IBM z15 Announcement Highlights and How to Take Advantage
The z15 (with a General Availability date of 9/23/2019) offers up to 190 CPU cores (vs. 170 on z14) and 40 TB of usable memory (vs. 32 on z14), in addition to processor cache and overall performance improvements.
Controlling MLC with Capping
‘Soft capping’ is a common technique to control software costs based on the R4HA. IBM offers two ‘flavors’: Defined Capacity (DC) and Group Capacity (GC).
MLC Pricing 101: Tailored Fit, Sub-capacity, and Capping
With the recent IBM announcement about Tailored Fit Pricing, it seems an opportune time to discuss the current pricing methods. In this first blog I’ll cover sub-capacity pricing.
IntelliMagic at SHARE Pittsburgh
A look back at SHARE Pittsburgh with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.
CPU – Just the Tip of the z/OS Iceberg
z/OS is now responsible for everything from online transactions, network traffic, replicated data, and so much more. The infrastructure to handle this complexity is no longer limited to ensuring CPU is going to be okay.
Understand IBM zERT (z/OS Encryption Readiness Technology) and Tracking Mainframe Network Traffic
As the mainframe assumes its role as the data hub in your network, it is important to make sure that the mainframe is well protected. Enter IBM zERT.
IntelliMagic Sessions at IDUG Charlotte 2019
After releasing our support for Db2 for z/OS earlier this year, we decided to sponsor the North American IDUG conference and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
Recapping IBM TechU Atlanta 2019
Infrastructure performance and capacity planning professionals gathered last week in Atlanta for another exciting IBM TechU event filled with great opportunities to meet and hear from enterprise IT professionals and industry leaders.
Introduction to Modern Db2 for z/OS Performance Monitoring
Getting visibility into key Db2 for z/OS areas is crucial to proactively prevent performance issues from occurring and quickly resolve issues that are already in effect.