Design and architecture consulting provides access to IBM architects as a first step to integrating IBM products into your solution.
Product consulting is a deeper dive consultation on a particular IBM technology or technologies to facilitate inclusion in your solution. Examples include discussions about coding practices, performance, reliability, and security.
Proof-of-concept or prototyping gives access to IBM hardware, software and technical resources to assist you as you take a single use case definition and build functional code.
Validation testing provides access to IBM technical resources to assist you as you validate your solution in a pre-configured IBM environment. Examples include IBM PureSystems, IBM Industry Frameworks and Ready for validations.
Porting and enabling on IBM platforms, IBM operating systems (also specific Linux distributions) and IBM middleware provides access to IBM hardware, software and technical resources to assist you as you move to IBM platforms.
Migration gives access to IBM hardware, software and technical resources to assist you as you migrate to IBM hardware platforms or to a newer version or release of an IBM operating systems or IBM middleware.
Integration testing allows you to thoroughly test your solution in a complex environment perhaps involving multiple IBM servers and IBM software platforms. Your testing can be done on IBM hardware such as IBM PureSystems, IBM Power Systems, enterprise storage, and IBM software such as DB2 and WebSphere.
Performance and scalability testing provides access to IBM hardware, software and technical resources to assist as you conduct performance or scalability testing to close business. This activity could result in you creating a sizing guide.