Announcement Summary - September 17, 2013

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213-393 IBM Infoprint Transforms to AFP for z/OS, V2.3 enhances the data stream transforms that allow you to print output from LAN-based or UNIX applications on AFP printers

213-425 IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support provides enhanced response objectives, priority issue handling, and basic account management services

213-454 IBM TRIRIGA products and IBM SmartCloud Virtual StorageCenterV5.1 products now available for Linux on System z and IBM System z, respectively

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213-393 IBM Infoprint Transforms to AFP for z/OS, V2.3 enhances the data stream transforms that allow you to print output from LAN-based or UNIX applications on AFP printers

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At a glance

Infoprint Transforms to AFP for z/OS® , V2.3 provides flexibility to drive high-speed AFP printers with data created in the following formats:

This new release allows you to exploit additional AFP capabilities not previously supported in the Infoprint Server Transforms to AFP V2.2 for z/OS offering.

Overview

Enterprises in many industries manage many types of data formats. This potpourri of data formats adds complexity and management difficulty. Printing via Print Services Facility™ (PSF) for z/OS provides unmatched flexibility and management capabilities. PSF drives IPDS printers via the management of Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) print data streams from JES2 and JES3.

This release of Infoprint Server Transforms to AFP for z/OS renames the product to Infoprint Transforms to AFP for z/OS . Additionally, Infoprint Transforms to AFP V2.3 includes support for:

Infoprint Transforms to AFP for z/OS , V2.3 helps utilize your investment in both non-AFP applications and AFP printers by providing printing capabilities using PSF for data streams created in PCL, PostScript , PDF, and SAP R/3.

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Planned availability date

October 1, 2013


213-425 IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support provides enhanced response objectives, priority issue handling, and basic account management services

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Overview

IBM SmartCloud for Social Business provides one-click access to business-grade file sharing, social networking, communities, online meetings, instant messaging, email, and calendar. The power of IBM SmartCloud for Social Business is that it is designed to help companies collaborate and work with anyone inside or outside their company's firewall.

IBM SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support, a new capability, offers you a premium level of assisted support with priority issue handling, enhanced response objectives, and account management resources so you derive the maximum value from your cloud solution. It helps you accelerate your adoption of the cloud and improve the user experience. SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support can be purchased as an add on to any SmartCloud for Social Business offering.

With SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support, you get:

This new global support offering helps you get the most out of your IBM SmartCloud for Social Business investment by providing a number of high value support services to meet the demanding and mission-critical requirements of your cloud deployment.

With the priority issue handling and hands-on account management services of SmartCloud for Social Business Advanced Support, you will truly get the maximum business value from IBM SmartCloud for Social Business.

Planned availability date

September 17, 2013: Electronic availability


213-454 IBM TRIRIGA products and IBM SmartCloud Virtual StorageCenterV5.1 products now available for Linux on System z and IBM System z, respectively

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Overview

IBM TRIRIGA is an integrated workplace management system that can help increase an organization's ability to deliver greater business value through more streamlined business operations and environmental efficiencies.

IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data Manager, IBM TRIRIGA Platform, and IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher now have part numbers for the Linux on System z environment. Refer to the Ordering information section for ordering details.

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) V5.1 provides virtualization management and data protection for heterogeneous storage environments. SmartCloud VSC V5.1 helps IT storage managers migrate to a more agile cloud-based storage environment and manage it more effectively without having to replace existing storage systems. This offering removes the physicality of storage, as well as the complexity associated with managing multivendor infrastructures. It ultimately helps businesses to optimize provisioning, capacity, availability, data protection, reporting, and management for virtualized storage.

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center V5.1 now has IBM System z parallel part numbers. Refer to the Ordering information section for ordering details.

Planned availability date

September 17, 2013: IBM TRIRIGA Portfolio Data manager, IBM TRIRIGA Platform, and IBM TRIRIGA CAD Integrator/Publisher part numbers

September 17, 2013: IBM SmartCloud VSC V5.1 part numbers