I would like to find out the 'exact' cost of IBM z/Series scalablilty. System z has the 'on-demand' feature to scale up mips when workloads are at a maximum. What are the cost of the extra usage(s) by the z/Series owners?
Thanks in advance....Rick
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Updated on 2007-07-24T16:42:03Z at 2007-07-24T16:42:03Z by SystemAdmin
Re: Pricing information for z/Series MIPS2007-07-23T17:03:02ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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This forum can be an excellent source of information for developers with questions that are not technical. I look forward to the information!
Re: Pricing information for z/Series MIPS2007-07-23T21:55:41ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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Still researching, and finding out this is a complex question. System z pricing depends on the specific implementation/installation details. Until I get a better answer, the best thing is to use the Request a Quote tool at:
By the way, OK to discuss anything mainframe-related here, whether it is on the business or technical side of things.
Re: Pricing information for z/Series MIPS2007-07-24T16:42:03ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.HI again--
After some more digging, I have a little more information for you:
First, System z pricing very much depends on your needs and plans. Typically, it requires a sales person to do a precise, useful job. I would recommend that you get in touch with your sales rep if you have specific needs, or even general questions about how much you might expect to spend if you use the System z platform. You can also request a quote via the web from the following page:
Second, I have information from one of our pricing experts that might be useful. Here is what he has to say:
"The question appears to relate to our On/Off Capacity on Demand offering. The cost of additional temporary MIPS would be priced on a MIPS/Day basis. In general this cost would be equal to 1/90th of the Price/MIPS purchase cost. (This will vary, and it is negotiable.)
"There would also be SW costs associated with the activation of the O/OCoD MIPS. The WLC software would be priced on the rolling 4 hour average MSUs used (if the customer were a SubCapacity WLC customer) for the month. (WLC would be billed on a monthly basis.) OTC licenses would be billed on the number of new processors added that were above the number of OTC licenses already owned by the customer.
"Today, no Maintenance charges would be added, but this might change sometime in the future."
Perhaps this will help clarify things for you. Please post any additional comments or questions here, and perhaps others will join in.
Speaking of which, does anyone reading this have comments about this issue?