In many ways, the things that motivate mainframe teams to optimize subsystem placement are analogous to many of the reasons why people exercise and focus on a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise can make you stronger, more flexible, improve balance and stability, and do much more to help you achieve better overall health, which can enhance your … [Read more...]
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The mainframe is one of the most critical components in support of mission critical operations at most of the Fortune 1000 enterprises. For these companies, optimizing the throughput, stability and cost of the mainframe platform remain vitally important. These companies lead the global economy and anything less than optimal execution and … [Read more...]
As I settled into my transatlantic flight on Friday, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Brussels. This was my first IDUG conference as part of the BMC team and I was very impressed. The completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative … [Read more...]
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 … [Read more...]
Here are two things that enterprises can count on as they cope with the explosive growth of unstructured and structured data in the digital economy: It will be a struggle to manage the unrelenting growth of data flooding your mainframe systems. You’re going to need help. These two “certainties” are highlighted in a recent commissioned … [Read more...]
It’s hard to believe we’re already in November but it’s true, fall is upon us. If you are a DB2 user in EMEA, it can mean only one thing…IDUG is here. The annual IDUG DB2 Tech Conference is being held in Brussels on 13-17 November. BMC is proud to confirm our dedication to this event and to DB2 on z Systems as a Gold Sponsor this year. BMC has … [Read more...]
IT budgets are tight and the pressure is on to reduce mainframe costs, but where do you even begin? Since IBM® mainframe Monthly License Charge (MLC) software costs can represent more than 30% of a typical mainframe budget, anything you can do to reduce those costs – while still meeting the demands of digital business – can make a huge difference. … [Read more...]
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 system will not allow … [Read more...]
Enterprises are getting flooded with data on the mainframe and organizations that aren’t prepared are getting soaked. Data volume is exploding, objects are getting bigger, and even planned downtime is unacceptable and costly if you can’t meet business demands for availability and performance. This perfect storm of data flooding is also happening at … [Read more...]
The amount of data in digital systems worldwide is doubling every two years and, according to the Digital Universe Study from IDC, will reach 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020. To put that growth into perspective, an article in Forbes reported that “more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire history of the human race.” Old … [Read more...]