Mar 19, 2018
Mainframe customers needing quick and efficient access to the most powerful z/OS infrastructure performance and optimization analysis on the market will benefit from the new strategic relationship between IntelliMagic, Inc. (IntelliMagic) and Edge Solutions and Consulting (ESC).
These elite, special-forces capabilities result from a close working relationship and unique combination of world-class z/OS consulting competency from the Edge team, and AI-augmented operations analytics for the z/OS performance and configuration metrics from IntelliMagic.
Many mainframe organizations, whether the z/OS infrastructure is outsourced or operated directly by the organization, are experiencing difficulties and inefficiencies in ensuring optimal performance and cost efficiency from the platform.
This is partly due to the three-decades old, labor-intensive RMF and SMF reporting processes still commonly used by performance and capacity teams to try to understand what the data means from a performance risk and efficiency perspective.
The mainframe performance and capacity planning skills gap is also significantly increasing the difficulty of efficiently delivering the required service levels. Finally, new metrics for many important new z/OS infrastructure capabilities released in recent years have also increased the complexity and difficulty of the job.
“The ESC team represents the world’s deepest set of skills and experience in implementing and optimizing complicated mainframe technologies such as storage replication and GDPS in particular”, said Dr. Gilbert Houtekamer, Founder and CEO of IntelliMagic. “In recent joint engagements, Edge has proven their abilities to deliver world-class analysis and capabilities in end-to-end z/OS infrastructure areas using the advantages of IntelliMagic’s AI-driven analysis software.”
“The alliance between ESC and IntelliMagic will accelerate z/OS mainframe organizations’ success in optimizing their performance, availability, and cost reduction initiatives,” said Marti Hedge, Founder & President of ESC. “IntelliMagic Vision provides by far the most powerful AI-augmented analysis of the z/OS metrics that our team has ever seen, and this provides a unique combination to help customers.”
IntelliMagic and ESC will present a webinar hosted by CMG, “Performance and Capacity Insights for your Outsourced Mainframe” on March 29th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET to discuss common issues that arise when z/OS mainframes are outsourced and demonstrate the benefits of an independent validation of service levels.
For more information on his partnership, visit: Edge Solutions and Consulting and IntelliMagic
IntelliMagic was founded in 2002 and has since grown to deliver its solutions to Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s largest IT datacenters. IntelliMagic’s intelligent IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) software unlocks the full potential of infrastructure performance data by automatically applying embedded expert knowledge. Its modernized, intelligent interpretation detects risks before they impact production, uncovers true root causes, and identifies optimization opportunities. Ultimately, this enables a higher level of application service reliability at optimal cost.
About Edge Solutions & Consulting
Edge Solutions and Consulting, Inc. (ESC) is a leading IT consulting firm, with considerable experience in the implementation of high performance IT, data management and business applications for clients throughout the corporate and public sectors. ESC works to provide customers with the information they require to support their strategic IT decision making through our team of highly qualified technical consultants.
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