John McKenny – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs BMC Software Wed, 21 Nov 2018 14:45:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blogs.bmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/bmc_favicon-300x300-150x150.png John McKenny – BMC Blogs https://www.bmc.com/blogs 32 32 Shaping the Future of Mainframe Management https://www.bmc.com/blogs/shaping-the-future-of-mainframe-management/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:17 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12944 Our vision to give today’s infrastructure teams a clear, concise view of mainframe operations, automate and simplify data maintenance, and secure business-critical data is simple. We align our vision with four high-level themes: Customer Experience, Security and Compliance, Analytics and Automation, and Cost Efficiency. With that in mind, I wanted to update you on the […]]]> Announcing a New Strategic Partnership between BMC and CorreLog – Breaking the Mold for Mainframe Security https://www.bmc.com/blogs/correlog-strategic-partnership/ Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:27:53 +0000 https://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12637 How many of us have thought, “We just passed a compliance audit so everything must be secure,” or “the mainframe can’t be breached, it’s unhackable.” Or, “I’m not worried because event logs would show any security issue or threat of intrusion immediately”? These are just a few examples of the false sense of security that […]]]> Moving the Needle on Mainframe Innovation https://www.bmc.com/blogs/moving-the-needle-on-mainframe-innovation/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:57 +0000 http://www.bmc.com:80/blogs/?p=12592 BMC’s mainframe teams are continuously innovating, and we have again delivered more in the last 90 days to help clients address the changing dynamics of modern digital business. Through our many conversations with clients we learn more every day about your business needs, what the technical requirements are, and what capabilities will help you the […]]]> BMC Revs the Mainframe Innovation Engine https://www.bmc.com/blogs/bmc-revs-the-mainframe-innovation-engine/ Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:42 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12233 The challenges facing a modern digital business can be numerous. From ensuring the security of your data to providing the best possible availability and performance, you have many goals to balance. You need innovative technology that keeps pace with the challenges, helps you address issues, and enables you to thrive. BMC has such a long-standing […]]]> Blue Skies Ahead For Clients Considering The Leap To Cloud On Z https://www.bmc.com/blogs/blue-skies-ahead-for-clients-considering-the-leap-to-cloud-on-z/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:38 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=12119 Cloud use is widespread in most IT organizations today. AWS, Google, Microsoft and other companies offer options for hosting and running x86 environments but these providers don’t have options for clients running workloads on IBM’s z/OS® operating system or mainframe platform. If your organization is exploring ways to achieve cloud benefits in your mainframe environment, […]]]> 7 Wonders of the World—7 Colors of the Rainbow—7 IBM Z Champions https://www.bmc.com/blogs/7-wonders-of-the-world-7-colors-of-the-rainbow-7-ibm-z-champions/ Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:15 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11832 Huge congratulations are in order to the IBM Champions Class of 2018. The IBM Champion Program is an external advocacy group of over 500 exceptional contributors from all over the world, and seven of the 2018 IBM Champions are from BMC Software. The IBM Champions represent the best of the best and use their expertise […]]]> 5 Mainframe Myths Busted https://www.bmc.com/blogs/five-mainframes-myths-busted/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:07 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11389 Mainframes and millennials—is that an oxymoron? It doesn’t seem like they are suited for each other but that’s just one of the myths we’ve uncovered in our latest research. I’m sure by now you’ve heard it all – the mainframe is from another era, and won’t be around for long; the mainframe is managed by […]]]> IBM just issued another MLC price increase. We have a mitigation plan. Do you? https://www.bmc.com/blogs/ibm-just-issued-another-mlc-price-increase-we-have-a-mitigation-plan-do-you/ Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:53:42 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=11102 At BMC, we were not surprised to see another 4% MLC price increase from IBM, which takes effect in January. Granted, BMC is an IBM Business Partner, but IBM MLC costs are a significant portion of our mainframe budget, just like every other mainframe customer. We’re not happy about it, so we have a plan […]]]> Mainframe Cost Control: Why It’s Time to Take a Fresh Look https://www.bmc.com/blogs/mainframe-cost-control-time-take-fresh-look/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:35:15 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10896 Enterprise IT departments are being challenged with the seemingly impossible – meet the bigger, faster, always available demands of digital business; innovate faster; AND cut costs—all without risking performance and availability. This is certainly no easy feat – but very possible with the right strategy. In the rush to do more with less, many IT […]]]> Why It’s Time to Re-think Mainframe Performance Management https://www.bmc.com/blogs/time-re-think-mainframe-performance-management/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:52:24 +0000 http://www.bmc.com/blogs/?p=10697 The mainframe is arguably the most cost-effective platform for the bigger, faster, always available demands of digital business. Yet despite its central role at large enterprises, many IT leaders are disinvesting in mainframe performance management. This is in part because the extraordinary performance and efficiency of the platform has lulled them into believing they don’t […]]]>