Open-Source Observability and the Future of Enterprise-Wide APM

Aug 2, 2022 | APM, Products, Unternehmen

mainstorconcept to Deliver Presentation at SHARE Columbus 

The Enterprise Solutions and Storage Expert Will Discuss Observability and Its Potential Integrations with Mainframe Systems

Ettlingen, Germany — August 2, 2022: Today, mainstorconcept, an enterprise solutions company with over 15 years of industry expertise, announced that it will be hosting a presentation at the 2022 SHARE Columbus Conference. The company will offer insights into the topic, “Open-Source Observability and the Future of Enterprise-Wide Application Performance Monitoring.” A primary focus of the discussion will revolve around the importance of observability and how it can strengthen your organization’s monitoring strategy by enabling DevOps teams tol understand how applications utilize mainframe services.

mainstorconcept’s presentation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Marion room

Attendees of the presentation can expect to learn about a diverse range of subjects pertaining to the development and future transformation of application performance monitoring (APM). Specifically, the company will review the latest major development within APM: CNCF’s OpenTelemetry (OTEL) project, which combines vendor-neutral instrumentation and specifications to create an open-source observability framework for the IT industry. 

Some points mainstorconcept plans to cover during its presentation include: 

  • The latest status of OpenTelemetry: This includes the types of telemetry it can generate, the types of exporters available and the type of support users can expect in their APM tool.
  • Challenges faced by APM vendors and users: Some common obstacles include developing enterprise observability strategies, providing suitable APM platforms to process, correlate and visualize telemetry provided by OTEL, as well as establishing and consolidating adequate support of OTEL features, which are of interest for teams and leadership. 
  • The future of APM: Considerations include moving from plain monitoring to cutting-edge observability for the enterprise, allowing resources to be allocated to new improved AIOps capabilities, establishing observability as a development practice rather than a post-production task and enabling observability wherever teams need it. 

mainstorconcept’s CIO, Peter Freund, commented, “Enabling your entire organization to understand which applications, integrations, software, infrastructure and processes contribute to improved customer experience will catapult your enterprises‘ ability to target modernization to areas that will enhance your end-user experience and boost customer satisfaction.” 

Angelika Heinrich, a Software Project Manager at mainstorconcept, will be sharing the company’s findings at the event. Thanks to the development of mainstorconcept’s latest product, z/IRIS, we have acquired new insights in regard to possible obstacles that users face when trying to achieve their end-to-end enterprise monitoring goals.

“We are excited that Angelika has been asked to talk at Share Columbus 2022,” said Peter Freund. “There, she will discuss the current shift to open-source observability frameworks for APM and — most importantly — how to ensure all teams can understand which mainframe services contribute to the ideal end-user experience.” 

z/IRIS – Putting Z in Observability

Mainframe-inclusive observability is made easy using z/IRIS. Just follow three simple steps: Determine your organization’s strategic APM tool, activate z/IRIS to stream mainframe telemetry and start benefitting from end-to-end tracing and monitoring capabilities.

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About mainstorconcept

mainstorconcept is based in Ettlingen, Germany. mainstorconcept’s experts apply their competence and knowledge to build and incorporate solutions that help customers achieve enterprise mainframe and server modernization strategies. 

mainstorconcept’s product, z/IRIS, enables mainframe observability in APM tools to achieve end-to-end workflow monitoring of calls to applications hosted on mainframe. As a result, DevOps teams may better manage applications that depend on mainframe services and improve your organization’s software delivery and operational performance. 

About the SHARE Conference

Founded in 1955, SHARE is an event organizer that hosts various educational opportunities for the global enterprise computing community. Its virtual and in-person events enable participants to acquire new knowledge and skills in their realm of expertise, as well as connect with fellow experts. 

Visit share.org to learn more about its 2022 Columbus conference. 

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