Velocity Software, Inc. is recognized as a leader in the performance measurement of z/VM and Linux on z. The Velocity Performance Suite consist of a set of tools that enable installations running z/VM to manage Linux and z/VM performance. In addition, many components of server farms can be measured and analyzed. Performance data can be viewed real-time through the use of either 3270 or a browser. The CLOUD Implementation (zPRO) component is designed for full cloud PaaS implementation as well as to extend the capabilities of the z/VM sysprog (system programmer) to the browser world. This feature moves system management to the point-and-click crowd. Archived data and reports can be kept available of long term review and reporting usine zMAP. The zVPS, formally ESALPS, components consist of: zMON (formally ESAMON - real-time display of performance data), zTCP (formally ESATCP - SNMP data collection), zMAP (formally ESAMAP - historical reporting and archiving), zVWS (formally ESAWEB - z/VM based web server), zTUNE (a subscription service), zVIEW (formally SHOWCASE - web based viewing of performance data), zPRO (new to the quality line of Velocity Software Products). Velocity continues to work with other software vendors to ensure smooth interface with or from other products such as VM:Webgateway, CA-Webgateway, EnterpriseWeb, MXG, MICS. Velocity software remains the leader and inovator in the z/VM performance, Linux performance, Managing cloud computing arenas.
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Performance Newsletters

Velocity Software produces a newsletter once or twice a year. To see the previous versions of the newsletter:
2023 Winter
2021 Winter
2020 Winter
2016 Winter
2014 Summer
2014 Winter
2013 Summe> 2013 Winter

What's New at Velocity Software

2022 zPRO - Modernizing z/VM

Mar, 2020: zVPS 5.1 - CICS Support for VSE and z/OS

Dec, 2019: zVPS 5.1 - z/VM 6.4 Support, Java thread support

Dec, 2018:

Dec, 2016: zVPS 4.3 - z/VM 6.4 Support, Java thread support

Sept 2015: zVPS 4.2 - z13 - Full SMT Support

May, 2015: zPRO Version 2.1 - Full self service environment (PaaS) supporting DIRMAINT, VM:Secure, RACF (supported but NOT required). NO SMAPI, NO JAVA.

April, 2015: zVPS 4.2 VSE Job data collection.

April, 2015: zVIEW Version 4.2 with JVM and Oracle support.

January, 2015: zVPS V4.2 - Support for MFC (Mainframe Cache) data, full z/VM 6.3 support, JVM, Oracle data collection and presentation.

January, 2015: zTCP V4.2 - SSI, DNS support.

September, 2013: zOPERATOR - a full screen (3270) and/or browser based operations console - a no charge feature of zVPS.

January, 2013: Console Manager (GETCONS) - Make your console logs available to your users via a browser interface. No charge feature of zVPS.

January, 2012: zVPS PORTAL inclues all Velocity Software documentation with the no charge ZDOC feature.

November, 2011: zVPS Version 4 supports z/VM 6.2 with new reports and full z196 support.

August, 2011: Velocity Software and CA Technologies sign world wide licensing and disribution agreement. See the CA Announcement for more details.

June, 2011: zVPS Version 4 becomes generally available.

Feb, 2008: Velocity Software opens office in Germany

Velocity Software GmbH
Max-Joseph-Str. 5
68167 Mannheim
Telefon: +49 (0)621 373844

August 2009: zVPS Velocity Software announces Version 4 of zVPS - Velocity's Performance Suite (formerly known as ESALPS)

August 2009: zPRO is announced. zPRO is an enablement tool for Systems Administrators. It provides them a simple to use web interface for cloning servers (including Linux and others) and managing the VM Directory.

July 2009: zVIEW is available for download by licensed users of zVPS.

January, 2005: zTUNE subscription service available: Solve your Linux and z/VM performance problems fast!

Experiences with Oracle Database 12c Release 1 on Linux on System z, SG24-8159-00
– See the book on IBM's RedBook web site, available May 2014.

Experiences with Oracle 11gR2 on Linux on System z, SG24-8104-00
– See the book on IBM's RedBook web site, available November 2013.

Using Discontiguous Shared Segments and XIP2 Filesystems With Oracle Database 10G on IBM System Z
– See the abstract on IBM's RedBook web site, available July, 2006.

Experiences with Oracle 10G Database for Linux on zSeries
– See the abstract on IBM's RedBook web site, available August, 2005.

IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 for Linux on zSeries Implementation
– See the abstract on IBM's RedBook web site, available November, 2003.

Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: Performance Measurement and Tuning
– See the abstract on IBM's RedBook web site, available April, 2003.

Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390: ISP/ASP Solutions
– See the abstract on IBM's RedBook web site, available December, 2001.

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