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Mainframe Optimization in outsourced environments

A joint live webinar by SMT Data and Zangenberg Analytics with the participation of DNB

“I think a 25% MIPS reduction in a mid-size bank is quite nice” says Audun Faaber, Performance specialist at DNB.

This online session will give you tips and tricks about how to secure the needed transparency in your outsourced mainframe environment as well as what to consider in the negotiation with your outsourcer.

Target Group:

This webinar is especially targeted:

  • Technical personnel responsible for capacity and performance
  • Technical personnel responsible for monitoring the outsourcer
  • IT contract and vendor management

in companies with outsourced Mainframe – or considering to outsource their Mainframe.

Content:

The following topics will be covered in this webinar:

Part 1 Outsourcer Transparency – introduction by Steven Thomas, Chief Technology Officer, SMT Data

  • The basic elements of CPU-based pricing for outsourced mainframes:
    • Understanding MIPS and MSU
    • The pitfalls of MIPS
    • The mainframe outsourcer’s cost structure
  • Billing models for outsourced mainframes
  • How to follow up on your mainframe outsourcer

Part 2 Case study: Hunting high and low – by Audun Faaberg, Performance Specialist, DNB

  • DNB
    • System landscape
    • Monitoring tools
  • The big picture
    • Achieving transparency and understanding what is going on
  • ROI after one year of systematic effort

Part 3 Mainframe Contract Optimization and Mainframe Application Maintenance – by Frederik Bastkær Christensen, Partner and Managing Director, Zangenberg Analytics

  • Mainframe Contract Optimization
  • The current state of the Mainframe Market and its Key Players
  • What are you paying for: decomposing the mainframe costs into its core elements (hardware, IBM software, 3rd party software, operational scope, MIPS metrics, MIPS rating and consumption patterns)
    • Impact of vendors not sharing technical dividends during mainframe upgrades/transitions
    • z12-z13 and z13-z15 discounts on MLC and AWLC Costs
  • Optimization of your Mainframe Contracts (Scope of Service, Software, Cost Metrics incl. 4HRA, percentiles, hard cap, soft cap etc.)
  • How to optimize and leverage IBM and 3rd party structures to ensure price performance
  • How do metrics impact MSU/MIPS pricing – case examples of commercial impact of metric interpretation by vendors
  • How to improve price performance by using specialty engines (zIIP, ZAAP, IFL)
    • What is the optimal way of buying zIIP/zAAP capacity (% GP MIPS price vs Engines)

Practicalities:

The webinar is free of charge and will be held in English. There will be an interactive Q&A session during the presentation. As a participant you are required to register in advance.

The webinar will be held on Teams and will be recorded.

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