Model9 boosts mainframe-to-cloud product development and test with acquisition of z15 Mainframe
Model9 investment underscores commitment to mainframe customers and continued product innovation.
NEW YORK, NY — August 10, 2021 — To ensure its data movement and management software stays at the cutting edge in performance, reliability, and ease of use, Model9, a member of IBM’s Partners in Development Program has announced the purchase of an IBM z15 mainframe server. Maintec, a global provider of mainframe outsourcing and data center management provided installation services and was chosen as Model9’s Mainframe Managed Service Partner.
“The Model9 z15 will be a powerful asset for our product development and quality assurance programs,” noted Gil Peleg, Model9 CEO. Model9 has been growing massively through the pandemic period, tripling its size both in number of customers and headcount, as organizations seek to maximize the value of their mainframe investments while also leveraging the capabilities of the cloud. Model9 customers include leading global enterprises from the financial, transportation & airlines, government and retail sectors, all Global 2000 companies. Model9 also recently expanded its footprint in Japan, Australia, and South Africa.
“The acquisition of our own z15 is symbolic of our increasing investment in support of the mainframe market and, ultimately, in serving our customers,” said Peleg.
The z15 will keep Model9 continually aligned with mainframe practices and challenges customers face, while helping to ensure usability and reliability so that solutions are designed to address real customer needs.
Model9 modernizes mainframe data management and business intelligence in enterprises to help them benefit from cloud economics and accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud technologies. Its patented software-only technology securely delivers mainframe data to any cloud or on-premises storage platform, eliminating physical and virtual tape alike, and enabling secure integration with advanced analytics tools. Model9 is trusted by leading Global 2000 and Forbes 500 companies. Model9 is an IBM Business Partner, as well as an AWS Technology Partner.