If you`re not yet familiar with IBM Software, you can start your relationship with the software provider by purchasing an IBM software license. But do you know what you should do to get such a license? Do you know what types of licensing models are available and what agreement they should best conclude? If you`re already an IBM customer, you may have trouble tracking any changes that take place all the time (for example. B, name change, grouping). hardware metrics (IBM term: capacity-based license) Metrics based on hardware attributes, z.B. number of sockets, number of nuclei, etc. IBM`s most common hardware measure is the Processor Value Unit (PVU). IBM is investing heavily in new system z technology and integrating the latest technology into new versions of its mainframe hardware. IBM Marketing can change the name scheme applied to zNEXT (a term used to indicate the next updated version of System z-Hardware), but historically, a basic numbering scheme has been applied: z12, z13, z14, z15, etc. IBM evaluates an MSU rating for each imported zNEXT machine. Historically, for each new machine, the MSU evaluation offers a reduction of about 10% of costs per MSU. Theoretically, the MSU rating would be very close to 10% of the power for almost the same MSU rating if the box was rated at 1000 MIPS and if the new box was 1100 MIPS. therefore, the “technological dividend.” Basic Licensing Agreements Standard agreement that IBM customers accept when downloading, installing or purchasing IBM products. In most cases, the basic agreements are the International Program License Agreement (IPLA), which applies to guaranteed IBM programs, and rarely the International Licensing Agreement for Unsecured Programs (ILAN), the International Licensing Agreement for Program Evaluation (ILAE) or the International Licensing Agreement for Early Program Release (ILAR).
The relevant basic agreements, LIs and TTPs, and the current price list at the time of purchase are the complete picture of a product`s license or specific version/version. Basic agreements contain significant licensing restrictions for all products. Business data All acquired rights (licenses, maintenance, trade-ups, etc.) and customer agreements. Claims give customers the right to use software products of a certain output, version, quantity and either permanently or for a limited period with certain restrictions. Customer agreements may grant rights or impose restrictions, but generally do not include user fees (exceptions apply to customer contracts signed after verification and containing exposure with billing licenses). Licensing requirements Position with the required user rights, for example. B rights (licensing, maintenance) and customer contracts (unlimited agreement, etc.). Licensing requirements are derived from technical use, on the one hand by selecting the maximum metric allowed on the basis of technical data and, on the other hand, by confirming/modifying this selection by comparing them with commercial data. Ultimately, it would not be a matter of identifying any need for a licence, but of identifying the optimal licensing needs that will make the most of the customer`s industrial area (use rights).
Retractable film (retractable film) Software product available on physical support (DVD) with a narrowed license agreement that is accepted by opening the software and breaking the seal to access the media. In the non-IBM language, this is also called full package Product (FPP). Passport Advantage (PPA) A system that IBM has offered to its customers with different obligations and rights (as part of the International Passport Advantage Agreement) and services related to the acquisition of rights to sites (identified by a single site number), for example.B.