Modernize Legacy IBM zSeries Mainframes with Application Retirement

SOLIXCloud offers a holistic solution for retiring or decommissioning IBM zSeries Mainframe Applications, enabling organizations to cut costs related to licensing and maintenance, harness the advantages of cloud computing, ensure security and compliance, access decommissioned application data in real-time, and free up valuable resources. By leveraging SOLIXCloud, organizations can streamline the application portfolio rationalization initiatives, enhance cost efficiency, and prioritize strategic forward-looking initiatives.

Cloud Data Management for IBM zSeries Mainframe

Benefits of Decommissioning Legacy IBM zSeries Mainframe Applications

Realize Significant Cost Savings

Application Retirement enables organizations to reduce the high licensing and maintenance costs associated with mainframe applications. By retiring unnecessary applications, organizations can achieve significant cost savings and optimize resource allocation. This includes eliminating expenses related to proprietary software licenses, maintenance contracts, specialized hardware, and the costs of maintaining a shrinking and expensive talent pool. Overall, SOLIXCloud helps organizations alleviate the financial burden of mainframe applications and allocate resources more efficiently.

Improved Security & Compliance

Legacy mainframe applications are synonymous with software security vulnerabilities and a lack of compliance features. Decommissioning such applications by Archiving them to SOLIXCloud ensures better data management, security, and regulatory compliance. It does so by removing dependency on legacy software and infrastructure, minimizing data exposure, establishing proper data retention and governance, streamlining compliance audits, strengthening data access controls, and safeguarding data privacy.

Mainframe Application Portfolio Rationalization

Application modernization, consolidation, and mergers and acquisitions often lead to multiple applications that are either redundant or obsolete. With SOLIXCloud, organizations can rationalize their application portfolio by retiring legacy and redundant Mainframe applications to a low-cost cloud archive. The benefits include cost savings, improved compliance, agility & flexibility, reduced complexity, and better alignment with business goals.

Continued Access to Legacy Mainframe Data

Having ongoing access to archived Mainframe data is crucial for compliance and business operations. SOLIXCloud facilitates real-time access to archived data, allowing authorized users to text search, create custom reports, forms, and archive print reports independently of the source system. Furthermore, application reports can be tagged, indexed, and made searchable in SOLIXCloud, and archived data can be accessed and analyzed with third-party BI tools.

The Solix Advantage for Mainframe Archiving

SOLIXCloud archiving for mainframe includes support for archiving from multiple mainframe data sources, such as Db2, z/OS, IDMS, IMS, VSAM, sequential files, and QSAM. Our mainframe experts can help you strategize multi-application retirement scenarios with a phased approach. Talk to our experts today to learn more.

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Key Capabilities

  • Cloud data management to archive all data and legacy applications

    SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving provides a fully managed, cloud-scale, compliant archive repository for less-active enterprise data (structured, semi-structured and unstructured) and retirement of legacy applications

    • Centralized data governance and administration
    • Improve application performance and optimize infrastructure
    • Manage data growth and reduce costs
    • Meet compliance objectives
    • Supports ERP, CRM, Custom Apps, Mainframes, File servers, IOT, Email, Documents, Social and Log data
  • Achieve compliance objectives with policy-based data retention

    Through advanced Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) organizations handle the complex regulatory landscape and minimizes risks of accidental data deletion from the archive.

    • Retain data only as long as required by law
    • Automatic or manual purge with prior notification
    • Custom rules engine
    • Standard retention plans including Fair Labor Standards Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • eDiscovery & Legal Hold

    Compliance and legal professionals can quickly identify and retrieve records to meet data requests from regulatory agencies and law enforcement. Further, they can place legal holds on records of interest to ensure such data is retained beyond the pre-defined data retention periods to comply with legal proceedings.

    • Supports multiple cases
    • Robust text search
    • Structured and Adhoc reporting
  • Print Report Archiving

    The Solix Virtual Printer feature enables users to print important legacy application reports and have them ingested into SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving. These reports are denormalized, indexed and tagged for easy text search and retrieval by end-users.

  • Solix Search provides comprehensive text search, structured reports and adhoc queries

    Text search provides simplified user access to enterprise business records (EBR) which are denormalized views of a specific business function such as invoicing. EBR's organize data into templates (i.e. invoices, customer data, spreadsheets, and other documents) for easy self-service access to complex business processes.

  • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) is a best practice for managing data throughout its lifecycle

    ILM solutions are intended to improve the performance of enterprise applications, reduce infrastructure costs and provide governance, risk and compliance frameworks for enterprise data. With ILM, organizations are able to optimize their infrastructure with a tiered enterprise data management strategy, and establish a control framework for proper data governance and compliance.

    Industry analysts point out that up to 80% of data is not current, and the value of data declines dramatically over time. ILM classifies data at creation and moves data across infrastructure tiers based on business rules and retention policies. ILM ensures that only current, active data is consuming valuable tier one compute and storage resources, and that all data is governed by compliance policy throughout its lifecycle.

  • End-End Metadata Management

    Solix Metadata management is an end-to-end framework to explore all enterprise metadata and lineage from a centralized repository and business glossory.

    • Explore your Enterprise Data Landscape
    • Understand the data lifecycle
    • Establish consistent descriptions and business context for your data
  • Comprehensive reporting for all structured data

    • ODBC, JDBC, SQL access
    • Comprehensive REST API
    • Legacy reports
    • Custom and adhoc reports

Why SOLIXCloud?

SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving delivers a fully managed low-cost, scalable, elastic, secure, and compliant data management solution for all enterprise data.

  • Single Platform

    Single Platform

    Unified archive for structured, unstructured and semi-structured data.

  • Reduce Risk

    Reduce Risk

    Policy driven archiving and data retention

  • 24/7 Global Support

    24/7 Support

    Solix offers world-class support from experts 24/7 to meet your data management needs.

  • On-demand Scale

    On-demand Scale

    Elastic offering to scale storage and support with your project

  • Fully Managed

    Fully Managed

    Software as-a-service offering

  • Secure & Compliant

    Secure & Compliant

    Comprehensive Data Governance

  • Low Cost & Pay-as-you-go

    Low Cost

    Pay-as-you-go monthly subscription so you only purchase what you need.

  • End-User Friendly

    End-User Friendly

    End-user data access with flexibility for format options.

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