IBM licensing can be a mine field and can easily lead to confusion. With the ever evolving license model and pricing, keeping ahead of the game with your license requirements can be time consuming, costly and resource intensive. APSU can take this pressure and requirement away from clients ensuring they receive the most up to date information in terms of existing licensing model, future changes to software, compliance regulations and software usage rules
In the ever changing world of server virtualisation, keeping abreast of the latest rules and regulations can be baffling, APSU can provide a software audit service to provide clients with detailed reports on existing licensing, virtual capacity licensing and sub capacity licensing, allowing clients to ensure they have complete coverage of the software estate and remain compliant at all times. Having up to date license compliance enables clients to budget for the software maintenance at the correct amount and ensure there are no over payments for software which is no longer deployed.
If using Full Capacity licensing, the Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed.
Sub-capacity licensing lets you license an eligible software product for less than the full capacity of your server or group of servers. It provides the licensing granularity needed to leverage various multi-core chip and virtualization technologies.
When projects, using IBM technology, start up there is a demand for IBM software, but once the project comes to the end of its life the various licenses are unaccounted for and often end up on the shelf. By receiving periodic software audits, you will ensure you do not continue to pay for software no longer required.
Customers are no longer required to submit a report of their license deployments, instead they must maintain documentation for at least two years. IBM will require these reports to be made available and at any time can request an audit. APSU periodic audits manage your compliance.
APSU audit services answer these questions and work with you to resolve, comply and reduce your current licensing spend.
In the event of under license, we will use data from the audit to understand any scope for Sub/Virtual-Capacity licensing to reduce PVU count.