Mainframe Consumption: How to Manage Workload Volatility, Cost and Growth

Presented by

Peter Rutten, Research Director, IDC & Craig Hilburn, Senior Engineer, Rocket Software

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In the era of hybrid-cloud, with everything connected and constantly changing workload patterns (influenced by consumer behavior), it’s challenging to track, analyze and manage tools, processes, and teams. This disruption has wreaked havoc on the “science” of the rolling four-hour average (RFHA) to keep peaks down, requiring you to consider a different approach to understand the raw cost of different workloads and the costs associated with the business. While predicting demand for IT services in such an unpredictable landscape can be a major budgeting challenge, when you only optimize for costs, you may be missing opportunities for innovation, as well as overlooking ways to better support revenue-generating workloads. Only by gaining full visibility and contextual understanding of mainframe consumption can you add significant value to your organization’s bottom line in areas of z/OS portfolio management, business case analysis, chargebacks, service costing and benchmarking. Listen to IDC research director, Peter Rutten as he discusses the crux of the mainframe existential crisis – consumption transparency. He’ll be joined by Rocket engineer, Craig Hilburn, who’ll offer a new approach to consumption management for overcoming the challenges you’re facing during this volatile time.

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