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BMC digital IT powers 82% of Fortune 500 companies

As digital businesses drive more transactions to the mainframe, BMC’s portfolio can help reduce the IBM® Monthly License Charges (MLC) that consume 30+ percent of your mainframe budget, and also streamline resources, minimize downtime, and eliminate waste.
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Unleash the power of your mainframe with a comprehensive cost management suite

Cut MLC with reporting insights and predictive planning

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise

Understand what’s driving MLC with the easy-to-use dashboards, intelligent discovery, and predictive analytics of Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®.

  • Easily identify key drivers of peak resource usage that contribute to MLC costs.
  • Get insightful reports and model the cost impact of changes, while tracking and forecasting your MLC budget.
  • Predict the costs associated with deploying new applications and making changes to your workloads.

Dynamically automate and optimize capacity settings

Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise

Intelligent Capping for zEnterprise® helps you reduce and manage peaks to save on MLC costs without impacting service levels.

  • Protect the most critical workloads from being capped and manage the cost of non-critical workloads.
  • Reclaim unused capacity for significant savings.
  • Confidently lower costs with patent-pending cost-aware and importance-aware technology.

Access data and communication across LPARs

Subsystem Optimization

Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise® significantly reduces MLC costs while safely improving subsystem communication and failover capability to maximize availability.

  • Move or isolate the most expensive MLC subsystems—like CICS, IMS, and DB2—and run them on separate logical partitions.
  • Change the MLC math to drastically reduce costs using standard IBM APIs.
  • Add an important failover capability that you don’t have today with any other solution to maximize availability.
“IDC projects that Swiss Re will realize benefits of CHF2.44 million (US $2.68 million) over four years from using the BMC Cost Analyzer. This will result in a four-year ROI of 558% and a payback period of 11.8 months.” — IDC ExpertROI® Spotlight, August 2014