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Clogged Device Drain? Use Your Data Snake!

Have you ever run into high I/O response times that simply defy explanation and can’t find a reason why performance is degraded. It could be a classic “slow drain device” condition.

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SRM: The “Next” As-a-Service

IntelliMagic Vision is used as-a-Service for some of the world’s largest companies, and has been since 2013.

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Finding Root Cause of Performance Issues in IBM SVC Environments

Just a few bad LUNs in an SVC all flash storage pool have a profound effect on the I/O experience of the entire IBM Spectrum Virtualize (SVC) environment.

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Getting the Most out of zEDC Hardware Compression

z Enterprise Data Compression (zEDC) is an emerging z/OS technology that must be properly managed to get the most out of its benefits

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Game Changer for z/OS Transaction Reporting

Obtaining key metrics for CICS, DB2, and IMS transactions have historically required processing massive volumes of SMF 110 records.

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How to Prevent an “Epic” EMR System Outage

Application slowdowns in Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems or Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems can have serious consequences.

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The Circle of (Storage) Life

New storage technologies are quickly maturing and replacing legacy platforms. But will they be mature enough to meet your high availability, high performance IT infrastructure needs?

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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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