Container Pricing for IBM Z provides simplified, standalone software pricing for qualified solutions, with competitive metrics and economics that are directly relevant to those solutions.
Same LPAR collocation
Dedicated LPAR solutions
Multiple LPAR solutions
Container Pricing can scale from collocated solutions within existing LPARs, through to separate LPARs, up to multiple-LPAR solutions, without directly impacting the cost of unrelated workloads. Additionally, Container Pricing will simplify pricing and billing on the IBM Z platform, by superseding a number of existing price offerings and by fully automating the billing process.
Solutions supported by Container Pricing
IBM initially announces three solutions that will be enabled with Container Pricing:
The New Application Solution will provide a highly competitive stand-alone priced offering for new z/OS applications, such as CICS TS or WebSphere applications. The New Application Solution is the strategic replacement for the current zCAP and IWP priced offerings.
The Application Development and Test Solution provides highly competitive stand-alone pricing for z/OS based development and test workloads. Modern DevOps tooling can be optionally added at uniquely discounted prices.
The Payments Pricing Solution provides a ‘per payment’ pricing option for IBM Financial Transaction Manager for z/OS deployments. This new offering directly ties operational cost to business value.