SVA Software, Inc.’s zStorage Reporter provides the possibility to display the whole Mainframe Storage environment with dense content and management graphics in combination to analyze it on SVA Software, Inc. Best Practices. The zStorage Reporter gets the data automatically by SMF data, whereas the critical performance data will be analyzed and executed. This happens in the SVA Software, Inc.  cloud in order to not impact the Mainframe at all or generate costs. The access is provided by a Web GUI, so no installation is needed.

   Full transparency for your storage environment!

›   Meaningful graphics help you quickly with the evaluation!

With the zStorage Reporter, you have the easy option to monitor your entire storage environment in meaningful graphics, and to evaluate your storage environment in conjunction with our “best practice” recommendations. These graphs, along with knowledge of storage performance, enable you to make the right decisions or evaluate problem situations at the right time.

The Challenge

Analyzing your mainframe-storage-systems in the best possible way and finding possible bottlenecks and optimization possibilities can be difficult if you do not have an easy access to your storage information. Customers are often faced with the problem that they either have no possibility to create suitable graphics as a basis for decision making or they have tools in use that require “expert knowledge” even in the creation. Making storage behavior transparent is critical to all decisions.

Therefore, our approach was to offer a way to create easy-to-understand and comprehensible reports to check and monitor Mainframe storage without much detailed knowledge and time-consuming analysis. In addition, zStorage Reporter helps you by analyzing potential bottlenecks and by optimizing your storage configuration.

zStorage Reporter provides:

  • Complete transparency of your storage environment
  • Striking presentation of critical system areas
  • No own hardware and administration required (Cloud Service)

How It Works

zStorage Reporter consists of two components. The first is the extraction program, which collects the necessary storage data on the host by evaluating the various SMF data. On the other hand it consists of a PC/Server component, in order to relieve the Mainframe or the other productive systems by preventing containing and the performance evaluations to avoid additional costs.

With this technology, we are also able to load historical Mainframe storage data into the zStorage Reporter Reporting Framework: This enables us to generate meaningful graphics right from the beginning. The Access  and evaluation of your storage data is browser-based, i.e. no software installation on your workstations is necessary. Access is also possible via all common mobile devices.

Graphical representation

With zStorage Reporter you have an easy way to present your storage data in meaningful and easily understandable graphics. These graphs, together with the knowledge of your mainframe storage environment, enable you to make decisions about configuration and utilization at any time, to evaluate problem situations in a targeted manner.