Optimizing Mainframe Efficiency in Wholesale Distribution: A Comprehensive Use Case

Industry: Wholesale Distribution of Office, Technical, and Janitorial Supplies Business Importance: Wholesale distributors rely extensively on mainframe systems to manage expansive supply chains. For multi-billion-dollar companies, the efficiency of these systems is critical to maintaining service level agreements (SLAs) and achieving operational excellence. Customer Challenge During unforeseen global events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, one notable distributor experienced a dramatic surge in demand that tested the limits of their mainframe systems. This strain affected their SLAs and jeopardized overall system stability. The primary challenges included: Solution Our zWorkload Reporter (zWR) and expert zOptimization Services provided a comprehensive approach to address … Read more

zWorkload Reporter vs. Pivotor

Managing mainframe environments efficiently requires powerful and precise tools that offer not only monitoring but also actionable insights. SVA Software’s zWorkload Reporter (zWR) and Pivotor are two sophisticated solutions that promise to enhance mainframe operations. This post provides an in-depth comparison of these tools, emphasizing how zWR, coupled with SVA’s exceptional zServices, delivers unparalleled value and optimization to your mainframe systems. zWorkload Reporter by SVA Software zWorkload Reporter (zWR) stands out with its comprehensive and customizable reporting capabilities that allow IT professionals to not only monitor but also predict system behaviors on z/OS environments. This tool simplifies the complexity associated … Read more

zWorkload Reporter vs. IntelliMagic Vision for z/OS

Mainframe management remains a critical component of enterprise infrastructure, demanding robust and intelligent software solutions. SVA Software’s zWorkload Reporter (zWR) and IntelliMagic’s (IBM) Vision for z/OS are two leading tools that help organizations optimize and manage their mainframe resources effectively. In this comparison, we’ll dive deep into both solutions, highlighting how zWR’s unique features and SVA’s expert zServices team add distinctive value that can transform your mainframe operations. zWorkload Reporter by SVA Software zWorkload Reporter (zWR) stands out with its comprehensive and customizable reporting capabilities that allow IT professionals to not only monitor but also predict system behaviors on z/OS … Read more

Transforming Mainframe Challenges into Success: The FNTS Story

Transforming Mainframe Challenges into Success with FNTS In the rapidly evolving world of managed IT services, staying ahead of technology’s demands is crucial. At SVA Software, we pride ourselves on turning complex mainframe challenges into success stories. Our journey with FNTS, a leading hybrid cloud service provider specializing in Mainframe-as-a-Service (MFaaS) for IBM Z, showcases our commitment to excellence and innovation. Understanding the Challenge FNTS was at a pivotal juncture. They had just onboarded a large MFaaS client experiencing explosive growth in their customer base. This growth, while a positive indicator of success, brought with it a series of challenges … Read more

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