zCost Management offers a range of services designed to help mainframe departments improve the efficiency of their infrastructure. With years of experience on mainframe, our experts deliver services of the highest quality in different areas: cost control, capacity planning and capacity management.
zCost Management has 3 service offerings around AutoSoftCapping (ASC©), our cost control solution.
Our expert helps you analyze and refresh ASC’s parameter settings and/or architecture after the product was first implemented to maximize the product efficiency
zCost Management provides services to build and validate your Mainframe capacity plan. Our Capacity Planning experts use a project approach and our Capacity and Cost Planning Tool (CCP-Tool©) to build a capacity plan (up to 3 years): the elaboration of this plan takes into account the current situation and the expected events to come (business, technique, strategy).
The project approach we use is multi-phased (reference creation, hypothesis collection, scenarios construction, simulations running and software consumptions estimation) to produce various deliverables: capacity plan, Mainframe server architecture and sizing, estimated consumption per MLC product. The final goal is to help Mainframe users define their investment plan and their strategic decision making for the evolution of the Mainframe platform.
Mainframe SMF Log Warehouse
The objective is to build a complete mainframe SMF log database environment for Governance and Analytics. With our Dino Explorer Suite, it is possible to collect SMF logs in real time, in a fully automated, user-friendly and highly efficient way. Thus, it brings additional cost reduction.
Our experts accompany you on site to help you deploy Dino Explorer Suite. Additionally, we are able to collect your specific needs from IT and Business departments to create dashboards that fit your requirements.