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Measuring z/OS Performance for Mainframe Rookies
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Speakers: Scott Chapman, Director of Software Design and Development, EPS

Are you new to the mainframe and need to understand the performance of your z/OS systems? Have you seen some basic z/OS performance measurements but don’t understand the source of those measurements? Or maybe you’ve seen some measurements that don’t sound like measurements that you’re familiar with on other platforms?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, come to this session wherein Scott Chapman will lead you through some of the more important z/OS performance metrics and explain where they come from and why they’re important.

This webcast is sponsored by EPS and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Building Mainframe Data Pipelines to Feed Enterprise-wide Applications
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Speakers: Art Tolsma, CEO, Luminex; Jeff Bean, Partner Solutions Architect, Confluent; Derek Wilson, Digital Solutions Engineer, Hitachi Vantara

Data-driven organizations need low-friction, highly available and fast access to mainframe data as input for distributed applications, microservices and other business processes. Yet, access to this data has historically meant overcoming multiple obstacles, leading to project delays, cost overruns and compromises in speed, security and flexibility.

Confluent and Luminex will discuss how to use Apache Kafka and Mainframe Data Integration (MDI) to build efficient, highly available and agile mainframe data pipelines with an event streaming platform that can be made available to unlimited applications - without the struggles or compromises of the past. Hitachi Vantara will demonstrate how Pentaho enables enterprises to leverage these secure, high-speed event streams for better operational insights and business operations.

Data analysts, enterprise architects, application developers and anyone else who provides or relies on access to mainframe data can benefit from this modern approach to mainframe data integration.

This webcast is sponsored by Luminex and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Parallel Sysplex Turns 25!: A Retrospective and Lessons Learned
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Speaker: Peter Enrico, President, Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the announcement and availability of Parallel Sysplex and Data Sharing. During its development, IBM staked the future of the mainframe in this technology. Let's celebrate with a retrospective by looking back at the evolution of this enterprise computing game changing technology. The more senior attendees will listen nostalgically. Newer performance professionals will gain insights to the evolution and maturity of Parallel Sysplex and Data Sharing.

This is going to be a great 25 year review and will be full of insights.

This webcast is sponsored by Enterprise Performance Strategies, Inc. and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

AIOps for Smarter CICS and Db2 SMF Performance Analysis
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Speakers: Todd Havekost, Senior z/OS Performance Consultant and Brent Phillips, Managing Director; IntelliMagic

This webinar will present the benefits of modernizing how you understand and leverage SMF data for CICS and Db2 Performance analysis. Instead of being overwhelmed by massive volumes of CICS and Db2 SMF data and combing through countless static reports, discover how interactive analysis using an intuitive GUI interface with context-sensitive drilldowns can elevate your effectiveness to an entirely new level. And learn how rated health assessments of more than 100 metrics visualized in easy-to-use dashboards can help you identify potential performance and availability issues before they impact production.

IntelliMagic will also show how:

  • Other z/OS metrics (data sets, service classes, coupling facility) can supplement detailed CICS & Db2 specific data
  • To identify current and pending CICS & Db2 health issues
  • To analyze Db2 and CICS Transaction response time profiles

This webcast is sponsored by IntelliMagic and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Think Again... Mainframe Innovation is on the Move Again!
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Speakers: Ken Steinhardt, Field CTO, Debbie Miller, Software Engineer; Infinidat

Your incumbent vendors have forgotten you, except when it’s time to send you a new invoice. You’ve been paying more for the same storage, without any new innovation. To save money, you’ve even migrated your massive data store to secondary media, such as virtual tape. And now, you feel like you’re being forced onto expensive new media that doesn’t necessarily benefit your applications.

Time to think – again, because mainframe innovation is finally on the move. Attend Infinidat's webinar to learn about a new solution that will provide you with superior performance and the flexibility to handle modern workloads without forgetting about your existing applications. At the same time, you’ll benefit from significantly improved ease-of-use, integration with your applications, and the ability to consolidate your older frames into a single floor tile — all with the industry’s lowest TCO.

This webcast is sponsored by Infinidat and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Revolutionary Improvement for Security and Compliance of IBM Mainframes
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Speaker: Al Saurette, Security Thought Leader, Brandon Saurette, Security Researcher; MainTegrity, Inc.

Breach Detected: Respond in a Heartbeat

FACT: Breaches happen, even on the mainframe... When they do, you'd better be ready and you'd better be right. An IBM report says it takes 69 days to respond to a breach. See how FIM+, the only File Integrity Monitor for mainframes, prepares you to react with precision, in minutes... not days.

Step One: Confirm the Alarm is real
There are too many false alarms. Confirm it’s a real threat by comparing to a trusted level.

