Obscured by Clouds – Why You Shouldn’t Outsource Data Storage to the Cloud
Cloud vendors are quick to tout the benefits of moving data storage to the cloud, but Lee LaFrese reminds us of the risks of outsourcing data storage to the cloud.
IBM TS7700 Replication – Is Your Data Safe? (Part 2 of 2)
This blog explores how IntelliMagic Vision can be used to monitor the health of the TS7700 replication process.
Does your Disaster Recovery Plan Meet its Objectives? Analyzing TS7700 Tape Replication (Part 1 of 2)
This blog is the first in a series of two blogs on the topic of Mainframe Virtual Tape Replication.
You Can’t Do Performance Analysis with SMI-S and Other Myths
This blog discusses the myth that SMI-S is not designed for performance management.
IBM TS7700 Performance – What to do if your Cache Hit Percent drops too low?
IntelliMagic Vision can help us look at various aspects of the TS7700 to determine what actions (if any) need to be taken.
Where art thou, Standards?
This blog discusses how standards enable more efficient IT management and help reduce tools and labor costs.
Do SSDs Make Storage Performance a Lost Art?
Although SSDs provide many benefits, IntelliMagic Vision can help find and eliminate performance risk in your storage environment.
Five Activities to Avoid If You Want to Be a Hero
Being consistently proactive with your storage performance and capacity management processes reduces the number of crises.
Storage Management Initiative (SMI) and the Block Services Performance (BSP) sub-profile: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Part 3 “The Ugly”
This blog focuses on the Block Services Performance (BSP) Sub-profile.