IBM InfoSphere Optim solutions V8.1 include new features supporting Test Data Management, Data Masking, Data Growth, and Application Retirement

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-459
November 22, 2011


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(Corrected on January 3, 2012)

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Version 8.1 of the Optim™ Test Data Management, Application Retirement, and Data Growth solutions offer the following enhancements:

  • General support for Optim Test Data Management, Application Retirement, and Optim Data Growth solutions:
    • Support for the following database systems:
      • Oracle 11g R2 (full support)
      • Teradata V12 and V13
    • Performance enhancements:
      • Use of named pipes to eliminate creation of load files during Optim load of Oracle and DB2® Linux™, UNIX™, and Windows™ (LUW) databases
      • Native Teradata support for Archive, TDM Extract, and Insert
      • Improved Teradata Row Delete performance due to reduced pathlength and use of the Teradata LOAD utility DELETE feature
    • Delete Hold capability for archive files in the server file system
    • Enhanced ability to extract data and metadata from extract and archive files using the Optim Convert Utility
  • Optim Data Masking enhancements:
    • Optim Data Masking functions that are callable from user programs and from Optim column map user exits
    • Enhanced Japanese Data Masking data
  • Improved internal security by encrypting user passwords with an industrial-strength encryption algorithm
  • Increased capacity, raising the limit on rows in an archive or extract file above 1,000,000,000
  • Globalization: support for character data in multibyte character sets
  • General support for Optim Test Data Management, Application Retirement, and Optim Data Growth solutions: Delete Hold capability for archiving files in the server file system

In response to customer requirements, the following features are included in Optim V7.3.1, and later:

  • General support for Optim Test Data Management, Application Retirement, and Optim Data Growth solutions:
    • Support is added for Itanium™.
    • Progress indicator is added to the local Optim Console.
  • Optim Test Data Management and Data Masking Option enhancements: Optim TRANS SSN function, which masks the US Social Security number, is extended with a feature to support the modified method the Social Security Administration follows, starting July 2011, for the issuing of new Social Security numbers.
  • Specific support for Optim Application Retirement and Data Growth solutions:
    • Performance is improved on certain Open Data Manager (ODM) queries, such as the ability to count all rows in a table more efficiently.
    • Registration of an archive file to a collection under program control (using pr0cmnd) is enabled.

IBM® intends that all InfoSphere® Optim V8.1 solutions will be the last to support Solaris 8, in conjunction with the end of service for Solaris 8 on March 31, 2012.

The Optim BASIC programming language is functionally stabilized. Optim V8.1 is the last version and release level that will support Optim BASIC.

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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Optim Data Growth Solution enables you to archive historical transaction records from mission-critical database applications. Application data is more safely relocated to a more secure archive, thereby helping to streamline the production database to aid your efforts to reduce processing overhead. You retain universal access to archived information. The Optim Data Growth Solution can help you improve application performance and support data-retention compliance programs and efforts to lower IT costs.

Optim Test Data Management Solution allows you to create realistic, right-sized test databases, edit data to force error and boundary conditions, and compare baseline data against successive test results to help pinpoint application errors that could otherwise go undetected. By streamlining your test data management process, the Optim Test Data Management Solution can help you improve quality, speed iterative testing tasks, and accelerate revenue generation.

Optim Test Data Management Solution - Data Masking Option is an optional, chargeable component that enables Optim Test Data Management customers to mask and transform sensitive test data as part of their efforts to avoid exposing critical business data. Optim masking techniques include using arithmetic expressions, sub-strings, random or sequential number generation, date aging, and more. Most importantly, you can propagate masked values from a parent table to related tables at all levels essential for maintaining the referential integrity of the data.

Optim Application Retirement makes retiring legacy and redundant applications easier and safer by giving you the ability to archive data from decommissioned applications. It enables ongoing, application-independent access to the data for query and reporting. Thus, organizations can reduce costs and infrastructure complexity by safely retiring applications without having to move all data into new systems or keep retired systems available for access.

The new Optim Archive Enterprise Edition enables you to purchase Optim Data Growth Solution, Optim Application Retirement, Optim Application Solutions, Optim Open Data Manager, and Optim Data Find together under the gigabyte-based metric.

You have the flexibility to order these products easily and conveniently.

