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A Better Mainframe Gearbox for your DevOps Environment

DevOps is here, and it will continue to evolve. Learn how to optimize your DevOps environment and how to integrate your teams into the DevOps oriented environment.

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New Year Health Check for Your IT Systems

A suitable ongoing ‘health check’ for Coupling Facility activity provides a proactive stance and positioning to address the cost and complexity of your major mainframe applications.

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z/OS Performance Monitoring Best Practices for 2021

These best practices for z/OS performance monitoring will take your mainframe management from reactive and costly to proactive and efficient in no time.

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Mainframe encryption causes higher demand in TCP/IP address space

Many shops are using IBM’s pervasive encryption to protect their mainframe's integrity, but how do we get in front of the mainframe impacts or know which encryption methods might meet security requirements at lower cost?

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Stretched in 2020?

This year has certainly stretched everyone. Learn some ways to overcome some new and unexpected challenges that likely weren’t even on your radar in January.

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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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