How Much Flash Do I Need? Part 1
Flash has many benefits, but it's still costly. This blog demonstrates how it is possible to determine how much Flash is important to add, and how much would be a wasted spend.
How to Measure the Impact of a Zero RPO Strategy
This blog focuses on the impact of jobs using the Oracle/STK VSM Enhanced Synchronous Replication capability while delivering a Recovery Point Objective (RPO) of 0.
The High Cost of “Unpredictable” IT Outages and Disruptions
It is no secret that IT service outages and disruptions can cost companies millions of dollars, but the soft costs can make the impact of an unplanned disruption even more costly.
What’s Using Up All My Tapes? – Using Tape Management Catalog Data
In addition to the SMF and TS7700 BVIR data, IntelliMagic Vision can also process information from a Tape Management Catalog (TMC).
Clogged Device Drain? Use Your Data Snake!
Have you ever run into high I/O response times that simply defy explanation and can’t find a reason why performance is degraded. It could be a classic “slow drain device” condition.
SRM: The “Next” As-a-Service
IntelliMagic Vision is used as-a-Service for some of the world’s largest companies, and has been since 2013.
Finding Root Cause of Performance Issues in IBM SVC Environments
Just a few bad LUNs in an SVC all flash storage pool have a profound effect on the I/O experience of the entire IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) environment.
Getting the Most out of zEDC Hardware Compression
z Enterprise Data Compression (zEDC) is an emerging z/OS technology that must be properly managed to get the most out of its benefits
Game Changer for z/OS Transaction Reporting
Obtaining key metrics for CICS, DB2, and IMS transactions have historically required processing massive volumes of SMF 110 records.