By Kartik Thangavelu, VP of Software Engineering, CA Technologies
Can predictive analytics help your IT operations team today without engaging a data scientist? In a word: yes. New solutions such as CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence plug into your existing management and monitoring platforms and put the game-changing advantages of predictive analytics at your fingertips. In this blog, I’ll introduce the four biggest benefits of IT operational analytics solutions.
- Predict earlier
With reliable performance fundamental to your business meeting SLAs, maximizing uptime and minimizing downtime are critically important. Embedded analytics that use machine learning algorithms can predict anomalies faster and more accurately than traditional monitoring tools. At the same time, dynamic thresholds that adapt to mainframe behavior patterns help eliminate the false positives that cause important alerts to get missed. This is a big help in mainframe environments where automation reduces the risk of inexperienced staff making errors.
- Remediate faster
Correcting performance issues often involves manual triaging using multiple tools to determine a root cause. CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence offers a single authoritative source of performance analytics, and presents it in a single interface. This makes it easier for your teams to correlate data, identify patterns and pinpoint anomalies to handle problems decisively or route them to the right experts.
- Collaborate more efficiently
Because it presents data in a single environment, CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence gives everyone a common picture of mainframe health that they can share and work from. This, coupled with the use of historic data to understand and address persistent issues, allows teams to collaborate more efficiently for faster fault isolation.
- Continuously improve performance
In teams where skills and resources are often over-stretched, machine learning and predictive analytics actively help teams deliver better service. They can help you make the shift from a reactive to a proactive way of working, with the ability to dynamically adjust to new situations and recommend the right course of action the next time a set of circumstances occurs.
Analyst IDC takes the following view of CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence:
“CA Technologies is addressing the need for providing high availability and a fast response time by optimizing mainframe performance with new machine learning and analytics capabilities.”
These are early days for machine learning in IT operations intelligence. Some experts believe that total automation of IT operations is only a generation away. But for now, why not learn how you can start running a more efficient and available IT team, today with CA Mainframe Operations Intelligence Click here to learn more