IBM Cloud Tape Connector for z/OS features

Fits your operations

Automated data selection allows you to move data to the Cloud without disruptive changes to your operations. You can move data to your preferred Cloud solution with the flexibility to determine how and when you want data transferred. You get automatic data transformation and encryption for object or file storage. IBM® Cloud Tape Connector handles local-disk caching, manages data transmission and authenticates with Cloud security

Data visibility

Reporting provides visibility into the location and status of data stored in the Cloud and can help to regulate the amount of data copied to the Cloud. Your administrators can now effectively use Cloud storage as a cost-effective archive for inactive data and backup-and-recovery scenarios. IBM Cloud Tape Connector can be used for any z/OS® data that can be written out to tape, and is not restricted to DFSMS-managed data.

Flexible Cloud storage

Take advantage of the flexibility and economics of Cloud storage for the z/OS® mainframe environment. IBM Cloud Tape Connector enables tape data to be easily copied to supported popular Cloud storage environments (IBM Cloud Object Storage, IBM SoftLayer®, Amazon S3 or Hitachi HCP) where it can be easily and quickly recalled and data status can be monitored.

Supported environments

Get private or public storage options with IBM Cloud Object Storage (formerly known as Cleversafe®). You gain public Cloud options and locations around the world with IBM Softlayer. Amazon Web Services S3 object storage is also supported. This solution requires no complicated gateway hardware devices to purchase, configure or maintain – it directly connects with public or private Cloud storage environments.