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Software Savings on z890 - IBM introduced the zSeries 890 server in April 2004. At the same time the next stage of Workload License Charges (WLC) evolution was also announced. Many sites could be using WLC, or ZELC or EWLC and they are not! Perhaps they have not examined the new pricing options. Perhaps they did evaluate the options and there was not a significant savings. WLC evolves, and with each evolution the analysis must be repeated. This presentation examines the upgrade options for a 9672-R56 and considers these machines as replacements:

    z900-2C2, 100 MSUs
    z890-360, 91 MSUs
    3 way, speed setting 6
    Mainframe Charter, Technical Benefit
    z890-270, 107 MSUs
    2 way, speed setting 7 Mainframe Charter, Technical Benefit
    z990-302, 132 MSUs
    Mainframe Charter, Technical Benefit
    z800-004, 108 MSUs

LPAR Capacity and Software Usage Analysis (LCS) was used for the analysis, which was completed in just a few hours.

Last Updated: 23-Mar-2007

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