As digital businesses drive more transactions to the mainframe, BMC’s portfolio can help reduce the IBM® Monthly License Charges (MLC) that consume 30+ percent of your mainframe budget, and also streamline resources, minimize downtime, and eliminate waste.
Get critical insightinto IBM MLC pricing models, from AWLC to zNALC
Identify which workloads drive peak 4-hour rolling average (4HRA) cost
Model workload variations to determine optimal workload and capping scenarios
Safely move or isolate the most expensive MLC subsystems
Dynamically optimize capacity settings to lower costs while protecting service levels
COST DRIVER AWARENESS
Cut MLC with reporting insights and predictive planning
Understand what’s driving MLC with the easy-to-use dashboards, intelligent discovery, and predictive analytics of Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®.
Easily identify key drivers of peak resource usage that contribute to MLC costs.
Get insightful reports and model the cost impact of changes, while tracking and forecasting your MLC budget.
Predict the costsassociated with deploying new applications and making changes to your workloads.
CAPPING WITH INTELLIGENCE
Dynamically automate and optimize capacity settings
Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise® helps you reduce and manage peaks to save on MLC costs without impacting service levels.
Protect the most critical workloads from being capped and manage the cost of non-critical workloads.
Reclaim unused capacity for significant savings.
Confidently lower costswith patent-pending cost-aware and importance-aware technology.
OPTIMIZE SUBSYSTEM PLACEMENT
Access data and communication across LPARs
Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise® significantly reduces MLC costs while safely improving subsystem communication and failover capability to maximize availability.
Move or isolate the most expensive MLC subsystems—like Db2, CICS, IMS, and MQ—and run them on separate logical partitions.
Change the MLC math to drastically reduce costs using standard IBM APIs.
Add an important failover capability that you don’t have today with any other solution to maximize availability.