Mainframe Economics

Mainframe Economics

The Economics of Two-platform IT: Mainframe + Cloud

Competitive companies know their biggest constraint is their biggest weakness. At Compuware, it was costly, complex, on-premises x86 infrastructure.

Through Two-platform IT—our integrated, one-speed IT approach—we’ve eliminated the need for servers and now save $4.7 million annually leveraging:

  1. The mainframe for mission-critical workloads
  2. XaaS resources from cloud providers for less critical workloads

We re-invest our savings in projects that drive innovation for customers—our true priority. Watch this video to learn how Two-platform IT can help you eliminate economic constraints that stifle innovation:

The Surprising Economics of Mainframe Technology

Application workloads are increasing, and you can’t scale back growth in an economy that’s only becoming more digital. Your computing-platform decision is crucial to moderating IT spend. Mainframe-heavy organizations have a leg up on server-heavy competitors, according to Dr. Howard Rubin, CEO and Founder of Rubin Worldwide, and others.

While computing power has doubled over the last five years, server-heavy organizations’ costs have gone up 63 percent more than mainframe-heavy organizations. Mainframes account for 68 percent of production workloads but only six percent of IT spend, with their average IT costs of goods being 35 percent less than server-heavy organizations.

Watch this video to hear Dr. Howard Rubin, IBM z Systems General Manager Ross Mauri and Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley discuss the surprising economics of mainframe technology.

Technology Economics White paper series

Download these white papers to read Dr. Howard Rubin’s research on the economic benefits of the mainframe.