Mainframe Capacity Planning: A Comprehensive Guide

In recent years, many businesses have experienced unprecedented growth, leading to a surge in demand for their mainframe systems. This has made capacity planning more crucial than ever before. As more employees work remotely and online activity continues to increase, the demands on Mainframe systems have skyrocketed. Without effective capacity planning, businesses risk experiencing poor system performance, unexpected downtime, and lost revenue. By engaging in regular capacity planning activities, organizations can ensure that their Mainframe systems are equipped to handle current and future needs, optimize system performance, and meet the growing demands of the digital era. In this guide, we’ll … Read more

Unlocking Mainframe KPI Reporting with zWorkload Reporter and zGuard

Mainframe systems are a critical part of many large organizations’ IT infrastructure. They host some of the most critical applications, handle vast amounts of data, and process massive workloads. However, managing and optimizing these systems can be a challenge, especially when it comes to monitoring and reporting key performance indicators (KPIs). In this blog, we’ll discuss how these two tools can be used for Mainframe KPI reporting. zWorkload Reporter (zWR) is a cloud-based application that provides real-time and historical reporting on various KPIs across the mainframe environment. It is a managed service that provides over 700 reports for various categories, … Read more

How to Improve Mainframe Performance

A Guide to Optimizing Your Mainframe’s Overall Performance Most likely, your company still uses mainframes for mission-critical IT tasks, just like the vast majority of the Fortune 500. As a result of the shift to higher performance requirements across industries in the wake of the 2020 pandemic, businesses are looking for ways to optimize the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their mainframes. Users of mainframes have to work hard to keep up with the growing amount of data from distributed applications that depend on the transaction processing power of mainframes. In order to save money, businesses are constantly under pressure to … Read more