BMC AMI Cloud Data replaces traditional mainframe data storage hardware and software, with any cloud or object storage system, performing all data management functions over a single software-only solution.
Cloud is the ultimate mainframe peripheral, offering secure, unlimited, tiered storage to meet ad hoc needs or permanent requirements. It’s the most powerful tool for delivering agility and breaking the endless cycle of hardware and software upgrades and chronic overprovisioning.
- Simplify implementation of cloud backup, archive, and direct restore (DR) directly from the mainframe to private or public cloud
- Save on traditional storage costs and software licenses, and reduce MSU consumption by 50 percent or more
- Deliver faster access speeds than traditional tape-based systems
- Reduce the amount of time it takes to back up your data
Freedom from Tape
With the BMC AMI Cloud Data import policy for data sets, it’s easy to copy any data set to cloud storage directly from tape. The process is designed to be simple and automated to support the migration of large amounts of data from tape to cloud, enabling the complete replacement of VTL hardware with cloud storage, or for tape data sets stored in cloud storage and export them back to disk or tape for processing by mainframe applications.
Additionally, the ELT method can transform the files in your cloud destination into open formats, eliminating the MIPS consumption required by antiquated ETL methodology.
Cloud Data Sets—From Application to Cloud Without Rewriting JCL
Write/read mainframe data sets directly to and from the cloud, without converting tape-oriented applications. Operations on tape storage are automatically redirected to the cloud—without rewriting the job control language (JCL). BMC AMI Cloud Data performs the data transfer directly, requiring no interim disk space on direct access storage device (DASD), and enables customers to completely stop relying on physical or virtual tape hardware.
“With BMC AMI Cloud, we were able to modernize our legacy infrastructure and unlock new levels of efficiency and cost savings. BMC's solution seamlessly integrated with our mainframe systems, eliminating the need for costly tape backups and streamlining our data management processes”. — Simon Youssef, Head of Mainframe at Israel Postal Bank