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 »

 

Tag Archives: John Baker

SHARE San Jose 2017: Why go to conferences?

SHARE San Jose 2017

It’s a hassle to convince your manager to send you to an onsite conference. When coupled with the ‘fun’ of making travel arrangements, getting there and then returning with a week of work left undone, it makes one wonder—why do I need to go to conferences at all? But… You miss a lot when you aren’t there in person.

Where’s my bottleneck now? Staying ahead of your 4HRA (webinar)

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Following a hockey puck can be challenging. It moves really fast and it’s not always obvious what the next player is going to do. Wayne Gretzky famously said: “Skate to where the puck is going; not where it’s been”. The same analogy can be applied in most sports: football quarterbacks throw to where the receiver is going to be; not where they are. Your monthly 4-Hour Rolling Average (and resulting MLC) is also a moving target.

By now, many shops are using soft caps and/or taking advantage of special pricing offerings from IBM such as Mobile and zNALC. These are excellent ideas — but, as all performance and capacity professionals know, reducing one 4HRA bottleneck only creates another.

Staying in tune: Practical considerations of key performance areas (webinar)

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A properly tuned and conducted orchestra can produce amazing sounds. One out-of-tune instrument can ruin the whole performance. Your mainframe is no different. A well architected and tuned system can support thousands of users and applications with sub-second response. But it only takes one small parameter or threshold to be exceeded and the whole system feels like it’s grinding to a halt.

There is no shortage of available metrics to provide detailed insight into system performance. The problem is sorting through them all and recognizing what’s important. Utilization, for example, comes in many forms. Hiperdispatch can make or break performance, and processor cache… well, a faster CPU won’t help you with a cache miss. This session will discuss these and other key performance areas to watch, what to look for, what to ignore, and what… well, as they say – it depends.

SHARE Webinar – Staying in Tune: Practical considerations of key performance areas

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There is no shortage of available metrics to provide detailed insight into system performance. The problem is sorting through them all and recognizing what’s important. Utilization, for example, comes in many forms. Hiperdispatch can make or break performance, and processor cache… well, a faster CPU won’t help you with a cache miss. This session will discuss these and other key performance areas to watch, what to look for, what to ignore, and what… well, as they say – it depends.

Smart networking that makes an imPACt!

networking at CMG imPACt

Are you planning to attend CMG imPACt 2016, the premiere event for capacity and performance professionals? Conference attendees know that their most important task is to fill their schedule with all the great content offered. But there’s an equally valuable service you can exploit at the conference, and it will have an even greater impact on your career and future. Yes, we’re talking networking.

When I’m not tuning systems and keeping the ‘sucker running, I’m…

John Baker

A guest post by Denise P. Kalm – You’ve probably met John Baker, mainframe guru at MVS Solutions. He speaks regularly at SHARE and CMG (and probably a few places I didn’t know about). His smiling face greets you at the MVS Solutions booth. But what you may not know is that he is passionate about volunteering for CMG – Computer Measurement Group.

With the General Chair overseeing the logistics, John is responsible for ensuring that CMG continues to provide quality mainframe content, in addition to the other tracks. Since mainframes are only a part of what CMG covers, John must work diligently to find the kinds of papers people really want to hear. Because of his wide network, he can draw on some of the ‘mainframe stars’ to help out.

SHAREing is Caring: Plan for Atlanta

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Attending SHARE Atlanta 2016? While building your schedule, there’s three sessions you’ll want to add. You’ll especially benefit if you have an interest in capacity planning or performance. John Baker, industry expert, is offering three great talks you’ll really love. As a long-time customer and more recently a technical vendor specialist, John knows the challenges you face and will offer concrete solutions to some difficult problems.