Announcement: Model9 is now a BMC Software company.
Model9 works with its partners to create immutable copies of mainframe data either On-premises or in the cloud, send backups of mainframe data to object storage that can be air-gapped, and provide a resilient bare metal recovery that allows standalone recovery from anywhere.
When Model9 Shield is combined with storage snapshot technologies, it can also improve RPO by enabling multiple, consistent recovery points without having to expand existing mainframe DASD capacity.
Model9 Shield supports standalone restore directly from any storage attached to the network, both on-premises or in the cloud, providing fast data recovery at any location – without relying on an existing mainframe operating system.
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-premises 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.
All data is compressed before leaving the mainframe, and end-to-end encryption can be applied for even more enhanced data protection.
It’s common for mainframe applications to bypass writing data to disk by directly writing it to VTL But traditional backup software does not backup the application data on VTL, forcing it to function as the primary and only copy of the data. Because the VTL is continuously accessible from the mainframe host, it remains vulnerable to cyber attack or logical data corruption. Model9 can also backup data on tape to secured storage, not only disk.