Automated Software Performance Measurement

Computer-Assisted Information Resource Management of Applications in IBM Mainframe System Environments Using SMF, RMF, SAS, MXG and MICS for Capacity Planning and Tuning (Second Edition)




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/21/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781583484609

About the Book

This book is written for information data center management, quality assurance professionals, and both systems and applications technical staff. It provides a comprehensive guide to automating the measurement of software quality and reliability, as well as programmer productivity using conventional system log technology as the means to monitor and track software quality improvement. It can be used to assist in implementing a cost-effective Total Quality Management (TQM) program for any host data center, which is based upon proven capacity planning and performance analysis methods using SMF, RMF, SAS, MXG, MICS and other system performance analysis tools approved and recommended by the Computer Measurement Group (CMG) and IBM Guide user groups. Vendor ASQM products are demonstrated, along with methods and tips that can be used to develop your own ASQM software using SAS (Statistical Analysis Systems) language. This book answers many questions that are commonly asked by information data center management, and provides a handy back-up reference for seasoned professional mainframe network capacity planning and computer performance evaluation analysts, as well as novice performance specialists.

About the Author

Keith A. Jones, Ph.D., is a Certified Quality Analyst and Director of the Worldwide Year 200 Automation project (Y2KPROJECT) of the Institute for Software Quality Automation. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in legacy systems as well as client server software development. He has worked as a programmer and project manager for such U.S. Government agencies as NASA, EPA, FDA, HHS, Department of Education, and Social Security. In addition, he has consulted and worked as an employee for Fortune 500 companies such as American Airlines, Ford, J.C. Penney, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, A.C. Nielsen, and Dun & Bradstreet.