Step Two: Know What Changed
Instream compare tells you what line or character changed. Know why it changed and what services were impacted? Traditional tools don’t have these answers. But FIM+ does. FIM+ finds all changes and selects just the relevant SMF access records. Now you know who did it and you can react correctly.

Step Three: Know What to Restore
The FIM+ restore assistant determines all compromised components and which versions to restore. Then FIM+ proves all modules were fixed correctly and you are back in business. FIM+ gives you the answers in a heartbeat letting you take back control as fast as possible.

This webcast is sponsored by MainTegrity and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Top Performance Strategies for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Other Peak Periods
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Speakers: Brent Phillips, Managing Director and Jerry Street, Senior Technical Consultant, IntelliMagic

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the two highest transaction days for many mainframe sites, while other peak periods may happen throughout the year. However, even if you know when your biggest peaks are coming, it’s difficult to know if your infrastructure can deliver the required availability. You need an automated way to derive valuable and accurate intelligence about availability risks, so that you can show the performance and capacity teams what’s most important in all the RMF (or CMF) and SMF data for the end-to-end infrastructure. IntelliMagic will discuss design requirements for this kind of solution and demonstrate it with real-world examples.

Attendees will also:

  • Learn how new algorithms quantify risk in the z/OS infrastructure to ensure better availability in peak periods (such as Black Friday)
  • See how intelligent navigation through the RMF/SMF data and flexible views accelerate problem resolution times
  • Identify infrastructure performance and trends by applications that are using shared z/OS infrastructure resources

This webcast is sponsored by IntelliMagic and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Automatically and Dynamically Move Your Mainframe Workloads to Mainframe Clouds
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Speaker: Jeanne Glass, CEO and Vince Re, CTO; VirtualZ Computing

zWaaS® IBM Z Workload as a Service to reduce software license fees. Learn how to:

  • Dynamically redirect batch and less data-intensive products to the cloud
  • Redirect eligible products in an automated, incremental, controllable way
  • License mainframe products in a SaaS model

Are you paying too much for your IBM Z COBOL, C++ and other compilers, File- AID, ChangeMan and batch-oriented products? With VirtualZ, easily consolidate licenses in your data center or in mainframe clouds for a savings of 50% or more. 

Join VirtualZ Computing to learn how to automatically select a granular unit of mainframe workload—based upon a policy or rule set—and dynamically redirect to a private, public or hybrid cloud. Use cloud resources to execute z/OS* workloads to reduce software license fees.

This webcast is sponsored by VirtualZ Computing and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

WLM Turns 25!: A Retrospective and Lessons Learned
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Speaker: Peter Enrico, President, Enterprise Performance Strategies 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the announcement and availability of WLM. Let's celebrate with a retrospective of why this feature of MVS was a game changer in the world of computer performance management. What were the motivating factors, evolution of WLM, and lessons learned?

This presentation will be given by Peter Enrico, who was an original member of the WLM algorithms design and development team. The more senior attendees will listen nostalgically. Newer performance professionals will gain insights to the evolution and maturity of WLM. Useful recommendations will be provided.

This is going to be a great 25-year review and will be full of recommendations and insights.

This webcast is sponsored by Enterprise Performance Strategies and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Forget the Art of the Possible: This is the Art of the Certain
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Speakers: Ed Airey, Senior Solutions Marketing Strategist; Barbara Ballard, Product Marketing Manager; Donovan Deakin, Product Manager; Que Mangus, Product Marketing Manager; Micro Focus 

Secure, certain, trusted and timeless. The smartest ideas never go out of fashion, and support today’s digital demands. When you need to ensure your most critical business systems remain operational, cutting edge, and water-tight, you need the most trust of platforms and the leader in modernization. Ahead of SHARE Pittsburgh in August and an exciting anniversary, Micro Focus’ webinar outlines its latest innovations in mainframe application delivery and security. 

This webcast is sponsored by Micro Focus and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Discover How Orchestration Helps Best-in-Class Enterprises Reduce Time-to-Value
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Speaker: Jeff Cherrington, VP Product Management, ASG Technologies

Are you falling behind competitors in time-to-value with your multi-stack environment? Discover how you can streamline and improve the management of your multi-stack processes – from mainframe to cloud – by applying orchestration across all the necessary stacks and operating from a unified view and control panel.

ASG Technologies recently launched ASG-Enterprise Orchestrator™, allowing enterprises to gain competitive advantage by automating end-to-end value generating processes across all technology stacks and software packages with less effort, more visibility, and higher success rates.

