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January 25, 2012 | Volume 1 Issue 1

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

TOP STORY: Tune AIX for Optimal Performance
FEATURED ARTICLE: Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX Environments
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: New Overlay Utility from T.L. Ashford Now Produces Simple Forms
WHITE PAPER: Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX Environments - An Executive Overview of EchoStream

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Feature Article - Operating Systems
 
Tune AIX for Optimal Performance

Lots of great tools are available to help you evaluate and manage performance.

david_tansleyWritten by David Tansley

This article looks at some of the popular tools available to gather information. Based on that information, you can then implement performance-related changes if required.

 

When looking at performance issues, I tend to group them into the following categories:

  • CPU bound
  • Memory bound
  • Disk access
  • Network
  • Process monitoring

 


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Feature Article - System Administration
 
Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX Environments

What alternatives are there to legacy backups, and are higher standards expected today for the recovery of lost data?

Written by Vision Solutions

Editor's Note: This article is an extract of the white paper Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX Environments: An Executive Overview of EchoStream for AIX available for free download from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Planning for recovery is a requirement in businesses of all sizes. In implementing an operational plan that ensures that both data and applications can be recovered, IT personnel are generally confronted with several challenges:

  • How can I ensure my applications and data are recoverable without impacting business operations?
  • Do I have data protection approaches available to me that meet my recovery point and recovery time objectives?
  • Can I afford to implement a comprehensive plan that covers both my local and remote (disaster) recovery requirements?
  • Are there cost-effective alternatives that meet my requirements?

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Feature Article - Career
 
Negotiating Time and Cost: How to Determine the Scope of a Development Project

Accurately estimating the scope, costs, and priorities of development projects requires a collaborative effort between IT and management.

colleen gartonWritten by Colleen Garton

You ask IT how long it will take to get a small project completed, and you are told that it will take about three weeks. After much frustration and numerous phone calls, your project is finally completed six months later! The IT department doesn’t seem overly concerned about late project delivery, and no one on the management team seems to know why every project takes approximately 10 times longer than promised.


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Feature Article - System Administration
 
Effectively Manage and Monitor Your Business Applications

Automate complex monitoring activities to realize the full potential of your investment and remain competitive.

Written by Halcyon Software

Editor's note: This article introduces the white paper "How to Effectively Manage and Monitor Your Business Applications," available free from the MC White Paper Center.

 

Traditionally, businesses have targeted hardware, operating systems, and the user-base as the focus of their monitoring and management expenditure, but an increasing number of companies are now investing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and High Availability (HA) applications to keep ahead of the competition. Organizations that follow this trend are making a large investment in their future, and complex implementations mean that you have to manage more, faster, and with less downtime so that ROI, and effectiveness in a highly competitive marketplace, is not compromised.


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