PARIS, FRANCE, January 30, 2018– zCost Management©, one of the leading company in mainframe cost control, announced today the acquisition of Dino Explorer Suite©, a non-intrusive solution collecting mainframe data in real-time without CPU impact, from one of its partner 4bears Technologies©. With Dino Explorer Suite©, zCost Management© now offers a full software offering for planning, controlling, and analyzing Mainframe resources, as well as cost and business services behaviors. This acquisition is also the first step towards the company’s strategy to change the face of IT Operation Analytics.


The ambition to push IT Operation Analytics further

Business digitalization comes with new challenges and forces companies to implement new solutions for data protection, agile development, and cloud computing. Nonetheless, budget and resources remain limited and need to be controlled. As mainframes are key to the core business of many corporations, IT managers need to understand the big picture behind their operational data to take better decisions. After all, Mainframes are processing 30 billion business transactions per day and managing 80% of all corporate data.

“Data collection, data management and data reporting are no longer sufficient to address these challenges.” Bruno Koch, CEO at zCost Management©, said. “We believe that predictive and prescriptive analytics solutions are key capabilities for an efficient management of mainframe platforms.”


A complete offering to Plan, Control and Analyze

“Our mission is to empower IT managers to Plan, Control and Analyze their Mainframe investments and costs so they can deliver the highest level of service to their IT business services.” Jacky Hofbauer, President of zCost Management©, explained.

With the acquisition of Dino Explorer Suite©, zCost Management© now empower companies to:

  • Sharpen their hardware investments and software expenses plan to honor their commitments towards customers, and to have better leverage with their vendors.
  • Control and monitor their Mainframe resources and expenses, through online monitoring and real time MSU consumption.
  • Analyze their mainframe data for quick and focused IT business decisions


About Dino Explorer Suite®

Dino Explorer Suite© covers a wide range of mainframe technologies using a unique and non-intrusive technology to collect real-time data without any CPU impact. Dino Explorer suite© integrates in companies’ existing Big Data tools to provide an Enterprise IT Operations Analytics solution including exhaustive Mainframe data.


About the company

zCost Management is a French software manufacturer specializing in cost control on mainframes for the past 10 years. Its software solutions are distributed worldwide through various offices and a large distribution network. zCost Management team is dedicated to the support and development of the mainframe ecosystem and works tirelessly to support customers with the efficient running of their Mainframe activity. Its close relationship with IBM enables them to test their products in a complex environment on new hardware releases, such as the new z14.

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