Is Tailored Fit Pricing Right for You?
IBM rolls the ‘four-hour’ out the door
In the beginning, you paid based on the size of the machine. Then came sub-capacity pricing, where you paid for what you used. Seemed reasonable except it was (is) based on extremely complex metrics and methods using a ‘rolling four-hour average’ of consumption.
That has basically been the way of things since 2002.
On May 14th, IBM announced ‘Tailored Fit Pricing’. This new model throws the R4HA/4HRA out the window. No longer do you need to worry about peak hours or even days. Your total MSU (CPU) consumption for the year, will determine your bill.
Seems simple enough right? Let’s take a closer look.
In this webinar, John covers:
- The fundamentals of IBM software pricing
- What new changes were announced
- A breakdown of Tailored Fit Pricing and its two options
- Enterprise Capacity Solution
- Enterprise Consumption Solution
- Recommendations on which option is likely best for your situation
This is arguably the biggest change since sub-capacity pricing. Review your options for responding to it.
Health Insights and Change Detection
To help enhance the value you can derive from that SMF data, IntelliMagic Vision provides two complementary types of automated anomaly detection: health insights and change detection.
CICS Max Tasks: Automated Change Detection Use Case 7
Change Detection and Health Assessments (based on pre-defined best practice conditions) play complementary roles, but there can be scenarios where they both flag issues. This use case with CICS Max Tasks is one such example.
Batch Job Elapsed Time: Automated Change Detection Use Case 6
Elapsed and CPU times can be of interest for batch jobs, especially those on the critical path for key business job cycles. This use case reflects an abnormally long run time for a daily batch job, and illustrates how potential causes might be investigated.
Experience firsthand the deepest visibility into your z/OS systems, processors, network, disk and tape environments. Whether you’re in the early stages of product research, evaluating competitive solutions, or trying to solve a problem, we’re happy to help you get the information you need to move forward with your IT initiatives.
Supported Areas in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems
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