IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1 delivers access to the latest updates for IBM Spectrum software family offerings

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-212
May 22, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberOrder nowOrder now
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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IBM Spectrum Storage™ Suite V1.1.0 (5725-Y36) is a single-priced product identifier description (PID) containing the following IBM Spectrum Storage offerings:

  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ V11
  • IBM Spectrum Archive™ Enterprise Edition V1 (Linux® edition)
  • IBM Spectrum Control™ Advanced Edition V5
  • IBM Spectrum Protect™ Suite V8
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™ Data Management Edition V5
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (including FlashCopy® and Remote Mirror)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (Real-time Compression™)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (Encryption Software)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software-only V8
  • IBM® Cloud Object Storage System™ V3

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite is a single software license that entitles you to use any combination of these product capabilities. Simply count up the terabytes of usable physical infrastructure you want to use with software-defined storage capabilities, and license that quantity of IBM Spectrum Storage Suite with flat, cost-per-terabyte licensing.



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Key prerequisites

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IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1 requires one of the following operating systems:

  • IBM AIX®
  • HP-UX
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Microsoft™ Windows™
  • Linux x86 servers running VMware ESX Hypervisor
  • IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) engine



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Planned availability date

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May 22, 2018 (Electronic delivery)



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Description

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IBM Spectrum Storage Suite is a comprehensive solution for all aspects of storage software. IBM Spectrum Storage Suite includes software-defined storage for file, object, and block data, as well as data management and protection.

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite includes:

  • IBM Spectrum Scale: Enable high-performance, highly scalable storage for unstructured data
  • IBM Cloud™ Object Storage: Scale up to support more than an exabyte of storage capacity in a single object storage system and namespace
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Enable virtualization of heterogeneous SAN environments with Real-time Compression for up to five times more data storage and encryption
  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate: Deploy enterprise storage for cloud in minutes
  • IBM Spectrum Control: Optimize storage and data for a reduction in storage costs by up to 73%
  • IBM Spectrum Protect: Optimize data protection for a reduction in backup costs by up to 53%
  • IBM Spectrum Archive: Accelerate data retention for a reduction in active archive costs by up to 90%

Instead of buying software products separately, a single license enables administrators to deploy IBM Spectrum Storage Suite software when and where they need it, without having to wait. Simplified capacity pricing (per terabyte) can significantly reduce software costs and time spent on license management.

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1 includes the latest updates of its member products. This release aligns with the end of marketing of IBM Spectrum Storage Suite 1.0.x and enables our customers to move to the latest versions of the member products.

Notes:

  • IBM Spectrum Storage Suite counts the physical usable capacity and not effective or front-end capacity.
  • IBM Spectrum Storage Suite does not double count the capacity in case two member products are managing the same physical storage. For example, if the 100 TB of SAN storage that is managed with IBM Spectrum Virtualize is also the same 100 TB of SAN storage used as the primary disk tier by IBM Spectrum Protect, then IBM Spectrum™ Suite counts the capacity only once as 100 TB of managed terabytes.
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software Only is built to run on supported industry-standard x86 Intel™ servers, and will not work with SVC appliance hardware. For SVC appliances, customers should use IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller, which is also included in the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite.

For more IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software information, see the Reference information section.



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Reference information

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For more information, go to the IBM Spectrum Storage Suite website or see the following announcements:

  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.0.2, see Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software V8.1.2, see Software Announcement 218-029, dated February 20, 2018.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Accelerate V11.5.3, see Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Scale, see Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition, see Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Protect, see Software Announcement 218-113, dated March 16, 2018.
  • For more information about IBM Spectrum Archive, see Software Announcement 218-092, dated March 13, 2018.
  • For more information about IBM Cloud Object Storage System, see Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017.


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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-Y36 1.1.0 IBM Spectrum Storage Suite


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Documentation in English and all available translations will be available in IBM Knowledge Center on the general availability date.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

See the announcements listed in the Reference information section.

Planning information

Packaging

IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1.0 includes:

  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate V11
  • IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1 (Linux edition)
  • IBM Spectrum Control Advanced Edition V5
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Suite V8
  • IBM Spectrum Scale Management Edition V5
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage System V3
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (including FlashCopy and Remote Mirror)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (Real-time Compression)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller V8 (Encryption Software)
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software-only V8

These products are available through electronic download as multiple eAssemblies from Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express.

They are distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document
  • Publications (see the Publications section)

Security, auditability, and control

These products use the security and auditability features of the operating system software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

The client is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards.

More information can be found on the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

To locate IBM Business Partners for Channel Value Rewards in your geography for a specific Channel Value Rewards portfolio, go to the Find a Business Partner page.

Product group: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite

Product: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite (5725-Y36)

Product category: IBM Spectrum Storage Suite


Passport Advantage

Program name/Description Part number
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1 eMedia Electronic download
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite per Terabyte LIC + SW S&S 12 MO D1K7XLL
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite per Terabyte Annual SW S&S RNWL E0M69LL
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite per Terabyte SW S&S Reinstate 12 MO D1K7YLL


Passport Advantage client: eMedia entitlement details

Clients with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding eMedia.

eMedia description Part number
IBM Spectrum Storage Suite V1.1 eMedia Electronic download

Charge metric

Charge metrics previously announced in Software Announcement 217-456, dated November 21, 2017, remain unchanged.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Software Maintenance

Licenses under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. Two charges apply: a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-BEBY-AWTL4X - IBM Spectrum Storage Suite 1.1 (5725-Y36)

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Usage restrictions

Usage is limited to the quantity of terabytes licensed or storage devices licensed.

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Order now

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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, 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). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

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Trademarks

IBM Spectrum Storage, IBM Spectrum, IBM Spectrum Accelerate, IBM Spectrum Archive, IBM Spectrum Control, IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Scale, IBM Spectrum Virtualize, Real-time Compression, Cloud Object Storage System and IBM Cloud are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

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