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Episode 15 - Peter Enrico - Mainframe Performance - 9.25.2017


Episode 15 - Peter Enrico - Mainframe Performance - 9.25.2017

Peter Enrico is President of Enterprise Performance Strategies Inc, and has worked exhaustively on the mainframe platform to ensure that customers the the most from their systems. As you'll be able to tell from this interview, Peter is a natural go-to for advice on Workload Manager, Parallel Sysplex, Unix System Services, and just about anything you could hope to get your hands on. Even better, he's an an energetic speaker who loves helping demystify the platform, and we're lucky to have him on the show.


1:16 - Who are you and how did you get in here?

1:50 What should everybody know about Performance?

3:59 Planning for Performance

6:46 Customers. Know. Their Workloads

7:36 Tuning Intelligently

9:05 A millisecond saved is a ... lot of money recovered

11:44 Leveraging resources to maximize performance

13:27 Seek and Destroy (performance sinks)

15:20 Working on Performance Post-IBM

15:53 How do you even begin to explain this?

17:39 WLM in a nutshell

20:20 ... 'cause you gotta have goals

22:18 How did it all work *BEFORE* WLM?

25:53 What makes z/OS Special

28:41 The Power of the Access of the Data

30:02 What keeps Performance exciting?

32:26 What challenges do you face?

37:09 Sweet sweet goodbyes

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