Following up on IBM’s announcement of Tailored Fit Pricing for IBM Z, John McKenny, VP of Strategy for ZSolutions Optimization at BMC, commented on the significance of the new offerings in a BMC blog post.
“IBM’s new Tailored Fit Pricing supports an increasing number of enterprises that want to continue to grow and build new services on top of this mission-critical platform,” said McKenny. “In not-yet-released results from the '2019 BMC State of the Mainframe Survey,' 62% of the survey respondents reported that they are planning to expand MIPS/MSU consumption and are growing their mainframe workloads. For customers with no current plans for growth, the affordability and cost-competitiveness of the new pricing model will re-ignite interest in also using this platform as an integral part of their hybrid cloud strategies.”
According to McKenny, the Tailored Fit Pricing plan delivers simple and predictable licensing models with consumption-based and full capacity pricing options in addition to the Dev/Test and new application pricing options for qualified IBM Z products, providing long-term cost stability. In addition to helping customers meet their performance, financial and business objectives, Tailored Fit Pricing will closely align cost and usage for new applications and growing workloads, helping customer meet new requirements in today’s hybrid and multi-cloud IT environments.
Separate from his blog post, McKenny also noted that BMC supports the new Tailored Fit Pricing model because it will help an increasing number of enterprises continue to grow and build new services on top of their mainframes as well as re-ignite interest in using the platform as an integral part of today’s hybrid cloud strategies.