During this webinar, we answer your critical business process orchestration questions, including:

  • Why is business process orchestration important?
  • How are these processes currently managed, and what are the risks?
  • How to manage critical business processes to reduce errors, risk and most importantly, time-to-value

This webcast is sponsored by ASG Technologies and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Enterprise-wide Encryption with SDS E-Business Server®: New FIPS 140-2 Module Release and Other High
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Speaker: Gary Bortner, Q/A and Support Technician, SDS 

With its versatile APIs and adherence to the OpenPGP Standard, SDS E-Business Server can be used and integrated throughout the enterprise. Plus, the FIPS 140-2 validated SDS Cryptographic Module is available in SDS E-Business Server for AIX, Linux, and Windows. Whether your organization requires FIPS compliance or not, SDS E-Business Server provides a secure encryption method that has stood the test of time and is embedded within hundreds of organizations' critical IT infrastructure.

Encrypt email, file transfers, archives, desktops, and more. Here’s the agenda:

  • High-level look at PGP encryption and SDS E-Business Server.
  • Explore the common uses of SDS E-Business Server and how recent enhancements will benefit organizations.
  • New features and enhancements that have been made to E-Business Server for AIX, Linux, and Windows. An exciting piece of news is that this will be the first release of SDS E-Business Server that can make use of the FIPS 140-2 validated SDS Cryptography Module on AIX, Linux, and Windows. This module supports Elliptic Curve, KAS, AES, Triple DES, DSA, RSA, HMAC and SHA-2, and is an option for E-Business Server 9.1+ on AIX, Linux, and Windows.
  • SDS E-Business Server for z/OS has also had several significant enhancements recently and these will be covered as well.

This webcast is sponsored by SDS and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

An Insider's Thoughts on Managing MLC Software Costs and Opportunities
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Speaker: John Baker, Senior Technical Consultant, Intellimagic

Sub-capacity pricing has created an entire sub-industry, dedicated to explaining it, auditing it, & controlling it. As complex as it is, sub-cap remains fairer than paying based on installed capacity. Sub-cap allows you to pay for what you use. If only it were so simple.

How does your MSU usage really affect your bill? What about across LPARs or CECs? What about where, and/or how much you utilize various software products? What about the various flavors of caps? And, of course, what's the deal with all these new options that IBM is providing: Mobile, Container, & Country Multiplex Pricing?

John Baker has spent more of his career listening to vendors than representing them, & in this webinar he will shed some light on the many options available for managing MLC software costs & their various pros & cons.

Objectives:

  • Learn how MSU usage really affects your bill
  • Learn how MSU usage affects your bill across LPARs or CECs
  • Learn about where, and/or how much to utilize various software products
  • Learn about the various flavors of MLC capping
  • Learn about all the new options that IBM is providing: Mobile, Container, & Country Multiplex Pricing 
Business Digital Transformation vs. Mainframe Applications – A Practical Approach
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This presentation will provide a practical approach for businesses to integrate mainframe applications within their digital transformation plan, allowing businesses to capitalize on opportunities now without undergoing costly, major overhauls. Agile solutions will be suggested to rapidly modernize the mainframe access infrastructure, terminal emulation, user interfaces, and the integration of mainframe and web applications through interactive bidirectional API-based services.

Best Practices in 2019 for z/OS Application Infrastructure Availability
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Speakers: Morgan Oats, Marketing Manager, and Jerry Street, Senior Technical Consultant, IntelliMagic

2018 was a watershed year for how RMF (or CMF) and SMF data is used by mainframe performance and capacity teams. 2019 will solidify this momentum.

Mainframe transaction volumes continue to grow for most sites, and continuous availability of the infrastructure to deliver required service levels is more important than ever in today’s 24 x 7 economy. Yet, the number of deep z/OS infrastructure performance experts continues to shrink due to the performance and capacity skills gap at the same time that the size and complexity of the z/OS environment is increasing.

Fortunately, the maturity of white-box analytics (as well as the more common black-box analytics) not only compensates for the discrepancy between the requirements of the job and the time of the experts, but it also creates capabilities not previously possible.

This webinar will discuss these topics as well as best practices for ensuring efficient application availability from the z/OS infrastructure with a focus on:

  • Powerful human analyst augmentation for new and expert staff
  • Continuous analysis and risk rating of metric values
  • Automatic identification of performance risks and problems
  • Automatic identification of cost optimization opportunities
  • Intelligent navigation and assistance in root cause discovery
  • Fewer SLA violations, faster problem resolution 

This webcast is sponsored by IntelliMagic and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Revisiting WLM Options for the Modern Mainframe
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WLM was introduced in the early 1990s and most sites implemented goal mode in the late 90s or early 2000s. A lot has changed since then. New WLM features have been introduced. Options and features are enabled (or not) either when defining a new policy or when a new feature becomes available but then never reviewed for applicability in the face of significant changes in the hardware and software environment.

