Revolutionize Mainframe Storage with Zaac

Efficient and cost-effective storage solutions are paramount in the mainframe ecosystem.  Enter Zaac™, a game-changing solution designed to significantly reduce the cost of mainframe storage by connecting mainframe applications to cloud and SAN storage.

Zaac works with existing mainframe security and applications and requires no changes to existing mainframe applications or software.

You can use Zaac to implement virtual disk and virtual tape at a lower cost and faster time-to-value with on-demand storage in the cloud. And with Zaac’s unique duplexing capabilities, you can make copies to multiple targets and cloud service providers simultaneously.

In this blog, we’ll explore how Zaac can transform your mainframe storage strategy, offering unparalleled advantages and seamless integration.

Key Benefits of Zaac

Lower Costs

By integrating cloud storage, Zaac enables organizations to cut down on storage expenses significantly. Cloud storage solutions offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional storage methods, with the added benefit of scalable redundancy.

Replace DASD with Virtual Tape and/or Disk

Zaac eliminates the need for traditional backup methods such as DASD, transitioning to more modern and efficient storage solutions like virtual tape and virtual disk. This shift not only reduces costs but also streamlines the backup and recovery processes.

Duplexing 

Zaac lets you store files across multiple clouds or a combination of cloud and SAN environments simultaneously.  This multi-location storage approach ensures high availability and robust data protection, safeguarding against potential data loss.

Maintain Security

Zaac works with your existing mainframe and cloud security and applications. They continue to manage files and data, ensuring data integrity and security are never compromised.

Seamless Integration

Mainframe files, including VSAM, QSAM, and flat files, can reside in the cloud while remaining fully accessible by mainframe applications. Existing disaster recovery and storage management software can continue to operate without significant changes, thanks to Zaac’s fully managed filesystem.

Universal Access

Files stored with Zaac can be accessed from any device using network protocols like iSCSI. This universal access capability enhances the flexibility and usability of your storage solutions, allowing for seamless data interaction across different platforms.

 

Transform Your Storage Strategy

Zaac offers a path to transform your current storage approach.

  • It starts with a goal to offer choice, agility, and reduced costs by connecting mainframe applications to cloud and SAN storage.
  • Use Zaac to replace your DASD with virtual disk and virtual tape. Reduce your costs and get faster time-to-value with on-demand storage in the cloud.
  • Take advantage of Zaac’s unique duplexing capabilities: store files across multiple clouds or a combination of cloud and SAN environments simultaneously to ensure maximum flexibility, availability, and redundancy.
  • Continue to use your existing mainframe security and applications, without changing your mainframe applications or software.

Whether your goal is to reduce costs, improve data redundancy, or simplify your storage management, Zaac provides the tools and capabilities to achieve it.

 

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