IBM Cloud Pak for Applications V3 delivers application modernization and cloud-native application development for multicloud deployments

IBM United States Software Announcement 219-395
August 6, 2019

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(Corrected on October 2, 2019)

The Passport Advantage section in the Ordering information section has been updated.



At a glance

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IBM Cloud™ Pak for Applications delivers the benefits of cloud with both application modernization and new cloud-native application development for multicloud deployments.



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Overview

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Cloud Pak for Applications offers an end-to-end, enterprise-ready experience to speed development of apps built for Kubernetes. Built on IBM® WebSphere® offerings and OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Kabanero Enterprise, Cloud Pak for Applications provides a long-term solution to help you transition between public, private, and hybrid clouds, and create new business applications. You can customize your modernization strategy with a flexible deployment model and modernization toolkit. You can transition traditional apps to the cloud in a cost-effective way that makes sense for your business, or use Cloud Pak for Applications to build and deploy your new cloud-native applications. Cloud Pak for Applications delivers the solution you need for all of your application needs.

With Cloud Pak for Applications you can simplify procurement and your modernization process. Access new bundled products as you need them, without going through a new procurement process. You get access to capabilities as they are created and optimize entitlements before, during, and after migration.

Your existing investments are protected with trade up options that give you credit for your investments in the standalone offerings. Once you start using Cloud Pak for Applications, you can move between WebSphere editions or to the new OpenShift with Kabanero Enterprise container platform.

Cloud Pak for Applications is part of the IBM Cloud Pak portfolio. Cloud Paks deliver enterprise-grade, modular cloud solutions, providing an open, faster, and more reliable way to build, move, and manage on the cloud. Each Cloud Pak includes a container platform, containerized IBM middleware and Open Source components, and common software services for development and management, on top of a common integration layer that is designed to reduce development time and operational expenses.

Cloud Pak for Applications can help modernize your existing applications or build and run new cloud native applications. It delivers the following capabilities:

  • Modernize existing WebSphere environments to the next-generation IBM container platform with all of the necessary tools such as IBM Cloud Transformation Advisor
  • Run existing and new workloads side-by-side, from a single offering, as they modernize application from one platform to the next
  • Deploy and undeploy bundled products at any time
  • Deploy WebSphere Application Server ND, WebSphere Application Server, and WebSphere Liberty Core to any supported environment, on premises or on the cloud
  • Build or modernize next generation mobile applications with IBM Mobile Foundation
  • Ensures you have sufficient entitlements before, during, and after a modernization project with flexible entitlement
  • Use a simple and consistent metric, Virtual Processor Core (VPC)
  • Includes WAS ND, WAS Base, WAS Liberty Core, OpenShift Container Platform with Kabanero Enterprise, IBM Transformation Advisor, IBM Cloud Private, Red Hat Runtimes, and IBM Mobile Foundation


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Key requirements

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For details, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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September 13, 2019



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Description

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With Cloud Pak for Applications, you get the leading platform solutions from IBM in one bundle. You no longer have to choose between private cloud based platforms, traditional server deployments, or public cloud WebSphere deployments. Cloud Pak for Applications delivers all of those platform options, the ability to mix and match as you need to today, and the flexibility to change that mix over time as you transition and create more applications for the cloud. The programs included are full function and all being made available using the simplified VPC pricing metric, a VPC ratio table is used to define program entitlements per VPC.

Key offerings included with Cloud Pak for Applications

IBM WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server, with its traditional and Liberty runtimes, offers industry-leading, production-ready, standards-based Java™ EE compliant architectures. WebSphere runtimes in DevOps workflows make it easy to integrate WebSphere into modern toolchains and DevOps implementations. This enables secure, flexible, and efficient access to internal or external software components and services. WebSphere support for IBM Cloud Private, public clouds, traditional servers, and Docker container deployments provide seamless hybrid topologies.

Cloud Pak for Applications include WebSphere Application Server ND, WebSphere Application Server, and the WebSphere Liberty Core editions with the ability to easily mix and match between them. All WebSphere Application Server configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same Java EE and broad programming model support, and a proven transactional engine with increasingly higher qualities of service available across product configurations. Furthermore, the Liberty profile is included across the various configurations, delivering a highly composable, fast to start, and ultra lightweight profile of the application server optimized for developer and operational productivity for web applications. WebSphere Liberty was built to address the new challenges of microservices and cloud-native applications, offering unparalleled flexibility to incrementally add higher quality of service to applications as business needs change without the cost of rearchitecting, reprogramming, or migrating to different technology bases.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat OpenShift is a leading enterprise Kubernetes platform delivering a security-focused, consistent foundation to deliver applications anywhere and with streamlined developer workflows to get to market faster. With Red Hat OpenShift, innovators can focus on what matters, stay competitive, and outpace continually rising customer expectations.

Red Hat OpenShift delivers a comprehensive solution for hybrid cloud, enterprise container, and Kubernetes development and deployments. It includes an enterprise-grade Linux® operating system, container runtime, networking, monitoring, container registry, authentication, and authorization solutions. These components are tested together for unified operations on a complete Kubernetes platform spanning every cloud.

Kabanero Enterprise

Kabanero Enterprise is the commercial enterprise-ready and fully supported implementation of the Kabanero.io open source community project. Kabanero Enterprise integrates with, extends, and adds value to Red Hat OpenShift.

