Our Billing Triggers Download this xls file.Quick Reference (Excel format) helps you determine the actions that start and stop billing for your GETS services.

View the Download this pdf file.Current Rate Table (PDF format) for Mainframe services.

State agencies that use mainframe computing do so for mission critical applications that require a highly reliable, stable, and scalable environment. Running these applications on the mainframe allows large numbers of users to interact with complex programs and access the same data concurrently.

In the GETS environment, the unit of measure for application jobs that run on the mainframe is central processing unit (CPU) hours. This is not to be confused with clock hours, which measures the total elapsed time for processing. The CPU may only process a program or an operating system for a fraction of a second. Those small bursts are added together to measure CPU hours, the aggregate of time the CPU was actually in use.

Information below will soon be updated and relocated to the GETS Service Catalog, accessed via the GETS Portal. There, authorized users will find details of the latest slate of GETS services.

The service particulars below are being superseded as re-procurement of a number of GETS services progresses. But, the guidance on how to manage consumption of services still applies. Questions about consumption management should be directed to your Agency Relationship Manager.

Processing RUs

Two types of mainframe processors are available for agency use in the GETS environment. The general purpose processor is approximately five times more expensive to use than the z Integrated Information Processor, also known as the zIIP engine.

Resource Unit

Billed By

Invoice Collection Date

General Purpose Engine

IBM - Application CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

CICS Transaction CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

CICS Region Management CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

DB2 Transaction CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

DB2 Region Management CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

zIIP Engine

zIIP - IBM - Application CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

zIIP - DB2 Transaction CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

zIIP - DB2 Region Management CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

zIIP - Region Management CPU Hour

CPU Hour

Daily – Closes last day of month

Storage, Backup, and Archive RUs

In addition to processing costs, agencies that use GETS mainframe services are also charged for storage, backup and recovery, and archive services.

Resource Unit

Billed By

Invoice Collection Date

Mainframe Storage RUs

Automated Application Tape Storage - IBM

Gigabyte

15th day of month

IBM – Allocated Application Direct Access Storage Device (DASD)

Gigabyte

Daily/Closes last day of month

Optical Storage

Gigabyte

15th day of month

Mainframe Backup and Recovery RU

Backup Retention - Offsite

Tape cartridge

15th day of month

Mainframe Archive RU

Application Tapes in Storage- Archived - Mainframe

Tape cartridge

15th day of month

Print RUs

There are three RUs for mainframe print services:

Resource Unit

Billed By

Invoice Collection Date

Print Images – Standard RU

Thousand pages/fraction

Last day of month

Print Images - Custom RU

Thousand pages/fraction

Last day of month

Print Images – Custom Form RU

Thousand pages/fraction

Last day of month