How to patch 200 Server in 4h

How to patch 200 Server in 4hImporting patches for operating systems, databases, web servers and applications is an ever more difficult and time-consuming IT task due to increasingly complex IT systems that demand a highly coordinated approach.

This article introduces a method for patching any number of servers in a short time window using a standard batch process.

Powerful Helper of the Mainframe Scheduler

Powerful Helper of the Mainframe SchedulerJob automation under z/OS in centralized and distributed IT landscapes is what makes the Discovery Agent Network so attractive. And there are numerous applicaton scenarios out there to prove this.

To make the whole solution even faster and more scalable, our developers just added an auxiliary function to Beta 92 EJM: distributed ‘high-frequency’ jobs with job intervals of under one minute.

Changing the core of everything

Digital Transformation-Changing-The-Core-Of-EverythingWhy changing the core company business application changes the whole company IT. And how Beta Systems helps to make this transition happen.

Many companies have thoughts about changing their core business application, e.g. their ERP system or – in this example – their core banking system. Those changes are usually complex, as the dependencies in IT and organization are deep and sometimes unknown. Learn how a retail bank is managing this transition process from its custom legacy mainframe solution to a leading retail banking core application in a renewed IT environment.

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Why Centralized Workload Automation Makes Sense

Why Centralized Workload Automation Makes SenseWhen people hear keywords like ‘automation’, ‘IT automation’ or ‘I&O automation’, most will picture a complex data center automation solution.

Experience has shown that many companies still do not have a central workload automation scheme in place.

This article illustrates how easy it can be to expand on existing IT automation systems to gain added value in the data center and beyond.

New Workload Automation Solution Complements Portfolio

Workload Automation with StreamworksWe have added the ‘Streamworks’ workload automation software from arvato Systems to our workload automation portfolio and closely collaborate with the company as part of our sales partnership. Continue reading to find out why we forged this partnership and learn about the many benefits this delivers to our customers.

How to Migrate from the Mainframe to Linux?

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How to Migrate from the Mainframe to the Linux Why changing the core company business application changes the whole company IT. And how Beta Systems helps to make this transition happen. Many companies have thoughts about changing their core business application, e.g. their ERP system or – in this example – their core banking system. Those changes are usually complex, as the dependencies in IT and organization are deep and sometimes unknown. Learn how a retail bank is managing this transition process from its custom legacy mainframe solution to a leading retail banking core application in a renewed IT environment.

How to implement IT auditing in your Data Center

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Ever stricter laws and guidelines are putting increasing pressure on corporate audit departments to further improve their IT security and optimize reporting. However, the laws and guidelines generally do not specify concrete IT measures that can be readily implemented. Instead, best practice approaches described in the BSI IT list of basic security measures apply. Companies are faced with the challenge of turning the measures listed there into concrete evaluation rules or policies. We provide hands-on recommendations on how to implement dynamic IT auditing and show you which requirements need to be met to be on the safe side.

How to reduce printing costs

Annual cost savings of more than € 1.4 million and improved ecological balance by reducing print volume – a bank relies on the Output Management solution from Beta Systems.

In 2012, for its internal and external needs, a large European bank was printing up to 7.5 million A4 pages on its mainframe printers, the equivalent of 34,000 pages per day. Per minute, the printing volume rose up to 70 pages, resulting in a continuous printing flow all over the year.