Recently, a Fortune 500 client came to DTS Software looking for help in their IT modernization initiatives. Their legacy systems were governed by JCL older than many of their system administrators themselves, and they needed software that could help them update code without taking up much of their systems administrators’ time and effort.

In our latest client case study, we give an overview of DTS’s ACC (Allocation Control Center) Monarch solution which helped this financial services client run more reliable jobs on IBM® z/OS® with fewer failures while enforcing SMS standards and preventing unwanted time and resource-consuming disk allocation and space errors.

This Fortune 500 client has been in business for nearly half a century and has a vast IT environment with a dozen production systems and many more test LPARs in several data centers across the US, along with hundreds of analysts and tens of thousands of end-users.

Freeing Up Resources for More Strategic Initiatives

They needed help implementing automation for their repeatable storage management tasks, which freed up human resources so they could focus on other more valuable modernization initiatives. With ACC Monarch, the financial services company was able to automate much of their workflow so that their programmers no longer had to manage dataset policy through a series of emails and memos.

As one of the largest financial services organizations in the world operating in a heavily regulated industry, disruptions, downtime, and noncompliance were unacceptable. The solution to help them automate their storage management tasks needed to be easy to learn, quick to deploy, and with a competitive total cost of ownership.

ACC Monarch was an ideal fit, as it is a system-level product that can examine each file selected for use to ensure consistent standards across the client’s vast computing landscape. Additionally, ACC Monarch gives users flexible control to easily examine, override and record JCL control statements and warn of incorrect usage, and manage datasets with easy-to-understand policy rules.

There’s no need for a complex ISPF interface to keep track of multiple sets of rules and policies, nor is there a need for hiring new personnel with JCL subject-matter expertise (an increasingly difficult specialty to hire for).

To learn more about how DTS’s superior customer service and expertise as a long-time z/OS solutions provider helped this Fortune 500 enterprise streamline their data storage and management and speed up IT modernization efforts, read our latest case study on DTS’s website.


How One of the Largest Financial Services Companies in the World Took Back Control of its Storage Management Systems