Understanding Z Software Pricing
to control your costs

It’s not a secret: IBM Z Software Pricing models are complex and whole sessions are dedicated to them during IBM events to educate Z systems users.

MSU, R4HA, vWLC, MLC, DC, GCL… A lot of technical words are surrounding costs, related to Z Systems. This whitepaper gives a high-level view of IBM’s software pricing principles along with methods and ways to control costs to your benefit.

The whitepaper covers following topics:

  • Pricing metrics overview
  • What are Monthly Licensing Charges and what are they based on?
  • Evolution of mainframe cost control
  • Controlling costs using an automation software