Modification: IBM storage products no-charge removal program

Announcement Letter Number 312-111

September 11, 2012

Effective September 11, 2012, the IBM® storage products no-charge removal program has been modified.

The following changes are being made with this announcement:

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Announcement Letter 312-051 dated April 25, 2012.

Value proposition

Customers benefit from having IBM remove their old equipment at no charge to them.

The offer

IBM will provide pickup and proper disposal of designated installed storage Replaced Machines, at no additional charge, when you acquire new IBM eligible DASD or tape storage Replacement Machines or upgrade existing installed machines to eligible DASD or tape storage Replacement Machine models.

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

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, invoices for eligible new Replacement Machines must be dated on or after September 11, 2012.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible Replacement Machines must have a lease commencement date of on or after September 11, 2012.

Contracts required for the no-charge return of designated installed Replaced Machines must be received by IBM no later than 30 calendar days after the IBM invoice date or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine or upgrade to an eligible Replacement Machine model.

IBM must be contacted to schedule pickup of Replaced Machines no later than nine months following the IBM invoice date or lease commencement date for an eligible new Replacement Machine or upgrade to an eligible Replacement Machine model.

Where is it available?

This program is available only in the United States and its territories.

Customer Letter Section

Qualifying/Eligible products

Designated Installed Replaced Machines

IBM

                             Machine
Description                  type      Model

DASD/Disk 1722 ALL 1724 ALL 1740 ALL 1742 ALL 1750 ALL 1814 ALL 1815 ALL 2005 ALL 2027 ALL 2105 ALL 2106 ALL 2107 ALL 2240 ALL 2244 ALL 2396 ALL 2397 ALL 2398 ALL 2399 ALL 2421 ALL 2422 ALL 2423 ALL 2424 ALL 3380 ALL 3390 ALL 3480 ALL 3527 ALL 3572 ALL 3573 ALL 3592 ALL 3956 ALL 3957 ALL 3990 ALL 4125 ALL 5190 ALL 5194 ALL 5195 ALL 5196 ALL 5198 ALL 7027 ALL 7131 ALL 7133 ALL 7134 ALL 7135 ALL 7137 ALL 9333 ALL 9334 ALL 9340 ALL 9390 ALL 9391 ALL 9392 ALL 9393 ALL 9394 ALL 9395 ALL 9396 ALL

Network Storage Manager 3466 ALL

Tape 2230 ALL 2420 ALL 3410 ALL 3420 ALL 3480 ALL 3490 ALL 3494 ALL 3495 ALL 3570 ALL 3575 ALL 3580 ALL 3581 ALL 3583 ALL 3584 ALL 3588 ALL 3590 ALL 3954 ALL 3955 ALL 3996 ALL 3958 ALL 8809 ALL

Optical 3995 ALL

Storage Area Network 2109 ALL 2031 ALL 2032 ALL 2042 ALL 2045 ALL

Non-IBM

                             Machine
Description                  type

ADIC ALL AMDAHL ALL ATL ALL AUSPEX ALL Breece Hill ALL CDC ALL CLARiiON (EMC/Data General) ALL Compaq/Digital (HP) ALL Dell/Power Vault ALL Dell/Equalogix ALL Dell/Compellent ALL EMAS ALL EMC ALL EMC/Dell ALL EMC/Data Domain ALL Exabyte ALL Filenet All HP ALL HITACHI/NAS ALL InRange ALL LSI ALL Maxtor ALL MEMOREX ALL MTI ALL NetAppliance ALL Oracle Storage Devices ALL Qualstar ALL Quantum ALL Spectralogic ALL STK ALL Sun ALL SUTMYN ALL XIOtech ALL

IBM Eligible Replacement Machines

Machine
type       Model

1812 ALL 1814 ALL 1815 ALL 1818 ALL 2005 ALL 2026 ALL 2027 ALL 2032 ALL 2053 ALL 2054 ALL 2062 ALL 2063 ALL 2073 ALL 2076 ALL 2109 ALL 2145 ALL 2231 ALL 2396 ALL 2397 ALL 2398 ALL 2399 ALL 2417 ALL 2421 ALL 2422 ALL 2423 ALL 2424 ALL 2452 ALL 2498 ALL 2499 ALL 2810 ALL 2812 ALL 2813 ALL 2823 ALL 2851 ALL 2857 ALL 2858 ALL 2859 ALL 2861 ALL 2862 ALL 2863 ALL 2864 ALL 2865 ALL 2866 ALL 2867 ALL 2868 ALL 2869 ALL 2870 ALL 3494 ALL 3572 ALL 3573 ALL 3576 ALL 3577 ALL 3580 ALL 3581 ALL 3582 ALL 3584 ALL 3588 ALL 3590 ALL 3592 ALL 3722 ALL 3758 ALL 3850 ALL 3952 ALL 3953 ALL 3954 ALL 3955 ALL 3956 ALL 3957 ALL 3958 ALL 3959 ALL 4003 ALL 4274 ALL 7216 ALL

Additional information/conditions

The lessee of a Replaced Machine financed by IBM Global Financing must purchase the Replaced Machine and pay all related buyout charges before returning it to IBM.

A Replaced Machine currently under an Installation Payment Agreement (IPA) or an Installment Payment Master Agreement (IPMA) must be paid for in full by the customer before returning it to IBM.

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

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

Eligibility requirements

In order to qualify for no-charge pickup of Replaced Machines, you must do the following:

Trade-In Credits

No trade-in credit will be issued for Replaced Machines under the terms of this program.

Replaced Machines

You are responsible for:

IBM is responsible for:

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Business Partner information

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