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The modern needs for performance and capacity management on IBM Z

The role of the performance analyst has been critical to ensure capital and operational costs are accurately managed and performance is optimized. The skills required are often learned over many years and are dependent on multiple, often homegrown, tooling. In the modern hybrid cloud world, the ability for a those responsible for performance management and capacity planning to understand and make informed decisions as workloads become interconnected and less predictable is essential. The session will cover the skills needed by the modern performance analyst and capacity planner on the IBM Z, including how the increased use of analytics and machine learning technologies help inform decision making and ensure the mainframe remains a key part of the enterprise architecture.

Bio
Chris Walker is a Senior Offering Manager with IBM. Over 20 years at IBM he has cover many roles and products across the Z portfolio, and currently responsible for multiple offerings within IBM’s Z AIOps covering performance analysis, capacity planning and cost management.

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