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zAcademy: The All-Flash datacenter – How come my I/O Response isn’t twice as fast

Many datacenters have adopted flash technology and are observing that their I/O response times are not dramatically different. Learn why.

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Understanding Physical Sequential Datasets

Oftentimes it is sufficient to analyze I/O performance without needing to understand the datasets. The SMF 42 records are useful to obtain a deeper understanding of the datasets and the applications that are using the storage.

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zAcademy: Lessons on Optimizing Processor Cache From z15 Upgrade Case Studies

Since it is likely that one-third to more than half of your total CPU cycles are spent waiting for data and instructions to be staged into level 1 processor cache, it is critical to understand and have visibility into this significant component of your CPU consumption.

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zAcademy: Boost the Value You Derive from CICS and Db2 SMF Data through a Modernized Approach

This session will present the benefits of modernizing how you understand and leverage SMF data for CICS and Db2 Performance analysis.

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zAcademy: Reining in HSM at the Storage Ranch

Learn best practices and recommendations to help you rein in and optimize your HSM demand.

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zAcademy: “What Am I Waiting For” - A Basic Performance Session For Anyone

John Baker teaches us some of the basic principles in z/OS performance that forces us to wait.

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Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) Filtering Capabilities & Benefits

The goal of analyzing Sub-Capacity Reporting Tool (SCRT) usage is to ultimately manage and reduce your MSU usage, and thus MLC costs.

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Avoid MLC Charges on Unintended Usage Data Using SMF 89 Records

The SMF 89 record type stores the CPU of each registered Sub-Capacity product over time. This is useful for avoiding MLC charges on unintended usage and much more.

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Getting to Know Your WebSphere for z/OS Workload

There are many areas of WebSphere that can leave even a seasoned z/OS performance specialist scratching their head. The SMF 120-9 records give us a great way to measure and understand our WebSphere workloads like never before.

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