Reduce Peak 4HRA and Software MLC Costs

ThruPut Manager manages workload demand to reduce capacity utilization, based on the 4HRA, when sub-capacity pricing is used with or without capping. More »

Automate z/OS Batch

ThruPut Manager balances workload arrival, importance, and resource availability. More »

Make the most of scarce resources

Because money doesn’t grow on trees, let us lower your MSU consumption and MLC costs. More »

Make Way for Mobile

As mobile applications take up more CPU at unpredictable times, let ThruPut Manager take low importance batch out of the equation and make room for your high priority workload. More »

Country Multiplex Pricing is here

Use ThruPut Manager automation to lower your MSU baseline today and find software license savings, with or without capping, when you move to CMP. More »

Automate production control

Manage z/OS execution according to your CA 7 schedule and due-out times, ensuring automated on-time completion with minimal intervention that frees you for other valuable tasks. More »

Our Customers

ThruPut Manager installations range from individual corporate datacenters to global outsourcing providers in the major industry sectors, including banking, insurance, and government. More »

 

Overinitiation: When more isn’t better

overinitiation

Even knowledgeable performance experts make the mistake of throwing more resources at work. If 10 buffers are good, 15 would be even better. If we have more batch work, throw initiators at it; it will get things moving faster. But it turns out that overinitiation is very similar to putting up more toll collectors on a bridge.

Who is your office valentine?

valentine

Technicians often steer careful paths at exhibit halls to avoid speaking with the eager vendor representatives at each booth. I get it. No one wants to deal with a hard sell. But most vendors aren’t trying to get you to buy something you’ll never use. That doesn’t pay off in the long run. The men and women designing and developing the code want to believe that what they do makes a difference. We’re in it together, trying to keep businesses running effectively and quickly, both as technicians and end users.

Step into the 21st century of IT

21st century of IT

In the 21st century, we’ve given up our tool belts, relished the tape robots that replaced running around hanging tapes, and enjoyed the ease of keying in parameters, code fixes, and more on a PC dedicated to our needs. So, perhaps, it’s time to give up things like hand-managing batch performance.

Sometimes, we stick with things because they’ve become habit. We know there is probably a better way to do them; but, we don’t want to fight the battle to get new software and face a learning curve.

Service Level Manager adds real value

Service Level Manager

Many ThruPut Manager users may not realize all the benefits they are getting from the base automation product, even before implementing Automated Capacity Management (ACM). We know that ThruPut Manager’s automation engine – Service Level Manager – can really speed up your batch workload.

In most cases, it can reduce your batch window. But it can also save you CPU cycles; and, anything you can do to put off an upgrade or reduce your MSU numbers means you’ve saved your company money. And that should be measured and reported.

Welcome to the mainframe renaissance!

mainframe renaissance

We’ve heard the mantra so often—‘Mainframes are dead’—and yet, despite the fact that most major corporations still rely on the mainframe, some people just don’t get it. The good news is that Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, leads a mainframe renaissance through product development and key acquisitions, like ThruPut Manager.

Dare to dream

A Mainframers Dream

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – For 2017, I have a dream that more women will see the value of an IT career and that companies will leap to hire them. While there may be discrimination in some places, companies can’t hire more women if fewer are choosing this path. Better jobs with a diverse set of colleagues will attract more people to a field that is only growing bigger and more critical to business.

LPAR sets – Saving your bacon without soft capping

LPAR sets - Saving your bacon

Companies are more cost-focused than ever before. While some industries have always had narrow margins, every company is looking for cost-savings wherever possible. Soft-capping can be scary, but you still need to save money. So what do you do? The solution is LPAR sets.