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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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Deriving Insights from SMF 115 MQ Statistics Data

SMF 115 MQ Statistics records report metrics at the MQ queue manager level. These records are lightweight and have negligible CPU cost, so sites typically generate MQ Statistics records on an ongoing basis.

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SAN Academy: An Online Educational Series for SAN Professionals

IntelliMagic SAN Academy is an ongoing, virtual academy that offers free online educational sessions on a wide variety of performance, configuration, and capacity issues designed to help you learn at your convenience.

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Understanding Physical Sequential Datasets

Oftentimes it is sufficient to analyze I/O performance without needing to understand the datasets. The SMF 42 records are useful to obtain a deeper understanding of the datasets and the applications that are using the storage.

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Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Filtering Capabilities & Benefits

The goal of analyzing Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) usage is to ultimately manage and reduce your MSU usage, and thus MLC costs.

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Getting to Know Your WebSphere for z/OS Workload

There are many areas of WebSphere that can leave even a seasoned z/OS performance specialist scratching their head. The SMF 120-9 records give us a great way to measure and understand our WebSphere workloads like never before.

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