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  • Optimizing Processes with Workload Scheduling - Client experiences

    Suhail Aslam

    Sales Director, Elyzium Ltd, UK

  • Agenda

    2

    Introduction

    Workload Automation

    Client Experiences

  • Batch What's Changed Workload Automation

    Time based

    Close Online Systems /

    Applications

    Run Batch and Backups

    Restart Online Systems and

    Applications

    24/7 Global Economy

    Ebay

    Used to shutdown for

    maintenance

    Real Time

    Event Driven

    Business Process Integration

    Workload Automation brings together repeatable business

    processes to make applications production ready and available 24/7

    Good for the

    IT

    Organisation

    Good for the

    Developers

    Good for the

    Business

    Workload Automation isnt that just batch?

  • Client Example without WLA

    At 4pm daily, a Cron job runs to start a

    data load

    Initiate Job 1: ETL into data warehouse

    Initiate Job 2: Generate marketing

    analysis report

    At 9pm daily a Cron job runs to delete

    staging area

    Campaign data received into staging

    server

    Customer problem: Data arrival & data processing exceptions

    Solution proposed: ?

  • Client Example without WLA

    At 4pm daily, a Cron job runs to start a

    data load

    Initiate Job 1: ETL into data warehouse

    Initiate Job 2: Generate marketing

    analysis report

    At 9pm daily a Cron job runs to delete

    staging area

    Campaign data received into staging

    server

    Customer problem: Data arrival & data processing exceptions

    Solution proposed: Back up the staging area & start data processing at 9am

  • Using the Event Trigger process in WLA

    Event rule picks up the arrival of a file

    Initiate Job 1: ETL into data warehouse

    Initiate Job 2: Generate marketing

    analysis report

    Initiate Job 3: Clear staging area

    SUCCESS

    Campaign data received into staging

    server

    ALERT!!FAILURE

    With TWS the business process is now completely integrated

  • Elyzium Worldwide WLA Survey

    Technology

    Government

    Education

    Finance

    Retail

    Healthcare

    Manufacturing

    Consulting

    Media

    Construction

    Workload Automation delivers

    significant business benefits. Despite

    this, Elyziums survey of 141 cross-

    industry organisations confirms that

    most are yet to implement it, and that

    generally perception of risk factors

    differs greatly from reality - Probal Sil,

    Managing Director, Elyzium

  • WLA Survey - Key Findings

    Organisations need to increase IT efficiency

    Using multiple scheduling tools causes issues

    The use of free scheduling tools is a false economy

    Consolidated Workload Automation offers multiple benefits

    Workload Automation in the Cloud is beneficial

  • WLA Survey - IT Priorities

    70%

    77%

    Answered that improving IT

    efficiency is a current priority.

    Plan to standardise on WLA tools as

    one way to help improve efficiency.

  • Client Experiences

    The Customer

    Leading UK Insurance

    Trading for 175 years

    Tipped as one of the top 1000 organisations to help the UK economy grow

    The Environment

    TWS Distributed

    TWS

    Cron

    Wintab

    Inbuilt applications schedulers

    The Pains

    Lack of visibility

    No standards used amongst applications

    Cost of multiple environments

    The Solution

    Flexible licence options

    Combination fof PVU and PJP

    Now looking at SaaS for devand sandpit environments

  • Flexible Licensing

    PVU

    PJP

    Cloud

    Processor Value Unit (PVU) Based Licensing

    One time costExpensive for small numbers

    of jobs

    Per Job (PJP) Based Licensing

    Lower cost of entry

    Job monitoring process required

    Ideal for servers with small

    numbers of jobs

    Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Based Licensing

    Lower cost of ownershipIdeal for development and

    sandpit environments

  • WLA Survey - Consolidation

    Cited cost as a prohibitive factor

    to consolidation.69%

    72% 49%

    Public Sector Private Sector

    VS

  • Client Experiences

    The Customer

    Leading UK Bank

    Over 300 years

    Multiple acquisitions

    The Environment

    z/OS & Distributed

    TWS

    Cron

    Multiple 3rd party schedulers

    The Pains

    No single view of scheduling systems

    Lack of integrated reporting

    No view of dependencies across scheduling environments

    Not using Enhancements & improvements available in newer product versions

    The Solution

    WLA assessment, migration & consolidation

    Single pain of glass provided by consolidated TWS environment

  • Batch Transformation Project

    Success!

