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What’s New with IBM DS8900F?

Release 9.1 for the DS8900F storage array contains numerous product improvements that should be interesting and useful to any shop that has DS8900F installed or is considering it.

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Deriving Insights from SMF 116 MQ Accounting Data

MQ Accounting records are often considered to be too expensive, both in CPU overhead and SMF record volume. However, we believe that these concerns may be overstated.

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Why is my Ferrari of a Storage Array Running Like a Yugo?

Improperly configured hosts can suffer from poor performance even on high performing arrays. Like a sports car engine, modern arrays are finely tuned machines, but if fueled with inefficient input you can rob performance and make your Ferrari perform more like a Yugo.

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AI: Too Much of a Good Thing

Solution providers will continue to entice us with bigger and better real-time analytics. Some of these should be employed, but first try to understand the logic you may be activating when you implement.

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Understanding How Logical Workloads Behave On Physical Hardware

If you find elevated response time on a logical volume, how do you know which physical drives may be causing it?

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4 Benefits of Implementing TS7700’s New Microcode Compression

Implementing the TS7700 microcode-based compression algorithms can have benefits beyond better compression. The CPU algorithms allow host jobs to run faster and improve replication time.

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IntelliMagic zAcademy: An Online Educational Series for z/OS Professionals

Conferences are canceled, so we're bringing the conference to you! IntelliMagic zAcademy brings the education of your favorite z/OS conference to your new home office. Every week, a new online educational session.

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Seismographs and Storage Performance

Just like a seismograph, the right change detection algorithms can automatically show you when your performance deviates from normal, enabling you to address the changes before they become an issue.

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Is this z/OS workload change normal?

Change Detection allows analysts to automatically detect workload and application changes, saving them countless hours of manual labor and intensive scrutiny while trying to determine the significance of changes

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