To Our Valued Customers and Partners: COVID-19 Update

DTS Software has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and our business remains fully operational during this rapidly changing period of the pandemic. We would like to inform customers and partners that we are capable of the same continuous product support per DTS Software standards leveraging existing remote working technologies, and the current resources within our organization.

We are continuing with scheduled software development projects with our existing teams and will not rely on any 3rd party development or support resources. DTS Software will continue to closely monitor the situation and we will update our customers and partners if circumstances change or if/when new information becomes available. We remain committed to providing the superior service and support that our customers have come to expect over the years.

Please do not hesitate to contact your DTS Software Account Representative or customer support at (919) 833-8426 if you have any questions.

DTS Software Announces Sponsorship, Three Educational Speaking Sessions at SHARE Fort Worth 2020

DTS Software (DTS) is slated to sponsor and exhibit at SHARE Fort Worth 2020, including three speaking sessions, one discussing how to access Alexa on the mainframe for better job management.
DTS Software, a leading global enterprise storage management software vendor, today announced its sponsorship at SHARE Fort Worth 2020, February 23-28, at the Fort Worth Convention Center. This SHARE event will feature 500+ technical sessions, covering key topics such as IBM® Z, DevOps, innovative workloads, analytics, Big Data, mobile, cloud and security.

DTS will be in booth #307 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 schedule a free analysis of DFSMS ACS routines by expert storage management engineers, including suggestions on how to improve ACS routine efficiency, reliability and readability.

“We’re excited to sponsor and add our mainframe experience to the conversations at SHARE Fort Worth this year,” said Tara Velozo, CEO of DTS. “Storage administrators and operations staff spend too much time putting out fires and we’re bringing automation with better technology to help them become more strategic and less reactionary.”

DTS’ Educational Speaking Sessions at SHARE Fort Worth: Alexa for the Mainframe

DTS will also be sponsoring three thought-leading educational speaking sessions by subject matter experts, focusing on improving the performance and affordability of mainframe storage systems. Our presentation on Thursday, February 27, will discuss leveraging Alexa to assist with status of jobs and other quick reference tasks in z/OS. DTS co-founder Tom Williamson will host this presentation and explain how to ask Alexa for Job status, system status, or SMS information, and more.

Title: Access Your Mainframe Using Alexa

When: Thursday, February 27, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Where: Room 101
Speaker: Tom Williamson, co-founder of DTS
Session Number: 26614

Title: What ELSE is in Your SMS Configuration? IGDSMSxx, DEVSUPxx, IGGCATxx, and ALLOCxx
When: Thursday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Room 202C
Speaker: Steve Pryor, CTO of DTS
Session Number: 26629

Title: Rules-Based Systemwide Standards Enforcement with Allocation Control Center
When: Friday, February 28, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Where: Room 202C
Speaker: Steve Pryor, CTO of DTS
Session Number: 26631

Unable to attend SHARE Fort Worth? Visit our site at https://DTSSoftware.com for more information including our webinar series.

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 Ft. Worth visit https://event.share.org.

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 Software Announces Sponsorship at IBM Technical University in Las Vegas, Nev., Featuring New Product Releases and Complimentary Analysis of DFSMS ACS Routines

DTS Software is slated to sponsor the IBM TechU conference in Las Vegas and will be offering a complimentary analysis of DFSMS ACS routines for attendees that have their badge scanned in the booth. DTS Software will also be promoting their latest innovations to storage management products SMS/Debug and Audit, JCL-QA and Easy/Exit. (more…)

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.

DTS Software, Inc. announces zVT Control Center (ZCC) for Optica Technologies’ zVT Mainframe Virtual Tape Systems

zVT Control Center facilitates the setup and operation of zVT, provides an efficient tape migration process while optimizing I/O performance

Raleigh, NC – February 16, 2016 – DTS Software, Inc. announces the introduction of the zVT Control Center (Z CC), a product designed to meet the needs of enterprise data centers using Optica Technologies (zVT ) family of mainframe virtual tape systems.

ZCC includes five related components that provide a full range of features designed to help in providing smooth and efficient installation, operation, and exploitation of one or more zVT virtual tape systems.

