Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., is partnering with Model9, a leader in cloud data management for mainframe, to offer greater access, visibility, and value from critical data for enterprises with mainframes as their core business platform. This partnership is key for enterprises that utilize hybrid cloud environments, according to the vendors.
The unique Hitachi Vantara and Model9 collaboration enables enterprises to gain greater data-driven value through the cloud, making mainframe data available and accessible for both cloud applications and predictive analytics services, accelerating business cloud transformation in a low risk, low cost, and fast way.
Bringing additional capabilities to the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 series and Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) object storage portfolio, Model9's software connects the mainframe, so customers can transfer current or historical mainframe data, whether stored on disk or tape, without interim disk storage.
Additionally, the technology allows customers to securely unlock mainframe formatted data for use in any private or public cloud.
"The reality is that mainframe modernization takes time, and it's critical that businesses are able to access and gain value from their mainframe data while undergoing that transition," said Gil Peleg, Chief Executive Officer, Model9. "By leveraging Hitachi Vantara and Model9's collective expertise in secure data governance and management, we provide a unique offering that provides a streamlined approach that enables customers to protect, access, and monetize their data.
The Hitachi Vantara VSP 5000 series is a next-generation storage infrastructure designed to provide a modern foundation for digital transformation and data center modernization. Supporting block, file, and containerized workloads, VSP is among the highest performing, scalable, and resilient data storage platforms on the market, supporting any workload from open systems to mainframes.
The Model9 patented software solution performs data set backup, full volume dump, aggregate backup, data migration and automatic recall. The software runs simultaneously with data management products and simplifies implementation by allowing some data to be redirected to cloud storage.
Hitachi Vantara and Model9 will co-sell this joint solution globally.
For more information about this news, visit www.hitachivantara.com or www.model9.io.