Modification: IBM i new POWER7 rebate offering

Announcement Letter Number 313-025

March 19, 2013

Effective March 19, 2013, the IBM i new POWER7 rebate offering has been modified.

The following change is being made with this announcement:

All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

This announcement supersedes Announcement Letter 312-075, dated June 21, 2012.

Value proposition

Customers who have older IBM® Power® servers running IBM i Version 5 can receive a rebate when they acquire a new IBM POWER7® server that will run IBM i Version 6 or 7.

The offer

If you have a qualifying IBM System i® or Power server running any release of IBM i Version 5 installed in your Enterprise* as of March 18, 2013, you can receive a rebate if you acquire an eligible new IBM POWER7 server configured for IBM i Version 6 or 7.

The amount of the rebate is dependent upon the eligible new POWER7 server configuration acquired.

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

* as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement

Start and/or end dates

For purchase transactions, IBM invoices for the eligible new POWER7 server must have a date of on or after March 19, 2013.

For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible new POWER7 server must have a lease commencement date of on or after March 19, 2013.

Completed rebate request forms must be received by IBM no later than two (2) months after the IBM invoice or lease commencement date for the eligible new POWER7 server.

Where is it available?

This offering is available only in:

Qualifying/Eligible products

Qualifying servers**

Machine         Feature
type     Model  number

940x     ALL    0530  or
                0531  or
                0532  or
                0533  or
                5028  or
                5029

8203     E4A    0533

8204     E8A    0533

** In addition to being configured to run IBM i V5 (represented by the feature numbers listed above), qualifying servers must not be configured to run IBM i V6 or V7. As such, feature numbers 0566 or 0567 cannot be installed on a qualifying server.

Note: If you are transferring your software from the qualifying server to the new server, you will be required to upgrade your software license on the qualifying server before transferring it to the new server. In this case, the Version 5 feature will show as removed and feature number 0566 or 0567 will show as installed on the qualifying server. In order to qualify, however, the date of the feature add and remove must be no more than 30 days prior to the IBM invoice/lease commencement date for the new server, or no earlier than March 19, 2013, whichever date is later.

Eligible servers

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

BladeCenter® PS700  8406    70Y    N/A       1            $  400
 Express®

BladeCenter PS701   8406    71Y    N/A       1               600
 Express

BladeCenter PS702   8406    71Y    8358      1               800
 Express

BladeCenter PS703   7891    73X    N/A       1               800
 Express

BladeCenter PS704   7891    74X    N/A       1             1,500
 Express

Power 720 Express   8202    E4D    EPCL      1               400
 POWER7+™ 3.6 GHz
 (6-way)

Power 720 Express   8202    E4D    EPCM      1               600
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCP      1               500
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (6-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCQ      1               750
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCR      1               750
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCP      2             1,500
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (12-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCQ      2             2,000
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (16-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCR      2             2,000
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (16-way)

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC5      1             1,500
 3.0 GHz (4-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC6      1             4,000
 3.0 GHz (6-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC7      1             7,000
 3.0 GHz (8-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC9      1             5,000
 3.3 GHz (4-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC9      2             7,000
 3.3 GHz (8-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC8      1             5,000
 3.72 GHz (4-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCA      1             7,000
 3.72 GHz (6-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC8      2            10,000
 3.72 GHz (8-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCA      2            12,000
 3.72 GHz (12-way)                 -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCB      1            10,000
 3.55 GHz (8-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567 

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCB      2            12,000
 3.55 GHz (16-way)                 -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

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 IBM invoice or lease commencement date for the eligible new POWER7 server.

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 websites at:

ibm.com

For information on IBM special offers, refer to the following websites:

Can this offer be combined?

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

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 513-116

Order now

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

      Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
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      Internet:   callserv@ca.ibm.com
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                  Markham, Ontario
                  Canada
                  L3R 2Z1

Reference: YE001

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Rebate request form (313-025)

IBM i new POWER7 rebate offering

The offer

To qualify for a rebate payment, you must have had a qualifying IBM System i or Power server running any release of IBM i Version 5 installed in your Enterprise* as of March 18, 2013, and you must have acquired an eligible new IBM POWER7 server configured for IBM i Version 6 or 7.

The amount of the rebate is dependent upon the eligible new POWER7 server configuration acquired.

