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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 includes several comprehensive alternatives to the rolling four-hour average, including the Software Consumption Solution (formerly known as the Enterprise Consumption Solution), which uses cloud-like consumption-based licensing, the Hardware Consumption Solution, which offers a usage-based capacity corridor for unplanned spikes in demand, and the Application Development and Test Solution, a workload-specific solution that can coexist alongside both traditional and the new consumption models. Other solutions are the Enterprise Capacity Solution, a full-capacity licensing model that offers maximum predictability and simplicity, and the New Application Solution, which allows new applications to be tightly integrated with colocated workloads.

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

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

get your solution id

2. If your solution requires them, obtain the solution IDs that were assigned by IBM from the License Management Support web portal.

update SCRT

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

send the SCRT report

4. 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

What's new

October 7, 2021

Links to z/OS documentation were updated to use the z/OS 2.5 library.

May 21, 2021

The option to use the SOLUT system parameter to specify the solution ID was added to the information for the Software Consumption Solution and Devtest Solution in the How to get started section. SOLUT was added with PTFs for APAR OA60198.

May 4, 2021

  • The Enterprise Consumption Solution was renamed Software Consumption Solution.
  • A new Hardware Consumption Solution was added.
  • The How to get started section was reorganized, with the New Application Solution and Enterprise Capacity Solution combined on a single tab.
  • Resources were added to and removed from the Technical resources section. New resources are indicated by 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 Software 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 Software 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.