28 January 2019

IntelliMagic, the worldwide leader in ITOA solutions for Availability Intelligence, announced the return of John Baker to the IntelliMagic team to use his extensive z/OS performance expertise in assisting customers operate more efficiently and modernize their data analysis and infrastructure performance.

IntelliMagic has expanded its expert services team to assist customers in modernizing and optimizing their z/OS mainframe infrastructure performance to eliminate application availability issues. The latest addition to the services team is the return of renowned z/OS systems consultant John Baker as a Senior Consultant.

“Mainframe skills are decreasing at the same time as the need for such skills is greater than ever,” says John. “Traditional tools are cumbersome and only useful to those with deep expertise. IntelliMagic has modernized this cumbersome process and made deep, actionable, infrastructure performance insights across multiple areas accessible to users at any experience level. IntelliMagic Vision is the most powerful and versatile toolset on the market today.”

John has been working with mainframes for over 25 years, both as a customer and consultant with a primary focus on system and application performance and is a frequent and much-appreciated speaker at industry events like SHARE, CMG, GSE, and IBM conferences. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) and currently volunteers with the MVS Performance Project (MVSP) at SHARE.

“I have been fortunate throughout my career to work with some of the brightest minds in IT. I have also been fortunate to collaborate with some of the most dedicated and caring people in the business. The people and software at IntelliMagic combine to personify both of these traits – to a degree that I have never seen – from the CEO down to admin staff. It is an absolute privilege to be counted among their peers.”

John previously worked with IntelliMagic from 2007 – 2013 as a senior consultant for IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Disk and is excited to return and bring his world-class expertise to IntelliMagic’s customers and newest modules which have since expanded to include z/OS Systems, CICS, Db2, and Virtual Tape.

John will be at SHARE Phoenix in March to present the following technical sessions:

For more information on IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS click here.

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