Accelerate IBM zSeries Mainframe Modernization with Data Archiving & Application Retirement

Over time, enterprise applications, including mainframe applications, tend to lose business fitness, innovation support, and agility while becoming more costly, complex, and risky. To address these challenges, organizations are pursuing mainframe modernization via rehosting, re-platforming, rearchitecting, rebuilding, and replacing. SOLIXCloud Enterprise Archiving supports all of these modernization approaches by archiving legacy data and applications, reducing the data and application footprint, thereby, facilitating the migration process with cost savings, data integrity, and compliance benefits.

Cloud Data Management for IBM zSeries Mainframe

Benefits of Data Archiving for IBM zSeries Mainframe Modernization

Lower the migration costs and lower TCO

By archiving legacy data from mainframe applications prior to migration, organizations can significantly reduce the amount of data that needs to be transferred, leading to substantial savings in cost, time, and effort. Additionally, incorporating SOLIXCloud's active archiving as part of a post-migration Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) strategy enables efficient data growth management in the new application. This approach ensures continued cost savings through reduced storage and licensing requirements and lower maintenance expenses.

Optimize and Accelerate Migration

Migration of mainframe applications with approaches like rehosting, refactoring & re-platforming is a complex process.. By archiving data and reducing its footprint, a significant amount of complexity can be eliminated. Additionally, having a smaller volume of data to migrate and validate can expedite the entire process and result in a more efficient and cost-effective migration.

Ensure Data Governance and Compliance

SOLIXCloud archiving provides a centralized archived repository with comprehensive governance and compliance features, making it easier to manage and govern legacy mainframe data and applications to meet data retention, legal hold, data privacy, and data security requirements. Furthermore, SOLIXCloud provides an auditable trail of all archiving, access, and deletion, further enhancing data governance and regulatory compliance.

Continued Access to Legacy Mainframe Data

Having ongoing access to archived Mainframe data is crucial for compliance and business operations. SOLIXCloud provides real-time access to archived data via text search, custom reports, forms, SQL, and saved queries. Furthermore, print report archiving prior to archiving can also make original reports to be tagged, indexed, and made searchable in SOLIXCloud. Additionally, APIs allow secure access to archive data from 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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