IBM i Capacity BackUp (CBU) with PowerHA offering

Announcement Letter Number 311-148

October 12, 2011

Value proposition

Customers who purchase a new POWER� CBU server along with IBM� PowerHA™ SystemMirror for i software will receive a rebate on the POWER HA software.

The offer

You can receive a rebate if you acquire a solution that includes:

The amount of the rebate depends upon the eligible new CBU Edition server acquired.

In order to qualify for a rebate, the eligible new CBU Edition server and PowerHA software must be acquired as part of the same order to IBM and appear on a single IBM invoice or lease contract.

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

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, IBM invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after October 12, 2011.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a lease commencement date of on or after October 12, 2011.

Completed and signed rebate request forms must be received by IBM no later than two (2) months after the invoice date or lease commencement date for the eligible products.

Information about this offering can be obtained through ibm.com� by visiting one of the following Web sites:

Where is it available?

This offering is available only in:

This offering is not available in the IBM - Caribbean North District.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible CBU Edition servers

                          Machine       Feature   Rebate amount
Description               type    Model number    U.S.    Canada

Power 720 Express with 8202 E4B 0444 $1,500 $1,900 CBU designation Power 740 Express with 8205 E6B 0444 1,500 1,900 CBU designation Power 750 Express with 8233 E8B 0444 1,500 1,900 CBU designation Power 770 with CBU 9117 MMB 4891 2,000 2,540 designation Power 780 with CBU 9179 MHB 4891 2,000 2,540 designation Power 795 with CBU 9119 FHB 4896 3,000 3,800 designation

Eligible software

                            Program    Feature
Description                 number     number

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 5770-HAS 1495 or for i Standard Edition 1496 or 1498

Additional information/conditions

To receive a rebate, the completed and signed rebate request form (see attached), along with the specified documentation, must be received by the IBM Redemption Center no later than two (2) months after the invoice date or lease commencement date for the eligible products.

The following are acceptable proofs of acquisition:

Handwritten or altered documents will not be accepted.

In Canada, you are responsible for all applicable taxes such as Goods and Services Tax (GST), Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and Quebec Sales Tax (QST).

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

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

IBM Global Financing

Financing may be available. Refer to one of the following IBM Global Financing Web sites at:

Can this offer be combined?

This offering cannot be combined with any other rebate on the eligible products.

IBM - Caribbean North District information

To determine if a country/region is part of the IBM - Caribbean North District, refer to the ibm.com country/region homepage at:

and select Country/region.

Business Partner information

IBM Business Partner - Distributors; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM; IBM Business Partner - Solution Providers and Resellers who acquire products from IBM Business Partner - Distributors; and IBM Business Partner - Systems Integrators may link directly to Business Partner information for the corresponding Business Partner offer. Due to participation eligibility, Business Partners may not be able to view every offer. PartnerWorld� ID and password required (use IBM ID).

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Rebate request form (311-148)



IBM i Capacity BackUp (CBU) with PowerHA offering

The offer

To qualify for a rebate, you must have acquired a solution that includes:

The amount of the rebate depends upon the eligible new CBU Edition server acquired.

In order to qualify for a rebate, the eligible new CBU Edition server and PowerHA software must be acquired at the same time and appear on a single invoice or lease contract.

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible CBU Edition servers

                          Machine       Feature   Rebate amount
Description               type    Model number    U.S.    Canada

Power 720 Express with 8202 E4B 0444 $1,500 $1,900 CBU designation Power 740 Express with 8205 E6B 0444 1,500 1,900 CBU designation Power 750 Express with 8233 E8B 0444 1,500 1,900 CBU designation Power 770 with CBU 9117 MMB 4891 2,000 2,540 designation Power 780 with CBU 9179 MHB 4891 2,000 2,540 designation Power 795 with CBU 9119 FHB 4896 3,000 3,800 designation

Eligible software

                            Program    Feature
Description                 number     number

IBM PowerHA SystemMirror 5770-HAS 1495 or for i Standard Edition 1496 or 1498

Terms and conditions

  1. For purchase transactions, invoices for the eligible products must have a date of on or after October 12, 2011.

    For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible products must have a commencement date of on or after October 12, 2011.

  2. As proof of acquisition, send copies of invoices or leasing documents to the IBM Redemption Center at the address listed below.

  3. To qualify for the rebate, this signed form, along with requested documentation, must be received no later than two (2) months after the invoice date or lease commencement date for the eligible products at:


    IBM Corporation
    Redemption Center -- 5th Floor Lakeside Building
    4111 Northside Parkway
    Atlanta, GA 30327


    Attn: IBM i Capacity BackUp (CBU) with PowerHA offering


    Fax: 866-320-1685
    E-mail: incent@us.ibm.com
    Phone: 1-800-624-6875, option 3

  4. The IBM Redemption Center will confirm receipt of your rebate request. Retain a copy of this confirmation as proof of timely submission of your request. If you do not receive this confirmation within one week of submission or you need to communicate with the IBM Redemption Center, send an e-mail and reference the "IBM i Capacity BackUp (CBU) with PowerHA offering" in the subject line.

  5. Any rebate request forms lost or misdirected by the Postal Service or other delivery service are not the responsibility of IBM or the IBM Redemption Center.

  6. Allow four to six weeks from the time IBM receives your complete and accurate documentation for your rebate check/cheque to arrive.

  7. This promotion is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

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

Complete the following information

Eligible CBU Edition server acquired:

Machine         Feature  Serial
type     Model  number   number

_______ _____ _______ ____________

Eligible PowerHA software acquired:

Program    Feature
number     number

5770-HAS _______

Amount of rebate requested $ ___________ (USD) $ ____________ (CAD)

Contact information

Name (print clearly) ______________________________________________________

Company (if appropriate) __________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Mailing address (if different) ________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State/Province ____________________

Zip/postal code ________________

E-mail address __________________________________________________________

Daytime phone _______ - _____ - _________

Business Partner name (if applicable) _________________________________________

Certification

I certify by my signature that I am in compliance with the terms and conditions of this rebate offer, and that all of the information I have entered on this rebate request form is accurate, complete, and in accordance with the rebate request instructions.

Signature __________________________________________ Date ________________

Name (please print): _______________________________________________________

Title and company name: ____________________________________________________

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