Cloud object storage may not be new to some, but it is finding new ground with an old friend, the mainframe. Recent hardware and software evolution has enabled direct access to cloud object storage environments for z/OS workloads.
Just a few years ago, any mention of storing z/OS data on cloud object storage was met with scoffs and scorn. z/OS data and cloud storage were seen as oil and water. Yet today, many clients are exploring or have already introduced cloud object storage into their z/OS environments.
Though enterprise IT departments are constantly evolving, IT environments need to continue to be incredibly fast, yet reliable. DevOps has emerged as a critical component of IT by providing quick responses to business needs while keeping essential systems stable.
Today, the focus for businesses is on digital transformation, or the idea of adopting digital technologies – especially the cloud – to achieve better IT speed, agility and profitability.
Those benefits support a number of common business drivers for digitalization, including the ability to create n
The mainframe is renowned for its security, but businesses need a good off-site data storage strategy to ensure critical mainframe data can be recovered in the event of a disaster.