DTS will be at SHARE in Pittsburgh!

Raleigh, NC – July 18th, 2019

DTS Software is proud to announce that we will be present at the SHARE Conference in Pittsburgh from August 4th – 9th. We will be located at booth 314, near the SHARE Association booth. Here is a map of the conference room. Please stop by and say hello to our friendly staff and learn about our wide range of products.

As usual, DTS will also participate in the Technical Sessions, with our CTO Steve Pryor delivering a session titled “ISMF for Non-Storage Administrators.” The session will be Thursday August 8th, at 10am in room 409-410. See more details about Steve’s session, and sign up to attend here.

See you in Pittsburgh!

DTS Software Announces Upcoming Webinar for 16 July 2019

DTS Software is pleased to announce the next installment in our webinar series, which will take place Tuesday, July 16th at 11:00 am EDT. This webinar will be conducted by CIO Steve Pryor, and will focus on our EASY/Exit product.  As always, Steve will take questions at the conclusion of the webinar.

No Assembler Required! – Leveraging DFSMShsm, FTP, RACF, and more with EASY/Exit

Tue, Jul 16, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Are you struggling to manage the myriad settings for DFSMShsm? Are datasets still being incorrectly or unnecessarily migrated or are there problems with recalls? Are FTP file transfers mysteriously unsuccessful? As a mainframer, you understand the enormous complexity of modern z/OS systems and the need for centralized, customizable management policies across the system.

Yet the customization and management capabilities available in z/OS subsystems such as DFSMShsm, FTP, TSO, and RACF are often limited. Hand-coded assembler exits and incomprehensible REXX execs that haven’t been updated in years predominate. The lack of assembler language skills has become a critical problem in many shops.

In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate how DTS Software’s EASY/Exit can solve some of these problems. Using the well-known, simple and reliable DTS Policy Rules Engine, EASY/Exit makes centralized standards and detailed customization possible for DFSMShsm, FTP, JES2, TSO commands, and more. At the same time, EASY/Exit eliminates the need for assembler language programming and code updates and rewrites.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Should Exits be Eliminated?
  • The Dynamic Exit Facility in z/OS
  • Maintaining, Updating, and Refreshing User-Written Installation Code and Exits
  • Error Recovery in z/OS Exits
  • Using EASY/Exit to Improve Subsystem Functionality and Performance.

If you are interested in attending, please register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7509847336113129228

DTS Software, Inc. updates JCL-QA; an affordable, high-speed JCL analysis, validation and reporting tool

Raleigh, NC – July 10, 2019 – DTS Software, Inc. announces significant changes to JCL-QA, an SCC suite component that performs JCL analysis, validation and reporting – effectively and inexpensively. Expanded from the base Scan JCL feature that exists in MONitor, JCL – QA uses the z/OS Converter/Interpreter to perform JCL conversion, and then scans the converted DD statements to extract necessary data set usage information.

“During the past few years,” said Steve Pryor, CIO, “several customers and DTS distributors asked for other functions to be added to the JCL scan features, further enhancing our JCL validation product. We responded and released JCL-QA in late 2011. “The recent enhancements further add to our Affordable JCL Management offering, positioning JCL-QA as a viable alternative to expensive competitive solutions.”

”JCL-QA can scan individual JCL job streams, entire JCL libraries, or job streams extracted from job scheduling systems. The product can be used to enforce installation standards, or perform a system validation test. The system validation tests can be performed on either the local system, or remote systems that are also running JCL-QA.”

Run from ISPF or as a batch job and compatible with major job scheduling systems , JCL-QA will process the system – created control blocks and drive them through validation routines and/or installation rules for standards enforcement. When processing multiple input job streams, the jobs can be “ordered” and JCL-QA can simulate catalog and VTOC updates occurring between the scanned job streams.

“Performance and affordability were key goals of the product,” Steve continued. “There were clients who could not perform overnight scheduling validation as the jobs ran too long , and there were other clients who could not justify the high costs of the established product offerings. Designed to address both these issues, JCL-QA represents a modern, high – tech and affordable solution to this essential task.”

About DTS Software
DTS Software, Inc is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for the OS/390, MVS, Hitachi VOS3, and Fujitsu MSP operating systems, DTS Software products provide superior function and features that allow managers and users to more effectively utilize their investment in storage systems. The company was founded in 1991 and currently has over 1000 customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Far East.

To Learn more about JCL-QA, click here.