Cloud Data Management for IBM zSeries Mainframe

Mainframes have been a valuable resource in handling critical workloads for large enterprises for many decades. However, with fast-evolving technology options, the high cost of mainframe maintenance, the technical skill gap, the need for data interoperability, and the explosion in data growth, organizations are looking to either optimize, modernize, and if need be even decommission their mainframe applications. No matter the strategy, SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving for IBM zSeries Mainframe can help. SOLIXCloud archiving can help manage data growth and improve application performance in active mainframe applications, decrease the data footprint for optimizing modernization/migration efforts, and decommission legacy applications to save license and infrastructure costs, all while maintaining real-time access to all the archive data for compliance and business reporting.

For over two decades, Solix has been trusted by leading global organizations to enable a unified, secure, and compliant enterprise archive across their heterogeneous, complex, and multi-siloed environments. SOLIXCloud’s support for mainframe archiving includes Db2, z/OS, IDMS, IMS, VSAM, sequential files, and QSAM. Talk to us to learn more.

Cloud Data Management for IBM zSeries Mainframe

How Does SOLIXCloud Empower IBM zSeries Mainframe Data Management

Accelerate Mainframe Modernization

Before embarking on a mainframe modernization or cloud transformation initiative, optimizing your environment first is crucial. SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving can help. With SOLIXCloud, you can ensure that only pertinent and active data is migrated, resulting in a streamlined and cost-effective migration and validation process. By eliminating legacy data, you not only improve the efficiency of your migration but also reduce the total cost of ownership for your mainframe applications in the cloud. All of this while maintaining active access to the archived data for business and compliance reporting.

Mainframe Application Retirement / Decommissioning

As Mainframes could consist of multiple active and inactive applications, the decommissioning process should be non-disruptive and phased. With SOLIXCloud's application retirement for Mainframe, organizations can quickly deploy a mainframe decommissioning strategy that is practical, compliant, and efficient. This approach helps reduce mainframe licensing and maintenance costs, free up valuable IT infrastructure, leverage cloud computing, and eliminate security and compliance risks associated with legacy mainframe applications. Even post-decommissioning of the applications, authorized users will have secure and real-time access to the archived data for business, compliance, and analytical purposes, enabling a high ROI.

Active Mainframe Archiving

SOLIXCloud's Active Database Archiving for Mainframe facilitates the identification and archiving of infrequently used data from production mainframe systems to cost-effective cloud storage on an ongoing basis. This helps optimize the mainframe system for performance and future data growth, reduce complexity, reduce maintenance and backup costs, and meet regulatory and legal requirements for data minimization, data retention, data privacy, and legal holds. Leveraging SOLIXCloud also ensures continued real-time access to archived data for business and compliance reporting.

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Key Capabilities of IBM zSeries Mainframe

  • 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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