled for convenience and added flexibility. With this license, up to 4095 buffer credits can be allocated to an individual port, enabling full link bandwidth over long distances with no degradation in link utilization. Some of the functions enabled with this feature are VSAN-based access control, IP security, fabric binding, VSAN routing.

MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition (#7611): MDS 9700 DCNM is an easy-to-use application that simplifies management across multiple switches and fabrics. Focused on supporting efficient operations and management of virtual machine-aware fabrics, it provides a robust framework and rich feature set that meets the routing, switching, and storage administration needs of present and future virtualized data centers. MDS 9700 DCNM streamlines provisioning of the unified fabric and proactively monitors the SAN components. MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition (#7611) is licensed for each MDS 9710 (9710-E08).

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                                     Machine
Description                          type       Model      Feature
 
Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director   9710       E08
 
MDS 9710 Enhanced Configuration      9710       E08        3600
MDS 9700 Fabric-1 Module             9710       E08        3601
MDS 9700 48-port 16 Gbps FC Module   9710       E08        3648
FC 10Gb SW SFP+                      9710       E08        5020
FC 10Gb LW SFP+                      9710       E08        5022
10GBASE-SR SFP+                      9710       E08        5410
10GBASE- LR 10km SFP+                9710       E08        5420
10GBASE- ER 10km SFP+                9710       E08        5480
FC 16 Gb SW SFP+                     9710       E08        5602
FC 16 Gb SW SFP+ - 4 Pk              9710       E08        5604
FC 16 Gb 10 km LW SFP+               9710       E08        5611
FC 16 Gb 10 km LW SFP+ - 4 Pk        9710       E08        5614
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+                      9710       E08        5830
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+  - 4 Pack            9710       E08        5834
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+                 9710       E08        5850
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+  - 4 Pack       9710       E08        5854
8 Gbps FC LC 40 km SFP+              9710       E08        5855
5 m LC/LC Fiber Cable - 4 Pack       9710       E08        5642
25 m LC/LC Fiber Cable - 4 Pack      9710       E08        5643
MDS 9700 3000W AC power supply       9710       E08        5960
MDS 9710 Front Door kit              9710       E08        5961
MDS 9700 Enterprise Pkg              9710       E08        7610
MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition   9710       E08        7611
Cab Jumper Power Cord, 250 V ac 16A  9710       E08        9229
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan, 250 V ac,      9710       E08        9310
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan, 250 V ac,      9710       E08        9311
 
Pwr Cord, Euro., 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9312
Pwr Cord, Intl., 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9313
Pwr Cord, So. Africa  250 V ac,      9710       E08        9314
Pwr Cord, Switz. 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9315
Pwr Cord, China 250 V ac,            9710       E08        9316
Pwr Cord, Korea 250 V ac,            9710       E08        9317
Pwr Cord, Austr. 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9319
 
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan,  125 V ac,     9710       E08        9320
 
Pwr Cord, Israel 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9321
Pwr Cord, Argentina 250 V ac,        9710       E08        9322
Pwr Cord, Brazil 250 V ac,           9710       E08        9323
 
Bulk Ordes MES Feature               9710       E08        9555
MDS 9700 Fabric-1 Switching          9710       E08        9601
 Mod - Plant
MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 - Plant        9710       E08        9602

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM , you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld® ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

https://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/mem/sla.jsp?num=113-115


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These services help you learn about, plan, install, manage, or optimize your IT infrastructure to be an On Demand Business. They can help you integrate your high-speed networks, storage systems, application servers, wireless protocols, and an array of platforms, middleware, and communications software for IBM and many non-IBM offerings. IBM is your one-stop shop for IT support needs.

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Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

For information on technical specifications of Cisco MDS 9700 series products, including operating environment, physical specifications, and recommended installation procedures, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/systems/networking/switches/san/ctype/
Operating environment

EMC conformance

Product Safety, country testing, and certification

Homologation

This product is not certified for direct connection by any means whatsoever to interfaces of public telecommunications networks. Certification may be required by law prior to making any such connection. Contact an IBM representative or reseller for any questions.

Hardware requirements

Supported servers and storage systems

Cisco MDS 9710 is designed to support FC connectivity for the following:

Servers

Storage software

Storage systems

For the most current and complete description of the Cisco Systems MDS 9000 family of storage networking products, visit

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

For specific configuration support dates and other details on availability, server models, operating system levels, storage attachment capabilities, and throughput connectivity speeds, visit

http://www.ibm.com/storage/cisco

Support for some configurations may not be available on the initial planned availability date.

