Introducing Flexera IBM Cloud Paks Sub-Capacity in Kubernetes Orchestration

IBM Cloud Paks are integrated software solutions built on the Red Hat open hybrid cloud platform, enabling you to deploy anywhere in the Kubernetes container environment that builds on top of the open-source Kubernetes orchestration technology. IBM Cloud Paks offer faster and more reliable ways to build, move and manage on the cloud.

Since 2015, Flexera has been an approved IBM sub-capacity tool. FlexNet Manager Suite (FNMS) is the only accepted tool available as an approved replacement outside of IBM’s IASP program. FNMS provides out-of-the-box IBM sub-capacity reporting for each of the IBM-defined regions (America, Europe/Africa and the Asia Pacific).

FNMS will track hardware computing resources and software changes with the ability to retain historical data for retroactive alterations at any time and adjust the sub-capacity licenses based on any adjustments.

Due to the frequent data collection and retention requirements for sub-capacity reporting, IBM licensing is highly complex. With the recent introduction of IBM Cloud Paks, each charged product part contributes to the IBM Cloud Pak peak consumption individually based on its Virtual Processor Core (VPC)-to-license ratio. Flexera’s FNMS/IT Asset Management can now provide support for IBM Cloud Paks sub-capacity reporting and transparency to provide visibility into each product instance running in Kubernetes.

Licensing compliance isn’t easy, but Flexera can help you track your hardware and software to keep you compliant while optimizing your software spend. As an accepted third-party tool, we can provide the needed sub-capacity reporting trusted by IBM.