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IBM System z ISV Early Programs

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IBM System z ISV Early Programs

IBM System z ISV Early Programs

The IBM System z ISV Early Programs consist of three programs that prepare you, an ISV, to support your customers on new IBM operating system software releases, tools, other IBM software products and new hardware products.

ISVs involved in the programs are given access to pre-release product information as early as two years in advance of the product's official generally available (GA) date.

In order to participate in these programs an ISV must:

  1. Be a member of the IBM PartnerWorld Program, developing and selling software, or interested in developing and selling software products that run on the System z platform.
  2. Have a signed System z ISV Early Programs Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) in place with IBM.

Other conditions may apply that may limit participation. Some programs are fee-based. An ISV that qualifies for the Early Programs can participate in all or any one of the three Early Programs.

Overview of IBM System z early programs

Technical Disclosures

Early Test Programs

Customer Early Support Programs

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