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Mainframe Virtual
Tape Users Are
Asking: Should
I Leverage the
Cloud for Archive
Data?
The encryption function
is handled via hardware
in the DS8900F and uses
256-bit AES Galois/Counter
Mode technology for high
speed encryption, which is
a top industry standard.

IBM Safeguarded Copy
With the DS8900F family of flash
storage comes a new technology called IBM Safeguarded Copy.
This solution offers immutability
by creating secure points of data
recovery. The points are protected
and hidden from being modified
by unauthorized users. The immutable copies can be used in a
number of ways including forensic
analysis and catastrophic recovery
as the copies are trusted sources.
IBM Safeguarded Copy allows
up to 500 virtual backup copies per
volume of data using immutable
snapshots than can be stored on a
nonproduction environment. This
allows a point-in-time restoration
of data pre-attack on a separate
recovery volume. This is a very key
security feature of this technology,
and it plays well into data protection
and disaster recovery plans.
IBM Storage Insights delivers
AI-powered monitoring and support

from the cloud. Storage Insights can
monitor the health, capacity and
performance of the DS8900F storage arrays. Because Storage Insights
is cloud delivered, there's no native
footprint for the software.
Storage latency has long been
one of the most important metrics
for transaction-based systems
that drive mission-critical workloads. This sits in the wheelhouse
of the IBM Z platform. Utilizing
zHyperlink technology, storage
latency on the DS8900F can be up
to 10x better.8 As with the DS8880F,
the DS8900F can take advantage
of transparent cloud tiering (TCT),
which makes possible multicloud
storage tiering to support long
term data retention, archiving and
backups for the data. More information on the IBM DS8000 and TCT
can be found in the IBM Redbooks®
publication titled "IBM DS8000 and
Transparent Cloud Tiering" (ibm.
co/3cOTXZS).

Mainframe IT managers frequently
ask for recommendations on the
best way to manage their archive
data considering the changing
compliance landscape. With the
industry having cut their tape
backup teeth on physical tape
being shipped to offsite locations,
it can take conservative minded
mainframers quite a while to get
comfortable with the notion of
handing over sensitive customer
data to a cloud storage provider.
As we all know, the elimination
of physical tape in favor of 100%
virtual was a bridge that was cautiously approached before it was
ever crossed.
Now that we're there, keeping
geographically dispersed copies
of archive data on disk-based
virtual tape systems works perfectly well for some. However,
leveraging public cloud providers
IRUôÀÃ[HGÃFRQWHQWμÃGDWDÃPLJKWÃ
just offer better value based
on the management simplicity
and potential cost advantages,
depending on the amount of
archive data that you have.
Some of the key considerations are cost over time, SLAs to
restore, and compliance requirements among others. Given
the increasing importance and
unique management requirements associated with archive
data, being able to transparently
move select data sets to the
cloud from your virtual tape system may be a leap worth taking.

Sean Seitz,
VP Technical Services, Optica
Technologies
Sean has 30-plus years of sales
and service management
H[SHULHQFHÃZLWKÃPDLQIUDPHÃ
infrastructure and storage
solutions.
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Editor's Desk: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
Currents: Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO, James Whitehurst elected president
Currents: Solutions
Currents: Sustainable battery composition
Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Editor's Desk: Enabling your success in a hybrid multicloud world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Solutions
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: The next generation of IBMers on why IBM Z is relevant
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: Women in IT value community and mentorship
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Currents: A call to all Canadian mainframers
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Partner POV: Develop an effective package management strategy to streamline DevOps
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Cover Story: Meet the New IBM z15 and IBM LinuxONE III Models: The latest air-cooled systems can help enhance resiliency, security and availability in a hybrid cloud world
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform How Feature 1: The Business Value of the Transformative IBM Z Platform: How IBM Z provides tools and capabilities for digital transformation
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - TECH Showcase: The IBM DS8900F family of flash storage systems provides improved encryption, disaster recovery, uptime and scalability
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Linux on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE: When to use SCSI versus DASD storage
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Application tier considerations for moving to the cloud or x86
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IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Techbits: Ask the expert: How can I reduce risk when performing an IBM Z hardware upgrade?
IBM Systems magazine, IBM Z - May/June 2020 - Beyond the Box: IBMer David Hilliard on his role as a locomotive engineer for the Catskill Mountain Railroad
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