Software requirements

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer director (9710-E08):

For a complete list of software requirements, cross product requirements, prerequisites, and product dependencies, visit

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage
Compatibility

Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer director (9710-E08):

For the most current and complete description of the Cisco Systems MDS 9000 family of storage networking products, visit

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

For specific configuration support dates and other details on availability, server models, operating system levels, storage attachment capabilities, and throughput connectivity speeds, visit

http://www.ibm.com/storage/cisco

Support for some configurations may not be available on the initial planned availability date.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities

Planning information, including customer responsibilities, physical planning, and installability is available in the specific product planning manuals on the following website

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

You are responsible for downloading or obtaining from IBM , and installing designated Machine Code (microcode, basic input/output system code (called BIOS), utility programs, device drivers, and diagnostics delivered with an IBM machine) and other software updates in a timely manner from an IBM Internet website or from other electronic media, and following the instructions that IBM provides. You may request IBM to install Machine Code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Cable orders

Fiber optic cable: A fiber optic cable is required for attaching the Cisco MDS 7910 Multilayer Directors to the host system adapter or other storage area FC components. The cable can be customer supplied or ordered with the 9710-E08 system in the lengths available. The attaching fiber cable must be:

Longwave transceivers require 9 micron single-mode fibre optic cables. The connection is an LC connector type.

In many situations, the lengths and installation of fiber optic cables required will be unique to each customer's configuration and facility specifications. Product support services offered by IBM Global Services' Site and Connectivity Solutions can provide assistance for these unique cabling and installation requirements.

For fiber optic cable description and requirements, refer to Cisco technical documentation at

http://www.cisco.com/go/ibm/storage

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.



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Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing

Yes

Warranty period

One year

Warranty service

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of warranty service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone, or electronically via an IBM website. Certain machines contain remote support capabilities for direct problem reporting, remote problem determination, and resolution with IBM . You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Following problem determination, if IBM determines on-site service is required, scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call, machine technology and redundancy, and availability of parts. If applicable to your product, parts considered Customer Replaceable Units (CRUs) will be provided as part of the machine's standard warranty service.

Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of warranty service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country-specific and location-specific information.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well-lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service level is: 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, same-day response

Non-IBM parts service

Warranty service

IBM is now shipping machines with selected non-IBM parts that contain an IBM field replaceable unit (FRU) part number label. These parts are to be serviced during the IBM machine warranty period. IBM is covering the service on these selected non-IBM parts as an accommodation to their customers, and normal warranty service procedures for the IBM machine apply.

Maintenance service options

If required, IBM provides repair or exchange service depending on the types of maintenance service specified for the machine. IBM will attempt to resolve your problem over the telephone or electronically, via an IBM website. You must follow the problem determination and resolution procedures that IBM specifies. Scheduling of service will depend upon the time of your call and is subject to parts availability. Service levels are response-time objectives and are not guaranteed. The specified level of maintenance service may not be available in all worldwide locations. Additional charges may apply outside IBM's normal service area. Contact your local IBM representative or your reseller for country- and location-specific information. The following service selections are available as maintenance options for your machine type.

On-site Service

IBM will repair the failing machine at your location and verify its operation. You must provide a suitable working area to allow disassembly and reassembly of the IBM machine. The area must be clean, well lit, and suitable for the purpose.

Service levels are:

Non-IBM parts service

Under certain conditions, IBM provides services for selected non-IBM parts at no additional charge for machines that are covered under warranty service upgrades or maintenance services.

This service includes hardware problem determination (PD) on the non-IBM parts (for example, adapter cards, PCMCIA cards, disk drives, memory) installed within IBM machines and provides the labor to replace the failing parts at no additional charge.

If IBM has a Technical Service Agreement with the manufacturer of the failing part, or if the failing part is an accommodations part (a part with an IBM FRU label), IBM may also source and replace the failing part at no additional charge. For all other non-IBM parts, customers are responsible for sourcing the parts. Installation labor is provided at no additional charge, if the machine is covered under a warranty service upgrade or a maintenance service.

Warranty service upgrades

Usage plan machine

No

IBM hourly service rate classification

Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features

Yes

Model conversions

No

Machine installation

Installation is performed by IBM . IBM will install the machine in accordance with the IBM installation procedures for the machine. In the United States, contact IBM at 1-800-IBM-SERV (426-7378). In other countries, contact the local IBM office.

