Support mainframe modernization by leveraging analytics with z/Trim

We are happy to announce the launch of z/Trim, a platform to facilitate mainframe modernization by leveraging analytics. The platform has been designed to help IT and business decision makers answer the following two questions:

1/ How can we quickly identify the applications running on the mainframe? And, how can we analyze their consumption and help estimate the savings resulting from their optimization within our hybrid environment?

z/Trim Operations Analytics dashboard is designed to visualize the consumption of any applications running on the mainframe in one click. Hosted on a distributed platform, it enables users to save over 30% of the cost of their mainframe legacy performance analysis solutions.

Using Angular technology, z/Trim Operation Analytics delivers reports quickly and easily through a web interface, compatible with modern browsers and mobile devices.

z/Trim Operations Analytics benefits are immediate and powerful:
  • Cost savings: By freeing up capacity and enabling users to effectively judge which non-critical applications they can move off the mainframe to open systems platforms in order to reduce their mainframe consumption
  • Optimized competences: Countering the decrease of available mainframe expertise, z/Trim Operations Analytics creates comprehensive business-oriented reports that can be easily understood
  • Affordability: Available on freemium and monthly subscription model, z/Trim has been designed to be an affordable option for organizations

In Paris, François-Xavier Floren, CEO of RSD, delivered an encouraging keynote, where we see mainframe budgets being slowly reduced on the long term.  “The major effect related to this trend is a lost in effectiveness”, he said. “What we do at RSD is provide a creative response with helping innovation get a higher value out of IT… Yes, it’s possible to address innovation in the mainframe area. We’re here to take care of the technology, but our purpose is to help you innovate and become more efficient in your core business. Therefore, to bring you the most valuable resources, we need feed-back from you on your business issues…We’re here to listen to you…”.

He rapidly highlighted RSD’s next initiatives: “To help you consolidate all the tools you’re actually using for output management, wherever they come from; improve your operation environment with new features, a more appealing interface; enhance the methodology and draft a roadmap for new non-disruptive approach to improve your security.”

2/ Since 80% of the world’s structured enterprise data resides on the mainframe, how can we provide access to this information to Business Intelligence teams?

z/Trim Data Provider is an easy-to-use and non-intrusive application, enabling mainframe applications data to be transferred to analytics repositories, such as Hadoop, Elasticsearch and Splunk. The transfer is done through a secure channel within a few seconds, without consuming mainframe resources.

z/Trim Data Provider benefits are quick and significant:
  • Cost savings: By processing data on an open system platform without consuming mainframe resources
  • Guarantees security and QoS: z/Trim Data Provider leverages the SMF mechanism for data transfer to ensure the security and the QoS of the mainframe and the applications
  • Provides easy mainframe access: Business Intelligence teams can easily access the mainframe applications data, enabling better informed strategic business decisions
  • Affordability: z/Trim Data Provider is available to organizations through an attractive and affordable monthly subscription

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