understanding financial liability and optimizing licenses

Lack of visibility into the IBM software installed across your estate could lead to significant unbudgeted costs. The good news is that by achieving a holistic view of your entire environment, coupled with IBM-specific data, not only will such risks be minimized, but dramatic cost savings can be achieved.

BUSINESS BENEFITS

IBM products can be deployed across numerous operating systems, platforms and virtualization technologies. There are multiple versions and even names for the same IBM product.

For your organization to effectively manage the complexity associated with IBM products, IBM-specific processes and solutions should be put in place.

  • Minimize audit risk
  • Drive contract negotiations
  • Make the most of sub-capacity
  • Understand Entitlements

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF SUB-CAPACITY PRICING

IBM PVU-based products are eligible to be licensed using the sub- capacity model when they are installed in virtualized environments. The sub-capacity model is typically five times cheaper than the default full capacity mode. The main reason that your organization will fail to meet sub-capacity requirements is that IBM’s mandatory License Management Tool is not deployed to a device where a PVU-based product resides.

IDENTIFY ALL PVU-BASED PRODUCTS

Snow tools identify all PVU-based software across the estate and combines the data from ILMT and installed software information across the estate to pinpoint where ILMT is either not installed or not reporting. This provides actionable intelligence to deploy the ILMT agents and ensure that all sub-capacity requirements are met.

UNDERSTAND ENTITLEMENTS AND REDUCE “ALL OR NOTHING” RISK

Because IBM’s product catalog is so large, it is a difficult task to understand what the terms are per-product and even whether a product has been renamed. Snow’s Software Recognition Service makes entitlement management far more efficient. The reconciliation of historical purchases to active entitlements is simplified through Snow License Manager.

REMOVE UNNEEDED SOFTWARE

Snow License Manager empowers the SAM team with usage information. This gives insight into whether applications are truly needed. If they are not, the product(s) can be uninstalled and licenses returned to a pool for recycling.

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Why to choose Squalio?

GOLD CERTIFIED SNOW PARTNER

Squalio is the only partner in Baltics owning Gold certification for the leading SAM tool producer Snow – a leader of Gartner MQ.

EUROPEAN TRUSTED PLAYER

We are a European trusted player and deliver worldwide. Our services are done by best practice of industry privacy, transparency, security, and compliance statements.

DEEP SAM EXPERTISE

Our experts in SAM, Licensing Optimisation and associated Software Services are delivering end to end software services and provide by default, what others provide as premium services

Gain control of the network, manage costs and plan future investments with total visibility of all hardware and Software across all platforms.