Kabanero is an open source project focused on bringing together foundational open source technologies into a modern microservices-based framework. Developing apps for container platforms requires harmony between developers, architects, and operations. Today's developers need to be efficient at much more than writing code. Architects and operations get overloaded with choices, standards, and compliance. Kabanero speeds development of applications built for Kubernetes while meeting the technology standards and policies your company defines. Design, develop, deploy, and manage with speed and control.

Red Hat Runtimes

Red Hat Runtimes provides a set of open runtimes, tools, and components for developing and maintaining cloud-native applications. It offers lightweight runtimes and frameworks for highly distributed cloud architectures, such as microservices.

IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is an integrated platform for developing and managing containerized applications. This private, integrated environment can be deployed behind firewalls and managed or controlled in flexible options as dictated by the needs of the enterprise. It is built on open source frameworks and the container orchestrator Kubernetes, and contains a private image repository, a management console, monitoring tools, and a robust catalog of services. It also enables integrations to popular open source and cloud-native tools, as well as IBM application middleware and development services.

IBM Mobile Foundation

IBM Mobile Foundation offers an industry-leading secured platform for developers to rapidly build and deploy the next generation of digital apps, including mobile, wearables, conversation, web, and PWAs. With Mobile Foundation, developers get containerized mobile back-end services covering comprehensive security, application life cycle management, push notifications, feature toggle, off-line sync, and back-end integration. The platform also ships a low-code studio, private appstore, and rich SDKs for widely used mobile frameworks for both native and hybrid developers.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Report containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Statement of general direction

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IBM intends to deliver IBM Cloud Pak for Applications enhancements to further simplify and streamline the new cloud-native development process and accelerate migration to cloud projects. Tighter integration and curated development/deployment stacks will further reduce development expense and speed time to value. IBM intends to extend the enterprise-class value-add Kabanero Enterprise to OpenShift with additional management and framework options, such as support for function-as-a-service programming models and serverless capabilities, exclusive to this offering combination. Intended expanded infrastructure support, in the form of System p and System Z, along with additional third-party cloud options, will further add to deployment flexibility options. In addition, IBM intends to add Cloud Automation Manager as a supporting program to WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment edition.

To simplify consuming updates to both infrastructure and middleware, IBM Cloud Pak for Applications intends to deliver automation to perform the regularly scheduled updates and patching of deployed applications. Configurable by operators, this automation removes the manual and time-consuming effort needed to keep the system and deployed applications up to date with the latest security updates and bug fixes. This enables operations teams to focus on higher-value activities and delivers a system that remains in a secured and current state.

IBM intends to integrate IBM Cloud Pak for Applications with the other IBM Cloud Paks to deliver full-stack cloud solutions with common platform services enhancements for end-to-end cross IBM Cloud Pak governance, security, logging, and monitoring benefits. IBM intends to provide functional integration which plug IBM Cloud Pak for Applications into the other IBM Cloud Pak services and assets for Developer and Operational consumption with heightened experience and value-add to clients solutions and workloads.

Statements by IBM regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at the sole discretion of IBM. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for IBM products remain at the sole discretion of IBM.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-L09 3.0.0 IBM Cloud Pak for Applications


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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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None



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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 the lab-based software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of the IBM Global Services team. Also, IBM extends the reach of IBM Software Services through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. IBM provides 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

Clients who purchase VPCs of Cloud Pak for Applications have the choice to deploy any of these products:

  • WebSphere Application Server ND
  • IBM Cloud Private
  • WebSphere Application Server (base)
  • WebSphere Application Server Liberty Core
  • Red Hat OpenShift with Kabanero Enterprise
  • Red Hat Runtimes
  • IBM MobileFirst® Platform Foundation
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You can also access the Service requests and PMRs tool for more support.

Planning information

When trading up to the Program (IBM Cloud Pak for Applications) from an Eligible Product, the quantity needed to trade-up to 1 VPC of the Program is the Eligible Product quantity equivalent to 1 VPC of capacity of the Program. In the case of PVU based Eligible Products, assume 1 VPC corresponds to 70 PVUs. So if the Program entitlement related to the Eligible Product were 4, the quantity needed to trade-up would be 280 PVUs of the Eligible Product. Refer to the Program license for the Entitlement Conversion Details.

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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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.


Passport Advantage

Part number description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D24XJLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core Monthly License D24XHLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0QB6LL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D24XKLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z® License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D24XLLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Monthly License D24XILL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0QB7LL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D24XMLL


Passport Advantage trade-up

Part number description Part number
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core Trade Up from Prior Programs License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D24XNLL
IBM Cloud Pak for Applications Virtual Processor Core for IBM Z Trade Up from Prior Programs License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D24XPLL

Clients must have current Software Subscription and Support (S&S) in place for all of the licenses that will be traded-up by the use of the trade-up parts.

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Charge metric

The charge metrics for this licensed product can be found in the following License Information document:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-L09 IBM Cloud Pak for Applications L-ARON-BCFPFV

Select your language of choice and scroll down to the Charge Metrics section. Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.



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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.

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License Information number

The following License Information document applies to the offering in this announcement:

Program identifier License Information document title License Information document number
5737-L09 IBM Cloud Pak for Applications L-ARON-BCFPFV

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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

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.

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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 Support Guide. 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.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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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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