BMC Releases Updated Mainframe Costing Tool

BMC, a provider of large systems software solutions, announced new versions of its mainframe cost optimization suite that promise greater transparency and lower costs. BMC's Mainframe MLC Cost Management is a cost management and reduction suite for companies leveraging IBM z Systems mainframes. The solutions provide insight, transparent reporting, resource control, and subsystem optimization that can lower mainframe MLC costs by as much as 20 percent or more, the vendor claimed.

BMC's Mainframe MLC Cost Management suite is a key component of BMC's Digital Enterprise Management strategy, said Bill Miller, president of zSolutions Optimization at BMC. "The latest advances delivered in the MLC Cost Management solutions give customers the flexibility they need to actively manage their mainframe software budgets. Additionally, our solutions increase the mainframe's value as a critical, long-term platform for IT, ensuring it can support the enterprise's digital business needs."

The new capabilities in BMC's MLC Cost Management suite enable customers to choose how they reduce their MLC costs by using multiple techniques, while increasing flexibility and decreasing risk to business services. The suite includes BMC's Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise, BMC's

Intelligent Capping (iCap) for zEnterprise, and BMC's Subsystem Optimizer for zEnterprise.

BMC's Cost Analyzer 2.0 extends its capabilities by adding insight and predictive cost planning for specific batch jobs that drive customer peak resource usage. BMC's Intelligent Capping 2.0 adds patent-pending technology to ensure that customer policies drive capping adjustments based on cost impact so that the most important business services are not affected when lowering MLC costs. BMC's Subsystem Optimizer 2.0 adds new options for saving money by separating IMS TM (Information Management System Transaction Manager) subsystems from corresponding DB2 databases.

For more information, go to the BMC website.