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Smart Data Spelunking

Splunk has proven extremely useful in many areas of business analytics and has opened up a wide variety of data views and analysis options, but processing vast amounts of mainframe data with Splunk may not be the best approach.

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Divining Disharmony within Dell EMC Unity

Dell EMC Unity provides some significant improvements over the previous CLARiiON designs. However, as with any platform it still has certain practical limitations.

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How to Prepare Your Mainframe Infrastructure for Cyber Monday and Black Friday

Three hours of Cyber Monday generates more sales than any given full day for the rest of the year. Is your infrastructure prepared to handle these critical peak workloads?

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HDS G-Series - Why Is My Flash Not So Flashy?

This brief blog shows how even though you may have an all flash/hybrid flash array, sometimes the bottleneck can move elsewhere in the data stream.

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6 Reports Every IBM TS7700 Performance Analyst Should Have

Rather than reviewing every indicator across your entire tape grid, there are 6 key reports that you should be reviewing regularly to keep your TS7700 in good working order.

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Determining the cause of high I/O latency on your NetApp c-mode system

In this short blog we examine a NetApp c-mode system and perform a root cause analysis to identify the system as having a high CIFS and NFS latency.

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Imagine How Much You Can Learn from SMF Data – Part 1

For both novices and experts, learning is greatly expedited by having easy visibility into SMF data so that all the time can be spent exploring, analyzing, and learning.

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IBM z15 Announcement Highlights and How to Take Advantage

The z15 (with a General Availability date of 9/23/2019) offers up to 190 CPU cores (vs. 170 on z14) and 40 TB of usable memory (vs. 32 on z14), in addition to processor cache and overall performance improvements.

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5 Things Every Storage Professional Should Be Checking - Prevent Fires Before They Start

This blog identifies five key areas that every storage professional should regularly check to identify and eliminate upcoming issues and, in turn, save time in the long run.

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