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Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) is Here – What You Need to Know to Minimize Your MLC Costs
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT
Speaker: John Baker, z/OS Performance Specialist, MVS Solutions
IBM’s Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP), arguably the most significant software pricing announcement from IBM in 10 years, became available last October. In this session we will dive into how sub-capacity pricing works pre- and post-CMP.
After this webcast, you will be able to:
- Explain how the all-important Rolling 4-Hour Average (R4HA or 4HRA) is calculated and how it likely does not match your typical “busy peaks.”
- Explain how Defined Capacity and Group Capacity soft caps work and whether or not capping is appropriate in your environment.
- Understand what more can be done as well as the latest enhancements from ThruPut Manager’s Automated Capacity Management (ACM) feature, including the brand new LPAR Sets.
Virtually every mainframe shop with more than one CPC/CEC should be interested in this announcement. But don’t think you can just move to CMP and immediately see lower software bills — if you do not do it right, your annual costs could actually be higher.
Come listen, bring your questions and decide for yourself. Whether you are in finance, capacity planning or performance, you do not need to be a ThruPut Manager user to get significant value from this webcast.