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The Future of Network Availability Monitoring
Network availability monitoring has always been an integral part of the network management function for the enterprise and network service provider, answering the obvious but vital question: “Is my network infrastructure available and delivering the connectivity required by my customers?”

URL: http://servicemanagement360.com/future-of-network-availability-monitoring/ 

NFV: What does it take to be agile? Transforming operations for the digital ecosystem
This primer sets a clear vision of what the digital world requires when it comes to hybrid and virtualized operations, specifically outlining how to transform from a traditional SysOps/NetOps approach to an agile DevOps approach in order to quickly introduce new services. We explain why agility is key in developing services from concept to market that take advantage of virtualization, and we look at the organizational impacts moving toward a DevOps model will have.

URL: https://www.tmforum.org/resources/research-and-analysis/nfv-what-does-it-take-to-be-agiledevops-transformation-framework-for-the-digital-ecosystem/#

Make the most of your WebSphere, storage and other IT investments with Operations Analytics
Majority of large customers in the world have IBM Middleware software or have CAMSS (Cloud-Analytics-Mobile-Social-Security) products based on it, and you are a user of it in some way or another. While these IBM Middleware products are the best in their own regard, now you can do even more with them by leveraging the vast amount of valuable operations data they produce. With over terabytes of events, alarms, metrics, logs etc. produced in IT operations data every day, this quickly becomes a Big Data problem to solve!

URL: http://servicemanagement360.com/author/omkar-n/

Website: Join the ITOA Developers Community!
Abstract: Extend the power of your IT Operations Analytics solutions. Share, discuss and gain expertise with other analytics professionals in the ITOA Developers Community. 

URL:  https://developer.ibm.com/itoa/
Kaiser Permanente discusses finding errors & streamlining development with IBM APM
Paul Holguín, Solutions Consultant for Kaiser Permanente, tells how he was able to use IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Monitoring tools to identify programming errors resulting in a streamlined development environment. 

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MndR1gDsRww

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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