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Focus on Storage
business changes tend not to be fully reflected in data-retention policies, so over the years, things happen; their HSM environments develop glitches, HSM policies get out of whack and ICF catalogs can become corrupted.” “This is where doing an HSM health check can show customers some pretty immediate returns,” Teter says. See “Free HSM Health Checks” (page 49) for more. The Tivoli storage-management solution for z/OS can help you better utilize CPUs, DASD, tapes, hardware and media as well as shared-hardware resources across System z and distributed environments. Regular DFSMShsm environment audits are fast, consume few resources and can pinpoint problems that impede normal migrations, prevent backups from occurring, and can cause bloating and inefficiency in key control data sets. What-if analysis in the solution allows you to see the effects of actions before committing. In addition, the solution can help reduce the cost of off-line storage by helping you increase efficiencies in sharing tape hardware and media across sysplexes.

Maintaining the Right Skills
Many customers are also worried about the amount and skill level of available human resources for managing their System z storage environments. Over the years, IT processes have evolved to depend on proprietary scripts, utilities and other custom-built tools. Problem resolution often depends on the memories of experts with many years of experience. Teter says, “The people who typically handle ICF catalogs or DFSMShsm environments tend not to be the new-hires right out of college. They’re usually seasoned experts with many years of experience, they can be in short supply and they’re hard to replace.” The Tivoli storage-management solution for z/OS may help overcome this issue by automating previously manual, high-skilled tasks and capturing expert knowledge within the TEP. “One of the strengths of the IBM solution is that it really makes it a lot easier to use and learn,” Teter says. The z solution provides at-a-glance monitoring and diagnostics, as well as automation of repetitive manual tasks in preplanned responses to common issues. Filtering and reporting capabilities make it easy to differentiate the less-important events from the urgent ones. Consistent tools and interfaces speed learning for new users and make it easier to quickly adapt to new issues. TEP delivers a single-pane-of-glass view for real-time updates and better collaborat ion, and enables teams to view the storage environment at a glance, or to drill down and link seamlessly across products to reduce problem-resolution times from days to hours. The solution provides easy access to storage-related information across the IT organization, helping

A Product Line That Really Produces
The Tivoli* storage-management solution for z/OS* includes the following products:
«Ã IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON* XE for Storage on z/OS—Monitors and manages performance and availability of z/OS storage I/O subsystem, including channels, control units, DASD, data sets and tape devices for optimal use and provides daily storage-administration functions. «Ã IBM Tivoli Advanced Audit for DFSMShsm and IBM Tivoli Advanced Reporting for DFSMShsm—Provides comprehensive audits and repairs, and ensures integrity of the DFSMShsm environment while quickly correcting errors. «Ã IBM Tivoli Advanced Catalog Management for z/OS—Protects a catalog’s complex structural integrity, alerts for potential errors and reduces recovery time. «Ã IBM Tivoli Advanced Backup and Recovery for z/OS—Identifies critical application data–including what hasn’t been backed up–and delivers reliable and accurate data backup and recovery. «Ã IBM Tivoli Advanced Allocation Management for z/OS—Provides comprehensive, centralized storage-allocation management with user-friendly rules-based definition. «Ã IBM Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS—Offers flexible copying options for migrating a single data set or an entire library to speed copying processes, maximize resources, and facilitate compliance and disaster recovery. «Ã IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS—Addresses tapedevice availability, providing automatic, unattended sharing of tape resources across multiple images or sysplexes. «Ã IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON DE for z/OS—Shows information from many tools in one location, from multiple Tivoli Enterprise Portal-enabled products. Related IBM storage solutions also include the IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON* product family, IBM Tivoli Storage Manager and IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center. More information about any of these products can be found online (ibm.com/tivoli/storage).

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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010
Editor's Desk: Planned to a 'T"
Dashboard: Beef Up Your Passwords
Data Display: Cost of Security Breaches
IT Today: IBM Partnership Offers Cost-Effective BI Solutions
Trends: IBM's Eagle Studies Provide a Clear View of True Technology Costs Both Internal and External Communications
Insider: Six Computing Strategies for a Recovering Economy
Case Study: The Office of the CIO with the State of Nebraska Improved Data-Handling Issues with Smarter and Faster Data-Storage Tools
Harnes the Information Expansion: Discover the Hidden Value in your Business Data with System z
Green with Envy: Syracuse University's New Data Center is One to Covet
Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage-Management Solutions Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency
Developer: A Guide to Processing XML Documents Stored in Files and DB2
Solutions
Advertisers' Index
Stop Run: IBM's Plant-A-Tree Initiative Grows in Italy
Reference Point
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Editor's Desk: Planned to a 'T"
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Dashboard: Beef Up Your Passwords
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Data Display: Cost of Security Breaches
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - IT Today: IBM Partnership Offers Cost-Effective BI Solutions
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Trends: IBM's Eagle Studies Provide a Clear View of True Technology Costs Both Internal and External Communications
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Insider: Six Computing Strategies for a Recovering Economy
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Case Study: The Office of the CIO with the State of Nebraska Improved Data-Handling Issues with Smarter and Faster Data-Storage Tools
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Harnes the Information Expansion: Discover the Hidden Value in your Business Data with System z
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Green with Envy: Syracuse University's New Data Center is One to Covet
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Focus on Storage: Tivoli Storage-Management Solutions Reduce Costs and Improve Efficiency
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Developer: A Guide to Processing XML Documents Stored in Files and DB2
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Solutions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Advertisers' Index
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Stop Run: IBM's Plant-A-Tree Initiative Grows in Italy
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - May/June 2010 - Reference Point
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