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Cloud is the ultimate mainframe peripheral, offering secure, unlimited, tiered storage to meet ad hoc needs or permanent requirements. It’s the most powerful tool for delivering agility and breaking the endless cycle of hardware and software upgrades and chronic overprovisioning.
With the Model9 data set import policy, it’s easy to copy any data set to cloud storage directly from tape. Model9 has designed the process to be simple and automated to support the migration of large amounts of data from tape to cloud, enabling the complete replacement of VTL hardware with cloud storage. With Model9, it is even possible to take tape data sets stored in cloud storage and export them back to disk or tape for processing by mainframe applications.
Additionally, Model9’s ELT method can transform the files in your cloud destination into open formats, eliminating the MIPS consumption required by antiquated ETL methodology to achieve the same purpose.
Write/read mainframe data sets directly to and from the cloud, without converting tape-oriented applications. Operations on tape storage are automatically redirected to the cloud – without rewriting JCL. Our software-only solution performs the data transfer directly, requiring no interim disk space on DASD, and enables customers to completely stop relying on physical or virtual tape hardware.