Server provides e-business on demand.

Press Release Summary:

Equipped with 750 CPW processor feature, iSeries(TM) provides additional upgrade paths from Models 720, 730, 820, and 830 into Models 810 and 825 for flexibility in upgrading directly to model and processor in one step. On/Off Capacity on Demand allows users to pay for 30 processor days before activation. Product also offers VXA technology tape drive that stores 80 GB of data on one 230 m cartridge with 6 MB/s data transfer rate.

Original Press Release:

IBM eserver iSeries ... e-business on demand

At a Glance

iSeries solves the cost equation. You gain the time to manage your business, not your technology.

o Lower entry points for Model 810
o More upgrade paths
o Prepaid option for On/Off Capacity on Demand
o New tape drive
- VXA technology
- Great price/performance for entry tape
o New software for the Model 800


The iSeries(TM) on demand product line, introduced in January 2003, is enhanced with:

o A new processor feature lowers the entry point into the model 810 Standard or Enterprise Editions
o Additional growth options for Models 720, 730, 820, and 830, into Models 810 and 825
o New prepaid option for On/Off Capacity on Demand
o A new entry tape drive with great price, capacity, and performance characteristics
o Model 800 Standard and Advanced Editions offering offer additional IBM software

Planned Availability Dates

o May 23, 2003, except for the following
o June 13, 2003:
- #4585 80 GB VXA-2 tape drive
- #4685 80 GB VXA-2 tape drive


Model 810 Enhancements

A new 750 CPW processor feature provides a lower cost entry point for the Model 810. This new processor feature has the same main storage and I/O maximums of the existing Model 810, with upgrade capability up to and including the 2-Way, 2700 CPW Model 810.

Like all model 810s, it can be ordered with either the Standard Edition or the Enterprise Edition.

Additional Upgrade Paths

Additional upgrade paths from Models 720, 730, 820, and 830 into the Models 810 and 825 give you greater flexibility in upgrading directly to a model and processor feature in a single step. You save time in planning and installation.

Prepaid Option for Capacity on Demand

On/Off Capacity on Demand is enhanced with a new prepaid capability to give you additional budgeting flexibility. You can now choose to pay for 30 processor days before activation (prepaid processor days) at a discounted price. Consider this alternative when you don't want to be billed at the end of a quarter for temporary capacity that has been activated.

Prepaid processor days will be credited to your On/Off Capacity on Demand account for the applicable serial number system and applied to records of activated temporary capacity reported for such system. Any processor days used beyond the prepaid quantity will be billed at the regular processor day price. Unused prepaid processor days are not refundable and may not be transferred to another system. As with any processor activations, you are responsible for any additional software charges that may apply.

You must sign the On/Off Capacity on Demand contracts and order the applicable enablement code before purchasing the prepaid feature.

For more information about On/Off Capacity on Demand contracts, registration, and enablement, go to:

New VXA Technology Tape

The new VXA technology tape drive offerings can store 80 GB of data on a 230-meter cartridge at 6 MB/s data transfer rate (160 GB capacity and 12 MB/s data rate with software data compression). These tape drives can provide an unattended backup solution for a large number of low-end iSeries servers.

The 80 GB VXA-2 tape drives (#4585 and #4685) are integrated features.

The IBM 7206-VX2 tape drive is a stand-alone external device. For more information on the IBM 7206-VX2, refer to Hardware Announcement 103-131 , dated May 13, 2003.

Model 800 Enhancements

Model 800 Standard Edition and Advanced Editions are enhanced with the addition of two licensed programs:

o DB2® Query Manager and SQL Developers Toolkit (5722-ST1)
o Performance Tools (5722-PT1)

Include these programs at no additional charge on orders placed May 13, 2003, or later, and shipped after May 23, 2003. They help differentiate the Model 800 Value and Standard Editions.

New Model 810 Server Editions

o Model: 810
o Server feature: 0868
o Processor feature (proc CPW): 2465 (750)
o Package feature number:
- 7404
- 7406
o Package:
- Standard
- Enterprise
o Price tier: P10
o Activation feature: none

New Feature Descriptions

Rear Cover - CEC Only (#0135): #0135 orders contain a rear cover for the model 800 or 810 CEC only, single wide (no #7116 installed).

Rear Cover - CEC w/#7116 (#0136): #0136 orders contain a rear cover (double wide) for a Model 800 or 810 for CEC with a #7116 expansion unit attached.

VHDCI Attachment (#0165): #0165 is used to indicate that an external CD/DVD/tape device will be attached to a #5702 or #5705 controller.

Model 810 Processor (750 CPW) (#2465): This processor has the same main storage, DASD, I/O, and other maximums as the previously available Model 810 processors.

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