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Tame your MLC like never before

Tired of the bite monthly license charges take out of your budget? Now you can cut MLC without cutting back on service. BMC cost optimization solutions help you analyze and implement MLC cost-reduction strategies so you can reclaim IT budget without sacrificing service delivery, and use your MLC cost savings to fund your future IT vision.

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What to look for in MLC reduction solutions


  • Identify what workloads drive peak 4-hour rolling averages (4HRA)
  • Demystify complex MLC pricing models


  • Continually monitor and adjust parameters based on workload demands
  • Dynamically optimize capacity settings

Business impact

  • Model variations to determine optimal workload and capping scenarios
  • Safely optimize subsystem instances to lower MLC costs

Start with a clear picture of MLC cost drivers

BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise provides the insightful reporting and predictive modeling you need to save anywhere from 5% to more than 20% on MLC.

  • Actively manage MLC by analyzing system and cost data.
  • Reduce costs by identifying system capacity peaks and cost drivers.
  • Test-drive changes and see potential impact before implementing.
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“BMC’s mainframe group has shown itself to be especially responsive to the concerns and efforts of mainframe users to optimize, not simply minimize, the costs and expense of mainframe operation.”

— Rich Ptak Ptak Associates Tech Blog

Everything you need to lower MLC

Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise®

BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is an easy-to-use solution for reducing IBM® Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs by anywhere from 5% to more than 20%, through insightful reporting and predictive planning.

Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise®

BMC Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise dynamically automates and optimizes defined capacity settings to lower MLC.

Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise®

BMC Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise provides data access and communication across LPARs, making it possible to efficiently redirect workloads among DB2, IMS DB, IMS TM, and CICS instances to reduce MLC.

Performance for DB2® SQL

Reduce costs while improving the availability and performance of your DB2 applications by streamlining your SQL, avoiding expensive hardware upgrades, and minimizing disruptive reorganizations.

Mainframe System Management with MainView

BMC MainView improves the availability and performance of your mainframe business systems with proactive monitoring, automation, and storage solutions.

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