Mainframe Cost Reduction in the Retail Sector
Managing Mainframe costs in the Retail sector can be a major challenge with workload suddenly spiking during key times of the year such as Christmas and sales periods. It is vital that retail organisations are able to protect themselves against large spikes in usage and therefore unforeseen large Monthly Licence Charge (MLC) software costs.
Workload peaks can be reduced in a number of ways:
Phase 1 â€“ LPAR optimisation
Possible savings of up to Â£1M â€“ based on case studies
Phase 2 â€“ Workload Optimisation
Possible savings of up to Â£1.5M â€“ based on case studies
Phase 3 â€“ Workload Tuning
Additional savings of up to Â£1M â€“ based on case studies
The fluctuating workload environment that retailers operate in means that workload, and therefore cost spikes, can be a real issue for both CIOs and CFOs. Tritonâ€™s zTune service implements controls that remove software cost surprises which gives robustness to both the capacity plan and the financial plan. Focused MSU reduction tuning can be translated into real cost savings.
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