Cloud data manager for mainframe

Run standard mainframe backup, archive, recovery and space management operations, offloaded to zIIPs, using any storage system connected over TCP/IP, including object storage, NAS and SAN, on-premise and in the cloud.

A Single Complete Solution

Backup, restore, archive and recall all z/OS data sets and volume types, including UNIX files, space management, encryption, reporting and bare-metal recovery in one solution.


All functions are offloaded to zIIPs, utilize the latest zEDC and CryptoExpress speciality cards, and transfer data over OSA cards, while using trusted standard DFDSS data mover capabilities.

Flexible Storage

Eliminate tape and virtual tape architecture dependencies on proprietary hardware and networking by storing backups and archives directly on modern storage systems, including object storage on-premise and in the cloud, NAS and SAN.

No lock-in

Data is stored using standard DFDSS dump format and can be recovered with standard mainframe tools on any mainframe system, anywhere.

Cloud native

Leverage the scale, reliability and cost-effectiveness of object storage for your mainframe data. Backup and archive directly to private or public cloud storage solutions or use cloud storage as a low-cost storage tier for long term data retention.


Your data is always protected with mainframe-controlled, end-to-end encryption. All user management, authentication and authorizations are verified against your trusted mainframe security software (e.g., RACF, TSS, ACF2).

Regulatory compliance and recovery assurance

Assure you can recover data wherever and whenever you need it, via automatic recovery test functionality, and comply with backup test regulations. Better understand and plan your storage requirements with backup analytics and graphical reports sent right to your mailbox. Quickly detect errors with real-time alerts and an easy-to-use user interface.

Easy to Use

Designed for the next generation of mainframe administrators, the solution can be up and running in one day, seamlessly integrating with existing SMS backup and space management policies. Manage and monitor operations with an intuitive web user interface. Quickly find and restore data sets with Google-like search functionality. Run operations from a range of APIs or by using existing schedulers using JCL.

Before Model9

Storage lock-in

Backup and archives are limited to virtual and physical tape systems that are 10x more expensive than distributed storage.

Tape management overhead

Tape management processes, such as recycling and scratch reclamation, run on CPs and increase MSU consumption.

Legacy software

Backup and tape management software runs on CPs, lacks reporting and monitoring capabilities and requires a certain level of expertise to maintain.

Recovery risks

Virtual tape backups are exposed to cyber attacks and are subject to slow recovery times and infrequent backups.

With Model9


Your storage options are unlimited, including object storage, NAS and SAN, on-premise and in the cloud.


Most processing is offloaded to zIIPs without having to emulate old tape interfaces.


Automatic recovery testing, detailed reports, real-time notifications and built-in encryption translate into better RPO.


Data can be stored on immutable storage to protect against cyber attacks and data corruption.


An intuitive web user interface and seamless integration with operational workflows.


Offload from CPs to zIIPs
Storage cost savings
Installation time

Modern Architecture

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