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VirtualZ’s Solutions for Data Stores

VirtualZ’s Solutions for Data Stores

VirtualZ's Solutions for Data Stores Data stores are a critical component in today’s IT landscape. VirtualZ offers a unique set of solutions — Lozen™, PropelZ, and Zaac™ — that can play a critical role in empowering your data stores in new ways. In this blog, we...

Unveiling PropelZ: A Revolution in Mainframe Data Accessibility

Unveiling PropelZ: A Revolution in Mainframe Data Accessibility

Why PropelZ? At VirtualZ, we set a course to revolutionize data access. In addition to Lozen™ and Zaac™, our collaboration with customers and partners led us to create PropelZ — a fast, no-code utility for extracting mainframe data. PropelZ was designed for businesses...

How VirtualZ Can Support Your Conversational AI Solutions

How VirtualZ Can Support Your Conversational AI Solutions

Introduction When ChatGPT launched last year, it revitalized the world’s interest in artificial intelligence (AI). The last time people were this excited about AI was in 2016 – 2017. Back then, people were impressed with the ability of AI to understand conversations...

Try the Lozen Virtual Trial

Try the Lozen Virtual Trial

Interested in real-time, read-write mainframe data access?  We’ve made it even easier to try Lozen™.  Head to the Lozen Trial page to sign up for a virtual trial and test drive Lozen directly from your own device. Lozen provides remote access to sophisticated...

Introducing VirtualZ Consulting Services

Introducing VirtualZ Consulting Services

Many enterprises are modernizing their mainframe applications and are planning to take advantage of the latest innovations in AI.  It is estimated that over 70% of enterprise data resides on the mainframe, making that mainframe data crucial to modernizing applications...

Simplify Your Change Data Capture With Lozen

Simplify Your Change Data Capture With Lozen

If you were designing a brand-new data access solution for your organization today, Lozen™ could play a prominent role in creating a lower-cost, high-performance solution.  Because Lozen’s real-time, read-write approach lets you leave data where it is (securely on the...

Lozen OpenAPI Connector with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Lozen OpenAPI Connector with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable no-code, real-time, read-write mainframe data access to a broad range of applications.  Connectors are valuable extensions to Lozen, providing Lozen customers with simple and secure access to mainframe data from an increasing...

Deploying Lozen in a Sysplex

Deploying Lozen in a Sysplex

Designed with flexibility in mind, Lozen™ can be deployed in a variety of ways to suit your needs — including in a sysplex to provide load balancing and fault tolerance. There are several possible approaches to this, depending on the degree of fault tolerance you are...

Lozen, Record Level Sharing (RLS), and Transactional VSAM (TVS)

Lozen, Record Level Sharing (RLS), and Transactional VSAM (TVS)

In a prior blog, we discussed how we designed Lozen™ to leverage the robust data integrity options provided by VSAM on the mainframe.  With Lozen, you have the identical levels of access and integrity you would have if your application were running natively on z/OS....

Lozen + MuleSoft: A Powerful Combination

Lozen + MuleSoft: A Powerful Combination

MuleSoft is one of the most popular integration platforms available, with thousands of customers worldwide. In this blog, we describe the features and benefits of the Lozen™ MuleSoft Connector, which provides no-code access to mainframe data from within MuleSoft’s...

Zaac Use Cases

Zaac Use Cases

Zaac is coming soon! When we talk with customers about Lozen, they often ask, “Do you also have the reverse? A solution that allows my applications on the mainframe to consume data residing in Amazon S3, Dell, or other storage devices?” The answer is YES! Today, your...

Simplify Your ETL With Lozen

Simplify Your ETL With Lozen

You have invested hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in your ETL tools and process. It is up and running and doing its job.  There are tradeoffs in terms of additional MIPS consumption and constant maintenance, but you do not want to rip and replace...

Lozen Use Cases

Lozen Use Cases

One of the most common questions we get is, “What are the use cases for Lozen™?” In this blog, we highlight the top four Lozen use cases, as identified by financial services, securities, retail, and banking companies. Use Case 1: Enable Broader Data Access at a Lower...

Data Transformation with Lozen

Data Transformation with Lozen

Part of our mission with Lozen™ software is to make mainframe data easy to access from as many types of applications and platforms as possible in a no-code manner.  Our innovative approach to real-time, read-write data access includes data transformation, which is...

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable mainframe data access to a broad range of applications.  In this blog, we explain two of these in more detail:  The Lozen OpenAPI Connector, which makes it possible to access mainframe data, such as VSAM files, from any...

The Rapid Path to Savings with Lozen and Micro Focus

The Rapid Path to Savings with Lozen and Micro Focus

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable mainframe data access to a broad range of applications with high performance and data integrity. In this blog, we highlight the Lozen Micro Focus (now OpenText) Connector and how it provides a path for customers to recompile...

Data Integrity: The Lozen Advantage

Data Integrity: The Lozen Advantage

Data integrity is one of Lozen’s significant advantages compared to legacy data access solutions. In this blog, we describe data integrity, why it is important, and Lozen’s out-of-the-box approach to data integrity. What is Data Integrity and Why is it Important? Data...