  • ZCC Management Director provides a robust and e asy -to-use command and monitoring interface for the zVT . Commands and queries can be issued directly to the zVT via a graphical interface, ISPF/TSO, z/OS system consoles or a batch job. The ZCC Management Director Monit or includes an SNMP and channel inter face to capture z VT events and to provide notifications via logs, messages, email, etc.
  • Z CC Allocation Director ensures that tape mount requests are automatically directed to the proper zVT unit, eliminating the need for OAM or SMS – management of z VT tapes, and eliminating the need for JCL changes. Z CC Allocation Director also provides policies for scratch, multi-volume, and unit-affinity requests to the zVT .
  • ZCC Migration Manager automates and manages the migration of tape libraries via the ZVT COPY program to clone tapes to a zVT library. The ZCC Migration Manager updates the z VT inventory automatically, making exact volume copies so that tape management system updates are not required.
  • ZCC Load Balancer optimizes I/O performance and eliminates bottlenecks, hot spots, and inefficiencies that can occur when multiple z VT nodes are present. ZCC Load Balancer provides device selection algorithms that automatically allow mount requests to be spread across multiple nodes.
  • ZCC Library Management Utility provides an interface to easily allow direct batch updates to zVT virtual tapes . The Z CC Library Management Utility includes functions such as SCRATCH/UNSCRATCH, ERASE, DELETE, and others which operate directly on the zVT inventory.

“zVT Control C enter was designed to provide enterprise level migration, setup and management tools for larger, more complex zVT customer environments,” said Don Thimsen, President of DTS . Michael Dailey , COO and VP of Worldwide Sales , said, “ We ’re excited about our partnership with DTS and the zVT Control Center Product. ZCC provide s significant benefits to larger, enterprise class users of zVT and users plan ning to migrate to zVT from another platform .”

DTS Software and Optica Technologies Incorporated are exhibiting at the SHARE Conference in San Antonio from February 29 – March 2, 2016.

About DTS Software
DTS Software, Inc is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for the z/OS, 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 DTS and its products: Please visit www.DTSsoftware.com or call 770 -922 -2444

About Optica Technologies
Incorporated Optica Technologies is a privately held corporation headquartered in Boulder, CO. The company is a recognized leader in developing connectivity and storage solution s for the mainframe. Optica’s products are installed in thousands of datacenters worldwide. To learn more about Optica and its products: Please visit www.opticatech.com or call 800 -953 -4773

DTS Software, Inc. announces MDL Control Center, a new product that facilitates the use of Bus-Tech’s Mainframe Data Library

MDL Control Center facilitates the setup and operation of Mainframe Data Library, provides an efficient tape migration process and optimizes I/O performance.

Raleigh, NC – December 3, 2010 – DTS Software, Inc. announces the introduction of the MDL Control Center (MCC), a new product designed to meet the needs of enterprise data centers using Bus-Tech Corporation’s Mainframe Data Library (MDL) family of virtual tape systems.

  • MDL Control Center includes five related components that provide a full range of features designed to help in providing smooth and efficient installation, operation, and exploitation of one or more MDLs.
  • The MDL Management Director provides a robust and easy-to-use command and monitoring interface for the MDL. Commands and queries can be issued directly to the MDL via a graphical interface, ISPF/TSO, z/OS system consoles, batch jobs, and even via smartphone. The MDL Management Director Monitor includes an SNMP and channel interface to capture MDL events and to provide notifications via logs, messages, email, etc.
  • The MDL Allocation Director ensures that tape mount requests are automatically directed to the proper MDL or non-MDL unit, eliminating the need for OAM or SMS- management of MDL tapes, and eliminating the need for JCL changes. The MDL Allocation Director also provides policies for scratch, multivolume, and unit-affinity requests to the MDL.
  • The MDL Migration Manager automates and manages the migration of tape libraries via the MDLCOPY program to clone tapes to an MDL library. The MDL Migration Manager updates the MDL inventory automatically, ma king exact volume copies so that tape management system updates are not required.
  • The MDL Load Balancer optimizes I/O performance and eliminates bottlenecks, hot spots, and inefficiencies that can occur when multiple MDL nodes are present. The MDL Load Balancer provides device selection algorithms that automatically allow mount requests to be spread across multiple nodes.
  • The MDL Library Management Utility provides an interface to easily allow direct batch updates to virtual tapes in an MDL. The MDL Library Management Utility includes functions such as SCRATCH/UNSCRATCH, ERASE, DELETE, and others which operate directly on the MDL inventory.

“MDL Control Center was designed specifically to fill certain gaps in the overall process of a client’s setup and operation of an MDL (or DLm) sy stem.” said Bill Prinzivalli of DTS Marketing. “MCC will provide benefits to both existing users of MDL, as well as those who plan to implement one. And although each client may have a stronger need for certain components, we believe all clients will receive significant benefit from these features.”

MCC was designed to operate most efficiently with Virtuent 7, the latest release of MDL.

About DTS Software
DTS Software, Inc is recognized worldwide as a leader in enterprise storage management technology. Specializing in products for the z/OS, 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 DTS and its products: Please call 770-922-2444