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Mainframe 

 

Peak performance, perfect
delivery—and big savings.

BMC solutions cut mainframe costs by eliminating inefficiencies
and boosting performance—we call it mainframe cost optimization (MCO).

How do you make the case for mainframe cost optimization?

It's a tough position: mainframe is critical to the organization, yet it's often the largest item in an expense budget. At the same time, you're under pressure to accommodate transformational projects and support business service demands.

You should consider mainframe cost optimization as an alternative if you or your IT leaders are trying to free budget funds by:

  • Pressuring ISVs to reduce their costs
  • Consolidating ISV vendors to optimize spend
  • Cutting staff and expanding the scope of existing technical resources
  • Evaluating business work to determine what can be moved off
    the mainframe
See how BMC helps you save

See how BMC helps
you save

No matter how much you're trying to cut, our solutions help you get there faster, without impacting service quality. See how—watch our two-minute video.

 

Need more reasons to believe? Check out these numbers.

The #1 cost reduction strategy for mainframe shops is to reduce peak MIPS/MSU usage

The #1 cost reduction strategy for mainframe shops is to reduce peak MIPS/MSU usage

85% of mainframe sites list Cost Optimization as a top IT strategy

85% of mainframe sites list
cost optimization as a
top IT strategy

66% said application availability is a top IT priority

66% said application
availability is a top
IT priority

 

Researching solutions? Here's what to look for—and what to avoid.

Look for a solution that is:

  • Designed for efficiency. Make sure it's designed to make the most efficient use of your resources, lowering the cost of FTE efforts for systems management and reducing risk to the business.
  • Equipped to handle specialty engines. Using lower cost mainframe processors isn't just smart—it's a must as you look to boost efficiency.
  • Fast and reliable. Speed matters, so make sure you buy systems management software that works quickly, without errors.
  • Capable of contingencies. The right solution will be able to accommodate your needs today and tomorrow—reducing MLC costs, speeding recoveries, and saving capacity along the way.

Stay away from solutions that:

  • Use funny math. Watch for vendors who pitch lower license fees in place of true cost reductions. Make sure you understand the full cost to license, implement, and operate when comparing solutions.
  • Don't give you room to grow. You want a forward-looking, comprehensive solution that balances great cost savings with great performance—not one that's just "inexpensive" and "good enough."
  • Skimp on support. When your systems are in trouble, you don't want to wait, or have to deal with someone who isn't really an expert in your problem area.
 
 

Why choose BMC?

We're more efficient.

BMC continues to set the standard for reducing CPU resources, from systems monitors to database management solutions.

We cut costs intelligently.

BMC identifies cost drivers and then predicts how much alternatives could save you, helping you build a true MLC cost management strategy that leads to real savings.

You'll have far fewer outages, planned or not.

Our database solutions complete required maintenance twice as fast as other products. Automation and advisors keep unplanned downtime to a minimum, with a shorter mean time to restore than competitive solutions.

Your people will be happier and more productive.

Users will love our familiar interfaces, and the planning and automation built into BMC solutions enable you to avoid dangerous manual errors that can take down the business.

We're focused on you.

With "follow the sun" support centers around the world staffed with experts in their disciplines, we're there when you need us, and in most cases, speaking your local language.

See how BMC helps
you save

No matter how much you're trying to cut, our solutions help you get there faster, without impacting service quality.