Hitachi Vantara, Model9 to Accelerate Data Modernization

Partnership provides greater visibility and accessibility of mainframe data for management and analysis in hybrid cloud environments


New Delhi– Hitachi Vantara has announced a new global partnership with Model9 to accelerate Data Modernization. This partnership is key for enterprises that utilize hybrid cloud environments.

The unique Hitachi Vantara and Model9 collaboration enable enterprises to gain greater data-driven value through the cloud. It makes mainframe data available and accessible for both cloud applications and predictive analytics services. Thus, accelerating business cloud transformation in a low risk, low cost, and fast way. Model9’s software brings additional capabilities to the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5000 series and Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) object storage portfolio. It connects the mainframe, so customers can transfer current or historical mainframe data without interim disk storage. Additionally, the technology allows customers to securely unlock mainframe formatted data for use in any private or public cloud.

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of Fortune 500 companies host their critical core IT on a mainframe. A recent report found that the important IT operating factor for businesses was to create a single point of data management across environments. However, as mainframe modernization becomes increasingly critical to enterprise customers, moving data to the cloud can be difficult and risky. Businesses have concerns including securing data in transit, the ability to fully access and gain value from that data.

“The dilemma for many organizations is that on-premises data is siloed, and access to legacy data on tape backups is difficult.” said Mark Ablett, President, Digital Infrastructure, Hitachi Vantara. “Combining our VSP 5000 series and HCP storage portfolio with Model9’s software provides many benefits including protected backup copies, recovering and restoring data quickly and replacing costly virtual tape hardware with affordable cloud storage.”

“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, we provide a unique offering.”

HCP offers a broad ecosystem of solutions including comprehensive, intelligent data management that spans beyond object storage. Hitachi’s HCP portfolio has been rated as exceptional for metadata analytics, big data analytics, and compliance and security.

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.

Hitachi Vantara and Model9 co-sell this joint solution globally.

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