Confessions of a Cost-aholic? An Insider's Thoughts on Software Costs - and Opportunities
Project and Program: MVS
, MVS Performance
, SHARE Phoenix 2019
Sub-capacity pricing has created an entire sub-industry, dedicated to explaining it, auditing it, and controlling it. I will confess to being part of that industry. As complex as it is, sub-cap remains fairer than paying based on installed capacity. Sub-cap allows you to pay for what you use. If only it were so simple.
I'm not in commission sales and having spent more of my career listening to vendors rather than representing them, I believe in straight talk. How does my MSU usage really affect my bill? What about across LPARs or CECs? What about where, and/or how much I utilize various software products? What about the various flavors of caps? And, of course, what's the deal with all these new options that IBM is providing: Mobile, Container, and Country Multiplex Pricing?
This is not a 'whistle blower' session. Every vendor I have worked with offers valuable solutions. I won't be naming them, bashing them, or promoting them. As an independent voice, I will attempt to explain all these options as best as possible. And if it's still a little fuzzy, perhaps we can have a drink.-John Baker-IntelliMagic
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