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costs-including support personnel-must be contained.
So, while today's monitoring
tools can provide reams of data,
the expertise may not be readily
available to run the tools, interpret their results and relay them
to business managers. Worse,
the data IT gets from monitoring
tools is sometimes raw. It may
not be able to help them with
their biggest concerns: IT costs
and transparency into their own
infrastructure.

Moving Forward
The world-and types of data
in it-is changing. To address
these business challenges, new
analytics-based tools will replace
current monitoring solutions. IT
reporting can't consist of a barrage
of data in visual form; IT experts
can no longer interpret the data
without some assistance from algorithms designed for that purpose.
Industry analysts think IT
operations analytics (ITOA)
technologies are primarily used to
discover complex patterns in high
volumes of IT data, providing visibility not generally found using
traditional tools. The operational
data explosion (i.e., big data) has
sparked an increased demand for
ITOA systems. The IT operations
market is projected to grow from
2016 to 2022, at a compound
annual growth rate of 38.7 percent during the forecast period
(prn.to/2qWEEsA).
IT must make its big data readily available to take full advantage
of today's ITOA tools. This isn't
a problem, because mainframe
systems have over 100,000 points
of measurement and networked
servers more than 2,000 each.
In addition, IT organizations are
already collecting this information. ITOA tools will access this
information, in some cases, add to
it, and run advanced algorithms
against it. They present this infor-

mation using built-in business
intelligence reporting capabilities.
The best ITOA tools deliver
information via the cloud, meaning they stay off monitored systems and have no detrimental performance impact on IT systems.
Not only do they deliver improved
information in more easily viewed
and understood ways, but often
they provide explanations for
less-experienced personnel and
suggest possible solutions. These
tools deliver on how to best save
on costs, prevent outages and
help achieve optimum IT operational efficiency.

New Solutions
After listening to clients and realizing the need, IBM and a handful
of mainframe and distributed
systems ISVs are providing some
new solutions: analytics for IT
managers and business managers.
These new ITOA tools process
IT data using smart algorithms-
sometimes combining technical
and business data-to provide new
transparency and control for IT
and business managers over their
own IT infrastructures. Costs are
contained by increasing productivity through data-driven insight,
process automation and the seamless expansion of resources when
and where needed.
Mainframe-specific ITOA tools
help managers understand the
operational efficiency of their
processing environments. Operational data is securely transferred
to cloud-based repositories where
analytics engines can resolve patterns to determine immediate and
potential problem areas and identify improvement possibilities.
This insight is automatically
generated and presented via a
modern web or mobile GUI for
immediate cost-saving and/
or performance improvement
action. Examples include isolating areas of high usage (e.g.,

millions of service units and CPU)
for implementing CICS* threadsafety, workload transfers to
zIIP processors, improved buffer
management or even in-memory
technology implementations.
Multiplatform ITOA tools
provide improved transparency,
which helps operational staff
and DevOps teams better understand cost drivers and identify
areas for mainframe optimization
and server rightsizing potential.
Increased transparency can make
cost savings a much easier job in
both the corporate and outsourced
data center environments. Think
of savings that can be made on
over-provisioned servers in a
20,000-server data center, or on
moving low-priority mainframe
workloads away from high-priority
workload processing periods.
Modern ITOA can also make a
difference in corporate departmental charge-back accounting,
obliging departments within a
company to be more accountable
for their IT consumption. This
can change the perception of IT
from a budgetary black hole into a
window on business efficiency.

Stay Competitive
Today's ITOA tools are ushering in
a new era in both IT and business
management. Data center costs
will be contained by increasing IT
productivity through data-driven
insight and process automation,
minimizing risk while maximizing
existing data center infrastructure.
IT organizations will be able
to forecast system issues and
address them before they cause
problems. The new tools will
deliver information that's useful
to all stakeholders, enabling
business and IT department managers to make informed decisions
quickly. Most importantly, modern
ITOA can deliver competitive
advantage to the business through
IT operational excellence.
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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Learning About Cognitive Capabilities
Partner PoV: A Clear Picture: IT operational analytics tools can provide a view of management data
Trends: The Connected Mainframe: Java on z Systems delivers portability, security and other benefits
Currents: Keeping Out Risks: Secure Service Containers are a virtual appliance framework for sensitive workloads
IT Today: Protecting Your Crown Jewels: IBM Guardium updates help organizations reduce risk and demonstrate compliance
Feature: Accounting for the Future: Bankwest modernizes its mainframe integration environment with a RESTful API framework and Java
Cover Story: Modeling Machine Learning: Cognitive on IBM z gives clients the tools to make better, faster decisions
Feature: A Thoughtful Pairing: Keeping IBM Machine Learning z/OS next to the data on the mainframe enhances analytics
HotTECH Products
TECH Showcase: Plan for Protection: Five points to consider when preparing for backup and recovery
Hot Topics: Optimized for the Enterprise: IBM Machine Learning for z/OS is supported by Acache Spark
Solutions: JES2MAIL/JES2FTP V5.1, CASI Software; ReACT V5.0, Advanced Software Product Group Inc.; FDR/UPSTREAM Web Portal V2.0.00, INNOVATION Data Processing
Stop Run: Traveling Through Time: IBM archivist assists 'Hidden Figures' movie production with authentic artifacts
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2017 Mainframe Solutions Edition
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Editor's Desk: Learning About Cognitive Capabilities
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Partner PoV: A Clear Picture: IT operational analytics tools can provide a view of management data
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Trends: The Connected Mainframe: Java on z Systems delivers portability, security and other benefits
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Currents: Keeping Out Risks: Secure Service Containers are a virtual appliance framework for sensitive workloads
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - IT Today: Protecting Your Crown Jewels: IBM Guardium updates help organizations reduce risk and demonstrate compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Feature: Accounting for the Future: Bankwest modernizes its mainframe integration environment with a RESTful API framework and Java
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Cover Story: Modeling Machine Learning: Cognitive on IBM z gives clients the tools to make better, faster decisions
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Feature: A Thoughtful Pairing: Keeping IBM Machine Learning z/OS next to the data on the mainframe enhances analytics
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 31
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 35
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - HotTECH Products
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - TECH Showcase: Plan for Protection: Five points to consider when preparing for backup and recovery
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 42
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 46
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Hot Topics: Optimized for the Enterprise: IBM Machine Learning for z/OS is supported by Acache Spark
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 49
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 50
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 51
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 52
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 53
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Solutions: JES2MAIL/JES2FTP V5.1, CASI Software; ReACT V5.0, Advanced Software Product Group Inc.; FDR/UPSTREAM Web Portal V2.0.00, INNOVATION Data Processing
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - 55
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Stop Run: Traveling Through Time: IBM archivist assists 'Hidden Figures' movie production with authentic artifacts
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - July/August 2017 - Cover4
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