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Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z content solution

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Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z® is designed to deliver unmatched simplicity, transparency, and predictability of pricing in this era of hybrid cloud.

Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z offers two comprehensive alternatives to the rolling four-hour average: the Enterprise Consumption Solution, which uses cloud-like consumption-based licensing, and the Enterprise Capacity Solution, which is a full-capacity licensing model that offers maximum predictability and simplicity. Tailored Fit Pricing also offers specific workload solutions, the Application Development and Test Solution and the New Application Solution, that can coexist alongside both traditional and the new enterprise models.

All of these solutions dramatically simplify pricing and deliver flexible deployment options that are tailored to reflect your environment. They allow you to embrace the best technical fit, greatly reducing need to architect for software costs.

Technology in z/OS provides the framework to enable Tailored Fit Pricing. It provides the capability to meter and report on specific workloads in a similar manner, regardless of the solution deployed. This can be done without manual tagging and tracking or other increased monthly overhead.

You can get started with Tailored Fit Pricing with minimal up-front setup.

Big Picture: Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z

define a solution

Work with IBM to define a Tailored Fit Pricing solution. If this is an Enterprise Capacity solution, you are done.

get your solution id

Obtain the solution IDs that were assigned by IBM from the License Management Support web portal.

update SCRT

Define the containers, including updating SCRT so that it can report the workload appropriately.

send the SCRT report

Send the SCRT report to IBM.

How to get started with Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z

Technical resources for Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z

NEW! Tailored Fit Pricing For IBM Z Overview

What's new

June 16, 2020

A video was added to the Multimedia tab of the Technical resources section.

February 27, 2020

z/OSMF workflows for setting up DevTest and New Application solutions were added to the Other Resources tab of the Technical resources section.

May 14, 2019

This page previously described Container Pricing for IBM Z. Container Pricing for IBM Z has been renamed to Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z. The Enterprise Consumption and Enterprise Capacity Solutions are new with Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z. Some content that described Container Pricing for IBM Z was removed.
A blog by Ross Mauri, General Manager of IBM Z, was added.
A guide showing how to try a test report using sample solution IDs was added.
A guide to the technical basis for the MSU consumption metric used in the Enterprise Consumption Solution was added.

October 12, 2018

The presentation Container Pricing for IBM Z - the WLM View was added to the Other Resources tab of the Resources section.
The document Tracking and Reporting Solution Consumption License Charges (SCLC) was added to the Other Resources tab of the Resources section.
The video Container Pricing Overview was added to the Multimedia tab of the Resources section.