CMIT for SMS
The storage grows but the number of administrators not, so it is important to count with solutions that simplify the administration and analytics tasks that so much cost involve. Even the cost of hardware storage is going down, is not the same with its TCO because of management costs involve, so it is critical to pay attention to this point. You can estimate the impact on cost using our cost drivers analytic template.
The CMIT for Mainframe Storage approach is based on building a logical model of easy understand and to exploit the metrics that variables of this model perform. (the philosophy of the solution is to transform a problem in the following way: complicated -> complex -> less complex).
In this scenario is fundamental to count with an analytical solution that provides enough information and knowledge to understand how the storage is employed and which is the best technical and economic balance between infrastructure costs and business process needs. To acomplish this CMIT for Mainframe Storage has a lot of
reports that provide a holistic view of different storage aspects. The solution has information about Configuration and its changes through time, with the possibility to analyze the impact of configuration changes on the use. A tracking of configuration changes is a desirable feature because it is no natural today in the SMS environment and cover actual best practices as ITIL.
On the other side the Use reports give a good idea how the storage is being used and permits to infer changes that must be done on configuration to use the storage more efficiently, based on the strict needed life cycle.
Installation Profiles reports give an idea of the main characteristics of the installation and infer the appropriate decisions for the storage strategy.
In the end, you have the capacity to build your own new reports with the product or ask for them as a service.
Characteristics of the reports:
§ Detail knowledge of storage use and management definitions.
§ Capacity to make accounting using up to five levels of qualifiers (3 by default) .
§ Save historical information for trend and evolution analysis .
§ Parametric tables add value to information .
§ Capture frequency according to tracking needs (daily, weekly, monthly)
In all cases you have the capacity to drill-down the information to obtain a greater detail to understand with more precision the analysis point. Our solution cost is not linked to MIPs or MSUs, and not require expensive tools to support/analyze the data, because you can use a common Excel spreadsheet to access the information and deliver it to the different groups to take action; all this deploy in an unexpensive platform (wintel) leaving mainframe power to the business process and not to support activities.
El costo de nuestra solución no esta ligada a los MIPs o MSUs, y no requiere herramientas costosas para soportar/analizar los datos, dado que usted puede utilizar el popular Excel para acceder a la información y despachar esta a los diferentes grupos para tomar acción; todo esto corriendo sobre una plataforma económica (wintel), dejando la potencia del mainframe para los procesos de negocio y no para actividades de soporte.
We invite you a free trial of our solution.
Cost saving estimation: cost drivers
From the following links you can download the necessary JCLs for the trial
Full test (recommended): JCL_Full.txt
Control T: JCL_CTT.txt
Migrated and backuped HSM volumes: JCL_HSML2.txt
RMM: JCL_RMM.txt (in this case only one snapshot is not enough)
In all cases when you have the file from these jobs, it must be sent through a file transfer to ftp://sinapbit.serveftp.com (ask for user and password by e-mail )