MLC Cost Reduction
Reduce IBM z Systems Monthly License Charges (MLC)
Software costs consistently make up the largest component of the budget for mainframe installations. IBM MLC costs are typically based on the peak MSU consumption. Tuning in key areas such as processor cache efficiency can reduce MSU consumption and thus IBM MLC software expenses.
IntelliMagic Vision helps with tuning your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware. Through our MLC reduction assessment, which identifies MLC reduction opportunities in your mainframe at no-obligation to you, many sites have found likely 7-figure annual MLC reduction savings.
The video below demonstrates the visibility we provide that facilitates our MLC analysis:
Significantly Reduce MIPS by Tuning Processor Cache Efficiency
Newer architectures like z13 rely upon efficient processor cache utilization to achieve MIPS ratings - this changes some long-held assumptions about how to manage the CPU.
IntelliMagic’s recent survey shows that 88% of sites have not yet optimized their processor cache utilization even though this optimization has in some cases led to a MIPS reduction of more than 20%.
Optimizing processor cache efficiency can dramatically reduce CPU consumption, particularly on z13 processors. See one users dramatic results optimizing processor cache below.
- Download the How to Get More MIPS Out of Your z13 white paper
- Go to the webpage showing the benefits of IntelliMagic Vision over Dynamic Capping
- Read this blog on Achieving Significant Software Cost Reductions on IBM z13
- Read more about other solutions that IntelliMagic offers for z/OS environments