For more information on the IBM Optim InfoSphere family of products, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/data/data-management/optim/


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Key prerequisites
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The announced products run on a variety of Microsoft™ Windows, UNIX, and Linux platforms.



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Planned availability date
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November 25, 2011



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InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solutions

When it comes to data, more is not always better. In fact, overgrown databases can impair the performance of your mission-critical ERP, CRM, and custom applications -- jeopardizing the superior service you have worked so hard to provide.

InfoSphere Optim solutions address the data growth problem at the source -- by managing your enterprise application data. InfoSphere Optim enables you to archive historical transaction records, storing them more securely and cost effectively while maintaining universal access. With less data to sift through, InfoSphere Optim helps you speed reporting and complete mission-critical business processes on time.

The InfoSphere Optim Data Growth solutions help organizations by:

  • Supporting efforts to reduce hardware, storage, and maintenance costs by archiving historical data from applications and systems, freeing valuable resources
  • Optimizing application performance levels by controlling ongoing database growth
  • Archiving, managing, and retaining application data according to business and compliance policies
  • Responding more quickly to audit and discovery requests with universal access to archived information
  • Centrally managing and controlling archiving across enterprise applications (including custom applications and packaged CRM/ERP solutions such as JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, and Amdocs CRM), databases (DB2, Informix®, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, and so on) and platforms (including Windows, UNIX/Linux, and IBM z/OS®)

InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solutions

Secure application testing for quality and reliability has never been more important. Yet testing can be time consuming and expensive. How can you speed iterative testing, better control costs, and support efforts to keep test environments secure? InfoSphere Optim offers extensive test data management capabilities for creating right-sized fictionalized test databases that more accurately reflect end-to-end business processes. InfoSphere Optim can help you minimize costly cloning processes and address defects early in the development process -- where they are cheapest and easiest to fix. Most importantly, InfoSphere Optim scales along with your development and testing requirements, across applications, databases, operating systems, and hardware platforms. Help to secure your test environments, improve quality, accelerate release cycles, and cut costs today with InfoSphere Optim.

The InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management solution helps organizations by:

  • Creating referentially intact, right-sized test databases
  • Automating test result comparisons to identify hidden errors
  • Refreshing and maintaining production-like test environments more easily
  • Shortening iterative testing cycles to help accelerate time to market

The InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management solution supports heterogeneous enterprise environments, including custom applications ERP solutions (JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM, SAP applications, and more), and platforms including Windows, UNIX/Linux, and IBM z/OS.

InfoSphere Optim Data Masking

InfoSphere Optim Data Masking solution provides extensive capabilities to help mask sensitive data more effectively across nonproduction environments, while also providing realistic data for use in development, testing, or training. With InfoSphere Optim Data Masking solution, users can apply a variety of proven data transformation techniques to replace sensitive real data with contextually accurate and realistic fictitious data. Users can mask data in a single database or across multiple related systems. Simple examples of the masking techniques in InfoSphere Optim include substrings, arithmetic expressions, random or sequential number generation, date aging and concatenation. And the solution's context-aware masking capabilities help masked data retain the look and feel of the original information.

Key capabilities include:

  • Apply a range of masking techniques to transform personally identifying information and other confidential corporate data.
  • Leverage prepackaged data masking routines to transform complex data elements such as credit card numbers, email addresses, and national identifiers, while retaining their contextual meaning.
  • Substitute test environments with realistic, fictionalized data, creating a "safe sandbox" for application testing.
  • Consolidate and mask data from multiple interrelated applications to create a "production-like" test environment that more accurately reflects end-to-end business processes.
  • Support efforts to comply with privacy regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, DDP, PIPEDA, Safe Harbour, PCI DSS, and others.
  • Apply a single, scalable enterprise data management solution across applications (Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, SAP, and Amdocs CRM); databases (DB2, IMS™, VSAM/SEQ, Adabas, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, SQL Server, and XML); and platforms (Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS).

InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement

Periodic reviews of your application portfolio can help identify underperforming or redundant systems where maintenance costs may outweigh business value. By decommissioning these applications, companies can optimize application portfolios to support your efforts to reduce costs and address risks. Decommissioning is the practice of removing a system (application, database, or platform) from service, while retaining access to business-critical data that are often required under a variety of data retention regulations.

InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement solutions can support your efforts to make application retirement safer and easier by enabling you to archive application data in its original business context, preserving each archived business object as an audit-ready snapshot in time. With universal access to archives, you can review, report, and retrieve retired records, even after the originating application has been taken out of service. Sustain compliance reporting and cost control efforts, and better address risks today with InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Program
number    VRM     Program name
 
5724-U38  V8.1    InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
 
5724-U48  V8.1    InfoSphere Optim Test Data
                   Management Solution
 
5724-U39  V8.1    InfoSphere Optim Solution
                   for Application Retirement
 
5725-C58  V8.1    InfoSphere Optim Solution
                   for Application Retirement
                   - Open Data Manager
 
5725-F30  V8.1    InfoSphere Optim Archive
                   Enterprise Edition


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Available from IBM training, the newest offerings to support your training needs, enhance your skills, and boost your success with IBM software. IBM offers a complete portfolio of training options including traditional classroom, private onsite and eLearning courses. Many of the classroom courses are part of the IBM "Guaranteed to run program," ensuring your course will never be canceled. IBM has a robust eLearning portfolio including Instructor-Led Online (ILO) courses; Self-Paced Virtual courses (SPVC) and traditional Web-Based Training (WBT) courses. A perfect complement to classroom training, the eLearning portfolio offers something for every need and every budget; simply select the style that suits you.

Be sure to take advantage of IBM custom training plans to map your path to acquiring skills. Enjoy further savings when you purchase training at a discount with an IBM Education Pack - online account - flexible and convenient way to pay, track, and manage your education expenses online.

The following key education resources have been updated to reflect InfoSphere Optim Data Growth, InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management, and InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management with Data Privacy Option.

Check your local Information Management Training and Education website or with your training representative for the most recent training schedule.

The following classes are available:

 
 Course                                   Course
 title                                    code
 
 InfoSphere Optim Data Growth
 
 Using InfoSphere Optim Data Growth       DT20, classroom
  for Archiving on Distributed Systems    3T20, instructor-led
                                                 online
                                          1T20, self-paced
                                                 virtual
                                          2T20, web-based
 
 InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management and Test Data Management with
 Data Privacy Option
 
Using InfoSphere Optim Test Data          DT21, classroom
  Management and Data Privacy on          3T21, instructor-led
  Distributed Systems                            online
                                          1T21, self-paced
                                                 virtual
                                          2T21, web-based
 
InfoSphere Optim Data Growth, Test Data Management, and Test Data
Management with Data Privacy Option
 
Using InfoSphere Optim Core Technology    DT29, classroom
 on Distributed Systems                   3T29, instructor-led
                                                online
                                          1T29, self-paced
                                                virtual
                                          2T29, web-based
 

Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are available at

http://ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Visit

http://www.ibm.com/training

Alternatively, call IBM Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for scheduling and enrollment.

IBM Redbooks®

IBM Redbooks offer deep technical insight from IBM and industry experts. These books highlight real-time experiences, and include sample code, typical scenarios, and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines.

Implementing an InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution, SG24-7936

IBM Professional Certification

Information Management Professional Certification is a business solution for skilled IT professionals to demonstrate their expertise to the world. Certification validates skills and demonstrates proficiency with the most recent IBM technology and solutions.

 
Certification title          Exam                  Exam number
 
IBM Certified Specialist -   InfoSphere Optim for  000-552
- InfoSphere Optim for       Distributed Systems,
Distributed Systems, V7.3.1  V7.3.1
 

For additional information about this exam, visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/ovr552.shtml


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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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All product publications are provided in softcopy format on the product CD-ROMs and DVDs. In addition, a hardcopy License Information document is provided with each product.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For information on hardware requirements, refer to the websites listed in the Software requirements section.

Software requirements

All software requirements are available at

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021803

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Packaging

The media packs for each product include:

  • Product code and documentation on CD and DVD
  • A Quick Start Guide in hardcopy format
  • A License Information document in hardcopy format

Security, auditability, and control

The InfoSphere Optim family of products uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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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.

