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MIPS Reduction and Secure Printing

Success Story – A Danish Financial Institution

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Reduction of MIPS

A Danish financial institution optimized its AFP printing on z/OS by migrating to z/Linux and introducing secure printing processes.

The migration of operations from Mainframes and Windows servers to z/Linux offers numerous advantages.


The client was looking to achieve two outcomes:

The first objective was to significantly reduce its MIPS consumption on z/OS. MIPS, which stands for Million Instructions Per Second, is a measurement and pricing method specific to Mainframe clients. Data consumption on the Mainframe is linked to billing. The second objective was to implement a secure printing system for all employees and all print jobs, including those originating from the mainframe. The challenge was in securely sending the document generated by the user and using their credentials to protect it. These functionalities are not available on z/OS.

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reduction MIPs - secure printing

Proposed Solution

The transfer of the majority of AFP2PCL and AFP2PostScript conversion operations from z/OS to z/Linux resulted in significant MIPS savings:

  • The file to be printed is transferred from JES queues by the PSS MPI software to “DocOut” installed on z/Linux.
  • Upon receiving the file in ICDS format, “DocOut” performs its conversion to PCL, PostScript, or other desired formats.
  • “DocOut” then transfers the transformed file to the secure printing solution, which is also located on z/Linux. The secure printing solution also receives the unique user identification associated with the file generated by z/OS.
  • This identification is used at the printer (or MFP) when the user wishes to retrieve their printed file, regardless of the printer they choose within the company (by entering the unique security code assigned to them).

To Reduce MIPS consumption


To Enhance Productivity


Standardize Documents

To Secure Printing