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The perception that mainframes are more costly than alternative platforms is part of the driving force behind pressure to migrate off the platform. However, when you look at total cost of ownership (TCO), mainframes are typically less expensive than the equivalent capacity in alternative platforms.

Use this tool to:

  • Properly evaluate your mainframe’s cost-effectiveness.
  • Compare its TCO to alternative platforms.
  • Determine the tipping point where alternative platforms become more costly than mainframes. This can be invaluable when planning growth, and can help you decide whether and when to add workload to the mainframe vs. commodity servers.

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Search Code: 51714
Published: January 17, 2012
Last Revised: January 17, 2012

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