Container Pricing for IBM Z was part of the recent IBM Z announcement on July 17, 2017.
Container Pricing for IBM Z provides simplified software pricing for qualified solutions, combining flexible deployment options with competitive economics that are directly relevant to those solutions. This new approach allows IBM-approved solution workloads running on z13 and z14 to scale from collocated solutions within existing LPARs, through to separate LPARs, up to multiple LPAR solutions, without directly impacting the cost of unrelated workloads!
Three solutions will initially be enabled with Container Pricing:
- Application Development and Test Solution – a stand-alone LPAR pricing for z/OS based development and test workloads
- New Application Solution – allows clients to add new approved z/OS workloads, collocated with existing workloads, without directly impacting the rolling four hour average (R4HA)
- Payments Pricing Solution – a new “per payment” price metric that is tied directly to payment volumes, with collocated software and separate LPAR software-hardware versions, based on IBM Financial Transaction Manager (FTM) software.
Container Pricing is described in this new web page: https://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/resources/swprice/container.html
In addition, a whitepaper is available to describe the technical foundation that is used to deliver software solutions via Container Pricing for IBM Z: https://www-03.ibm.com/support/techdocs/atsmastr.nsf/WebIndex/WP102719
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