IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment bundles IBM Cloud Private and IBM WebSphere Application Server for efficient, flexible deployments

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-148
March 27, 2018


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At a glance

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IBM® Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment brings flexibility and efficiency to deploying IBM's leading application platform technologies in your organization:

  • Gain the advantage of deploying IBM WebSphere® Application Server and IBM Cloud Private at a single price point.
  • Leverage the focus and function of the advanced Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment bundle, purpose-built to support three client use cases: grow Java™ environments with WebSphere Application Server Base, Network Deployment, and Liberty; migrate and transform client WebSphere run times to cloud run times on IBM Cloud Private; or build a cloud native runtime environment with IBM Cloud Private.
  • Use FlexPoints to easily migrate entitlements between WebSphere and IBM Cloud Private, providing license flexibility to migration projects and eliminating the need for complex licenses and contracts.



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Overview

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Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployments is a new offering that delivers advanced deployment flexibility, whether you are deploying existing applications to traditional WebSphere Application Servers or deploying new containerized applications running on WebSphere Liberty on IBM Cloud Private. This bundle enables you to use your FlexPoint deployment mix to transition to new WebSphere cloud applications without additional purchase.

  • Mix and match your deployment environment according to your immediate business needs.
  • Gain flexibility with all three WebSphere editions included in one app: Base, Network Deployment, and Liberty Core.
  • Maintain your existing WebSphere deployment options: deploy on or off premises, on or off the cloud, on or off IBM Cloud Private.
  • Easily change your deployment platform mix over time as you deploy additional workloads to private clouds.
  • Seamlessly move workload to IBM Cloud Private, the transformative private cloud platform that provides the benefits of the public cloud from the safety of your firewall-protected data center.
  • Use the included Transformation Advisor to quickly evaluate your on-premises applications for rapid deployment on WebSphere Application Server running on IBM Cloud Private.
  • Leverage the "integrated by design" value of using WebSphere Application Server with IBM Cloud Private for fast starts and an enterprise-level quality of service.

Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployments is enabled by IBM's new FlexPoints consumption model. This flexible purchase program enables you to deploy FlexPoints on specific products today and other products tomorrow, as your business needs change over time.



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Key prerequisites

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IBM WebSphere Application Server supports Windows™ and Linux®.

IBM Cloud Private supports Linux.

For more information, see the Software requirements section.



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Planned availability date

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March 27, 2018



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Description

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Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployments

Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployments bundles the IBM Cloud Private and WebSphere Application Server offerings, as well as the services rolled up in each. Through the purchase of FlexPoints, access to IBM Cloud Private offers Cloud Automation Manager and Cloud Foundry, while WebSphere Application Server offers access to Base, Network Deployment, and Liberty Core.

IBM Cloud Private

IBM Cloud Private is an integrated Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. This integrated environment can be deployed behind firewalls and managed or controlled by whomever the enterprise determines. It is built on the container orchestrator Kubernetes, and contains a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. With a lightweight footprint, yet powerful platform capabilities, IBM Cloud Private is designed to improve your organization's development creativity, using industry-common technologies and process guidance in a minimal timeframe.

Many enterprises have business-critical applications that have been developed in a monolithic, waterfall approach. These applications can run in production successfully, but their siloed development prevents them from being used for innovation and modern application needs as required by the business. To help enterprises modernize these applications, IBM Cloud Private provides a platform management dashboard that leverages application analytics to provide prescriptive guidance for refactoring these applications to be modular, resilient, and managed efficiently. This opens opportunities for developers to harness the powerful information of business-critical applications and data in modern development models such as microservices and 12-factor applications.

Platform technologies that enable cloud-native development include Docker containers and Kubernetes with integrated operations management for security, logging, monitoring, and event management. IBM Cloud Private also provides access to necessary application run times and data services such as IBM WebSphere Liberty, Microservice Builder, MQ, Vulnerability Advisor, and Cloud Automation Manager, along with many other IBM and third-party services.

This advanced private cloud is the platform for developing cloud-native applications, gaining the security benefits of integrating external data and services, and modernizing heritage enterprise workloads in a cloud world.

WebSphere Application Server

WebSphere Application Server, with its traditional and Liberty run times, offers an industry-leading, production-ready, standards-based Java EE compliant architecture that supports the API Economy and underpins business transformation. WebSphere Application Server offers an ideal infrastructure that is well-suited for enterprise IT, upon which businesses can deliver composable applications. This enables security-rich, flexible, and efficient access to internal or external software components and services. WebSphere run times in DevOps workflows make it easy to integrate WebSphere into modern toolchains and DevOps implementations. WebSphere support for IBM Cloud Private, public clouds, traditional servers, and Docker container deployments provide seamless hybrid topologies.

WebSphere Application Server configurations are built on a common server foundation that delivers the same Java EE, broad programming model support, and 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 ultralightweight profile of the application server, optimized for developer and operational productivity for web applications, WebSphere Liberty addresses the new challenges of microservices and cloud native applications. This offers unparalleled flexibility to incrementally add a higher quality of service to applications as business needs change without the cost of re-architecting, reprogramming, or migrating to different technology bases.

Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment offers IBM's lead platform solutions in one bundle to eliminate having to choose between private-cloud-based platforms or traditional server deployments, or public cloud WebSphere deployments. With Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment, all of those platform options are available to you, along with the capability to mix and match based on your business needs today and the flexibility to change that mix over time as you transition and create more applications for the cloud.

FlexPoints

Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployments is enabled by IBM's new FlexPoints consumption model. With FlexPoints, products within the platform are valued at a number of FlexPoints. You can purchase in packs of 1000 FlexPoints to use points across the products in the platforms according to your needs. Because your needs can change over time, FlexPoints enable a flexible consumption model for all of the products within each platform. This enables you to deploy FlexPoints on specific products today and other products tomorrow, based on your need for additional applications.

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Reference information

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For additional information about IBM Cloud, see Software Announcement 217-466, dated October 24, 2017.

For additional information about IBM WebSphere Application Server, see Software Announcement 213-137, dated April 23, 2013.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-H26 1.1.0 IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment


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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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Technical documentation for IBM Cloud Private can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

Technical documentation for WebSphere Application Server can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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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. 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

Software requirements for IBM Cloud Private can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

Software requirements for WebSphere Application Server can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.

Planning information

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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Product: IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment (5737-H26)


Passport Advantage

Part number Description
D1X4GLL IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 1000 FlexPoint MONTHLY LICENSE
D1X41LL IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 1000 FlexPoint License + SW S&S 12 MO
E0P8HLL IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 1000 FlexPoint ANNUAL SW S&S Renewal
D1X42LL IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 1000 FlexPoint SW S&S REINSTATE 12 MO


Passport Advantage trade-up

You must have previously acquired a license for the following precursor product to be eligible to acquire an equivalent license of the trade-up product.

Trade-up product Trade-up part number
IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 1000 FlexPoint Trade Up from Prior Programs Tradeup License + SW S&S 12 MO D1X43LL

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.

When trading up from WebSphere Application Server Family edition to IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment, each PVU being traded up will require the same number of FlexPoints as would a WebSphere Application Server ND trade-up.

Charge metric

Program name Part number or PID number Charge metric
IBM Cloud App Platform for Hybrid Deployment 5737-H26 1000 FlexPoints

FlexPoint

FlexPoint is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. A FlexPoint is a common unit of value for the Bundled Program(s). Sufficient FlexPoint entitlements must be obtained to cover the total number of entitlements required for Licensee's Authorized Use of the Bundled Programs.



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Terms and conditions

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Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

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Software Subscription and Support applies

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No

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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Prices

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Passport Advantage

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