Tuesday, April 12, 2011

IBM announcing some new price changes

There were two price change announcements for EMEA on April 1, 2011 that become effective starting July 1, 2011.

The first one mainly covers zSecure products : 'Price Changes on several IBM Subscription and Support Programs (S&S) (ZA11-1009)'. For most European countries (incl. Belgium) the S&S charges for these products increase with 5 %. Take a look at the announcement for more details.

The second one covers FWLC priced products : 'Price Changes in monthly Flat Workload License Charges (FWLC) on selected IBM System z Software Products (ZA11-1013)'. Flat Workload License Charge is a software metric that applies to softwares that are not eligible for subcapacity pricing. It has one flat fee per server regardless of its capacity. According to the announcement the FWLC prices have not followed the considerable generation-to-generation capacity increase of the System z machines. Therefore the "price of Flat WLC products will increase up to 10% in all EMEA Countries".


Anonymous said...

In addition to the two price increases, we in South Africa, have also been notified of MLC price increases of up to 5% effective 1 July 2011. Anyone else been notified of such increases?

Marc Wambeke said...

Sorry to come back so late, but there was indeed also the yearly General Price Action announcement from IBM on April 1, 2011. Prices will become effective on July 1, 2011. This was a general announcement for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).