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A RELIABLE Advantage
Use z/OS resources and tools for data protection
he IBM z/OS* platform, with its unmatched reliability, availability and
serviceability, outstanding I/O bandwidth and secure environment, provides
an excellent platform for data protection. This is especially true if that client
data already is on the mainframe, as the features of this hardware and software
platform promote reliable and scalable data protection.
If your organization has already
joined the club and is running
Linux* on the mainframe, you
should also use the mainframe
as your data protection platform.
Use existing z/OS resources and
systems already present.
Mainframes are inherently more
scalable than other platforms in
Capacity on Demand
The distributed world uses a
decentralized model where
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virtually every application comes
with its own set of hardware.
By running the Linux application and a backup solution on
IBM Z*, you get the benefit and
ability to more efficiently manage the distribution of resources.
During peak utilization, the
mainframe is better able to get
the resources needed. With
Capacity on Demand, clients can
dynamically activate one or more
resources on the z/OS server as
business peaks dictate.
Virtual Tape Library
A virtual tape library (VTL) is the
norm for backup and recovery in
z/OS data centers. Therefore, your
data protection solution benefits
from its efficiency. VTL helps
eliminate streaming problems
that often impair efficiency in
tape drives and increases performance of both backup and recovery operations. VTLs also provide
a significant wall clock improvement with concurrency, as clients
aren't limited by the number of