A leading Canadian wireless company worked with BMC partner CPT to successfully implement an effective mainframe performance solution. Founded and based in Australia, CPT provides mainframe and digital services to companies around the world, including much of the Fortune 500.
The level of support provided by a previous vendor had diminished from outstanding, to mediocre, to non-existent. The customer needed to find a stable, scalable solution that would help significantly reduce CPU consumption while improving performance monitoring.
CPT researched and chose MainView (now known as BMC AMI Ops) due to its centralized data collection capabilities. Also, BMC emerged as the clear choice for its intuitive interface. MainView is quickly proving itself to be worthwhile for the communications company’s business, where they attest it has been a standout success in terms of both technical function and operational improvements. CPT and BMC’s support organization have helped this customer fully customize and leverage MainView for report management and other functions. From beginning to end, the entire process took only a few months to get fully up and running within the customer’s environment.
- Over $1MM in potential annual savings: The CPU that is freed up using MainView allows the customer to queue data delivery from the mainframe to other apps online through IBM® MQ® instead of batching them for FTP delivery at night, accelerating business processes.
- 25% CPU savings: Significant CPU savings result in annual MIPS growth and an estimated savings of close to $1MM/year.
- Accelerated business processes: The company has reduced its largest consuming CICS time by 25%, where the bulk of the workload sits.
“Over time, MainView will save this customer millions of dollars by allowing them to purchase less expensive replacement machines.”— Eric Brubaker, Senior Technical Consultant, CPT