* as defined in the IBM Customer Agreement

Qualifying/Eligible products

Qualifying servers**

Machine         Feature
type     Model  number

940x     ALL    0530  or
                0531  or
                0532  or
                0533  or
                5028  or
                5029

8203     E4A    0533

8204     E8A    0533

** In addition to being configured to run IBM i V5 (represented by the feature numbers listed above), qualifying servers must not be configured to run IBM i V6 or V7. As such, feature numbers 0566 or 0567 cannot be installed on a qualifying server.

Note: If you are transferring your software from the qualifying server to the new server, you will be required to upgrade your software license on the qualifying server before transferring it to the new server. In this case, the Version 5 feature will show as removed and feature number 0566 or 0567 will show as installed on the qualifying server. In order to qualify, however, the date of the feature add and remove must be no more than 30 days prior to the invoice/lease commencement date for the new server, or no earlier than March 19, 2013, whichever date is later.

Eligible servers

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

BladeCenter® PS700  8406    70Y    N/A       1            $  400
 Express®

BladeCenter PS701   8406    71Y    N/A       1               600
 Express

BladeCenter PS702   8406    71Y    8358      1               800
 Express

BladeCenter PS703   7891    73X    N/A       1               800
 Express

BladeCenter PS704   7891    74X    N/A       1             1,500
 Express

Power 720 Express   8202    E4D    EPCL      1               400
 POWER7+™ 3.6 GHz
 (6-way)

Power 720 Express   8202    E4D    EPCM      1               600
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCP      1               500
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (6-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCQ      1               750
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCR      1               750
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (8-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCP      2             1,500
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (12-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCQ      2             2,000
 POWER7+ 3.6 GHz
 (16-way)

Power 740 Express   8205    E6D    EPCR      2             2,000
 POWER7+ 4.2 GHz
 (16-way)

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC5      1             1,500
 3.0 GHz (4-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC6      1             4,000
 3.0 GHz (6-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 720 Express   8202    E4C    EPC7      1             7,000
 3.0 GHz (8-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC9      1             5,000
 3.3 GHz (4-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC9      2             7,000
 3.3 GHz (8-way)                   -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC8      1             5,000
 3.72 GHz (4-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCA      1             7,000
 3.72 GHz (6-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPC8      2            10,000
 3.72 GHz (8-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCA      2            12,000
 3.72 GHz (12-way)                 -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCB      1            10,000
 3.55 GHz (8-way)                  -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567 

Power 740 Express   8205    E6C    EPCB      2            12,000
 3.55 GHz (16-way)                 -and-
                                   0566 or        1
                                   0567

Terms and conditions

  1. For purchase transactions, invoices for the eligible new POWER7 server must have a date of on or after March 19, 2013.

    For lease transactions, signed and accepted Leasing Certificates of Acceptance, or lease contracts with "Deemed Acceptance" for the eligible new POWER7 server must have a commencement date of on or after March 19, 2013.

  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 or lease commencement date for the eligible new POWER7 server at:

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

    Attn: IBM i new POWER7 rebate offering

    Fax: 866-320-1685
    Email: 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 email and reference the "IBM i new POWER7 rebate 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 offering is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

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

Complete the following information

Qualifying installed server running IBM i V5:

Machine            Serial
type      Model    number

_______   ______   __________

Eligible new server acquired configured for IBM i V6 or V7:

Machine            Feature             Serial  
type      Model    number    Quantity  number

_______   ______   _______   ________  __________ 
                   _______   ________

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

Customer / End User information

Name (print clearly) ______________________________________________________

Company (if appropriate) __________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________

Mailing address (if different) ________________________________________________

City __________________________________ State/Province ____________________

Zip/postal code ________________

Email address __________________________________________________________

Daytime phone _______ - _____ - _________

Certification

I, _______________________________________________________ (Name, please print), authorized representative of the company identified below, hereby certify that the company is in compliance with the terms and conditions of this offer, and that all of the information entered on this request form is accurate, complete, and in accordance with the request form instructions.

Signature __________________________________________ Date ________________

Title and company name: ____________________________________________________

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Trademarks

IBM, Express, Power, POWER7, PartnerWorld, System i, and ibm.com are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

POWER7+ is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.

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