IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Benefits

IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS Benefits

IntelliMagic Vision is designed to protect and improve the health of your z/OS infrastructure, with specific focus areas such as disk, tape, replication, processors, channels, workload manager, coupling facility and FICON Directors. 

The table below describes some benefits and how IntelliMagic Vision achieves them:

Benefit  How
Maintain Continuous Availability The daily dashboard reveals hidden risks before they impact production, which prevents incidents that disrupt service levels and the availability of the Primary site.  
Manage Performance Capacity  IntelliMagic Vision understands throughput limits of the internal infrastructure components and reveals imbalances so that you can avoid degradation caused by approaching the limits. 
Resolve problems quickly Charts that show an issue have multiple drill down options to accelerate finding the root cause and fix the issue, as well as show which related entities may also be at risk.
Right-size hardware IntelliMagic Vision makes sure you have a safe margin and won't be surprised by a suddenly appearing bottleneck. The reports make it crystal clear when you need to rebalance or upgrade the hardware.
Map Logical to Physical It is important to know which physical and logical resources are related. IntelliMagic Vision provides full transparency to physical resources supporting the logical entities, such that root causes are easily found.
Automated Reporting IntelliMagic Vision is customizable to set up fully automated processing and reporting so that a chosen set of daily reports can automatically be emailed or placed on a shared location. It can also be configured to send messages to a distribution list when issues are detected.
Reduce Mainframe Software Costs Leverage this new intelligence about your z/OS systems and processor infrastructure to significantly reduce your annual mainframe software bill. IntelliMagic customers have used this intelligence to reduce Monthly License Charges (MLC) by millions of Dollars per year.
Manage (Hyper)PAV  The challenge with PAV is how to determine the appropriate number of aliases for your volumes. IntelliMagic Vision provides reporting and recommendations on the number of aliases for HyperPAV and Dynamic PAV.
Manage Asynchronous Copy Services Telecommunications bandwidth is extremely expensive and very important to size appropriately. Too much bandwidth is a drain on an organization's budget and too little bandwidth will leave asynchronous copy services impotent as a disaster recovery solution. Since upgrading bandwidth can take months it is very important to right size bandwidth requirements. IntelliMagic Vision computes the amount of bandwidth required for those devices that are part of the data mirroring configuration.