zDynaCap® | Capacity Control


Let zDynaCap do the complex, time-consuming, often tedious task of capacity management. zDynaCap ensures MSU capacity; caps MSU costs.


Don't your z/OS system programmers have better things to do than recalculate MSU usage and demand every 5 minutes?

How are you going to manage capacity when your long-experienced specialists are no longer there?

z/OS Capacity:
Where you need it.
When you need it.
As much as you need.
Without paying for more than enough.

It sounds simple enough, but managing and capping your MSUs in order to ensure adequate capacity, while keeping costs to a minimum, is a very complex subject. Those of you who do it day in and day out know how true that is. Did you have to log in at 2:00 a.m. this morning? Did you skip lunch today?

zDynaCap can automate capacity control for you.

Learn more from this new white paper:
zDynaCap: Capacity where needed, when needed, and as much as needed

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Capacity Balancing with zDynaCap, a Basic Example

1) 3 LPARs using 369 MSUs  2a) A spike: 414 MSUs  2b) Same spike, with
        zDynaCap: 369 MSUs
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40 MSUs NTC*

40 MSUs TC*

150 MSUs BC*

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40 MSUs NTC

50 MSUs TC

155 MSUs BC

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9 MSUs NTC

50 MSUs TC

155 MSUs BC

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*NTC = not-time-critical, low-priority batch - weekend policy
*NTC = time-critical, ProdLow policy
*NBC = business critical, Prodhigh policy, for example

Automated capacity settings cut MLC costs

zDynaCap analyzes, simulates, and automatically manages changes:

  • Eliminates the complexity and risk of manual capping.
  • Manages changes to capping limits automatically.
  • Targets workloads that drive peak CPU usage.
  • Dynamically offsets increases in capping levels with decreases based on workload importance and policy profiles to reduce overall MSU peaks.
  • Ensures all optimal utilization of resources while keeping business-critical applications running.
  • Reduces MLC costs, freeing up funds to be used with new initiatives such as cloud, mobility, or big-data transformation.