With AWS Mainframe Modernization, various components have different prices. You only pay for what you use with no upfront commitment or minimum fee. Alternatively, you can select committed plans for additional savings. Some components do not have additional charges:

  • For AWS M2 Blu Age managed runtime, you can choose on-demand instances and pay for the runtime by the hour with no long-term commitments or upfront fees, or choose committed plans for additional savings.
  • For AWS M2 Blu Age developer tool, there is no additional charge.
  • For AWS M2 Blu Age build tools, there is no additional charge.
  • For AWS M2 Blu Age converter tool, there is no additional charge.
  • For AWS M2 Blu Age analyzer tool, there is no additional charge.
  • For AWS M2 Blu Age assessment tool, there is no additional charge.
  • For the AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus managed runtime, you can choose on-demand instances and pay for the runtime by the hour with no long-term commitments or upfront fees, or choose committed plans for additional savings.
  • For the AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus developer tool, you can choose on-demand instances and pay for the tool by the hour with no long-term commitments or upfront fees, or choose committed plans for additional savings.
  • For the AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus build tools, there is no additional charge.
  • For the AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus analyzer tool, there is no additional charge.

Pricing details

On-demand pricing

On-demand pricing for AWS M2 Blu Age managed runtime
Instance Type Pricing
M2.m5.large $2.50 per hour
M2.m5.xlarge $5.00 per hour
M2.m5.2xlarge $10.00 per hour
M2.m5.4xlarge $20.00 per hour
M2m5.8xlarge $40.00 per hour
M2.m5.16xlarge $80.00 per hour

The same pricing applies to m6i, c5, c6i, r5 instance families.

Committed plans are appropriate for steady-state workloads and offer significant savings over on-demand. One year commitment provides 20% savings. One year commitment with upfront payment provides 25% savings. Three years commitment provides 30% savings. Three years commitment with upfront payment provides 35% savings.

On-demand pricing for AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus managed runtime
Instance Type Pricing
M2.m5.large $5.55 per hour
M2.m5.xlarge $11.10 per hour
M2.m5.2xlarge $22.20 per hour
M2.m5.4xlarge $44.40 per hour
M2m5.8xlarge $88.80 per hour
M2.m5.16xlarge $177.60 per hour

The same pricing applies to m6i, c5, c6i, r5 instance families.

Committed plans are appropriate for steady-state workloads and offer significant savings over on-demand. A one-year commitment provides 20% savings. A one-year commitment with upfront payment provides 25% savings. A three-year commitment provides 30% savings. A three-year commitment with upfront payment provides 35% savings.

On-demand pricing for AWS Mainframe Modernization Micro Focus developer
Instance Type Pricing
m5.large $2.14 per hour
m5.xlarge $4.28 per hour
m5.2xlarge $8.56 per hour
m5.4xlarge $17.12 per hour
m5.8xlarge $34.24 per hour


The same price applies to m6i, c5, c6i, r5 instance families.

Committed plans are appropriate for steady-state workloads and offer significant savings over on-demand. A one-year commitment provides 66% savings. A one-year commitment with upfront payment provides 68% savings. A three-year commitment provides 69% savings. A three-year commitment with upfront payment provides 71% savings.

Pricing example

Example: Financial Services

Let’s say you are migrating a mortgage management application from a mainframe to AWS over a 6 months duration. For this effort, you use AWS M2 Blu Age analyzer tool, then AWS M2 Blu Age converter tool, and AWS M2 Blu Age build tools. You also use every month 4 instances of M2instance.m5.large for tests and pre-production. These instances are only started during the business hours or 8 hours a day for project delivery. 

The bill at the end of the month (22 business days, assuming no weekend usage) using AWS M2 in US East (N. Virginia) would be calculated as follows:

Usage type Hours used Number of instances Price Charge for the month

AWS M2 Blu Age analyzer tool

40 hours

3

$0.00/hour

0

AWS M2 Blu Age convertor tool

44 hours

2

$0.00/hour

0

AWS M2 Blu Age build tools

24 hours

2

$0.00/hour

0

AWS M2 Blu Age managed runtime M2.m5.large instances

8 * 22 = 176 hours

4

$2.50/hour

4 * 176 * 2.50 = $1,760.00

 

 

 

 

Total Charges: $1,760.00

 
For the month, your AWS M2 bill will be $1,760.00, a total which does not consider the free tier.

Example: Automotive

Let’s say you have migrated and modernized a parts inventory management application from a mainframe to AWS. For maintaining and enhancing the application, you use two AWS M2 Micro Focus analyzer tools, two AWS M2 Micro Focus build tools. You also have 4 developers using AWS M2 Micro Focus developer m5.large instances working business hours. You use 2 AWS M2 Micro Focus managed runtime M2.m5.large for tests during business hours. You use 2 AWS M2 Micro Focus managed runtime M2.m5.large for production 24/7.

The bill at the end of the month (22 business days; 30 days total) using AWS M2 in US East (N. Virginia) would be calculated as follows:

Usage type Hours used Number of instances Price Charge for the month

AWS M2 Micro Focus analyzer tool

40 hours

2

$0.00/hour

0

AWS M2 Micro Focus developer tools

8 * 22 = 176 hours

4

$2.14/hour

4 * 176 * 2.14 = $1506.56

AWS M2 Micro Focus build tools

44 hours

2

$0.00/hour

0

AWS M2 Micro Focus managed runtime test M2.m5.large instances

8 * 22 = 176 hours

2

$5.55/hour

2 * 176 * 5.55 = $1,953.60

AWS M2 Micro Focus managed runtime production
M2.m5.large instances

8 * 30 = 240 hours

2

$5.55/hour

2 * 240 * 5.55 = $2,664.00

 

 

 

 

Total Charges: $6,124.16

 
For the month, your AWS M2 bill will be $6,124.16.

Free tier

As part of the AWS Free Tier, you can get started with AWS Mainframe Modernization for free. The Free Tier lasts 30 days and includes large instance sizes.

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