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Capacity Planning is a Pain. Predictive Analytics are the Cure.

October 18, 2018 1:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Capacity Planning is a Pain. Predictive Analytics are the Cure.

Let’s face it, planning for capacity is hard. The traditional solution to capacity concerns has been to over-provision IT infrastructure, but this is a wasteful practice that results in under-utilized resources, unnecessary costs, and even an increased carbon footprint. Developing an effective capacity planning strategy involves predicting usage, repeatedly testing performance across various hypothetical infrastructure configurations, and ultimately scheduling changes based on whatever conclusions can be drawn. This is a long, challenging, and costly process that can frustrate even the best engineering teams.


Terma Software Named the Most-Used Workload Analytics Platform by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

October 11, 2018 9:42 am Published by Comments Off on Terma Software Named the Most-Used Workload Analytics Platform by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

According to Enterprise Management Associates, a major global IT and Data Management research firm, Terma Software is the number one workload analytics platform for workload automation, as indicated by surveyed users. Over 40% of users prefer Terma compared to competitive alternatives.


Maximizing the ROI of Workload Software Through Strategic Implementation and Management

September 6, 2018 3:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Maximizing the ROI of Workload Software Through Strategic Implementation and Management

Companies purchase Terma products to address challenges inherent in their underlying workload processing. Terma products provide immediate out-of-the-box solutions to workload failures and inefficiencies, which would otherwise require months or years for companies to develop on their own. Nonetheless, customers most likely will not enjoy the full extent of the benefits of Terma broad software offerings if they do not strategically implement and manage them. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of both the software’s capabilities, as well as the objectives for using the software products to begin with.


How to Align Development and Operations for Workload Optimization – A Playbook For Success

August 23, 2018 1:21 pm Published by Comments Off on How to Align Development and Operations for Workload Optimization – A Playbook For Success

A couple years ago, a large U.S.-based bank with a complex workload environment decided to outsource their workload development efforts to an offshore service provider, while keeping their workload operations team in-house. Around the same time, the bank introduced a new stream of workload processing into their production environment. When a company adds new workload processes, this can often present a host of challenges for development and operations teams. Needless to say, several challenges ensued.


New Terma Software Release: Enhanced Automation and Predictions

August 9, 2018 10:02 am Published by Comments Off on New Terma Software Release: Enhanced Automation and Predictions

Terma Software recently released a new software update that takes its already powerful automation and prediction capabilities to a whole new level. Customers familiar with Terma’s products have come to know its platform for effectively automating workloads. With the new software update, Terma users can now enjoy a new ‘automatic trimming’ feature that optimizes job stream predictions so that users can more accurately visualize and forecast job streams.


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The Challenge with Managing Multiple Vendors and Platforms

August 8, 2018 12:09 pm Published by Comments Off on The Challenge with Managing Multiple Vendors and Platforms

Financial companies rely on sophisticated workload and analytic computing environments that integrate up-to-the-minute, if not up-to-the-second, information regarding the financial markets. This data is actually housed and managed through multiple workload software vendors such as IBM and CA, for example, and their associating platforms. Find out how Terma Software analyzes and monitors batch processing from the beginning of the workload to the end of the workload.


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Terma Software Announces General Availability Release of TermaANALYTICS for IBM Workload Scheduler

July 24, 2018 8:57 am Published by Comments Off on Terma Software Announces General Availability Release of TermaANALYTICS for IBM Workload Scheduler

We recognize the needs of IWS users are incredibly important, and as a result, we are delivering groundbreaking visualization for the IWS mainframe and distributed environments that will empower users to better manage workloads in a dramatically more optimized manner,’ says Terma Software CEO Shane Hade.