Model9 Joins The Open Mainframe Project

Model9, a provider of cloud data management for the IBM Z mainframe, announced it will participate in The Open Mainframe Project, an open source initiative with 20 programs and working groups that enable collaboration across the mainframe community to develop shared tool sets and resources.

Joining the Open Mainframe Project, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation, highlights Model9's commitment to bringing modern, open-source and cloud technologies to the IBM Z mainframe ecosystem, according to the vendor.

Model9's participation in the program allows the world's global-2000 enterprises with mainframes to achieve an integrated mainframe-open environment that supports their hybrid cloud models.

 Model9's data-led modernization approach keeps the mainframe application workloads untouched and helps integrate core enterprise data with the cloud.

"By connecting the two environments, Model9's cloud data management solutions enable leveraging the long time existing investment in the mainframe and its unquestionable capabilities as a core transactional system, while immediately starting to leverage innovation in the cloud, at low risk," said Eddy Ciliendo, vice president of worldwide strategy and technology at Model9. "It also opens up possibilities to utilize mainframe data, allowing cloud-based applications such as AI/ML and analytics tools to access the data, which was previously locked and inaccessible."

Model9's focus on modernizing data management rather than focusing on application redevelopment, enables mainframe companies to modernize their mainframe in a matter of months rather than years, according to the vendor.

"The Open Mainframe Project has seen tremendous momentum in enabling the mainframers of tomorrow through Linux and Open Source," said John Mertic, director of program management at the Linux Foundation. "We are excited to welcome Model9 to our ecosystem and can't wait for them to share their open source and mainframe expertise with our community."

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