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Syncsort: Time to Come out of the Silo – The Impact of New Technologies on Mainframe Capacity
September 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
The mainframe has traditionally adhered to its own set of procedures, processes and reporting as it was a mature discipline within an organization. That maturity has led to a silo mentality in many cases not considering the new technologies outside it’s purview. These new technologies are Cloud, Hyper-Convergence computing and Big Data.
Capacity Management for the mainframe, to be successful, needs to stretch out its arms and
embrace those new platforms. These new platforms are integral to the success of the enterprise and the bottom line. The disciplines developed for the mainframe can be used to assist in the maturing of other areas if everyone comes at it with an open mind. The skillsets needed by all Capacity Managers these days must become broad as there are few individuals to perform that function. The landscape is continually evolving within the enterprise and we need to embrace and contribute in all areas not focusing 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?
Charles W. Johnson
Sr. Solution Consultant
Charles Johnson has been in the Information Technology industry for over 30 years. This has included working at a number of Fortune 500 organizations in different business sectors, including insurance, financial, outsourcing and automotive. Charles has been involved in Performance and Capacity for throughout his career, both as a technician and manager. Charles is currently a Principal Consultant with Syncsort. Syncsort is a provider of enterprise software and the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions.