MAINFRAME COST CONTROL

Reduce your MLC software costs

Guide

10 Ways to Improve Your Mainframe ROI
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Whitepaper

Understanding zPricing to control your costs
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Mainframes expenses represent between 20 and 40% of companies’ IT budget. Out of this share, 30% are dedicated solely to software license and maintenance costs. 

Software billing on the mainframe is complex and requires a thorough follow-up to avoid unpleasant overpriced invoices. IBM & ISVs offer a wide range of billing method to provide both control & flexibility for their customers, however, it’s not always enough.

Contracts based on Variable Workload License Charges (vWLC) are designed to reduce your invoices as you are paying only for what you use. Nonetheless, without a cost control strategy, your budget can be at risk.

The vWLC methodology is based on the activity peak of each month. When signing up for this method, you commit yourself to an annual MSU consumption. If you exceed this commitment, you will end up with a colossal and unexpected bill at the end of the year.

In this regard, some companies are oversizing their consumption commitments to avoid any surprise in their budget. They end up over-paying for their mainframe software.

How ZETALY can help

Understand in near real time what is driving your costs

It’s hard to control your software costs if you don’t know where they come from. That’s why you need to have a constant visibility on your billing levels before you even get the invoice.

Get detailed cost insights with ZETALY Cost Control:

  • Know in near real-time what are the real costs of your current activity (in the currency of your choice)
  • Understand which activities contribute to these costs to develop cost reduction strategies
  • Track costs per software to optimize your product portfolio

Automate capacity allocation to optimize your SCRT

You don’t need to sacrifice performance to reduce your costs. You just need to have the right capacity at the right place and at the right time.

ZETALY Automated Capacity automatically and dynamically adjusts your defined capacity levels while ensuring the best quality of service, resulting in a lower Monthly License Charge bill.

Set up a smart control of your Monthly License Charges now by load balancing your MSUs between LPARs and CPCs.

Ready to take back control of your budget?