What Will Happen to Your MICS or MXG Legacy When You Retire?
z/OS infrastructure performance experts are retiring in growing numbers. When that golden day of retirement arrives for you, what will happen to that SAS and MXG or MICS reporting toolset that you spent decades developing?
Best Practices for Managing your SAN Performance (Part 2: Reactive)
As a SAN administrator your job is to provide applications with access to fast and reliable SAN storage. Here are some best practices to ensure these goals are achieved.
z/OS Performance Monitoring and more at SHARE Phoenix
A look back at SHARE Phoenix with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.
Best Practices for Managing your SAN Performance (Part 1: Proactive)
Over the years I have learned the hard way that spending a little bit of time proactively assessing the health of the SAN environment is worth a thousand hours of reactive problem management.
AIOps on z/OS: Six Practical Use Cases
As the complexity of Information Technology has accelerated, one reaction has been to apply machine intelligence solutions (AIOps) to IT operations and performance management. Here are six use cases.
z/OS Performance Availability and Cost Optimization Best Practices
Why is ensuring application availability and cost optimization on z/OS so difficult? The problem isn’t a lack of data. The challenge is in creating insights from RMF & SMF.
Don’t Let RPO Knock Your SOX Off!
Proving that you maintain control of your recovery point objective (RPO) is key for SOX compliance if you use asynchronous replication to protect your data.
Is Your Car or Mainframe Better at Warning You?
Early warning can help avoid problems before they occur or impact production, and help fix a minor issue before it gets worse.
AIOps, Mainframe Monitoring, MLC Optimization, Oh My: Hot Mainframe Topics of 2018
As 2018 nears its close, I wanted to reflect on the world of RMF/SMF performance analysis and provide an ode to the topics that resonated most within the industry.