Reducing CPU in IBM’s Tailored Fit Pricing’s Software Consumption

Depending on your situation, IBM’s Software Consumption solution (previously Enterprise Consumption) within it’s Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) options can have benefits and/or drawbacks. However, from a performance perspective, TFP opens up an array of options for reducing your MSU consumption. Tuning actions that had no financial impact in a R4HA environment become relevant again.

In this reprint of an article from Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter 2020 No. 4, IntelliMagic’s Todd Havekost and Watson & Walker’s Mario Bezzi and Frank Kyne summarize tuning actions that you can take at the infrastructure level.

Also showcased is the importance of aggressively identifying and taking action on ‘rogue’ workloads.

With IBM’s announcement replacing Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) for new customers and phasing existing CMP customers without a ‘non-expiring contract’ to TFP by the end of 2024, understanding how TFP will impact your software costs is more relevant than ever before.

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This document is reprinted with permission from Watson and Walker. It originally appeared in Cheryl Watson’s Tuning Letter 2020 No. 4.

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