Performance and Capacity Insights for your Outsourced z/OS Mainframe

Performance and Capacity Insights for your Outsourced z/OS Mainframe

 

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Outsourcing of z/OS mainframes is not uncommon, and many businesses consider it a cost-saving alternative to hosting mainframe operations in-house. While results will vary per-site, before outsourcing the mainframe operations, careful consideration must be made to the possible risks.

IntelliMagic partners, Cheryl Watson of Watson & Walker and Charles Hinkle of Edge Solutions and Consulting join us in this CMG-hosted webinar to explore the most common issues across hundreds of outsourced mainframe sites we’ve worked with related to application infrastructure, and business operations.

Learn best practices for handling an outsourced z/OS mainframe situation whether you are already outsourced, considering it, or already in negotiations.

Topics include:

  • Common application infrastructure and business-related issues in outsourced mainframe situations
  • MLC pricing and optimization in the context of outsourcing
  • How to handle outsourcing negotiations to ensure a best-case scenario for your business
  • Best practices before outsourcing, during negotiations, and for already outsourced businesses
  • and more

Need Support Related to Outsourced Mainframes?

For outsourcers who need an all-in-one solution managing multiple sites, sites who are concerned about the potential risks of outsourcing, or those who have already been outsourced and need third-party validation for agreed-upon service levels, IntelliMagic can help. We have extensive experience helping outsourced mainframe sites and outsourcers optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve cohesion and trust for both parties.

Supported Areas in IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Systems

Monthly License Charges (MLC)

Tune your processor configuration to increase the MIPS you get out of your mainframe hardware.

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Coupling Facility

Configure Coupling Facilities for optimal availability and proactively identify hidden health and performance risks

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Db2

See Buffer Pool imbalances and proactively identify upcoming risks to your Db2 health and performance

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CICS Transactions

Save time looking for problems and profile CICS transaction data and see transaction response time

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zEDC Cards

Ensure sufficient capacity and consistent performance for IBM zEDC availability.

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TCP/IP

Monitor the health of your TCP/IP and analyze traffic from different perspectives.

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Other Supported Environments

z/OS Disk and Replication

Early warning system that automatically identifies I/O issues in the making in your disk storage system and replication architecture.
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z/OS Virtual Tape

Performance and availability management for Virtual and Physical Tape, with specific support for IBM TS7700 and Oracle VSM tape solutions.
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SAN Storage and Fabric

IntelliMagic Vision collects performance and configuration information on the VMware, fabric and storage systems to provide a complete and end-to-end picture.
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