Brent Phillips is the Managing Director of IntelliMagic in the Americas. With a history of technology entrepreneurship, he started the IntelliMagic US operations in 2005. Brent has been working with enterprise software for over 30 years, starting in IT operations while in university and later as a systems programmer.
In his capacity as Managing Director of the Americas region, Brent has met with IT executives and technical staff throughout the Americas to discuss strategic issues such as using AI to overcome skills gap issues, increase predictability of performance and capacity planning, reduce software costs, automate infrastructure testing for application development teams, and validate application infrastructure service levels for sites using outsourcing services.
Brent has worked with mainframes for over 30 years, starting in operations mounting tapes in University, onto systems programming, and then to designing, developing and supporting software for mainframe environments. Prior to IntelliMagic, he co-founded Entact Information Security Corp. in 1999 and sold it to ASG Software Solutions in 2002. Brent has also served as the President of Consul’s US operations, and has spent 8 years in a key management role at Teubner & Associates (acquired by Esker Software). He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Oklahoma State.
Resources created by Brent Phillips
6 Signs You Already Have a Skills Gap for z/OS Performance and Capacity Planning
Six signs of a skills gap in your z/OS performance and capacity team that can benefit from modernized analytics for performance and configuration data.
5 Reasons IBM z/OS Infrastructure Performance & Capacity Problems are Hard to Predict and Prevent
Automatic application infrastructure performance assessment and rating with superior visibility and drill-down capabilities makes problems easier to understand, resolve, predict, and prevent.
AI and z/OS Performance and Capacity Analysis: 2018 Predictions
2018 is expected to be a watershed year in terms of mainstream recognition of the benefits of using AI to operate the IT infrastructure for optimal service levels.
Achieving Significant Software Cost Reduction on the IBM z13
While most mainframe shops have explored how to reduce mainframe software costs, at IntelliMagic we are finding significant latent savings opportunities still exist at even the best run sites.
How to Bridge the z/OS Mainframe Performance & Capacity Skills Gap
The z/OS mainframe skills gap represents a great risk to performance & capacity teams, and demands a new, more effective approach to bridging the gap.
Ensure Your Outsourced z/OS Mainframe Delivers Optimal Performance and Cost Efficiency
z/OS outsourcing agreements are expensive and important and require solutions to ensure Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance and cost optimization.
White Box Analysis Vs. Black Box Statistical Performance Analysis
White box analysis uses built-in expert knowledge about z/OS metrics and the z/OS infrastructure to detect absolute issue violations and derive true intelligence for predictive and prescriptive insights.
Everything You Need to Know About Outsourcing Mainframe Operations
Outsourcing of z/OS mainframes is not uncommon. Yet there are common application infrastructure performance and capacity related issues for the business that arise in outsourcing situations.
How to Avoid Application Infrastructure Performance Problems
"What are the top 5 million things you need to do today to avoid application infrastructure performance problems?"
Easy z/OS Application Performance Testing: New Webinar
App Dev teams rarely have an understanding of how application program changes impact the performance of the underlying z/OS infrastructure.
Making Use of Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations Analytics / AIOps
Managing the IT infrastructure to ensure that application availability is efficiently maintained is difficult. That's where artificial intelligence applied to IT operations helps.
HDS G1000 and Better Protecting Availability of z/OS Disk Storage
The Mainframe Analytics Recorder is a no-charge microcode upgrade for the VSP G1000 storage array that writes additional information to SMF.