WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks can speed delivery and performance of IP applications and boost productivity

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-044
February 8, 2011


Table of contents
Overview Overview Program number Program number
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction

(Corrected on February 28, 2011)

Statement of direction revised to remove failing web link.

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At a glance
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  • Helps accelerate the delivery of Internet web applications to the edge of the public network
  • Helps improve availability of user applications over the Internet
  • Helps enhance application security against Internet threats


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Overview
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The WebSphere® Application Accelerator for Public Networks is designed to provide application optimization capability for customer content and accelerate Internet traffic through a distributed network.



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Key prerequisites
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  • Workstation supporting browser
  • Direct Internet connection


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Planned availability date
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February 8, 2011



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Description
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WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks is designed to improve the performance, reliability, and security of applications delivered over the Internet. The WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks can provide consistent, high-performing, and reliable access to key business applications. Application performance and reliability improvements can be gained through a variety of transport, route optimization, and caching techniques. This service is highly scalable, can provide on-demand capacity, and can be enabled with no additional IT infrastructure. WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks can also help improve application availability and boost performance, since it is designed to avoid problem spots on the Internet.

The WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks management portal provides a convenient web-based portal interface with advanced reporting capabilities for customers to monitor and customize their services. For example, application and user intelligence reporting within WebSphere Application Accelerator includes:

  • Page views per second
  • Dynamic route optimization
  • Error reporting
  • Traffic handling (hits/sec)
  • Monitoring tool for performance

WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks is a service that provides any one or more of the following features:

  • SureRoute for performance - Chooses the most effective route between edge and origin servers for optimum delivery performance.
  • Prefetching - Reduces the number of long-haul round trips and total time required to retrieve embedded content, eliminating a major source of latency for page rendering.
  • Transport protocol optimization - Tunes the parameters that govern communications between servers - and between servers and users - in order to increase the performance of those connections.
  • Compression - Effectively reduces transfer times for HTML content sent to users on slower connections by improving performance of transactional content.
  • Cache optimization - Provides a cache control feature to set the cacheability of content.
  • One SSL certificate (either single host or wildcard) is included for exclusive use with this offering.
  • Ten million page views (MPV) per month are included; a page view is defined as the delivery of a file that has a content type "text/html", but excludes redirects (HTTP response codes 301/302) and File Not Found error pages (HTTP response codes 404). The number of "text/html" pages delivered each month is aggregated.
  • An additional committed usage rate of 1 MPV for a particular application is available. For applications requiring 100 MPV / month, you need to purchase an additional quantity of 90 units of the 1 MPV offering.


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Statement of direction
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IBM® plans to make the WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks service available on a selected country-by-country basis.

Enablement in countries will be determined at a later date.

Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline IBM general product direction and should not be relied on to make purchase decisions. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for these products remains the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number
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Program              Program
number        VRM    name
 
 5725-C77     1.0.0  WebSphere Application Accelerator for Public Networks
 


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements
  • Workstation supporting browser
  • Direct Internet connection
Software requirements

One of the following browsers:

  • Windows® Internet Explorer 6, or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6, or later

Control over Domain Name Service (DNS) settings:

  • A geographically distributed DNS system
  • Ability to change CNAME entries as directed by IBM

Planning information

Packaging

No software is shipped with this offering.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/


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Ordering information
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Product group: WebSphere
  Product Identifier Description     (PID)
 
  WebSphere Application Accelerator  5725-C77
   for Public Networks
 
Product category: WebSphere Appl. Accelerator

Charge metric
                                       PID       Charge unit
Program name                           number    description
 
IBM WebSphere Application Accelerator  5725-C77
 for Public Networks
   Base 1st Application Instance                 per application instance
   Base 2nd Application Instance                 per application instance
   For 3rd and beyond Application                per application instance
     Instances
   1 MPV Pack                                    per application instance
   SSL Certificate Single Host                   per SSL certificate
    Add-on
   SSL Certificate Wildcard Host                 per SSL certificate
    Add-on

Passport Advantage

                                           Part
Program name/Description                   number
 
IBM WebSphere Application Accelerator
 for Public Networks
 
  Base - 1st application instance
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0I39LL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BIALL
 
  Base - 2nd application instance
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0IDCLL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BMXLL
 
  For 3rd and beyond application instance
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0IDBLL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BMWLL
 
  1 MPV Pack - per application instance
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0I36LL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BI7LL
 
  SSL Certificate Single Host Add-on
   per SSL certificate
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0I38LL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BI9LL
 
  SSL Certificate Wildcard Host Add-on
   per SSL certificate
    Initial fixed term use 12 Mo           D0I37LL
    Subsequent fixed term use 12 Mo        E0BI8LL



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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement.

Licensing

The Fixed Term Use Agreement and the appropriate Terms of Use Agreement govern your use of the program.

IBM includes one year of Technical Support with the initial program acquisition. The initial period of Technical Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time agreement charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for Technical Support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for usage and defects) during normal business hours.

License Information form number

Not applicable.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Volume orders (IVO)

No

IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement
Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Technical Support applies

Yes. Technical Support is included with agreements purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Technical Support is provided as described in the Terms of Use Agreement. Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Technical Support with each program agreement acquired. The initial period of Technical Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Technical Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration configuration and usage (how-to) questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Technical Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Trademarks

WebSphere, IBM and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

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http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

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http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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