DTS Software Sponsors and Hosts Three Technical Educational Sessions at SHARE Columbus

Industry-leading subject matter expert and DTS CTO Steve Pryor to deliver three z/OS learning sessions at SHARE Columbus.

Raleigh-based global mainframe storage management vendor DTS Software today announced its sponsorship of SHARE Columbus 2022, Aug. 21-26. This SHARE event will feature technical sessions covering topics including DevOps, security, IT operations, multiple virtual storage, professional development, and more.

DTS will be in booth #404 to discuss their storage management software offerings that help customers monitor, manage, and control storage subsystems in IBM® z/OS®. Attendees can stop by the booth to receive a free analysis of DFSMS ACS routines by expert storage management engineers, which will include suggestions on how to improve ACS routine efficiency, reliability, and readability.

“We were very pleased with the turnout in Dallas back in March and are looking forward to an even bigger audience next week,” said Tara Velozo, CEO of DTS. “DTS Software is committed to supporting continued learning for mainframers via both our SHARE.org sponsorships and the monthly educational webinar series we produce.”

While at SHARE Columbus, DTS Software will be sponsoring three educational speaking sessions focused on improving the performance and affordability of mainframe storage systems. Subject matter expert and DTS Chief Technology Officer Steve Pryor will be leading these sessions starting with the first on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 9:15 a.m. titled “Reporting with a Tool You Already Own – DCOLLECT,” the second on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 1:15 p.m. titled, “SLIP, ZAP, TERSE, XMIT – What’s it All About?” and the final on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1:15 p.m. titled, “Just What is a Storage Group Anyway?”

Pryor has over three decades of experience in storage management, design, and support, and frequently speaks at industry events in addition to hosting DTS’s monthly educational webinar series for mainframe database administrators, analysts, and IT professionals.

DTS’ Educational Speaking Sessions at SHARE Columbus

Title: “Reporting with a Tool You Already Own – DCOLLECT”
When: Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. CST
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus, Room: Franklin B
Speaker: Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

Title: “SLIP, ZAP, TERSE, XMIT – What’s it All About?”
When: Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus, Room: Madison
Speaker: Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

Title: “Just What is a Storage Group Anyway?”
When: Thursday, Aug. 25, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Columbus, Room Franklin B
Speaker: Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

Unable to attend SHARE Columbus? Visit DTS’s website at https://www.dtssoftware.com/webinars/ for our monthly educational webinar series led by Pryor.

About SHARE
SHARE Inc. is an independent, volunteer-run association providing enterprise technology professionals with continuous education and training, valuable professional networking, and effective industry influence. Twice each year, SHARE gathers the leading subject matter experts, vendors, and business visionaries in enterprise IT for a week of education and innovation. For more information about SHARE Columbus visit https://www.share.org/Events/SHARE-Columbus-2022

About DTS Software
DTS Software is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for the z/OS, MVS, Hitachi VOS3 and Fujitsu MSP operating systems, DTS 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.

DTS Software Announces Day-One Support and Compatibility for the new IBM® z16TM Mainframe Release

Longstanding partner with IBM, DTS Software confirmed the immediate compatibility of all its products with IBM’s new z16 mainframe. DTS’ products complement IBM’s scalability and performance with storage management solutions equipped with automation to ensure the availability of services to required service-level agreements.

RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) MAY 03, 2022

DTS Software, a leading global mainframe storage management software vendor, today confirmed the immediate compatibility of all its products with IBM’s new z16 mainframe. IBM announced the release in April 2022 with general availability on May 31, 2022.

No special considerations for the IBM z16 are needed. DTS Software recommends that customers upgrade to the most current DTS product version 7.1. DTS customers may download the latest versions of its products from https://support.dtssoftware.com/login.php.

IBM’s z16 gives users the ability to analyze real-time transactions at scale for mission-critical workloads such as credit card, healthcare, and financial transactions, according to IBM, and is built for a cyber-resilient environment to protect against a growing network of security threats.

DTS Software has partnered with IBM for decades to supplement its products with crucial capabilities that customers leverage in these enterprise IT environments. DTS products complement IBM’s scalability and performance with storage management solutions equipped with automation to ensure the availability of services to required service-level agreements.

“IBM z/OS powers the most mission-critical IT environments in the world, and with this latest hardware introduction, it proves once again that innovation need not take a backseat to the tried-and-true reliability and unmatched performance of the mainframe,” said Steve Pryor, DTS Software Chief Technology Officer. “DTS’ longstanding partnership with IBM and understanding of the z/OS operating system and z/OS storage, means clients will find DTS solutions to continue to be one of the most critical components of their software stack.”

