Addressing the needs of the business
Historically, mainframe pricing methodologies have run the gamut from full “MIPS-on-the-floor” pricing to the Rolling 4 Hour Average (R4HA) method. Regardless of what approach used, the result was a disconnect between how and where you run workloads and the needs of the business. Too often, this caused near “un-natural” acts of workload deployment as management and software resources were spent solving an optimization problem that addressed an internal IT metric as opposed to delivering value to the business.
Broadcom has introduced Mainframe Consumption Licensing (MCL), a value-based software licensing model designed to provide increased clarity, predictability and flexibility of software consumption on z/OS mainframe systems.