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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.

Best Practices in 2019 for z/OS Application Infrastructure Availability

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.