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As digital businesses drive more transactions to the mainframe, BMC’s portfolio can help reduce the IBM® Monthly License Charges (MLC) that consume 30+ percent of your mainframe budget, and also streamline resources, minimize downtime, and eliminate waste.
Optimize Mainframe MLC Costs Today
Optimize Mainframe MLC Costs Today

See how mainframe customers are experiencing up to 30% savings and quick ROI by using BMC MLC Cost Management solutions

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Save on MLC without impacting service

  • Get critical insight into IBM MLC pricing models, from AWLC to zNALC
  • Identify which workloads drive peak 4-hour rolling average (4HRA) cost
  • Model workload variations to determine optimal workload and capping scenarios
  • Safely move or isolate the most expensive MLC subsystems
  • Dynamically optimize capacity settings to lower costs while protecting service levels

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Unleash the power of your mainframe with a comprehensive cost management suite

Cut MLC with reporting insights and predictive planning

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise

Understand what’s driving MLC with the easy-to-use dashboards, intelligent discovery, and predictive analytics of Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®.

  • Easily identify key drivers of peak resource usage that contribute to MLC costs.
  • Get insightful reports and model the cost impact of changes, while tracking and forecasting your MLC budget.
  • Predict the costs associated with deploying new applications and making changes to your workloads.

Dynamically automate and optimize capacity settings

Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise

Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise® helps you reduce and manage peaks to save on MLC costs without impacting service levels.

  • Protect the most critical workloads from being capped and manage the cost of non-critical workloads.
  • Reclaim unused capacity for significant savings.
  • Confidently lower costs with patent-pending cost-aware and importance-aware technology.

Access data and communication across LPARs

Subsystem Optimization

Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise® significantly reduces MLC costs while safely improving subsystem communication and failover capability to maximize availability.

  • Move or isolate the most expensive MLC subsystems—like Db2, CICS, IMS, and MQ—and run them on separate logical partitions.
  • Change the MLC math to drastically reduce costs using standard IBM APIs.
  • Add an important failover capability that you don’t have today with any other solution to maximize availability.
“IDC projects that Swiss Re will realize benefits of CHF2.44 million (US $2.68 million) over four years from using the BMC Cost Analyzer. This will result in a four-year ROI of 558% and a payback period of 11.8 months.” — IDC ExpertROI® Spotlight, August 2014


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