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/itsolutions/softwarevalueplus/

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product group: InfoSphere Optim
  Product Identifier Description: 5724-U38, 5724-U48,
                                  5724-U39, 5725-C58
                                  5725-F30
 
Product category: Optim
Charge metric
PID       Charge
number    metric       Program name
 
5724-U38  Processor    InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
           Value
           Unit
 
5724-U48  Processor    InfoSphere Optim Test Data
           Value        Management Solution
           Unit
 
5724-U39  Resource     InfoSphere Optim Solution
           Value        for Application Retirement
           Unit
 
5725-C58  Resource     InfoSphere Optim Solution
           Value        for Application Retirement
           Unit         - Open Data Manager
 
5725-F30  Resource     InfoSphere Optim Archive
           Value        Enterprise Edition
           Unit
 
5725-F30  Authorized   InfoSphere Optim Archive
           User         Enterprise Edition
                        Application
                        Repository
                        Analyzer

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User and may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores1 in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_specific_virtualization_technologies.html
1
An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the program and what is being managed. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the program directly, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the processor cores managed by the program.
  • A few programs on an exception basis may be licensed on a referenced basis. In that case, the following applies. Rather than obtaining entitlements for the activated processor cores available to the program, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the environment made available to the referenced program as if the program itself were executing everywhere the referenced program was executing, independent of the basis on which the referenced program is licensed.

Resource Value Unit (RVU)

RVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. RVU Proofs of Entitlement are based on the number of units of a specific resource used or managed by the program. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements for the number of RVUs required for licensee's environment for the specific resources as specified in the program specific table. RVU entitlements are specific to the program and the type of resource and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with RVU entitlements of another program or resource. Refer to the program specific RVU table.

Notes:

  • Some programs may require licenses for the resources available to and the resources being managed by the program. In that case, the following applies. In addition to the entitlements required for the resources used by the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the resources managed by the program.
  • Some programs may be licensed on a managed basis only. In that case, the following applies. Instead of the entitlements required for the resources used by the program directly, licensee must obtain entitlements for this program sufficient to cover the resources managed by the program.

The number of Resource Value Units (RVUs) Licensee requires is based on Gigabyte Capacity used to store Licensee's application data in its active operational state, prior to its being archived as the application is being taken out of deployment and no longer used in Licensee's ongoing business operations.

Gigabyte (GB) Capacity includes total aggregate storage capacity for application data (also referred to as source data) that is going to be retired using the program from the applications which are no longer being deployed. This may be a combination of primary and secondary storage and covers all storage capacity that is utilized. Licensee is only authorized to store data from applications which Licensee is no longer deploying and using in Licensee's ongoing business operations. Licensee must acquire sufficient RVU entitlements to cover the total aggregate storage capacity utilized for the actual data that is going to be retired using the program.

Capacity does not include:

  • Backup copies of the source data
  • Storage used to keep the nondeployed application code itself
  • Copy storage pools for the space-managed data that reside on removable media.

Value Unit exhibit VUE033

Cumulative gigabyte range      Value Units per gigabyte
 
         1 - 500 gigabytes         1 VU/gigabyte
       501 - 1,500 gigabytes    0.8455 VUs/gigabyte
     1,501 - 3,000 gigabytes    0.6137 VUs/gigabyte
     3,001 - 5,000 gigabytes    0.4639 VUs/gigabyte
     5,001 - 12,000 gigabytes   0.2783 VUs/gigabyte
   12,001 - 50,000 gigabytes    0.1531 VUs/gigabyte
   50,001 - 100,000 gigabytes   0.0765 VUs/gigabyte
  100,001 - 175,000 gigabytes   0.0344 VUs/gigabyte
  175,001 - 275,000 gigabytes   0.0121 VUs/gigabyte
  275,000+ gigabytes            0.0030 VUs/gigabyte

Passport Advantage

Optim Data Growth Solution (5724-U38)
 
Part
number   Program name/Description

BB195EN  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D08BFLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E06JNLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D08BGLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
(5724-U38)
 
BB196EN  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          Open Data Manager V8.1
          Multiplatform English Media Pack
 
D08BKLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E06JQLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D08BLLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Data Growth Solution - Non Relational
Connectors (5724-U38)
 
BB197EN  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          V8.1 Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0C32LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E08C4LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0C33LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution
(5724-U48)
 
BB198EN  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D08E9LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E06L0LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D08EALL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution -
Data Masking Option (5724-U48)
 
BB199EN  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution V8.1
          - Data Masking Option
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D08FJLL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E06LMLL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D08FKLL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution -
Non Relational Connectors (5724-U48)
 
