IBM Real Time Compression starter kit promotion (expires March 31, 2012)

Announcement Letter Number 311-151

October 18, 2011

Value proposition

This promotion allows customers to acquire a starter kit of IBM’s exclusive Real-time compression solution. This will allow customers to transparently deploy a storage efficiency solution for their NAS environment (IBM® N series, NetApp FAS and EMC Cellera and VNX) that is designed to reduce the capacity requirements by 50 - 80% while maintaining their performance level.

The offer

For a limited time only, you can acquire, for approximately $25,000*, a fixed configuration that includes:

In order to qualify, all components of the configuration must be acquired as part of a single transaction, and appear on a single order submitted to IBM.

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

* $25,006.55 in the United States, and $25,800 in Canada

Start and/or end dates

Orders must be received by IBM on or before March 31, 2012.

The date of shipment from IBM must occur on or after October 18, 2011, but no later than April 15, 2012.

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

Where is it available?

This promotion is available only in:

Qualifying/Eligible products

Eligible fixed configuration

                                         Machine
                                         Type
                                         Program       Feature
Description                              number  Model number   Qty   

Hardware appliances

IBM Real-time Compression Appliance      2452    650            1
 STN6500
 WITH
3m Green Cat5e cable                                   3003     12
Admin N/C Feature                                      9000     1

IBM Real-time Compression Appliance 2452 650 1 STN6500 WITH 3m Green Cat5e cable 3003 12 Admin N/C Feature 9000 1

Software licenses

IBM Real-time Compression Software V3.7  5641-RT1               1
 WITH
  Per Decimal Terabyte with 1 Yr                       0181     25
   Software Maintenance 

IBM Real-time Compression Software V3.7 5641-RT1 1 WITH Per Decimal Terabyte with 1 Yr 0181 25 Software Maintenance

Software maintenance registration

IBM Real-time Compression Base Software  5641-RT5               1
 Maintenance One-Year Registration
 WITH
  Per Decimal Terabyte Registration                    0185     25

IBM Real-time Compression Base Software 5641-RT5 1 Maintenance One-Year Registration WITH Per Decimal Terabyte Registration 0185 25

Additional information/conditions

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 promotion at any time.

This promotion 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 promotion cannot be combined with any other IBM discounts or educational allowances 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).

BP Announcement Letter 511-434

Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, 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 Avenue East, Tower 3/4
                  Markham, Ontario
                  Canada
                  L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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