Mainframe MLC Cost Management

Reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 30% or more
Save on MLC without impacting service
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 insight into 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
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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 costs associated with deploying new applications and making changes to your workloads.
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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 costs with patent-pending cost-aware and importance-aware technology.
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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.
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