2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE4

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AVAILABILITY.
PERFORMANCE.
PRODUCTIVITY.
TALENT.
RESULTS.
GTSG.
After 30 years supporting the
mainframe, GTSG understands that
everyone reading this article felt the
pressure for at least one of these
today.
Mainframe is our heritage; core of our
culture, one of the things we do best.

PERFORMANCE.

PRODUCTIVITY.

When clients ask us to look at
performance, we see primarily CPU,
with I/O and memory as a secondary
concern - usually in that order.
Performance Management focuses
on reducing the use of a resource:

Everyone has skills challenges.
We look at which skills are more
effectively provided from a pool utilizing
a fractional resource model. We
match the time requirement to the
environment: you get what you need,
and more when you need it.

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Minimize CPU consumption
Minimize I/O
Maximize memory usage for I/O
avoidance

It's always a balancing act. We look
to eliminate consumption. Latent
demand needs to be reckoned with.
Latent demand sucks up all available
cycles... you have to measure

AVAILABILITY.
There are seven times as many CICS
transactions as iTunes downloads,
Instagram photos, Tweets, Facebook
likes, YouTube viewings, and Google
searches combined. There has never
been a greater need to keep the
mainframe available. Yet budget is at
a premium, "throwing hardware" at a
perceived capacity problem is no
longer a solution, and mainframe
teams are vulnerable to the "sneak
attack:"
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SLAs are increasingly missed
Help desk lines ring more often
Availability is questioned- is it
"available" if it doesn't meet the
needs of the business?

Sometimes, seasonal pressures put
a spotlight on smaller non-seasonal
issues.
We take a consultative approach
to understanding your problem,
whether it is MIPS reduction, batch
elongation, or workload management.

GLOBAL
TECHNOLOGY
SOLUTIONS
GROUP
on a change-by-change basis - so
that you know you reduced resource
consumption.

GTSG provides an environment for
mainframe SMEs where skills are
valued, and their needs for growth,
ongoing education and affinity are met.

TALENT TO MAKE IT
HAPPEN.
Our clients typically want us to
function as part of the technical
support organization; part of the
client's team. We're bring a level of
flexibility that comes from our scale
and our ongoing commitment to the
platform.
"Tenacious, focused and
determined. Easy to work with,
relentless and deep. They will
not ever let anything get in the
way." Major Automobile
Manufacturer

The mainframe is here for the
foreseeable future...
GTSG has supported the mainframe
for nearly 30 years, and will
do so for the next 30 years - and
beyond.

No matter what you do, it is rare that
the top line utilization bar moves in
the in the early days of an effort.

Engine reductions of
20-40% are achievable
from a comprehensive
engagement.

GTSG Can Help You.
CALL US:
877. 467.9885

mainframe@gtsg.com


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition

Editor's Letter
Application Development
Business Intelligence/Analytics
Communications and Connectivity
Database
Education
HA/DR Backup
Linux on z Systems
Performance
Security
Services/Consulting
Software Vertical Markets
Systems Management
Tools and Utilities
Web Development
Market Changes Increase Demand for Nimble Developers
Business Continuity Depends on Backup and Recovery Plans
IBM z14 Features Accelerate Performance
Pervasive Encryption Keeps all Data Secure
z/OS Tools Spot Systems Management Issues
CM First Group: Application Development
Compuware Corporation: Application Development
21st Century Software: HA/DR Backup
Key Resources Inc.: Security
Product Index
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover1
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover2
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE3
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE4
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Editor's Letter
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE6
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE7
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE8
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CT1
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CT2
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE9
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Market Changes Increase Demand for Nimble Developers
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - CM First Group: Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Compuware Corporation: Application Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE14
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE15
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Communications and Connectivity
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Database
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Education
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Business Continuity Depends on Backup and Recovery Plans
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - 21st Century Software: HA/DR Backup
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - HA/DR Backup
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE22
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Performance
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - IBM z14 Features Accelerate Performance
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE25
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE26
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Pervasive Encryption Keeps all Data Secure
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Key Resources Inc.: Security
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Security
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE30
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE31
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE32
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE33
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE34
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE35
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Software Vertical Markets
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - z/OS Tools Spot Systems Management Issues
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Systems Management
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE39
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE40
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE41
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Tools and Utilities
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Web Development
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - Product Index
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE45
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SE46
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover3
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition - SECover4
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