With today’s technology heading to extreme measures of virtualization and a variety of different strategies in deploying into the cloud, it has never been so important for companies to understand how to get the most out of IBM's sub-capacity pricing option.
What is Sub-Capacity Licensing?
Per IBM, “Sub-capacity licensing lets you license an eligible software product for less than the full capacity of your server or group of servers.”
The easiest way to determine the difference between sub-capacity and full capacity licensing is that consumption/deployment is calculated by: - Sub-Capacity = # of cores on the virtual machine (VM) - Full Capacity = # of cores on the physical host
Why should you care?
Unless you are fully compliant with IBM’s sub-capacity licensing terms and requirements, you will be charged based on the number of cores on the physical host, NOT the VM.
This is, by far, the most common pitfall experienced among IBM customers. Every day, we work with companies who could have saved millions of dollars in audit findings and software spend if they had understood IBM’s sub-capacity terms and what it takes to maintain compliance.
In our next webinar on March 21st, we will be teaming up with Sirius to discuss sub-capacity licensing. A few of the topics we’ll tackle are: - Requirements to qualify for sub-capacity licensing - What it takes to maintain sub-capacity compliance - How PVU/core-based consumption is calculated - Mastering IBM’s License Metric Tool (ILMT) - How Anglepoint can help - How Sirius can help
Join us March 21st @ 1pm EST for our IBM Sub Capacity Webinar.