THE SITUATION – Mobile growth drives costly Mainframe expansion!
Key fact: From 360 million to 43,6 billion transactions in 3 years! On average, every logon from a mobile device initiates 15 transactions on the mainframe. What is the potential impact of this increased workload?
THE OPPORTUNITY – What savings can IBM’s Mobile Workload Pricing offer?
It is not just about cost but about predictability. Capacity planners have been extremely accurate in the past but now we are hearing companies upgrade only to find that 6 months later there is a need to upgrade again.
This is both disruptive and costly.
THE CHALLENGE– how to leverage IBM’s Mobile Pricing?
IBM has introduced a new Mobile Workload Pricing to enable businesses to target mobile transaction running on the mainframe at 60% reduced cost!
However there is a bit more to this….there remains a key question:
How do you separate the mobile workload from the rest and how does Mobile Workload Pricing work? – We will calculate the 4-hour rolling average of the reported mobile transaction general purpose processor time consumed by the Mobile Workload Pricing Defining Programs and subtract 60% of those values from the traditional sub-capacity MSUs for all sub-capacity eligible programs running in the same LPAR(s) as the mobile workloads, on an hour-by-hour basis, per LPAR. The program values for the same hour are summed across all of the LPARs in which the program runs to create an adjusted sub-capacity value for the program, for the given machine, for each hour.’
Step 1 : Discovery – you will need to trace your mobile activity and find out which programs will be eligible to be included in the list that IBM approves.
Step 2 : Monitoring – you will need to trace every transaction in the 4 hour period to show exactly what workload is hitting each LPAR and CICS region
Step 3 : Reporting – once a month you will have to submit a report to IBM which takes into account the eligible workload that can be discounted
- Resident agent monitoring for the mobile device, distributed application tiers and into the CICS and IMS on the mainframe.
- Patented 24×7 always on transaction tracing and accounting in production with consolidated Mainframe Mobile Workload Tracker dashboards.
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