Graduated program license charges apply

No

Licensed machine code

The Cisco MDS 9700 series of products is licensed for use by a customer on the IBM machine for which it was provided by Cisco under the terms and conditions of the Cisco End User License Agreement, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and acquired by the customer. You can obtain a copy of the agreement at

Machine using LMC Type Model 9710-E08

Cisco may release changes to the licensed machine code. IBM plans to make the licensed machine code changes available for download from Cisco technical support at

If the machine does not function as warranted and your problem can be resolved through your application of downloadable licensed machine code, you are responsible for downloading and installing these designated licensed machine code changes as IBM specifies. If you would prefer, you may request IBM to install the downloadable licensed Machine code changes; however, you may be charged for that service.

Machine Code License Acceptance Requirement

Acceptance-By-Use Machine: Yes, acceptance of the Machine Code license terms is conveyed through the user's initial use of the Machine.

Educational allowance

A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.



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                                            Field   Plant
                         Machine    Feature Install Install
Description             Type  Model Number  only    only

Cisco MDS 9710
 Multilayer Director    9710  E08            N       Y
 
MDS 9710 Enhanced Configuration     3600     N       N
MDS 9700 Fabric-1 Module            3601     N       N
MDS 9700 48-port 16 Gbps FC         3648     N       N
 Module
FC 10Gb SW SFP+                     5020     N       N
FC 10Gb LW SFP+                     5022     N       N
10GBASE-SR SFP+                     5410     N       N
10GBASE- LR 10km SFP+               5420     N       N
10GBASE- ER 10km SFP+               5480     N       N
FC 16 Gb SW SFP+                    5602     N       N
FC 16 Gb SW SFP+ - 4 Pk             5604     N       N
FC 16 Gb 10 km LW SFP+              5611     N       N
FC 16 Gb 10 km LW SFP+ - 4 Pk       5614     N       N
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+                     5830     N       N
FC 8 Gb SW SFP+  - 4 Pack           5834     N       N
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+                5850     N       N
FC 8 Gb 10km LW SFP+  - 4 Pack      5854     N       N
8 Gbps FC LC 40 km SFP+             5855     N       N
5 m LC/LC Fiber Cable - 4 Pack      5642     N       N
25 m LC/LC Fiber Cable - 4 Pack     5643     N       N
MDS 9700 3000W AC power supply      5960     N       N
MDS 9710 Front Door kit             5961     N       N
MDS 9700 Enterprise Pkg             7610     N       N
MDS 9700 DCNM SAN Advanced Edition  7611     N       N
Cab Jumper Power Cord, 250 V ac 16A 9229     N       N
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan, 250 V ac,     9310     N       N
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan, 250 V ac,     9311     N       N
Pwr Cord, Euro., 250 V ac,          9312     N       N
Pwr Cord, Intl., 250 V ac,          9313     N       N
Pwr Cord, So. Africa  250 V ac,     9314     N       N
Pwr Cord, Switz. 250 V ac,          9315     N       N
Pwr Cord, China 250 V ac,           9316     N       N
Pwr Cord, Korea 250 V ac,           9317     N       N
Pwr Cord, Austr. 250 V ac,          9319     N       N
Pwr Cord, U.S./Japan,  125 V ac,    9320     N       N
Pwr Cord, Israel 250 V ac,          9321     N       N
Pwr Cord, Argentina 250 V ac,       9322     N       N
Pwr Cord, Brazil 250 V ac,          9323     N       N
Bulk Ordes MES Feature              9555     N       Y
MDS 9700 Fabric-1 Switching         9601     N       Y
 Mod - Plant
MDS 9700 Supervisor-1 - Plant       9602     N       Y
 
N = No
Y = Yes

Pricing terms

Prices in the following PDF prices link are suggested list prices on day of announcement for the U.S. only. They are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. IBM list price does not include tax or shipping and is subject to change without notice.

ENUS-113-115-LIST_PRICES_2013_07_09.PDF ENUS-113-115-LIST_PRICES_2013_07_09.PDF

Alternative service
                         IOR IBM 4-hr resp.    IO8 IBM next day
Machine                  on-site repair        resp. on-site repair
type-model    Feature    (24 x 7)              (9 x 5)

9710-E08                  
9710-E08       3600       
9710-E08       3601       
9710-E08       3648       
9710-E08       7610       
9710-E08       7611       
 
Annual minimum maintenance charges

IBM Maintenance is available for the new Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer director (9710-E08). For pricing information, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner.

ServicePac® prices

For ServiceElect (ESA) maintenance service charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

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IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle.



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