Just like regularly reviewing your goals, revisiting your WLM options periodically is a good thing as well. Join Scott Chapman of “EPS”, creators of Pivotor®, in this session as he reviews the WLM options and shows how one long-standing recommendation is now perhaps skewing results in a counter-productive fashion.

Featured Speaker: Scott Chapman, Director of Software Design and Development, Enterprise Performance Strategies

Scott Chapman has over two decades of experience in the IBM mainframe environment. Much of this experience has focused on performance, from both the application and systems perspective. He's written COBOL application code and Assembler system exit code. His mainframe responsibilities have spanned application development, performance tuning, capacity planning, software cost management, system tuning, sysplex configuration, WLM configuration, and most other facets of keeping a mainframe environment running effectively. Scott has spoken extensively at user group meetings and was honored to receive the Computer Measurement Group's 2009 Mullen award, and also co-authored CMG's 2012 best paper. He has also received SHARE’s Best Session Award.

This webinar is sponsored by Enterprise Performance Strategies and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members

Let’s Build Your MSU Optimization Plan!
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70% of the corporate data resides on the mainframe. The environment is mission critical, but access to easy-to-understand metrics and insight is a challenge. Without acting now, you will continue to manage this “Black Box” in a reactive mode.

You want to know:

  • What is running on my mainframe?
  • What is the resource impact of each program or application?
  • How much will I save by optimizing MSU?

Featured Speakers:

Craig Hilburn, Technical Account Manager, RSD

Craig has over 30 years in Mainframe IT Technical and Managerial leadership roles. Areas of experience and expertise are focused in Information and Data Management from concept to implementation. Specialties include enterprise output and print management, records management, compliance, and legal discovery and hold processes. Currently working with RSD as a Technical Account Manager, the focus of his career has been with Fortune 500 organizations.

Mark Perillo, Technical Account Manager, RSD

Mark is a Technical Account Manager at RSD, with the goal to build better and stronger business relationships with customers by providing a superior product with superior support.

Mark previously worked at IBM, providing technical sales support for z Systems Modernization. He also worked at IBM Global Services, supporting many automation and support initiatives primarily for The Hartford account at IBM. Mark spent most of his professional career at The Hartford Financial Services Group, as an application developer, systems programmer and support specialist in many areas of the company, focusing on z/VM and z/OS solutions and integrating evolving technologies into the corporate infrastructure.

This webinar is sponsored by RSD and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members

Mainframe Security Compliance: Untangling the Mess
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Speakers: Stu Henderson, Mainframe Security Expert, Founder of the Henderson Group 

Compliance confusion isn’t uncommon at many z/OS shops and we’d like to simplify some of these regulations and make sense of the never-ending alphabet soup of regulatory acronyms that everyone is dealing with in one way or another. 

Mainframe security expert Stu Henderson will be providing a base of compliance knowledge along with information to help you make the most of your compliance efforts. 

Finally, action items along with some mainframe solutions that may help your compliance conundrum will be presented. 

This webcast is sponsored by Software Diversified Services and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Peeling the Onion Tutorial: Exploring Viable Means to Perform Secure Mainframe File Transfers
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Speakers: Colin van der Ross, Senior Systems Engineer, and Tim Full, Manager of Tech Services, Software Diversified Services (SDS)

There are significant differences between the methods that can perform mainframe file transfers. Understand each method’s pros and cons and when a given solution can become a security liability.

Let’s peel back the layers of the secure FTP onion!

What are the solution layers they will focus on?

  • FTP
  • FTPS (FTP over SSL)
  • FTP over SSH Tunnel
  • SFTP (Secure FTP)
  • FTP to SFTP
  • FTP using PGP

Why should you join SDS for their updated "Peeling the Onion" tutorial? It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:

  1. Your most important and sensitive data is likely housed on your mainframe.
  2. Securing that data during transfer isn’t guaranteed and is a crucial compliance mandate with massive potential costs.
  3. Using the file transfer method(s) that work best for your organization will ensure security compliance and drastically reduce your risk exposure.

This webcast is sponsored by SDS and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.

Measuring z/OS Performance for Mainframe Rookies

Speakers: Scott Chapman, Director of Software Design and Development, EPS

Are you new to the mainframe and need to understand the performance of your z/OS systems? Have you seen some basic z/OS performance measurements but don’t understand the source of those measurements? Or maybe you’ve seen some measurements that don’t sound like measurements that you’re familiar with on other platforms?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions, come to this session wherein Scott Chapman will lead you through some of the more important z/OS performance metrics and explain where they come from and why they’re important.

This webcast is sponsored by EPS and does not necessarily represent the view of SHARE and/or SHARE members.