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Topic: Cloud data management

Learn how using an on-premise private cloud solution like HCP Cloud Scale with Model9 Cloud Data Manager for Mainframe can help manage mainframe data, improve backup and disaster recovery and lower your TCO.

Until now, mainframe data has been locked in by legacy storage hardware and proprietary formats, and ETL processes have been unaffordably compute-intensive, making change all but impossible. But there is now another way, a technology path that speeds data to its destination for rapid transformation to any standard format, with practically no impact on mainframe processing. Now, critical data can inform analytics, shaping business results, and opening opportunities.

At Model9, our position in the industry provides us with a unique vantage point into what’s happening across both the mainframe and the cloud. These are the top trends that we anticipate will capture the industry’s attention in 2021.

FICON has been the mainstay of mainframe data movement for decades, but it’s got competition. Learn why TCP/IP is now considered the fastest and safest way to move data off the mainframe to the cloud.

Driven by a decision to reduce IBM Mainframe data center expenses, and address the growing mainframe skills
shortage, the company set out to modernize its secondary storage capabilities. They chose the Model9 cloud
data management solution as a front-end for the Amazon S3 cloud storage service.

The Model9 software solution modernized and unified the credit union’s data management operations, allowed removal of IBM backup and tape-management software DFSMShsm and DFSMSrmm (also known as HSM and RMM), and reduced monthly workload license charges.

When designing a data management solution, it is important to explore cost-effective backup
options that allow efficient recovery to cope with the enormous amounts of generated data.
At the same time, it is also important to look into how to improve recovery efficiency even if it
might increase the direct backup costs.

Whatever the end goal, moving mainframe data management to the cloud should be the first step in any effort to modernize the mainframe.

Model9 Cloud Data Manager for Mainframe offers a software solution that represents a safe, low-risk path forward. It is built on proven, patented technology that delivers mainframe data to any cloud or on-premises storage platform. This enables strategic organizational initiatives while providing immediate value: opening a path to cloud migration, liberating data for access by cloud applications, including analytics, and eliminating costly tape systems and their well-known bottlenecks.

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