ZETALY Automated CapacityStreamline mainframe production whilst reducing costs
Your resources are where and when you need them
ZETALY Automated Capacity is a production asset that optimizes mainframe capacity utilization. The solution distributes resources in pursuit of improved performance and reduced costs.
Its powerful decision algorithm takes into account:
- Your current activity and resource needs
- Your service level requirements
- Your production profiles
- Your production structure & workload prioritization defined in WLM
- Your pricing model configuration
- The unpredictable nature of loads
Test impacts & benefits before moving to production
To ensure transparency and production safety, we offer an extensive simulation process. The first step is an audit of your environment using your SMF records. Our experts will estimate the impact of the solution on performance and costs. From this audit, you will also receive optimal & ready-to-use parameters.
Then comes the POC stage when the product runs on your environment, starting in message mode. This mode lets you witness the decisions ZETALY AC would have made had it been in real mode. When all signals are green, the product can go into production and gains are realized from the very first month.
Streamline & secure your production workloads
To prevent any risk of capping on your critical LPARs, ZETALY AC has several mechanisms.
• Give a high priority to production LPARs to prioritize them during the resource distribution process
• Tag LPARs as “Protected” to prohibit capping on them
• Set a safety margin to cope with unpredictable load peaks
• Receive alerts when the solution detects a risk of capping
• Decide if limits need to be increased automatically when capping is unavoidable
Gain real time & detailed visibility of your mainframe activity & costs
In most cases, production teams analyze mainframe activity on a day+1 basis. Reactivity is thus rather low. ZETALY Automated Capacity comes with real time reports refreshed at each decision interval. The web interface displays key metrics such as R4HA, IMSU, DC and capping % at different layers (CPC, LPAR, Groups, Sysplex, CMP, Pricing Containers). Each graph offers drill-down capabilities allowing analysis right down to Service Class level. Reports for different pricing models are also available: mobile, container and enterprise consumption.
Realize the true Country Multiplex Pricing vision
A CMP contract transforms one or more datacenters in the same country into a single unit from a billing point of view. However, the capacity management parameters have yet to be defined machine-by-machine. ZETALY AC consolidates the whole and thus achieves capacity distribution between machines. The solution also simplifies real-time tracking of CMP billing.
Get more out of your Mobile Workload Pricing contract
The MWP contract reduces costs related to mobile transactions. ZETALY AC helps you evaluate its benefits through detailed reporting. You can thus monitor and understand the share of mobile activity in your consumption. What if you want more performance for the same budget? You can then choose to turn this reduction into performance gains in real time.
Track your Tailor Fit Pricing consumption levels
TFP means preferential rates for the processing of specific activities: development, new applications… These containers are linked to a specific pricing system and require special management. ZETALY AC identifies containers and applies dedicated control strategies. Monitoring the consumption of each container is also simplified thanks to dedicated reporting. Cumulative MSU consumption of TFP Enterprise Consumption can also be tracked in real time to ensure you meet your contractual commitments.
Process more workloads at a lower cost with ZETALY Automated Capacity
Simple, light, and reliable, ZETALY Automated Capacity today helps more than 50 customers to manage their production and costs more effectively. Fully deployable in just one week, its benefits are visible from day one.
Costs reductions without compromising on the quality of service
Performance increase depending on cost reduction objectives
Real time visibility on mainframe activity and billing levels
Detailed insights to identify loops and unwanted workloads
A greater responsiveness with the configurable alert system
Productivity increase in the fields of capacity management and reporting
With ZETALY Automated Capacity, Orange is now able to absorb the price increases of its software portfolio for the next 2 years. This cost reduction does not impact performance and even helps the mainframe activity run more smoothly. We no longer have any batch delays. We used to get bottlenecks sometimes. Currently, capping periods are better managed and smarter. We have also gained better visibility of production thanks to real-time web reports. We can quickly identify a problem and find a solution. In short, we are more responsive.
Orange keeps its mainframe software costs under control with ZETALY Automated Capacity
Orange is a global B2C and B2B multi-service telco provider offering a wide range of connectivity, content and financial services in a large number of countries.