Lozen + zIIP Engines

Lozen + zIIP Engines

A common question we get asked at VirtualZ Computing™ is how customers can save money with Lozen™. There are several ways Lozen helps reduce costs, including our z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) engine architecture. What Are zIIP Engines and Why Do They...

Lozen and Performance: How Fast Is It? (Hint: Pretty Fast.)

Lozen and Performance: How Fast Is It? (Hint: Pretty Fast.)

When we talk about Lozen™ with customers and partners, some of the most frequent questions we get are about performance. “How much latency is there?” “How much bandwidth do I need?” “Is it really practical to access my mainframe data from the cloud?” To help answer...

What You Need to Know About Lozen and Latency

What You Need to Know About Lozen and Latency

At VirtualZ, we are often asked about latency in the context of deploying Lozen™ for real-time, read-write data access. Much like our approach to security, latency was a top consideration when we designed Lozen, our groundbreaking data access solution. What is...

Lozen Software Licensing and Pricing

Lozen Software Licensing and Pricing

Our Philosophy In addition to revolutionizing data access, our goal is to transform the pricing and licensing models that go with it. At VirtualZ Computing, we had the luxury of starting with a clean sheet of paper, creating uniquely simple, transparent, and easy to...

Security and Data Access: Lozen’s Unique Approach

Security and Data Access: Lozen’s Unique Approach

Security is often front and center in discussions about mainframe data access, especially since the IBM Z platform stores an estimated 80% of the world’s critical business data. It was also top of mind for us when we designed Lozen™, our revolutionary data access...

Lozen vs Legacy Data Access Approaches

Lozen vs Legacy Data Access Approaches

How Lozen™ Stands Apart from Other IBM Z Data Access Approaches The IBM Z platform stores an estimated 80% of the world’s critical business data. As customers migrate applications to the cloud and distributed platforms, mainframe data access demands intensify. There...

Lozen Data Support

Lozen Data Support

Our flagship data access solution, Lozen™, supports nearly all common types of conventional IBM Z datasets, including: VSAM KSDS – keyed records ESDS - sequential RRDS – relative-record or “numbered” AIX – alternate index paths QSAM and BSAM sequential files...

Lozen and Clouds

Lozen and Clouds

Moving workloads to cloud providers like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google can benefit almost any enterprise. VirtualZ recognizes these clear benefits, which is why we have a broad and inclusive view on cloud. Most of the work running in today’s cloud environments is...

Lozen Platform Support

Lozen Platform Support

Lozen™ supports a wide range of client and server platforms. On the server side, Lozen operates on any current release of z/OS, including versions 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5. On the client side, there are two approaches depending on the nature of the applications you’re using:...

How VirtualZ Can Support Your Conversational AI Solutions

How VirtualZ Can Support Your Conversational AI Solutions

Introduction When ChatGPT launched last year, it revitalized the world’s interest in artificial intelligence (AI). The last time people were this excited about AI was in 2016 – 2017. Back then, people were impressed with the ability of AI to understand conversations...

Try the Lozen Virtual Trial

Try the Lozen Virtual Trial

Interested in real-time, read-write mainframe data access?  We’ve made it even easier to try Lozen™.  Head to the Lozen Trial page to sign up for a virtual trial and test drive Lozen directly from your own device. Lozen provides remote access to sophisticated...

Simplify Your Change Data Capture With Lozen

Simplify Your Change Data Capture With Lozen

If you were designing a brand-new data access solution for your organization today, Lozen™ could play a prominent role in creating a lower-cost, high-performance solution.  Because Lozen’s real-time, read-write approach lets you leave data where it is (securely on the...

Lozen OpenAPI Connector with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Lozen OpenAPI Connector with Microsoft Azure Logic Apps

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable no-code, real-time, read-write mainframe data access to a broad range of applications.  Connectors are valuable extensions to Lozen, providing Lozen customers with simple and secure access to mainframe data from an increasing...

Deploying Lozen in a Sysplex

Deploying Lozen in a Sysplex

Designed with flexibility in mind, Lozen™ can be deployed in a variety of ways to suit your needs — including in a sysplex to provide load balancing and fault tolerance. There are several possible approaches to this, depending on the degree of fault tolerance you are...

Lozen, Record Level Sharing (RLS), and Transactional VSAM (TVS)

Lozen, Record Level Sharing (RLS), and Transactional VSAM (TVS)

In a prior blog, we discussed how we designed Lozen™ to leverage the robust data integrity options provided by VSAM on the mainframe.  With Lozen, you have the identical levels of access and integrity you would have if your application were running natively on z/OS....

Lozen + MuleSoft: A Powerful Combination

Lozen + MuleSoft: A Powerful Combination

MuleSoft is one of the most popular integration platforms available, with thousands of customers worldwide. In this blog, we describe the features and benefits of the Lozen™ MuleSoft Connector, which provides no-code access to mainframe data from within MuleSoft’s...

