Tesco is keen to beat the Christmas rush with a performance management initiative to free up mainframe use and slash costs.
By using performance management software from Macro 4, Tesco hopes to significantly reduce its mainframe power use by analysing where changes in databases, systems software and applications could free up MIPS.
“Mainframe usage rises significantly at Christmas because of the volume of activity. So our initial aim is to achieve greater efficiency in MIPS usage to help avoid buying more processing power in the run-up,” said Tesco IT director John Westnedge.
The move is part of its wider “Step Change initiative to improve IT efficiency using Macro 4’s ExpeTune suite for mainframe performance management.