IBM Z AIOps has been focused on three key strategic initiatives - integration across the capabilities to accelerate issue resolution, integration with IBM Instana and IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to provide complete hybrid application observability, and infusing analytics and AI across the solutions speed issue identification, resolution and to address skill gaps that exist in IT operations. Before today, much of this was only achievable if our clients were entitled to one of our core monitoring suites.
With the announcement of the new IBM zSystems Integration for Observability, clients that do not have one of our core monitoring suites are now able to take advantage of our core capabilities across the IBM Z AIOps solutions. For the clients that do have our core monitoring suites, there is something in it for you as well.
IBM zSystems Integration for Observability delivers value across three areas, a data ecosystem, system topology, and modern systems of engagement. First, we'll take a look at the data ecosystem. For several years, IBM has been able to stream operational data like SMF, log, RMF III and other data through IBM Z Common Data Provider, or CDP. CDP is now built around a Kafka architecture, providing all of the IBM Z AIOps solutions a core data infrastructure to satisfy any analytics data needs. In addition, OMEGAMON Data Provider was introduced over a year ago, unlocking 18,000+ metrics that have been vital to monitoring the IBM zSystems infrastructure including CICS, IMS, Db2, JVM, z/OS and others. With IBM zSystems Integration for Observability, clients that have had one or more OMEGAMON agents deployed can now leverage the following data ecosystem to gain access to all operational data (including OMEGAMON metrics) and integrate that data into the multiple platforms, for multiple users, and multiple use cases.
For clients that have had the IBM Z Monitoring Suite or IBM Z Service Management Suite V2, those suites now include IBM Z Common Data Provider as well, giving you access to all IBM zSystems operational data.
System topology is delivered through the IBM Z Resource Discovery which is based on the discovery library adapter. This component is used to integrate IBM zSystems subsystem topology data into IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps to help with hybrid event correlation and assessing hybrid application impacts. IBM Z Resource Discovery is also now included in IBM Z Monitoring Suite or IBM Z Service Management Suite V2. As we continue to look to focus on solution integration look for more use of the IBM Z Resource Discovery to come.
Lastly, IBM zSystems Integration for Observability delivers the core systems of engagement that had only been available in many of the IBM Z AIOps suites. Now, clients that are not entitled to one of those suites can leverage IBM Service Management Unite and IBM Z ChatOps. IBM Service Management Unite provides a single integrated UI for IT Operations to deep dive into operational issues through pre-configured or custom dashboards and drive automation. (when integrated with IBM Z System Automation) IBM Z ChatOps provides a new collaborative approach to addressing operational issues in a variety of standard collaboration tools like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Mattermost.
To find more details on this solution and see what you can achieve through the power of these integrations, please join us on the upcoming webinar on March 23, 2023.