Simplify Your ETL With Lozen

Simplify Your ETL With Lozen

You have invested hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in your ETL tools and process. It is up and running and doing its job.  There are tradeoffs in terms of additional MIPS consumption and constant maintenance, but you do not want to rip and replace...

Lozen Use Cases

Lozen Use Cases

One of the most common questions we get is, “What are the use cases for Lozen™?” In this blog, we highlight the top four Lozen use cases, as identified by financial services, securities, retail, and banking companies. Use Case 1: Enable Broader Data Access at a Lower...

Data Transformation with Lozen

Data Transformation with Lozen

Part of our mission with Lozen™ software is to make mainframe data easy to access from as many types of applications and platforms as possible in a no-code manner.  Our innovative approach to real-time, read-write data access includes data transformation, which is...

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable mainframe data access to a broad range of applications.  In this blog, we explain two of these in more detail:  The Lozen OpenAPI Connector, which makes it possible to access mainframe data, such as VSAM files, from any...

The Rapid Path to Savings with Lozen and Micro Focus

The Rapid Path to Savings with Lozen and Micro Focus

Lozen™ offers several connectors to enable mainframe data access to a broad range of applications with high performance and data integrity. In this blog, we highlight the Lozen Micro Focus (now OpenText) Connector and how it provides a path for customers to recompile...

Data Integrity: The Lozen Advantage

Data Integrity: The Lozen Advantage

Data integrity is one of Lozen’s significant advantages compared to legacy data access solutions. In this blog, we describe data integrity, why it is important, and Lozen’s out-of-the-box approach to data integrity. What is Data Integrity and Why is it Important? Data...

Lozen + zIIP Engines

Lozen + zIIP Engines

A common question we get asked at VirtualZ Computing™ is how customers can save money with Lozen™. There are several ways Lozen helps reduce costs, including our z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) engine architecture. What Are zIIP Engines and Why Do They...

Lozen and Performance: How Fast Is It? (Hint: Pretty Fast.)

Lozen and Performance: How Fast Is It? (Hint: Pretty Fast.)

When we talk about Lozen™ with customers and partners, some of the most frequent questions we get are about performance. “How much latency is there?” “How much bandwidth do I need?” “Is it really practical to access my mainframe data from the cloud?” To help answer...

What You Need to Know About Lozen and Latency

What You Need to Know About Lozen and Latency

At VirtualZ, we are often asked about latency in the context of deploying Lozen™ for real-time, read-write data access. Much like our approach to security, latency was a top consideration when we designed Lozen, our groundbreaking data access solution. What is...

Lozen Software Licensing and Pricing

Lozen Software Licensing and Pricing

Our Philosophy In addition to revolutionizing data access, our goal is to transform the pricing and licensing models that go with it. At VirtualZ Computing, we had the luxury of starting with a clean sheet of paper, creating uniquely simple, transparent, and easy to...

Security and Data Access: Lozen’s Unique Approach

Security and Data Access: Lozen’s Unique Approach

Security is often front and center in discussions about mainframe data access, especially since the IBM Z platform stores an estimated 80% of the world’s critical business data. It was also top of mind for us when we designed Lozen™, our revolutionary data access...

Lozen vs Legacy Data Access Approaches

Lozen vs Legacy Data Access Approaches

How Lozen™ Stands Apart from Other IBM Z Data Access Approaches The IBM Z platform stores an estimated 80% of the world’s critical business data. As customers migrate applications to the cloud and distributed platforms, mainframe data access demands intensify. There...

Lozen Data Support

Lozen Data Support

Our flagship data access solution, Lozen™, supports nearly all common types of conventional IBM Z datasets, including: VSAM KSDS – keyed records ESDS - sequential RRDS – relative-record or “numbered” AIX – alternate index paths QSAM and BSAM sequential files...

Lozen and Clouds

Lozen and Clouds

Moving workloads to cloud providers like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google can benefit almost any enterprise. VirtualZ recognizes these clear benefits, which is why we have a broad and inclusive view on cloud. Most of the work running in today’s cloud environments is...

Lozen Platform Support

Lozen Platform Support

Lozen™ supports a wide range of client and server platforms. On the server side, Lozen operates on any current release of z/OS, including versions 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5. On the client side, there are two approaches depending on the nature of the applications you’re using:...

Zaac Use Cases

Zaac Use Cases

Zaac is coming soon! When we talk with customers about Lozen, they often ask, “Do you also have the reverse? A solution that allows my applications on the mainframe to consume data residing in Amazon S3, Dell, or other storage devices?” The answer is YES! Today, your...

Unveiling PropelZ: A Revolution in Mainframe Data Accessibility

Unveiling PropelZ: A Revolution in Mainframe Data Accessibility

Why PropelZ? At VirtualZ, we set a course to revolutionize data access. In addition to Lozen™ and Zaac™, our collaboration with customers and partners led us to create PropelZ — a fast, no-code utility for extracting mainframe data. PropelZ was designed for businesses...