BB19AEN  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          V8.1 Multiplatform
          English Media Pack
 
D0C30LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E08C3LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0C31LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Solution for Application Retirement
(5724-U39)
 
BB19BEN  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0IA4LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0BLBLL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0IA5LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Solution for Application Retirement
- Non Relational Connectors (5724-U39)
 
BB19CEN  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Non Relational Connectors
          V8.1 Multiplatform
          English Media Pack
 
D0M26LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Non Relational Connectors
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D6JLL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Non Relational Connectors
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0M27LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Non Relational Connectors
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
Optim Solution for Application Retirement -
Open Data Manager (5725-C58)
 
BB19DEN  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Open Data Manager V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0IA8LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Open Data Manager
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0BLDLL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Open Data Manager
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0IA9LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          - Open Data Manager
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition (5725-F30)
 
BB19JEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N1VLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D77LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N1WLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Accelerator for Siebel CRM
(5725-F30)
 
BB19NEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Siebel CRM V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N23LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Siebel CRM
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7BLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Siebel CRM
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N24LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Siebel CRM
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Accelerator for
PeopleSoft Enterprise (5725-F30)
 
BB19PEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for
          PeopleSoft Enterprise V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N2GLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for PeopleSoft Enterprise
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7HLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for PeopleSoft Enterprise
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N2HLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for PeopleSoft Enterprise
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Accelerator for
Amdocs CRM (5725-F30)
 
BB19QEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Amdocs CRM V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N2ILL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Amdocs CRM
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7ILL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Amdocs CRM
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N2JLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Amdocs CRM
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Accelerator for
Oracle e-Business Suite (5725-F30)
 
BB19REN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for
          Oracle e-Business Suite V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N2KLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Oracle
          e-Business Suite
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7JLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Oracle
          e-Business Suite
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N2LLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for Oracle
          e-Business Suite
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Accelerator for
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne (5725-F30)
 
BB19SEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for
          JD Edwards EnterpriseOne V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N2MLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for JD
          Edwards EnterpriseOne
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7KLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for JD
          Edwards EnterpriseOne
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N2NLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Accelerator for JD
          Edwards EnterpriseOne
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Open Data Manager (5725-F30)
 
BB19KEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Open Data Manager V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N1XLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Open Data Manager
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D78LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Open Data Manager
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N1YLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Open Data Manager
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
Data Find (5725-F30)
 
BB19LEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Data Find V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N1ZLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Data Find
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D79LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Data Find
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N20LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Data Find
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Non-Relational
Connectors (5725-F30)
 
BB19MEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Non-Relational Connectors V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N21LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Non-Relational Connectors
          RVU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7ALL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Non-Relational Connectors
          RVU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N22LL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Non-Relational Connectors
          RVU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months
 
InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise
Edition Application
Repository Analyzer (5725-F30)
 
BB19TEN  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Application Repository
          Analyzer V8.1
          Multiplatform English
          Media Pack
 
D0N2PLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Application Repository Analyzer
          AU Lic+SW S&S 12 Months
 
E0D7LLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Application Repository Analyzer
          AU Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0N2QLL  InfoSphere Optim Archive Enterprise Edition
          Application Repository Analyzer
          AU SW S&S Reinstate
          12 Months

Cross-platform product for use on System z®

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on IBM System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Part
number   Program name/Description

Optim Data Growth Solution (5724-U38)
 
D0CVCLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q3LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CVDLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
(5724-U38)
 
D0CVELL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q4LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CVFLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution Open Data Manager
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Data Growth Solution - Non Relational
Connectors (5724-U38)
 
D0CVGLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q5LL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CVHLL  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution
(5724-U48)
 
D0CV6LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q0LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CV7LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution -
Data Masking Option (5724-U48)
 
D0CV8LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q1LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CV9LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Data Masking Option
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Test Data Management Solution -
Non Relational Connectors (5724-U48)
 
D0CVALL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E08Q2LL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0CVBLL  InfoSphere Optim Test Data Management Solution
          - Non Relational Connectors
          PVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 
Optim Solution for Application Retirement
(5724-U39)
 
D0IA6LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU for System z
          Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
 
E0BLCLL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU for System z
          Annual SW S&S Rnwl
 
