Making Time: How to Increase Mainframe Availability with Batch Optimization

Jun 10, 2010

Download Today, enterprises rely on the mainframe more than ever for mission-critical operations. That has put increasing pressure on mainframe batch administrators, who must ensure that workloads complete during batch windows, which often are barely long enough to accommodate the day�s work.

If something goes wrong, they have no cushion of time for troubleshooting or re-running workloads. Unfortunately, as little as one hour of downtime can result in losses of tens of thousands or even millions of dollars for their organizations. However, optimizing batch workloads can help administrators add to their time cushion and ensure mainframe availability.

This white paper covers best practices for optimizing batch workloads and makes the case for using software to automate optimization tasks. In addition, it offers an introduction to BMC solutions for batch optimization.