Jay Lipovich – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:23:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png Jay Lipovich – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 How Ready Are Mainframers for the Coming Perfect Storm? https://www.bmc.com/blogs/how-ready-are-mainframers-for-the-coming-perfect-storm/ Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:44 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12814 In an August 15, 2018 IBM Systems Webinar, attendees learned about the “perfect storm” looming for mainframe capacity planning. After hearing about the looming threats, they were asked how ready they felt their organizations were to weather the coming storm. Here are the responses: (66 of the attendees participated in the poll): 80% of respondents […]]]> How You Might Mitigate Undesirable Container Pricing Consequences https://www.bmc.com/blogs/how-you-might-mitigate-undesirable-container-pricing-consequences/ Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:55 +0000 http://www.bmc.com:80/blogs/?p=12547 In my previous blog, “Is Container Pricing the Answer to Mainframe Cost Containment?” I listed four potential consequences of adopting IBM® container pricing models for the mainframe. As a reminder, they are: You may have a higher cost commitment upon entering a container model than you need to. You may be postponing costs to a […]]]> Is Container Pricing the Answer to Mainframe Cost Containment? https://www.bmc.com/blogs/is-container-pricing-the-answer-to-mainframe-cost-containment/ Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:00:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com:80/blogs/?p=12573 It was confidently predicted that the last IBM® mainframe would be unplugged – twenty years ago! Hasn’t happened. Not likely to happen. Mainframes are powerhouses of highly responsive transaction processing and massive data handling – two foundational capabilities for companies who are relying on digital engagement to grow their businesses. But..there is always a “but”. […]]]> Capping challenged on your mainframe? Why BMC MainView customers have it easy https://www.bmc.com/blogs/capping-challenged-mainframe-bmc-mainview-customers-easy/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:46:45 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9927 What do hundreds of mainframe sites who use BMC MainView systems management have that makes capping effective and efficient?  The answer is – MainView itself. While the old adage goes “familiarity breeds contempt,” familiarity more often breeds comfort.  Familiarity – whether in IT systems management or in personal relationships – delivers striking benefits, including the […]]]> Five Myths of Mainframe Capping https://www.bmc.com/blogs/five-myths-mainframe-capping/ Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:29:27 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9895 The mainframe operating system provides a mechanism that IT can use to limit the amount of resources that workloads use, and limit exposure to excessive IBM Monthly License Charge (MLC) costs. Defined Capacity, or capping, can be set at specific levels by IT, but the consequence is that when work reaches the cap, the operating […]]]> Jiving with Java 4: Java™ is in the House and Playing Nice https://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-4-java-house-playing-nice/ Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:59:21 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9866 As discussed in Jiving with Java 1, 2 and 3, Java offers agility and faster time to market while lowering mainframe costs. IT need to evolve their monitoring practices and tools to include Java on z. Without integrated monitoring that includes Java Environments, it is only a matter of time before Java applications will cause […]]]> Jiving with Java™ 3: Full Disclosure! https://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-3-full-disclosure/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 01:01:25 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9808 In two previous blogs I examined the state of Java on the mainframe and explored some of the reasons organizations are adopting Java on z.  This blog drills into the challenges IT faces managing Java on the mainframe infrastructure. Conflict between Systems Management and Java Operation To understand the potential impact of Java, let’s begin […]]]> Jiving with Java 2: BFF Java and the Mainframe https://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-2-bff-java-mainframe/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:35:41 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9783 The BMC 2016 Annual Mainframe Research of over 1200 mainframe professionals revealed that fifty percent of respondents are running Java on the mainframe in production, and two-thirds of those running Java indicated its use has grown over the past two years (read my previous blog). So what is driving organizations to turn to a “modern” […]]]> Jiving with Java 1: IT Says Java on z is on the Rise https://www.bmc.com/blogs/jiving-java-1-says-java-z-rise/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:44:46 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9740 The perennial refrain of “the mainframe is dead” couldn’t be further from the truth, as confirmed by the BMC 2016 Annual Mainframe Research of over 1200 mainframe professionals.  Approximately 90% of respondents said the mainframe is a viable platform for the future (have said so for the last 11 years).  In fact, Java on z […]]]> Is Your Organization a Digital Enterprise? Take the Test https://www.bmc.com/blogs/organization-digital-enterprise-take-test/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:23:55 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=9580 In a recent seminar on mainframe systems management, attendees were asked if they worked for a digital enterprise.  Almost no one raised their hand.  Attendees worked for some of the most traditional industries – banks, insurance, telecoms, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and government – and all used mainframes as a key part of their IT operation. […]]]>