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Mainframe Capacity Management – Time to come out of the silo


Presentation

The mainframe has traditionally adhered to its own set of procedures, processes, and reporting, as it was a mature discipline within an organization. That has often led to a silo mentality; in many cases, new technologies were not considered in its purview.  These new technologies include Cloud, Hyper-Convergence computing, and Big Data.

Capacity management for the mainframe, to be successful, needs to stretch out its arms and embrace these new platforms:  they are integral to the success of the enterprise.  The disciplines developed for the mainframe can be used to assist in the maturing of these other areas if everyone comes at it with an open mind. 

The skillsets needed by Capacity Managers these days must broaden as there are few individuals to perform that function.  The landscape is continually evolving within the enterprise and we need to embrace and contribute to all areas, and not focus on just our discipline.

Our session will discuss:
• The good aspects of mainframe Capacity Management
• The bad aspects needing resolution
• New architectures affecting the mainframe
• The changing organization
• How does Capacity Management evolve over the new few years?
• How does mainframe Capacity Management fit into the new world?

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Stream: zCMPA
Room: Woodcote
Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Attachments

Mainframe Capacity Management Time to come out of the silo-syncsort.v4.pdf

Speakers


  • Nick Varley at Metron
  • Nick Varley Chief Services Officer. Nick has over 2 decades of history in Systems Programming on mainframes, followed by over 15 years of capacity management experience. Nick was previously the National Capacity Management specialist for Capgemini and has also worked as Technical Support Manager for GE Corporate Computer Services European Data Center. Nick’s responsibilities cover Customer services, Consulting and internal information technology.


    Email: nick.varley@metron-athene.com

  • Nick Varley at Metron
  • Nick Varley Chief Services Officer. Nick has over 2 decades of history in Systems Programming on mainframes, followed by over 15 years of capacity management experience. Nick was previously the National Capacity Management specialist for Capgemini and has also worked as Technical Support Manager for GE Corporate Computer Services European Data Center. Nick’s responsibilities cover Customer services, Consulting and internal information technology.


    Email: nick.varley@metron-athene.com

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