IBM Offers Rebates On CBU Edition-PowerHA Combo
October 17, 2011 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM wants to sell the Capacity BackUp Editions on its earlier generation Power7-based servers–the ones not announced last week–and it is willing to give some instance cash rebates to customers to help grease the palms a little.
In announcement letter 311-148, the IBM i Capacity BackUp with PowerHA offering is giving customers who buy a Power 720, 740, 750, 770, 780, or 795 CBU Edition machine and a license for IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for i Standard Edition rebates. Those buying the Power 720, 740, and 750 get $1,500 back, those buying the Power 770 and 780 get $2,000, and those buying the Power 795 get $3,000.
That may not sound like much when you consider the cost of those servers and the price of the PowerHA SystemMirror software, but every little bit helps.
This promotion is available in the United States and Canada. It does not yet have an end date.
We’ll take a look at CBU Edition and PowerHA SystemMirror configurations and pricing in a future edition of The Four Hundred to help you get a sense of what you need to buy and what it costs.