BMC Software Launches New Cost Analyzer
Sep 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
BMC Software introduced a new product designed to save CIOs millions of dollars by slashing their IBM mainframe software expenses by more than 20 percent.
According to a release, BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise delivers predictive analytics designed to help IT departments plan, report and reduce their mainframe licensing charge (MLC) by identifying system peaks and recommending preemptive cost-reduction strategies. After deploying the BMC Cost Analyzer, a typical customer consuming 5,000 MIPS (million instructions per second) -- at an annual cost of $3.6 million -- could save $720,000 or more with the new BMC solution.
The proof is there, according to Swiss Re Group, a wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. As a first adopter, Swiss Re has been active in the BMC Cost Analyzer beta and development program. The company also is a member of the BMC Mainframe Advisory council.
Eduardo J. Ciliendo, Head of Mainframe, Swiss Re says, "We are excited to be using such an innovative product. IBM offers mainframe customers great flexibility with the variable MLC model. Thanks to BMC we now have a tool to fully exploit this flexibility. The power and insight of BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise is something customers have wanted for a long time. We believe the new BMC mainframe cost analyzer technology will play an important role in making the mainframe more visible to LOB executives that own Swiss Re's critical business processes and in reducing their mainframe costs. "
Jay Lipovich, Director of Solutions Marketing, BMC Software stated, "With the launch of BMC Cost Analyzer for zEnterprise, BMC Software again shows why it is the leader in low-cost mainframe management solutions. BMC Cost Analyzer lets IT management take aim at reducing the big cost item in the budget - monthly MLC costs. The solution gives them the clarity to see what can be done, the accuracy to know just what will happen, and the confidence to act in reducing mainframe costs."
For more than 30 years, BMC has helped thousands of companies around the world master IT complexity.
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