IBM z1s Telum Processor allows AI inferencing with the secure and reliable high-volume transaction processing IBM is known for. With the capability of processing 300 billion inference requests per day with just one millisecond of latency, customers will have greater visibility into their transactions for faster, more secure delivery of services.

The IBM z16 is also built with the industry’s first quantum-safe system for the hybrid cloud environment and gives users an increased ability to predict and prevent fraud and cyber-attacks before they happen. According to IBM, z16 is underpinned by lattice-based cryptography, an approach for constructing security primitives that helps protect data and systems against current and future threats. Paired with IBM’s Crypto Express 8S (CEX8S) hardware security module, users get both both classical and quantum-safe cryptographic technology to help address their use cases requiring information confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation.

DTS customers may visit https://dtssoftware.com/support for additional assistance or questions about the new z16, or contact DTS via email at support@dtssoftware.com.

About IBM
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, N.Y. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Now into its 23rd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has de􀂦ned the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across 6 continents. For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.

About DTS Software
DTS Software, LLC is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for z/OS, Hitachi VOS3, and Fujitsu MSP operating systems, DTS Software products provide superior functionality 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 1,000 customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Far East. For more information, visit https://dtssoftware.com.

 

DTS Software Slated To Sponsor, Host Educational Speaking Sessions at SHARE Dallas

Industry-leading subject matter expert Steve Pryor to deliver two IBM® z/OS® learning sessions in MVS Storage tracks at SHARE.

RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) MARCH 16, 2022

Raleigh-based global mainframe storage management software vendor DTS Software, today announced its sponsorship at SHARE Dallas 2022, March 27-30. This SHARE event will feature 100+ technical sessions, covering topics including DevOps, security, IT operations, multiple virtual storage, professional development, and more.

DTS will be in booth 205 to discuss their storage management software offerings that help customers monitor, manage, and control storage subsystems in IBM z/OS. Attendees can stop by the booth to receive a free analysis of DFSMS ACS routines by expert storage management engineers, which will include suggestions on how to improve ACS routine efficiency, reliability, and readability.

“Connecting once again with the SHARE partner ecosystem is long overdue and we are thrilled to get that opportunity this month in Dallas,” said Tara Velozo, CEO of DTS. “We are thankful to SHARE for staying the course during these trying conference times and pushing forward with this event.”

Also at SHARE Dallas, DTS Software will be sponsoring two educational speaking sessions focused on improving the performance and affordability of mainframe storage systems. Subject matter expert and DTS Chief Technology Officer Steve Pryor will be leading these sessions starting with the first on Monday, March 28 titled “Class Struggle? The DFSMS Data Class and Your Datasets,” as well as another on Tuesday, March 29 titled “The z/OS Storage Administrator’s View of Pervasive Encryption.”

“We’re delighted to be back at SHARE helping educate mainframers on storage management and its automation possibilities,” said Pryor. “It has been great presenting our monthly educational webinars, but it is past time for us to visit with customers and SHARE constituents in person and we believe SHARE Dallas is a wonderful opportunity.”

DTS’ Educational Speaking Sessions at SHARE Dallas

Title: “Class Struggle? The DFSMS Data Class and Your Datasets”
When: Monday, March 28, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. CT
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Room Pegasus A
Speaker: Steve Pryor, Chief Technology Officer

Title: “The z/OS Storage Administrator’s View of Pervasive Encryption”
When: Tuesday, March 29, from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas, Room Cumberland AB and live-streamed on http://www.SHARE.org

Unable to attend SHARE Dallas? Visit DTS’s Webinar page at https://www.dtssoftware.com/webinars/ for our monthly educational webinar series led by Steve Pryor.

About SHARE

SHARE Inc. is an independent, volunteer-run association providing enterprise technology professionals with continuous education and training, valuable professional networking, and effective industry influence. Twice each year, SHARE gathers the leading subject matter experts, vendors and business visionaries in enterprise IT for a week of education and innovation. For more information about SHARE Dallas visit https://www.share.org/Events/SHARE-Dallas-2022.

About DTS Software

DTS Software, LLC 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. For more information, visit https://dtssoftware.com.

DTS Webinar Recap: We’ve Got a Problem — An Introduction to z/OS® Dumps and Debugging Tools

In large enterprises, the most complex and mission-critical business applications are entrusted to z/OS because of its unrivaled security and reliability. In any complex environment, however, unexpected errors and unplanned failures are bound to occur. When they do, there is an immediate need to understand the problem, find/fix the root cause, and prevent future errors. If you can apply automation to the remediation, you might classify as a Mainframe Champion, as defined in the latest BMC Mainframe Survey.

