Effective storage solutions can cut costs, improve RPO and RTO and simplify operations.
By Gil Peleg
According to IDC research. global data will grow more than 1 Ox in the next 10 years. reaching on incredible 163 ZB by 2025. As data keeps growing, enterprises ore looking for modern. scalable and cost-effective solutions for data and storage management. Latest regulations, such as the European Union's General Doto Protection Regulation, also odd complexities to data retention in large organizations. And on top of all that. companies ore struggling with the skills shortage developing in the mainframe market. Existing virtual tape-based mainframe storage solutions were not designed to handle such huge amounts of data. Virtual tapes only support serial access. incur high management overhead for recycling, maintain control datasets and catalogs. And they're more susceptive to cyberthreats because data is online to the mainframe OS. Moreover, legacy data management software consumes expensive MSUs. Meanwhile, modern object storage provides cost-effective. cloud-scale data management with fewer limitations. It supports fast data retrieval, replication and simplified recovery at any remote location. With the introduction of software-defined mainframe data management, customers can now leverage the economics of object storage for archiving and backup.
About the author:
Gil has 20 years of mainframe storage experience and co-authored eight IBM Redbooks' publications.