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IT Operational Analytics and Hadoop
Both log and predictive analytics must operate smoothly on a real time basis. So IT organizations have a growing need for a system that can cater to this demand – the ability to handle a high volume of real time streaming data, and to facilitate analytics operations.
Most people associate Hadoop with older analytical systems like big data or a data lake, but a growing number of organizations are now using Hadoop for operational analytics as well. The expanded role for Hadoop has been enabled by enhancements specifically designed to accommodate the operational system requirements for high availability and high transactional performance, as well as for solid security and mission-critical data protection.  With the ability to handle the needs of IT operational analytics while offering a better price/performance choice, Hadoop is becoming the choice of data store for IT operational analytic systems as well: http://servicemanagement360.com/it-operational-analytics-and-hadoop/

Best Operations Analytics for IBM Middleware – Try it with IBM DB2!
Enter the realm of IT Operations Analytics where the IT staff can find views and insights, with alerts, on the health of the underlying data base and storage systems using the normal operations data generated by middleware solutions.
Take for example IBM DB2, where messages from application and user interactions with the database are stored in the rolling db2diag log. Applying IBM's Operations Analytics - Log Analysis, along with its focused DB2 Insight Pack, provides administrators with dashboards and the analytical views for noticing increases in troubling messages.

Read more:http://servicemanagement360.com/best-operations-analytics-ibm-middleware-try-ibm-db2/

What’s new for IBM Workload Automation and the Cloud
IT environments are defined by hundreds of mixed platforms running different applications. At the same time, clients are demanding the simplicity to run all of those business processes through a central hub. Today, IT plays an integral part of every business process and decision, and it is often the driver for organizational success.
If an operating system's built-in scheduling tools can no longer handle a busy workflow, a sophisticated and reliable workload scheduler is here to help: http://servicemanagement360.com/whats-new-for-ibm-workload-automation-and-the-cloud/

Unlock the power of your IT data to drive innovation
In IT operations, the monitored IT data is the essential ingredient to help us understand how our environments are behaving, and we continue to be overwhelmed by that data, both in terms of volume, velocity and variety. Gaining insights into how our environments are behaving, theorizing about how they may be made to behave, and confirming that they behave as we intended following changes we might make, are all critical stages as we travel along the path to improvements and innovations in those environments: http://servicemanagement360.com/unlock-the-power-of-your-it-data-to-drive-innovation/

Kaiser Permanente succeeds with IBM APM to provide the premium care that it’s built a reputation upon.
It’s not often you think about Application Performance Management as being a matter of life or death, but the stakes are high when it comes to patient-centric, technology-powered healthcare at Kaiser Permanente. Paul Holguin, Technology Consultant Specialist with Kaiser, describes the facility’s IT landscape of systems to be mission critical: Without them, the Kaiser cannot provide the premium care that it’s built a reputation upon. A range of issues and concerns convinced Paul to look to IBM for help: http://servicemanagement360.com/client-spotlight-kaiser-permanente-succeeds-with-ibm-apm/

Why Analytics are Critical To IT Operations
If you are not adopting analytics, or at least considering it, now, you are already starting to fall behind.  To go a little  further, analytics are set to become so critical to the successful management of your IT systems that if you don't adopt them,  then you run the very real risk of losing the ability to control those environments: http://servicemanagement360.com/why-analytics-are-critical-to-it-operations/

Managing Today's Complex IT Environments Proactively
When IT Operations Analytics is applied to your IT environment, analytics can learn the “normal” behavior of your environment and give you early warning when something begins to deviate.   This can greatly reduce the number of static thresholds that you have to set and maintain.  This is certainly of great benefit for single metrics as in our example above, but it gets even more powerful when you start to consider the relationships of multiple metrics: http://servicemanagement360.com/managing-complex-it-environments/


IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure Proof of Technology / Workshops

Are you interested to learn more about Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure solutions? Complimentary Proof of Technology or Workshops are available, many providing hands-on exercises on live environments.


Explore and exercise the newly enhanced 3270 user interface for OMEGAMON products in a live System z environment. You will gain 1st hand experience with a live environment test drive of the latest OMEGAMON v5.x.x solutions

Install & Configure Using ParmGen

Learn how to configure new install environments using ParmGen or how to convert from ICAT to ParmGen and retain your current customizations. The workshop will illustrate how easy and intuitive ParmGen is to use.

Customizing the Enhanced 3270 User Interface

Gain 1st hand experience on a live environment and learn how to easily customize the new enhanced 3270 user interface to obtain maximum value and usability. Labs include creating new or modifying existing workspaces, adding navigation and zoom options, and more.

Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Explore and exercise the new Tivoli Workload Scheduler v8.6 features & the more advanced features of this solution in a live System z environment. Whether you are an administrator or an end user, you will gain 1st hand experience with a live environment test drive

ITCAM for Transactions

Explore and exercise ITCAM for Transactions on a live Windows, Linux and System z environment. Whether you are an administrator or an end user, you will gain 1st hand experience with a live environment test drive of the latest ITCAM for Transactions.

IT Financial Management

A half-day session that will demonstrate how to better manage your IT environment with IBM's Software Asset, Usage and Accounting and IT Financial Management capabilities. Learn how to go "mining for maintenance” dollars in your own organization. Learn how to reduce costs and decrease risks based on improving overall software management, including how-to information on usage tracking, as well as accounting and audit management.

Cloud Ready on ‘z’

Experience the ease of deploying Linux guests (servers) using our Cloud Ready solution. This PoT is live environment hosted on our Austin based EC12 demo system. You will experience using a self-service user interface which increases business productivity and enables users to manage their own cloud environments and experience how we can monitor newly created servers without any administrative setup and how we can manage user requests through a service catalog.

Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager

Explore, exercise, and experience the robust and automated application mapping and discovery of Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager on a live System z environment. The hands-on labs will allow customers to navigate the TADDM Data Management Portal, explore zSeries computer systems, business applications, hardware and software components. You gain a clear understanding of how to manage and monitor your infrastructure end-to-end using TADDM.

IBM Automation Control for z/OS

Explore and exercise this new z/OS automation solution in a live IBM System z® environment. Whether you are an automation administrator or and end user, you can gain 1st hand experience via a hands-on test drive. Labs include designing and building an automation policy, navigating and operating IAC for z/OS, and automatically recovering a failed systems.

For more details or to arrange a PoT / Workshop, Contact –

Joe Means at jameans@us.ibm.com / 770-510-6712

Nick Wiggins at ndwiggin@us.ibm.com / 303-328-1681

Lih Wang at lihwang@us.ibm.com / 630-605-1181

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