A recent study demonstrated that when you consider total costs with mainframes, UNIX boxes and Wintel hardware (hardware, support, software, people, environmentals), mainframes are cheaper.
Some sages, particularly in the distributed arena, like to say that capacity planning isn’t necessary anymore. Hardware is cheaper and virtualization makes better use of resources. But the sages are wrong!
Systems programmers love metrics – and there are a lot of them! Leveraging its own Batch Service Metric, ThruPut Manager can help you set and achieve SLAs that are achievable and desirable.
With the focus on compliance, most companies have SLAs for online work, but many don’t have formal SLAs for batch. How can you possibly manage unwritten expectations!?