    Operational Efficiency

    Failure Reduction

    Simplification

    Manual Intervention Reduction

    Scheduling Toolsets

    Operating Model

    PR

    OJ

    EC

    T G

    OA

    LS

  • WLA Survey - Consolidation

    31%Answered that consolidation is

    technically too difficult or risky to

    the business.

  • Client Experiences

    The Customer

    Retailer

    The Environment

    Multiple distributed environments

    Multiple WLA Tools

    UC4

    CA

    The Pains

    No standards

    Multiple teams managing the various tools

    Unable to meet SLAs

    The Solution

    WLA assessment, migration & consolidation

    Conversion of 100K jobs

    Optimised batch jobs leading to a reduction in jobs down to 35K

    Service assurance

  • Service Assurance

    The Solution

    WLA assessment, migration & consolidation

    Conversion of 100K jobs

    Optimised batch jobs leading to a reduction in jobs down to 35K

    Service assurance

  • Client Experiences Parcel Delivery

    The Customer

    UK's leading consumer delivery specialist

    Handle more than 200 million parcels per year

    Range of flexible & affordable services

    The Environment

    Distributed

    IBM TWS

    Cron

    The Pains

    Meeting business demands

    Lack of visibility

    Lack of agility moving from Test to Production

    Demand from internal customers

    The Solution

    WLA assessment, migration & consolidation

    Single pain of glass provided by consolidated TWS environment

    Implemented self-service catalog

    Service assurance

  • WLA Survey - Consolidation

  • Top Strategies for WLA

    Customers that have got the most out of TWS are using advanced features as they are introduced:

    Service Assurance

    Dynamic Scheduling

    Self Service Catalogue

    TWS Plugins, (SAP, SAP BO, Websphere MQ, Netezza, Datastge)

    Application Templates

    Dont just install it, use it!

    WLA is not just a tool for IT, its a critical business enabler.

    It automates key business processes and business users should be given access.

    Empower your users!

    Mergers, Acquisitions and autonomy given to project teams has led to multiple WLA tools.

    As the drive for business processes to become seamless a single pane of glass is key.

    Consolidate!

  • Key Resources & Information

    Download the survey results

    and discussion paper.

    Watch the Elyzium & IBM Service

    Management videos on YouTube.

    Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

    Talk to us!

    http://www.elyzium.co.uk/assets/components/landed/pdfs/Elyzium WLA and the Cloud Whitepaper Sept. 2014.pdfhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3bnlOIzmYEPGQMssGJZA-ghttps://www.youtube.com/user/ibmservicemanagementhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/elyzium-ltdhttps://twitter.com/elyziumltd
  • Contact Details

    Suhail AslamElyzium Ltd

    suhail.aslam@elyzium.co.uk

    +44 7866 557686

    www.Elyzium.co.uk www.workloadmigrator.com www.xpertcare.net www.jobexexecutor.com

    mailto:suhail.aslam@elyzium.co.ukhttp://www.elyzium.co.uk/http://www.workloadmigrator.com/http://www.xpertcare.net/http://www.jobexexecutor.com/
  • WLA Strategy Summary

    Consolidate multiple

    tools

    Empower your Users

    Use advanced

    WLA features

    Use IBM plugins

    Provide an API to app dev teams

  • Thanks for your time.

    Any Questions?

    Explore IBM Workload Automation on IBM Service Engage at:

    https://www.ibmserviceengage.com/workload-automation/