IBM Eligible Public Cloud BYOSL policy

Under this policy, IBM authorizes you to deploy your eligible IBM software on an eligible public cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provided by IBM or a third party subject to the conditions below.  For the avoidance of doubt, this does not include engagements with vendors where those vendors are accessing the software and/or running or managing some or all of your computing environment under the control of their own employees, either on your premises or on theirs (e.g. Strategic Outsourcing, Web Hosting, managed service providers, etc.) – these situations require separate arrangements and are not covered by this policy.

Eligible IBM Software

This policy allows you to deploy and execute on an EPC any IBM software licensed to you directly or through an authorized IBM reseller under IBM license terms, subject to the use authorizations and restrictions stated in the applicable governing license agreements and transaction documents for such software (including the IBM International Passport Advantage (IPAA) and IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the License Information documents applicable to the software.  This policy does not apply to IBM zSeries software or to any IBM software sublicensed to you by a third party.  This policy also does not apply if you are an IBM business partner authorized to deploy your solution on a hosted environment – such situation is handled under a separate arrangement.

Eligible Public Clouds

The Eligible Public Clouds (EPCs) subject to this policy are defined below.

Provider Offering PVUs per vCPU or Core For more details
go to:
 
IBM Softlayer Virtual Servers – Public Node 70 www.softlayer.com
IBM Bluemix See core and PVU per Container size guidance https://console.ng.bluemix.net/home/
Amazon EC2 Instances 70 aws.amazon.com/ec2
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines 70 azure.microsoft.com
 
IBM Softlayer Virtual Servers – Private Node 100 www.softlayer.com
IBM Cloud Managed Services – x86 Systems 100 www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/products/ibm-cloud-managed-services.html
Amazon EC2 Dedicated Instance 100 aws.amazon.com/ec2
 
IBM Cloud Managed Services – Power Systems 120 http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/us/en/products/ibm-cloud-managed-services.html
 
IBM Softlayer Bare Metal Servers See Note 1 below www.softlayer.com

Notes:

  1. PVU requirements based on system configuration are located at: www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

To deploy IBM software on cloud providers other than those listed above, please notify byosl@us.ibm.com.

Licensing requirements and conditions

This policy does not modify or supersede any obligations in the applicable governing license agreements, including requirements for licensed software use in a virtualized environment.  The verification terms in such license agreements  apply to you when you upload, install, or use eligible IBM software in an EPC and you agree to collect any required usage data for your licensed software in that EPC.  You will not provide the cloud provider with any unauthorized use or access to the eligible IBM software.

You must use install and configure reporting tools designated by IBM for reporting usage and provide such reports to IBM upon request in accordance with IBM’s guidelines.  If IBM has not designated reporting tools to support your environment, then you must provide records and system tools output in accordance with the obligations in the IPAA/IPAEA and IPLA.  Information you provide needs to include, but is not limited to: ECP name, ECP service, software product part numbers, quantity of cloud instances/virtual machines in use, vCPUs/Cores for each cloud instance/virtual machine, PVU per vCPU/Core.

When you use a license entitlement according to this policy, you may not use such entitlements for any other purpose or in any other place at the same time