CMP as Country Multiplex Pricing allows combining products from multiple LPARs in different sites within one country without the requirement for a parallel sysplex (PSLC Rule of 50%):
- CMP is designed to reduce the cost of growth
- The Baseline: the last 3 months MSUs and software bills are averaged and those values are used to create baselines
- This Baseline will determine the future bills.
With the launch of CMP, IBM has extended its monthly pricing structure, based on MSU Ranges, from 9 levels (the base level and Level 0 to Level 7) to 15 levels (the base level and Level 0 to Level 13). This provides users experiencing workload growth with greater savings on the incremental MSUs they require to handle their growth. Clients running under aWLC would get the better MSU pricing up to Level 7; beyond 1975 MSU and up, their price was fixed. With CMP, the structure is extended up to 14000 MSU, with clients receiving further discounts at each subsequent level.