D0IA7LL  InfoSphere Optim Solution for Application Retirement
          RVU for System z
          SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo
 

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

Part
number     Description
 
D08BJLL8   InfoSphere Optim    per processor day On/Off CoD
            Data Growth        temp use charge
            Solution
 
 
D08EDLL8   InfoSphere Optim    per processor day On/Off CoD
            Test Data           temp use charge
            Management
            Solution
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU) sub-capacity licensing

Some of these software products are eligible for sub-capacity licensing. Customers must accept the terms of the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (Attachment), and must obtain PVU Proofs of Entitlement (PoEs) for the maximum processor core capacity available to an eligible sub-capacity product when deployed in an eligible virtualization environment. This is also referred to as sub-capacity or virtualization capacity licensing.

Customers must use the IBM License Metric Tool unless they meet the exceptions described in the Attachment.

For information regarding PVU sub-capacity licensing, including terms and IBM License Metric Tool ordering information, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/subcaplicensing.html


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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 Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information form numbers
Form           Product
number         number    Product name

L-CSBR-8JRPHV  5724-U38  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
 
L-CSBR-8JRSMA  5724-U38  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
                           Open Data Manager
 
L-CSBR-8JRPAN  5724-U38  InfoSphere Optim Data Growth Solution
                           - Non Relational
                           Connectors
 
L-CSBR-8JRP8U  5724-U48  InfoSphere Optim Test Data
                           Management Solution
 
L-CSBR-8JRP2V  5724-U48  InfoSphere Optim Test Data
                           Management Solution
                           - Data Masking Option
 
L-CSBR-8JRNT4  5724-U48  InfoSphere Optim Test Data
                           Management Solution
                           - Non Relational
                           Connectors
 
L-CSBR-8JRNL2  5724-U39  InfoSphere Optim Solution
                           for Application Retirement
 
L-CSBR-8JRMNB  5724-U39  InfoSphere Optim Solution
                           for Application Retirement
                           - Non Relational
                           Connectors
 
L-CSBR-8JRNG8  5725-C58  InfoSphere Optim Solution
                           for Application Retirement
                           - Open Data Manager
 
L-CSBR-8JPKZB  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
 
L-CSBR-8JPKXP  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Accelerator for
                           Siebel CRM
 
L-CSBR-8JPKTR  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Accelerator for
                           PeopleSoft Enterprise
 
L-CSBR-8JPKP9  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Accelerator for
                           Amdocs CRM
L-CSBR-8JPKHV  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Accelerator for
                           Oracle e-Business Suite
 
L-CSBR-8JPJUV  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Accelerator for
                           JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
 
L-TDEN-8LYQNW  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Open Data Manager
 
L-TDEN-8LYQZ3  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Data Find
 
L-TDEN-8LYR46  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Non-Relational
                           Connectors
 
L-TDEN-8LYR7E  5725-F30  InfoSphere Optim Archive
                           Enterprise Edition
                           Application Repository
                           Analyzer

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

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

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related 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

Software Subscription and 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.

On/Off Capacity on Demand (CoD)

To be eligible for On/Off CoD pricing, you must be enabled for temporary capacity on the corresponding hardware, and the required contract, Amendment for iSeries® and pSeries® Temporary Capacity On Demand - Software (Z125-6907), must be signed prior to use.



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IBM Electronic Services
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.

To learn how Electronic Services can work for you, visit

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


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For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative, authorized IBM Business Partner, or authorized IBM Business Partner for Software Value Plus, if applicable. Additional information is also available at

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

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www-03.ibm.com/financing/us/index.html

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 from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, permits accelerated implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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To order, contact the Americas Call Centers or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
Mail:       IBM Teleweb Customer Support
            ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
            3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
            Markham, Ontario
            Canada
            L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

IBM Software Value Plus

These products are available under IBM Software Value Plus, either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to Software Value Plus will be communicated through standard product announcements. For a current list of IBM software available under Software Value Plus, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/info/itsolutions/softwarevalueplus/

Questions regarding IBM Software Value Plus may be sent to AskSoftwareValueNet@us.ibm.com

Trademarks

Optim, IMS and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

DB2, IBM, InfoSphere, Informix, z/OS, Redbooks, Passport Advantage, System z, iSeries, pSeries and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries.

Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Itanium is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

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

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

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