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MODEL9

Cloud data manager for mainframe is an all-in-one modern and secure software solution, designed for next generation mainframe administrators

Back up, restore, archive and restore mainframe data directly from z/OS and Unix System Services to cloud storage which includes hybrid multi-cloud object storage platforms (WORMcertified and cold-storage options included), or any traditional NAS/SAN storage from any vendor.

The solution is zIIP-eligible which means users can offload data management processes to zIIP processors and save up to 90% of MSU related costs.

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MODERNIZE MAINFRAME
DATA MANAGEMENT

Model9 Architektur

KEY FEATURES

Provides storage, backup, archive, and full volume dumps directly to object storage,
onpremises or in the cloud, requiring no additional hardware, software, tape emulation or interim disk storage.

Runs side-by-side with existing backup and tape management software for simplified migration.

Compression and encryption uses native mainframe hardware such as zEDC, Crypto Express, or zIIP.

Supports stand-alone restore (bare-metal recovery) with a program that is IPL-ed directly from cloud storage.

Managed through a modern and intuitive web-based GUI.

DFSMS-compatible – does not require redefinition of storage management policy.

EASY TO USE

MODERN USER INTERFACE

The user interface of Model9’s Cloud data manager for mainframe includes Google-like search functionality to quickly find and recover information content. Users log in with their existing mainframe credentials and authorization for all user actions is configured using existing mainframe security software (e.g. RACF, CA-TSS, or CA-ACF2).

Mainframe administrators can use the user interface to define data protection policies and monitor SLAs, and TSO/ISPF interfaces are also available that provide many fatures available in the web user interface.

Leverage the abundance of non-mainframe skills to accommodate increasing data management needs with Model9’s easy-to-use software and UI

SUPPORTED HYBRID
MULTI-CLOUD
PLATFORMS

cloud

Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud

Object

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), IBM Cloud Object Storage, Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, NetApp StorageGRID, Microsoft Azure Stack

traditional

NAS, SAN, DASD, with and without WORM

USE CASES

BENEFITS OF MODEL9

OPTIMIZE MAINFRAME COSTS

Model9 provides an alternative to existing physical and virtual tape hardware and software without changing daily operations and data management processes.

Reduce your costs

  • shifting most of your backup-processing and Storagemanagement to zIIPs
  • Replacing costly physical and virtual tape hardware with any object storage, including on- or off-prem
  • Consolidating legacy backup, tape management, encryption and reporting software products into a single modern solution

REPLACE BACKUP SOFTWARE

Merge legacy backup (such as IBM DFHSM, CA-Disk, FDR/ABR), tape management (IBM RMM, CA-1, CA-TLMS, BMC Control-M/Tape), encryption, and reporting software products into a single future-proof solution.

USE CLOUD STORAGE FOR BACKUPS AND ARCHIVES

Store data backups and archives and load direct data backups to and from cloud object storage. Model9 encrypts all data before it is transferred to cloud providers such as IBM Cloud Object Storage, Hitachi Content Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Glacier, or Google Cloud Storage.

z/OS UNIX backup

Model9 supports z/OS UNIX file-level incremental backup and recovery, thus saving backup space and shortening backup periods. It backs up only changed files in the z/OS UNIX file system. When restoring, only the specific UNIX file is restored directly to the UNIX file system without having to load the entire HFS/ZFS data set first.

MAXIMUM SECURITY AGAINST RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

For quick business resumption in the event of a ransomware attack, Model9 can back up to WORM-certified (tamper-proof) storage so that data cannot be corrupted or tampered with. Data is encrypted end-to-end, so it cannot be read without permission.

The bare-metal recovery feature ensures that you can restore from the backup copy even if your live system has been compromised.

DEFINE ADDITIONAL RECOVERY POINTS AND IMPROVE RECOVERY POINTS (RPO)

If you use Snapshot technology (for example, FlashCopy) to create a consistent recovery point, Model9 lets you reuse Snapshot target space for additional Snapshots by creating a backup copy of the Snapshot. This way, you can take as many Snapshots as needed with the same “limited” Snapshot target space. The backup copy can be used to restore a single record, an entire disk, or the entire Snapshot copy.

Standalone Disaster-Recovery

The backup server and storage can be located remotely and serve as an internal vault backup for disaster recovery. In bare-metal recovery scenarios, a standalone recovery program is IPLed over the network directly from the server. The standalone recovery program is used to recover disks and data sets without the need for a live Z/OS system.

MORE ABOUT MODEL9

The Israel-based company was founded in 2016 and consists of highly skilled mainframe software engineers with extensive experience in mainframe development, storage, cybersecurity and enterprise software requirements. This sophisticated and agile team are able to develop new solutions quickly to meet customers needs.

Contact mainstorconcept, an official partner of Model9, for an onbligation free demonstration of cloud data management.