Model9 provides an industry-first solution for mainframe cyber threat protection and business resumption, enabling z/OS customers to create highly secured, off-platform backup copies and quickly recover mainframe data in case of an attack – all at minimal cost.
Create secured backup copies, directly to any storage attached to the network, either on-premise or in the cloud
Improve RPO with multiple, consistent recovery points, without having to expand existing DASD capacity
Avoid vendor lock-in, via a software-only, hardware-agnostic solution
Enhance data protection, with end-to-end encryption
Isolate backup copies off-platform, or use immutable (WORM) storage, for enhanced protection
Recover and restore data quickly, directly from any storage attached to the network, either on-premise or in the cloud
Optimize MSU consumption, by utilizing zIIP engines to create protected backup copies
How it works
Model9’s patented technology uses DFDSS as the data mover to create data-set backups and full-volume dumps directly on any storage attached to the network, either on-premise or in the cloud. Using pervasive immutable (WORM) storage solutions as the target for backups ensures that all copies are protected and cannot be tampered with.
While all data are compressed before leaving the mainframe, end-to-end encryption can be applied for even more enhanced data protection. In addition, Model9 supports stand-alone restore directly from any storage attached to the network, both on-premise or in the cloud, providing fast data recovery at any location – without relying on an existing mainframe operating system.
When combined with storage snapshot technologies (such as Flashcopy), Model9 also
improves RPO by enabling multiple, consistent recovery points without having to expand existing mainframe DASD storage capacity.