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Compressing Wisely with IBM Spectrum Virtualize

Data compression in an IBM SVC Spectrum Virtualize environment may help regain capacity, but hidden performance problems can occur if compressible workloads are not first identified.

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What Good is a zEDC Card?

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS is a wonderful tool to review zEDC activity and there are likely two reports of great interest, The PCIe Card Utilization, and Compression Ratios.

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How’s Your Flash Doing?

Since most storage management algorithms optimize their enterprise storage automatically, you may not have the time or tools to quantify how your Flash is performing.

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Flash Performance in High-End Storage

As the price per gigabyte of flash storage is rapidly decreasing, experts predict that flash will soon be the dominant medium in high-end storage.

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Beat the Annual MLC Software Price Increase

MLC costs already consume the largest chunk of many sites mainframe budgets. Here's how you can beat the MLC price increase.

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Which Workloads Should I Migrate to the Cloud?

The cloud provides an economic model for computing that may work well for some workloads by reducing costs and having end users pay for what they use.

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5 Reasons Why All-Flash Arrays Won’t Magically Solve All Your Problems

It may feel like all-flash systems will solve all your performance issues, but the complexity of the entire infrastructure ensures that there are still plenty of problems to run into.

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Mainframe Capacity “Through the Looking Glass”

When processor cache is optimized, mainframe processors remain productive by actively executing instructions rather than unproductively burning cycles.

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Achieving Significant Software Cost Reduction on the IBM z13

Software cost optimization initiatives such as lowering RNI help reduce both MIPS and the cost of IBM Monthly Licensing Charge (MLC) software.

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