Al Sherkow is a capacity
planning and performance consultant for IBM's mainframe
computers. He is also recognized as the leading industry
expert on the crucial subject of IBM’s new software
pricing model Workload License Charges (WLC). This expertise
is the basis of the LPAR Capacity
and Software Usage Analysis (LCS™) Software.
LCS is the only WLC Pricing tool available in the world! LCS helps sites study
and understand Workload License Charges including: estimation of your aggregated software invoices, value of zIIP and zAAP engines, recommended SCRT overrides. With LCS you can audit your SCRT reports and estimate your invoices weeks before they arrive. LCS provides alerts when products reach new billable peaks and when additional Value Units must be acquired for IPLA products.
Al is an industry expert regarding the configuration
and planning of processors and PR/SM. Understanding
and leveraging PR/SM and IRD are required to achieve
lower software charges with WLC. He regularly helps
clients through consulting,
classes, magazine articles, papers and dozens of presentations.
The LCS Pricing Interactive Report has been updated to analyze the software charges for zEC12s and standalone mid-range machines including the zBC12s. The latest pricing changes including z/OS V2 are also in LCS_PRICING, and both commercial and GSA pricing tables are included. The interactive report's "Single Machine Metrics" tab will allow you compare the current workload and software charges for EWLC to what the charge would be if moved to a z114 with AEWLC.
LPAR Capacity and Software
Usage Analysis (LCS) Software helps you plan,
implement, monitor and audit WLC. Why aren't you
using LCS? LCS is the only tool that lets you
analyze your environment so you can determine if you are on the optimal IBM pricing plan.
LCS provides timely information you can use to manage your
IBM Software charges, and perhaps reduce your invoice. With
LCS you can audit IBM's Sub Capacity Reporting
Tool and the resulting IBM invoices! Read the brochure for a description of all the LCS capabilities.
of LCS Reports are Available Online!
WLC Consulting and Seminars for ISVs