IDC Technology Spotlight on Optimizing Mainframe Availability and Cost
This IDC Technology Spotlight, written by Research Vice President of IDC Tim Grieser, discusses how intelligent analysis of z/OS operations data optimizes mainframe availability and cost.
How to Achieve Higher Availability and Lower Performance Costs with Asynchronous Db2 Lock Structure Duplexing
In this Cheryl Watson Tuning Letter Reprint, Todd Havekost and Frank Kyne detail the unexpected performance benefits gained after one site implemented Asynchronous duplexing.
Dell EMC VMAX All Flash and PowerMax Architecture, Performance Analysis and Best Practices
This whitepaper provides an overview of Dell EMC’s current offerings in the VMAX family, the VMAX All Flash and PowerMax, along with a high-level architectural overview of both storage arrays.
Job-level CPU Saving Opportunities in an Enterprise Consumption Environment
Analysts involved in leading CPU reduction efforts will have to focus limited staff resources on the top potential savings opportunities. This article focuses on job-level CPU reduction opportunities.
How to use Processor Cache Optimization to Reduce z Systems Costs
Optimizing processor cache can significantly reduce CPU consumption, and thus z Systems software costs, for your workload on modern z Systems processors.
Potential Infrastructure CPU Reduction Opportunities in an Enterprise Consumption Environment
From a performance perspective, IBM's Tailored Fit Pricing opens up an array of options for reducing MSU consumption. This article summarizes tuning actions that you can take at the infrastructure level to realize CPU reductions.
NetApp Cluster Mode Architecture, Performance Analysis, and Best Practices
This whitepaper covers the evolution of NetApp Cluster Mode running on FAS and AFF arrays, and its architecture and performance analytics for key components.
Improving Fibre Channel SAN Performance by Reducing Congestion
This whitepaper discusses the causes, troubleshooting, and remediation of congestion on Fibre Channel networks. It will also give some helpful best practices that serve as preventative measures.
Storage Performance Analysis for HDS VSP 5000 Series
This whitepaper provides a brief overview of the HDS VSP 5000 series hardware and discusses some best practices for configuring your HDS VSP for optimal performance within an actual SAN infrastructure.