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Webinar: IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights

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Webinar: IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights

Introducing IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights

IBM Spectrum Control Storage Insights is a cloud-based data and storage management service that enables you to take control of your storage by:

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  • Accurately Identifying and categorising storage assets
  • Monitoring capacity and performance in context - including application - and departmental views
  • Reclaiming unused storage
  • Optimising data placement based on historical usage patterns

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Learn how to setup an account, start monitoring your external storage and gain deep insight into performance, capacity growth and improvements in storage efficiency.

The webinar will also cover the latest enhancements in storage from V7000 to all Flash systems, all of which can be managed by IBM Storage Insights, a cloud based delivery model.

APSU is an IBM Premier Business who specialises in Storage both as a reseller offering consultative engagement and a MSP (Managed Service Provider) offering access to our storage experts for support.

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Speakers

Matt Fordham,Client Technical Architect, Consulting IT Specialist, IBM SystemsMatt Fordham
UK&I Software Defined Storage Leader, IBM
Matt is a 16-year IBM veteran in using IBM solutions to enable businesses to respond to changing trends and pressures. He is a sales lead and solution evangelist for the newly formed Spectrum Storage portfolio, helping clients understand how to unlock more from their data, remove hurdles and complexity and find ways to transform storage and reduce expense.

Webinar: Flash IBM i Performance (FLiP) Tool

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Webinar: IBM i performance assessment tool

As an answer to many performance, cost & efficiency challenges, IBM FlashSystems provide the relevant technologies for organisations looking to keep pace with the demands of a data-driven world.

To help you gauge the effectiveness of FlashSystems technologies for your IBM i workloads, APSU, in partnership with IBM, are pleased to introduce the FLiP (Flash IBM i Performance) tool. FLiP is an intuitive IBM i performance assessment tool run in a secure online environment that is designed to help you understand which IBM i job candidates would benefit most from FlashSystems technology.

Please join Fabian Michel, author of FLiP, as he walks you through best practices for using the tool during it's public release on 22nd June 2016. The webinar will close with an engaging pitch by IBM's Client Technical Specialist, Therese Eaton, about the real life cases where organisations have benefited from Flash Technology.

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  • Best practices for using the tool effectively
  • A live demo of the FLiP tool, with answers to frequently asked questions
  • What you need to know about IBM Flash technology
  • How IBM FlashSystems can be tailored to your needs

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Introductions
How to use the tool
Sample assessment results
Demo
FAQ
IBM FlashSystems on POWER
Use cases for Flash Technology
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Fabian Michel,Client Technical Architect, Consulting IT Specialist, IBM SystemsFabian Michel
Client Technical Architect, Consulting IT Specialist, IBM Systems
Fabian Michel is an IBM Expert Level Certified Consulting IT Specialist. With more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology within several business units (post-sales and & pre-sales) working mainly on the Power Systems (System i, System p, iSeries and AS/400) and storage brands of the Server and Technology Group. He is also the developer of IBM’s Flash IBM i Performance Tool (FLiP) and will be bringing his deep knowledge of the application, it’s uses and best practices for using the tool effectively.

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Therese EatonTherese Eaton
IBM Client Technical Specialist
Therese is IBM UK’s technical lead of POWER IBM i family of products. IBM POWER Systems is the name of IBM's POWER Architecture-based server line. IBM i is a DB2 database with an operating system and middleware integrated with it .

Her expertise and influence as a subject matter expert is widely recognised. She is a frequent speaker at events and creator of a global reaching technical newsletter, sharing her enthusiasm for all things POWER IBM i. The emergence of Flash for IBM i workloads is of particular interest to Therese, where she provides guidance and technical support as clients move to this emerging technology.

IBM i Performance Assessment Tool

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About this tool

FLiP (Flash IBM i Performance) is an IBM FlashSystem® assessment tool for IBM i workloads developed by IBM.

The best IBM i job candidates for this tool are typically those that are spending proportionally most of their total run time waiting for Read disk I/Os. This tool will help you identify the jobs that could potentially take benefit from IBM FlashSystem© technology in order to improve their runtime performance.

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Important

Before starting, you will need an IBM I MGTCOL and/or the performance data created on an available IBM i System. Please refer to this Guide for instructions on how to correctly compile the performance data.

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IBM i Cloud

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APSU's IBM i Cloud Platform

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APSU is a technology pioneer delivering cloud-based services in the IBM mid-range market before any other company.

With the continued and accelerating move to cloud computing, notably IaaS and SaaS, APSU is focused on providing a managed services-led solution for its IBM i (also known as iSeries and AS/400) cloud platform. APSU, which is Europe’s highest accredited IBM Power i and Vision Solutions Partner, provides a complete service offering clients a turnkey, production, test and high availability solutions to all their cloud requirements.[gn_list icon="icon: file-text" icon_color="#1a64b0"]

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IBM i Systems Management Toolset

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Systems Management

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APSU’s Systems Management Solution provides a family of tools, utilities, monitoring and configuration for IBM Power Systems environments (formerly know as the iSeries and AS/400. With more than 10 core IBMi System Management tools, let Maximise automate your IT business processes to increase workflow efficiency.

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Start reducing your it systems management costs today

So that we can engage with you effectively, please click the Enquire button to provide us with some basic information about your current platform and the strategy goal where our expertise can help you.

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