Fortunately, z/OS programmers have access to a large set of debugging tools, including dumps, traces, log records, and more. The ability to leverage these tools, particularly system dumps, is an important part of a programmer’s job description and a daily workflow.

As with all operating systems, z/OS is unique in both its ability to debug and the way debugging is performed. This was the focus of our November educational webinar, presented by DTS CTO Steve Pryor.

While it is a vast subject, there are aspects of Dumps and Debugging exclusive to z/OS, which is where Pryor spends most of the hour-long session. In-depth examples can be found in the slide deck from the presentation, available for download here.

What can an ABEND Tell You?

ABENDs (abnormal terminations) are of two types – User ABENDs (generated from an application or utility) and System ABENDs (caused by an error performing a system-related function). Debugging user abends requires an understanding of what the program is trying to do and what condition is indicated by the user abend, as specified in the program or utility documentation. System abends occur when a system function, such as obtaining virtual storage or other resources, fails, or when an instruction cannot correctly be executed. Typically, application programmers are called upon to resolve user abends, while system abends are addressed by the system programmer or storage administrator.

Most abends will be accompanied by a formatted dump, placed on either a SYSUDUMP or SYSABEND dataset, or for a larger system-related problem, a SYSMDUMP dataset . Many abends are related to supervisor call (SVC) instructions. In these cases, the last two digits of the abend code will identify the SVC. This can be a useful clue as to which type of system function failed and how to attack the problem.

In addition to SVCs, Program Exceptions indicate that the CPU cannot continue operation due to a problem with the instruction being executed. Program exceptions can be identified in many different ways, which are also covered in the webinar.

Common Error Types
What are the most common error types encountered in z/OS? From addressing errors and data errors to instruction errors and others, such as timing, loop and wait errors, each is identifiable if you know what you are looking for.

While an ABEND is a “hard” error, errors such as “incorrect output” are logic errors, which are more difficult to debug and require more in-depth knowledge of the application.

You’ve Identified the Error – now What?

Once the source of the error is known, what tools are available? The most common are discussed in the webinar, what they do and what to expect from them. This includes a brief conversation about sending the dump to IBM when necessary.

At closing, Pryor recommends a number of reference materials available and the types of issues covered in each.

More about Dumps and Debugging Tools in our webinar: “We’ve Got a Problem: An Introduction to z/OS® Dumps and Debugging Tools” is a 60-minute informative and educational look at an important topic in the mainframe space. If you weren’t able to attend, you can view it on-demand and download a copy of the slide deck used in the presentation by using this link.

DTS Software Announces Day 1 Support for IBM® z/OS® Version 2.5 for Its Product Portfolio of Mainframe Storage Management Solutions

RALEIGH, NC, (PRWEB) OCTOBER 13, 2021 – DTS Software, a leading global mainframe storage automation and systems administration software vendor, today confirmed immediate compatibility of all its products with IBM®’s latest z/OS® V2R5 release. IBM announced the release in July 2021 and made it GA on September 30, 2021.

IBM z/OS powers the IT engine of the largest, most complex, business-critical IT environments in the world. DTS Software has partnered with IBM for decades to supplement its products with crucial capabilities that customers leverage in these enterprise IT environments. DTS products complement IBM’s scalability and performance with storage management solutions equipped with automation to ensure the availability of services to required service level agreements.

“DTS Software products are built with the IT system interoperability and solution flexibility to facilitate day-one support for IBM, every release,” said Steve Pryor, DTS Software CTO. “Additionally, because of our deep experience with the z/OS operating system and z/OS storage, clients find DTS solutions are some of the most critical components of their system software stack.”

IBM’s release of z/OS V2R5 enables innovative development to support hybrid cloud and AI business applications. This is accomplished by enabling next-generation systems operators and developers to have easy access and a simplified experience with IBM z/OS, all while relying on the most optimal usage of computing power and resources of IBM Z® servers for scale, security, and business continuity. To learn more about the latest z/OS release, visit the z/OS homepage: https://www.ibm.com/it-infrastructure/z/zos.

No special considerations for the IBM z/OS change are needed other than upgrading your DTS Software products to the most current DTS Software version 7.1. DTS customers may visit https://dtssoftware.com/support for additional assistance or questions about the new z/OS version.

About IBM
IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, N.Y. It is the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 375,000 employees serving clients in 170 countries. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across 6 continents. For more information about IBM, visit http://www.ibm.com.

