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How to Identify Performance Issues in EMC Vplex Environments

In this blog we examine a single use case where the director utilization and front-end write response times are higher than desired, and we will look at what server is driving the load.

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1-800-SVC-4EMC: Dell/EMC Vplex for IBM Guys

A look at the architectural and key performance metrics of EMC Vplex and how it differs from the IBM Spectrum Virtualize solution.

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Top Performance Strategies for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other Peak Periods

Learn about performance strategies to handle your peak periods, like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so that your infrastructure is able to deliver the required availability.

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How to Learn (Almost Anything) from RMF & SMF Data

Learn how to gain a vision for how rapidly you could leverage easy visibility into RMF and SMF data to expand your understanding of how the z/OS ecosystem operates.

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Determining the cause of high I/O latency on your InfiniBox system

So you got a shiny new InfiniBox® system, and after a few months of loading it with migrated workloads you start to see some increases in response time. How do you figure out the root cause?

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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).

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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.

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IntelliMagic at SHARE Pittsburgh

A look back at SHARE Pittsburgh with links to all of the presentations and sessions we hosted.

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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.

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