Country Multiplex Pricing
IBM’s Country Multiplex Pricing (CMP) option provides many technical advantages to companies that have multiple processors and/or multiple data centers. It also eliminates the dreaded, time-consuming, and counter-productive sysplex aggregation requirement.
However, the CMP ‘uplift’ (future price increase) can appear off-putting, and very few people actually understand how it is calculated. The CMP uplift is going to impact your z/OS bills forever, so it is vital that you do what you can to minimize it.
Our service provides detailed documentation and illustrated examples of how the uplift is determined, and why it can vary so much depending on which three months are used for the baseline. The offering also includes an analysis of up to a year’s worth of your usage data and provides a report showing what your CMP uplift would have been for each three-month period over that time. Using this information and knowledge, you can determine if CMP is right for you, how to prepare for it, and what is the best time of year to switch to it.
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