Achieving Significant Software Cost Reduction on the IBM z13
While most mainframe shops have explored how to reduce mainframe software costs, at IntelliMagic we are finding significant latent savings opportunities still exist at even the best run sites.
Performance Virtual Reality – Seeking the Truth in Storage Benchmarks
Benchmarks are perceived as a great way to quantify ‘feeds and speeds’ of storage hardware but they can be deceptive.
How Effective is Your Adaptive Flash Cache?
Adaptive Optimization (AO) provides the user with several performance and capacity related parameters for influencing the behavior of the automatic tiering.
How to Diagnose IBM SVC/Storwize V7000 (Spectrum Virtualize) Replication Performance Issues: Part 2 Diagnostics
This blog outlines how you can monitor and diagnose SVC/V7000 performance issues that may be caused by replication.
How to Choose the Best IBM SVC/Storwize V7000 (Spectrum Virtualize) Replication Technology: Part I Introduction
Choosing the wrong V7000/SVC replication technology can put your entire availability strategy at risk since there are several types of replication, and each type has its nuances.
This is alarming
To avoid getting overloaded with meaningless alarms, it is important to implement best practices, the first being a software solution that is intelligent.
How to Detect and Resolve “State in Doubt” Errors
IntelliMagic Vision helps reduce the visibility gaps and improves availability by providing deep insights, practical drill downs and specialized domain knowledge for your SAN environment.
Break Open Your VSM Black Box and Expose Internal Tape Processing
When virtual tape systems don't run properly or you need to examine detailed tape information, the virtualization makes it hard to see what is really going on inside the black box.
HDS G1000 and Better Protecting Availability of z/OS Disk Storage
The Mainframe Analytics Recorder is a no-charge microcode upgrade for the VSP G1000 storage array that writes additional information to SMF.