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AutoSoftCapping

Cost management for z/OS

AutoSoftCapping , or ASC, is a software optimizing the performance of your system while controlling your Workload License Charges. AutoSoftCapping ensures the right MSUs are in the right place, at the right time and for the right cost.

A solution for cost control and resource optimization

AutoSoftCapping automatically and dynamically adjusts your defined capacity level while ensuring quality of service, resulting in a lower Monthly License Charge bill. Furthermore, AutoSoftCapping offers user-friendly and in-depth web reporting to track activity and quickly identify opportunities for improvement. The combination of task automation and detailed activity monitoring frees precious time for your mainframe experts to focus on other, high value-added, activities.

AutoSoftCapping ensures the right MSUs are in the right place, at the right time, and for the right cost, resulting in an optimal fit for your company regardless of your mainframe priorities.

Ease your decision-taking while ensuring the best service quality

Depending on the customer’s context, AutoSoftCapping can allow:

  • To activate more HW power while controlling the SW bill (white space for free)
  • To increase the service quality and better comply with SLAs
  • To build a negotiation/renegotiation for new SW agreements (leverage)

Monitors your mainframe costs with AutoSoftCapping features

  • Dynamic load balancing between the LPARs depending on their behavior and needs
  • Controlled total DC (sum of the LPARs’ DCs) to guarantee software cost optimization
  • Comprehensive web reporting to better follow up the activity and monitor your Systems resources
  • Cost control linked to your software agreement commitments.

User Friendly Web reporting

AutoSoftCapping WEB REPORTING provides a real-time overview of server performances and billing levels using a common and comprehensive language.

As a result, System Programmers, Pilots, CTOs and Purchasing Managers are aligned and can work from a common view.

Quick view of your CPC and LPAR activity: IMSU consumption, capping period and R4H.

WLM and Service Class Report to identify which Service Class consumes how many MSUs and at what importance level. Thus, allowing the user to analyze specific capping periods in far greater detail.