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One of the biggest advantages of virtual tape over
real tape is that it can bring a quick ROI, which is
a good thing when it comes to managing your
data center expenses.
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upwards of $9,000 per minute, according to TechTarget
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business continuity and recovery
strategies by utilizing various storage technologies to address operational risks.
Using virtual tape storage
allows businesses to benefit from
virtualization of physical tape and
achieve their goals of solid, longterm data retention at a lower
cost. Various virtual tape storage
configurations provide high availability and rapid disaster recovery
(DR). Another plus is the ability to
perform end-to-end data encryption for security and to meet
regulatory guidelines.

With virtual tape, data can be
electronically transmitted to a DR
site and replicated, creating a very
smooth DR process. Data can be
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Creating a Virtual
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Choosing the correct strategy for
virtual tape isn't always obvious.
With shrinking backup windows,
poor reliability of backup systems,
performance issues or escalating
costs, selecting a new strategy can
be daunting. When looking at data
protection strategies, virtual tape
is on the continuum from conventional tape, continuous data
protection and asynchronous/
synchronous replication to three

According to IDC research, global
data will grow more than 10x in
the next 10 years, reaching an
incredible 163 ZB by 2025. As data
keeps growing, enterprises are
looking for modern, scalable and
cost-effective solutions for data
and storage management. Latest
regulations, such as the European
Union's General Data Protection
Regulation, also add complexities
to data retention in large organizations. And on top of all that,
companies are 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
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Founder and CEO,
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Gil has 20 years of mainframe storage experience and co-authored
eight IBM Redbooks* publications.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Room for imporovement
Currents: The big redesign unveil
Currents: ExxonMobil and IBM improce the mobile app user experience
Currents: 8 emerging storage trends of 2018
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Remembering Dr. John Ehrman: The father of IBM High Level Assembler
Partner POV: DevOps requires quality, velocity and efficiency to transform software delivery life cycles
Cover Story: Enabling opportunity: Get the most out of IBM Z with Secure Service Containers and a consumption-based pricing model
Feature 1: Skilling up: How Russell Tobin, Per Scholas and IBM brought new talent into the mainframe workforce
TECH Showcase: How to reap the full benefits of virtual tape storage, properly measure its performance and choose the right strategy for your business
Techbits: Banco do Brasil improves processes after migrating to the IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS
Techbits: Multifactor authentication is a user-friendly upgrade to password-only systems
Beyond the Box: The mainframe Playground Education Initiative opens the mainframe to the next generation
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Intro
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 1
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 2
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 5
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Editor's Desk: Room for imporovement
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 7
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: The big redesign unveil
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: ExxonMobil and IBM improce the mobile app user experience
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Beyond the Box: The mainframe Playground Education Initiative opens the mainframe to the next generation
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 11
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Currents: Remembering Dr. John Ehrman: The father of IBM High Level Assembler
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Partner POV: DevOps requires quality, velocity and efficiency to transform software delivery life cycles
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 15
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover Story: Enabling opportunity: Get the most out of IBM Z with Secure Service Containers and a consumption-based pricing model
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 17
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 18
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 19
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 20
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 21
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Feature 1: Skilling up: How Russell Tobin, Per Scholas and IBM brought new talent into the mainframe workforce
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 23
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 24
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 25
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 26
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 27
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 28
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - TECH Showcase: How to reap the full benefits of virtual tape storage, properly measure its performance and choose the right strategy for your business
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 30
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 31
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 32
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 33
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 34
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 35
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Techbits: Banco do Brasil improves processes after migrating to the IBM Db2 Utilities Suite for z/OS
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 37
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Techbits: Multifactor authentication is a user-friendly upgrade to password-only systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 39
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 40
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover3
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Cover4
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Power Systems
IBM Systems magazine, Mainframe - November/December 2018 - 2018 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index
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