14 May 2019

IBM announced Tailored Fit Pricing with two new solutions, enterprise consumption and enterprise capacity, which offer alternatives to the rolling four-hour average (R4HA) based pricing model for both new and existing workloads.

2 October 2018

By eliminating the need for capping, even during production peaks, the Application Development and Test Solution delivers a low-cost, high-capacity z/OS development environment.

2 October 2018

Consumption-based pricing for new z/OS-based applications provides predictability, transparency and a direct connection to business value.


Exhibits

The IBM Z Software Contracts Exhibit website contains information extracted from and referenced by IBM customer agreements and contracts. This website was previously named “System z9 and zSeries Software Contracts website,” “System z9 and zSeries Software Pricing website” or "z Systems Software Contracts website.”


Licensing

Licensing Terms & Conditions

What are IBM's software licensing terms and conditions? How do we bill?

IPLA Software Terms and Conditions

What are the licensing terms for IPLA software? What is Subscription & Support?

VUE Program Licensing Calculations

What are the Value Unit Edition (VUE) program licensing calculations?

z/VM and Distributed Linux Middleware

Is distributed Linux middleware running on z Systems eligible for sub-capacity licensing under Passport Advantage rules?

Backup, Disaster Recovery, and Capacity Backup Upgrade

When may a customer make a backup copy of IBM software? When are they allowed to use it?

Multi-Version Measurement (MVM)

What is MVM? Why is it better than Single Version Charging (SVC) and the Migration Pricing Option (MPO)?

Parallel Sysplex Aggregation

What does Aggregated Sysplex pricing mean, and how can a customer qualify to get it?

zNALC and MzNALC

How does z Systems New Application License Charges (zNALC) drive new workloads to the platform with attractive pricing?

Mobile Workload Pricing

How do you mitigate the impact of mobile and cloud workloads on sub-capacity license charges when transaction volumes may cause a spike?

Country Multiplex Pricing

How do you create a country-wide z Systems platform where clients can configure and balance workloads more easily with fewer constraints?


Tools

Sub-Capacity & R4HA

What is the rolling 4-hour average? How does the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool calculate the MSU values charged for Sub-Capacity products?

Reading the SCRT Report

How do I read the sections of the report? What are the different comment fields? Which MSU report numbers are used for billing?

Workload Pricer Support for S&S Anniversary Dates

How do you use Workload Pricer to correctly calculate incremental S&S charges aligned to S&S Anniversary Dates?

Defined Capacity & Group Capacity Limits

How do you use the Defined Capacity and Group Capacity Limits tool to control the maximum MSUs charges for the products in an LPAR or set of LPARs?


Unique needs

On/Off Capacity On Demand (OOCoD)

How do I know if software charges will result from the use of On/Off Capacity On Demand (OOCoD)?

Cross Systems Waivers

How can I use Cross Systems Waivers to avoid paying for licenses on both machines when migrating workloads to a new machine?

Collocated Application Pricing

How do sub-capacity customers who add new applications pay for new workloads as if in a dedicated environment?


References

Reference guide

See the flexibility and value of different software pricing methodologies.

SCRT users guide

See how to use the Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool which supports sub-capacity pricing metrics.

LPARS whitepaper

How to understand and control your logical partitions.

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