IBM Gives its Mainframe Platform a Use-based “Cloud-like” Pricing Model
In the future, user companies should be able to bill their systems with the usage-dependent “Tailored Fit Pricing” pricing model.
The so-called “Tailored Fit Pricing” requires at least the operating system “Release 2.2 of z/OS”. The hardware requirements for this”Tailored Fit Pricing” are the “Generation z14” or the “z14 Model ZR1”.
A distinction is made between the “Enterprise Consumption Solution” variant, which accounts for workloads that are calculated according to million service units that accumulate hourly
and are integrated into an annual account. The other variant is the “Enterprise Capacity Solution”, which serves as a predictable pricing model for total capacity.
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Computerwoche with issue -21-22 reported on this topic.