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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.

Save on IBM software licensing charges without impacting service

  • Get critical insight into complex IBM mainframe software pricing models including Monthly License Charge (MLC) and Container Pricing
  • Identify which workloads drive peak 4-hour rolling average (4HRA) MLC cost
  • Model workload variations to determine optimal workload and capping scenarios
  • Safely move or isolate the most expensive MLC IBM subsystems
  • Dynamically optimize capacity settings to lower costs while protecting service levels
  • Prototype moving workloads to IBM Container Pricing to determine impact on MLC
  • Allocate MSUs to highest priority workloads to ensure performance of critical workloads

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Unleash the power of your mainframe with a comprehensive cost management suite

Cut mainframe software costs with reporting insights and predictive planning

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise
  • Understand what’s driving IBM mainframe software charges 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 and Container Pricing costs.
  • Get insightful reports and model the cost impact of changes, while tracking and forecasting your software budget.
  • Predict the costs associated with deploying new applications, selecting a new pricing model, or making changes to your workloads.

Dynamically automate and optimize capacity settings

Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise
  • 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 patented cost-aware and importance-aware technology.

Access data and communication across LPARs

Subsystem Optimization

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.

Belgian-based retailer controls mainframe costs with advanced subsystem optimization

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