About DTS Software
DTS Software, LLC is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for z/OS, Hitachi VOS3 and Fujitsu MSP operating systems, DTS Software products provide superior functionality 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 1,000 customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Far East. For more information, visit https://dtssoftware.com.

DTS Software Announces TechChannel Hosted Webinar: ‘Aggregation without Aggravation: When Putting More Log Data In Your SIEM is a Good Thing’

Mainframe storage management provider DTS Software is slated to sponsor a TechChannel webinar on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, featuring guest speaker Reg Harbeck and industry expert Steve Pryor. The event will focus on storage event awareness and why the metadata from it is a must-have for better security and compliance visibility.

DTS Software, a leading global mainframe storage management software vendor, today announced sponsorship for a TechChannel (https://techchannel.com) webinar titled, “Aggregation without Aggravation: When Putting More Log Data in Your SIEM is a Good Thing” on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT.

More data is not always better where InfoSec is concerned. We’ll explain why storage-event awareness and the data from it is a great addition to your SIEM events for better security and compliance visibility.

High-profile cyber breaches continue to make headlines in spite of the log data available to security analysts. The indicators are there, but how do you make sense of the vast amount of data to see the cyberthreat on the horizon and take a proactive stand on protecting the data?

This webinar will focus on mainframe storage management events that can be added to the mix of SIEM event data currently collected and correlated to unearth the full cyberthreat picture across your enterprise. The general indicators of cyberthreat in storage are mostly file integrity management or FIM related, but FIM is difficult on the mainframe. IBM® z/OS® ESMs (External Security Managers – RACF, CA ACF2, and CA Top Secret) are the standard for SYSLOG data on the mainframe for security and a great start, but some events are not tracked by these facilities. Experts Reg Harbeck (Founder of Mainframe Analytics, Ltd. http://www.mainframeanalytics.com) and Steve Pryor (DTS CTO) will shed some light on leveraging dfSMS events alongside other SIEM event data to give a fuller picture of threat vectors zeroing in on your most precious IT asset, your mainframe.

Key points to be addressed:

  • The background of SIEMs and of mainframe storage event awareness
  • Which storage management event logs can be leveraged to reduce regulatory and compliance risk for data security
  • Which storage events are critical for cyber forensics, a critical component of many data governance regulations
  • How to pass along valuable storage management knowledge to the new wave of mainframe storage managers who are growing up in regulated data protection environments (GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, FISMA, PCI DSS, SOX, other)

Guest speaker Harbeck is a mainframe industry expert and IBM Champion for Z mainframes who has worked in IT and mainframes for more than three decades. During this time, he has consulted, presented, written and taught courses on mainframe-related matters worldwide, and is heavily involved in the mainframe ecosystem.

“It’s easy to forget that storage is part of pretty much everything that is subject to security and regulations in IT,” said Chief Strategist at Mainframe Analytics Ltd, Reg Harbeck. “If you don’t have dynamic and historical insights into relevant storage behaviors, you don’t have a complete security or compliance picture.”

The webinar will also feature DTS Software’s CTO, Steve Pryor, who will provide a few practical use cases for a storage-management security approach and discuss how this method can advance mainframe business enablement and avoid violating a multitude of regulations.

“Policy rules are obviously good to help keep you out of regulatory and compliance hot water, but also in a less publicized fashion, they can help save money,” said Pryor. “We’re helping to elevate policy rules above a simple email and incorporate them into the client’s technology stack.”

As large enterprises continue to negotiate the mainframe skills gap, next-generation mainframe professionals have much to learn about the storage management tools they use in addition to a myriad of other non-traditional applications and infrastructure computing concepts dating back to the 1960s. But for both new and experienced mainframers, their work is often more focused on technology than strategic business enablement. This webinar will demonstrate how to use storage policy to advance security, compliance, and automated management to improve business services delivery today and into the future. To learn more about this upcoming webinar or to register, visit https://hubs.la/H0NGgbh0.

TechChannel and DTS Software July 2021 Webinar Details:

  • Title: ‘Aggregation without Aggravation: When Putting More Log Data in Your SIEM is a Good Thing’
  • When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. CDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Speakers: Reg Harbeck, Mainframe Analytics chief strategist / Steve Pryor, DTS Software chief technology officer
  • Register: https://hubs.la/H0NGgbh0

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Visitors to techchannel.com will find thought leadership content, technical articles, podcasts and more. Advertising from business partners, along with webinars, whitepaper postings, etc., also add value to the site.

About DTS Software
DTS Software, LLC 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 1,000 customers in the US, Canada, Europe, and the Far East. For more information, visit https://dtssoftware.com.

 

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