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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 and MuleSoft

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI and MuleSoft

Part of our mission with Lozen™ is to ensure mainframe data is easy to access from as many types of applications as possible. While not required for the operation of Lozen, our recent OpenAPI and MuleSoft integrations are important additions to our Native NFS and...

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 IBM Z 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...

How Customers Benefit From The Lozen Micro Focus Integration

How Customers Benefit From The Lozen Micro Focus Integration

Many customers are experiencing rapid growth in data access demands due to the increasing number of digital transformation, application modernization, and mainframe modernization projects. In this blog, we explore how our flagship product, Lozen™, integrates with the...

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, IBM Z data access demands intensify. There are a...

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:...

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 and MuleSoft

Lozen’s Support for OpenAPI and MuleSoft

Part of our mission with Lozen™ is to ensure mainframe data is easy to access from as many types of applications as possible. While not required for the operation of Lozen, our recent OpenAPI and MuleSoft integrations are important additions to our Native NFS and...

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 IBM Z 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...

How Customers Benefit From The Lozen Micro Focus Integration

How Customers Benefit From The Lozen Micro Focus Integration

Many customers are experiencing rapid growth in data access demands due to the increasing number of digital transformation, application modernization, and mainframe modernization projects. In this blog, we explore how our flagship product, Lozen™, integrates with the...

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, IBM Z data access demands intensify. There are a...

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...