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iOptimize

Vision Solutions, Inc.
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IBM PureFlex System
Provided by:Vision Solutions, Inc.
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iOptimize is a collection of innovative software utilities that proactively monitors, manages and optimizes IBM i servers to keep them running efficiently and with optimal resource utilization. iOptimize also generates an extensive Health Report that can be invaluable when making critical infrastructure decisions.
  • - Business Value

    Pattern Overview


    iOptimize is a collection of innovative software utilities that monitors, manages and optimizes IBM i servers to keep them running efficiently and with optimal resource usage. iOptimize automatically gathers information, analyzes it and makes recommendations regarding actions that could be performed to optimize your server and avoid potentially damaging events. The powerful and flexible functionality of iOptimize is easily accessible via the browser-based Vision Solutions Portal interface or through an IBM i green screen interface.

    iOptimize leverages autonomic computing fundamentals to reduce the need for human intervention and improve overall system efficiencies. Here are just a few of the benefits of using iOptimize on your IBM i:

    • Analyzes server health and can be configured to automatically perform optimizations and issue alerts
    • Optimizes storage utilization and enables proactive DASD planning
    • Helps reduce temporary storage, disk and process requirements
    • Improves server performance and application response times
    • Reduces or eliminates downtime and manual effort during optimization
    • Provides health reports for SLA Reporting
    • Prepares your server for an application upgrade
    • Ensures the health and efficiency of your server prior to replication for HA/DR

    iOptimize not only monitors and optimizes IBM i disks and IFS files but can easily do the same with ASPs and iASPs.

     

    Business Case

    iOptimize benefits your business with:

    Forecasting
    iOptimize facilitates effective capacity planning by forecasting object growth and system requirements. You can proactively manage your systems by setting thresholds and parameters for system utilization.

    Audits and Analysis
    iOptimize puts current cross-reference information at your fingertips with aged analysis of objects, IFS, etc. Change Analysis tracks changes in disk usage. Metrics provide continuous surveillance, auditing, cross-referencing and analysis on the use, growth and growth rate of objects and files. You can monitor changes at the domain, library, object or profile levels or even more granular at the Job Accounting level.

    Real-Time Control
    iOptimize recommends “best courses of action” to enhance performance, optimize disk usage and improve CPU utilization. You can accept, reject or modify the recommendations and automatically execute recommendations in real time, while users remain on-line and active.

    Autonomic Optimization
    iOptimize continually optimizes your server by monitoring, managing and enforcing rules you set based on history, business requirements and policies.

    Compliance Support
    iOptimize maintains complete activity audit trails and provides a view only mode, helping you to meet stringent regulatory and SLA requirements.

    Even novice administrators can use iOptimize to keep IBM i servers running at peak performance.

    Business Problem

    iOptimize is a collection of innovative software utilities that monitors, manages and optimizes IBM i servers to keep them running efficiently and with optimal resource usage. The powerful and flexible functionality of iOptimize is easily accessible via the browser-based Vision Solutions Portal interface or through an IBM i green screen interface. Using iOptimize enables you minimize your IT resource burden for server optimization.

  • -Technical Details

    • Automates disk optimization
    • Optimizes your server by monitoring, managing and enforcing rules you configure
    • Makes recommendations to optimize performance, disk usage and CPU utilization
    • Provides the option to automatically perform recommendations it provides
    • Schedules automated maintenance to be performed during slow periods
    • Manages your servers by setting thresholds and parameters for system utilization
    • Executes optimizations in real time, while users are on-line and active
    • Presents more than 70 localizable, graphical health reports
    • Allows actions (such as archive) to be initiated from metrics

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    Provider Information


    Name: Judy Olson

    Email: judy.olson@visionsolutions.com

    Phone: 630-282-8282

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