In this talk, you will learn how the IBM Z Application Performance Management team is overcoming mainframe tracing limitations to provide full end-to-end visibility of hybrid applications on modern APMs like Instana and AppDynamics.

As IBM transitions into a Hybrid Cloud business model, open-source tooling becomes an important part of scaling software, especially for Z (mainframe) AIOps and monitoring solutions. Due to the nature of Z with its many legacy and in-house protocols, open tracing is a challenge and has led to some limitations for what we can and cannot trace. In this talk, you will learn how the IBM Z Application Performance Management team is overcoming these limitations to provide full end-to-end visibility of hybrid applications on modern APMs like Instana and AppDynamics.

Takeaways:

  • How to utilize open telemetry standards for mainframe tracing
  • Summarize issues regarding mainframe telemetry data
  • APM monitoring for the mainframe

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About The Speakers:

Taylor Donner is a Product Manager at IBM API Connect, where he is currently the lead product owner for Z APM Connect, a transformational tool that brings cloud application owners visibility into the mainframe. He is interested in all things AIOps, Z, and Hybrid Cloud.

Aaron Young is a Senior Software Engineer in IBM’s Systems Group in Research Triangle Park, NC. Aaron is the Chief Architect for IBM Z Application Performance Management Connect, a product that gives customers visibility of their mainframe environments in the context of their enterprise wide business applications. Aaron has been working in the IBM Z monitoring space for over 20 years in various roles on products spanning IT Operations Monitoring, IT Operations Analytics, and APM solutions.