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AIOps, Mainframe Monitoring, MLC Optimization, Oh My: Hot Mainframe Topics of 2018

As 2018 nears its close, I wanted to reflect on the world of RMF/SMF performance analysis and provide an ode to the topics that resonated most within the industry.

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Anatomy of an Anomaly – Finding the Root Cause of a CONNECT Time Increase

Recently a situation occurred at one of our cloud services customers that was a real head-scratcher. One of the disk storage systems saw a sudden jump in CONNECT time. What had changed?

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Reporting on z/OS Mainframe Application Performance

Intelligent reporting on mainframe applications is very helpful to understand application performance and behavior on the mainframe, and how the applications are using your systems.

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The Perils of Complacency with Enterprise Storage Systems

Over the last few years, Enterprise Storage Systems have advanced so much that it seems that they have nearly unlimited performance and resiliency. However, becoming complacent with your storage performance is fraught with peril.

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Soldiering through z/OS Outsourcing, Insourcing and Change

Despite the growing number of reports that raise concerns with maintaining your mainframe performance while outsourcing z/OS infrastructure, the appeal of outsourcing's promised benefits has yet to wear off.

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Deriving Value when Deluged with Data (aka CICS Transaction Reporting)

When searching for the response time of certain CICS transactions, you need an easy and effective way to filter out the noise and rapidly find what you’re looking for.

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IBM Technical University, Hollywood 2018 IntelliMagic Sessions

A recap of IBM TechU Hollywood, 2018 with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.

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How Far Behind is My Asynchronous Replication?

Most peer-to-peer replication methodologies prioritize application performance over replication currency, but if replication falls too far behind you need to find out about it quickly and know what should be done to fix it.

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9 Essential Reporting Features Every z/OS Performance Analyst Should Have

Every mainframe performance analyst for z/OS needs the following 9 essential features to make their job easier and more efficient.

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