IBM’s Power Systems servers come with vouchers for free services.
Why? According to Brandon Pederson, Worldwide IBM i Product Marketing Manager, “Vouchers are designed to help you more fully understand and use the advanced features and capabilities of Power Systems.”
For example, a client of ours received two days of free consulting from IBM Lab Services to resolve a knotty CCSID (encoding) problem.
You can use your IBM vouchers for a variety of services, including:
- IBM i or SQL performance
- Availability concerns
- Middleware on IBM i, such as WebSphere and open source
- IBM i database or Db2 Web Query for IBM i
- SAP or application modernization
- Security assessments
You may be entitled to free IBM i education or Lab Services consulting.
To determine what vouchers you may possess, ask your business partner or IBM’s Doug Mack (contact us for his email address).
For additional details, see IBM’s Power Systems voucher page: