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21st Century Software

+1 800-555-6845
Offering solutions for:
Storage, Systems management, Tools and utilities,

21st Century Software is a global leader in the development of mainframe software solutions, linking the past to the future in support of the mainframe ecosystem. Founded in 1992, 21st Century Software has evolved to become a key contributor in the z/OS mainframe ecosystem and has been committed to providing its customers with solutions that deliver value to the mainframe, while enabling them to benefit from world-class customer support. We are an IBM business partner that helps customers optimize the value of products for their core zSystems platform. IBM zSystems offers the most secure platform with excellent scalability, resiliency, and availability. Our recent announcement of VSEn, based on the source code licensing agreement for z/VSE, further solidifies the partnership, offering fresh proof of the ongoing investment in, and commitment to, the platform.

In addition to supporting IBM, our direct licensed products feature foundational DASD and Tape migration solutions and are designed to help organizations reduce staff hours spent on manual migration tasks, reduce migration errors, and gain productivity and efficiency.

  • Essential Mainframe Migration for z (EMMz): enables non disruptive local or global data migration for both z/OS and z/VM storage attached to IBM z/OS mainframes across multivendor environments.
  • Total Tape: helps reduce the cost of managing tape resources while also providing continuous availability to the mainframe tape data.
  • VSEn V6.3: operating system and middleware stack designed to offer non-disruptive compatibility with previous versions of IBM z/VSE up to and including 6.2

Solutions by 21st Century Software

EMMz

Essential Mainframe Migration for z/OS (EMMz) is z/OS mainframe based software that enables local or remote global data migration for storage attached to IBM z/OS mainframes across multivendor environments. It provides data migration for both z/OS and z/VM volumes. EMMz is vendor-independent as well as user- controlled. It allows for full system sharing throughout the data center and guarantees full access to the data at any point during a migration operation. It also supports dynamic takeover on the part of the target device while applications remain online. Taking advantage of investments in new storage technologies can be done more quickly, with minimal disruption.
 

Total Tape

When planning for a technology refresh, consolidating on new media, or moving to a new data center, 21st Century’s Total Tape software suite is an excellent solution to resolve the complexity of tape challenges, as it helps easily and reliably migrate z/OS tape data. Total Tape includes Tape/Assist and Migration in Place, which help reduce the cost of managing tape resources while also providing continuous availability to the mainframe tape data. Our Total Tape solutions are designed to help your organization reduce staff hours spent on manual migration tasks, reduce migration errors, and gain productivity and efficiency.

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VSEn

VSEn V6.3 key features and future direction reflect 21st Century Software’s investment in the VSE ecosystem. Our first version of the VSE operating system (OS) enters the market under the name: VSEn V6.3. VSEn is designed to offer non-disruptive compatibility with previous versions of IBM z/VSE. VSEn V6.3 also addresses fixes and functionality that had been applied to IBM z/VSE 6.2 through March 2022, along with the newest releases of the TCP/IP stacks and installation enhancements.

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