IBM’s introduction and active promotion of the Software Consumption (SC) solution within Tailored Fit Pricing (TFP) brings with it a fundamental change in how sites will approach managing and reducing software expense. Instead of being driven only by CPU usage during the monthly peak four-hour interval, under the SC model, software is charged based on the total CPU consumption for the entire month (at a much lower unit price). This new SC model brings with it a new set of challenges for managing an environment and at the same time potentially significant opportunities to reduce software expense over the long term.
z/OS Performance Monitoring Best Practices for 2022
These best practices for z/OS performance monitoring will take your mainframe management from reactive and costly to proactive and efficient in no time.
Processor Topology – A Picture Says 1024 Words
We all know that our z/OS LPARs rely on processors to execute the code to run our business. We also need to plan on having sufficient resources available for our workload when we design our LPARs.
Conserving MSUs – Déjà vu All Over Again
In the past, you probably only focused on MSU usage during your peak 4HRA. Now, thanks to IBM's Software Consumption, paying more attention to MSUs at non-peak times literally “pays” in terms of saving real money.