EMC Mainframe Solutions
- Mainframe customers
- Financial services providers
- Large retail enterprises
- Store and protect mission critical mainframe applications and data
- Eliminate tape in mainframe environments with backup to disk
- Automate disaster restart in mainframe environments
INNOVATION AND PERFORMANCE
TRUSTED VMAX STORAGE
Mainframe environments run extremely demanding mission-critical operations so having the highest levels of performance and availability are crucial.
EMC mainframe solutions including the Symmetrix VMAX, Disk Library for mainframe, and Connectrix family are trusted in mainframe environments to deliver the highest levels of innovation, performance, and availability.
The EMC Symmetrix VMAX family are high-performance, highly available and reliable storage solutions for mainframe environments. The VMAX 20K scales up to 2.1 PB while the VMAX 40K is in a class by itself providing the highest levels of performance and scaling up to 4 PB. With Enterprise Flash Drives and Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP), the VMAX family automatically optimizes performance for all mainframe applications at the lowest TCO.
For system availability, EMC array-based replication products are recognized industry-wide. SRDF and TimeFinder are foundational technologies to ensure high availability, while AutoSwap and Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (GDDR) provide continuous availability and automate disaster restart for mainframe environments.
EMC Disk Library for mainframe (DLm) is the industry's first complete, self-contained tape-on-disk system for use in IBM mainframe environments. It's unique in that it concurrently supports primary and deduplication storage in a single, manageable solution and dynamically directs tape files to the most appropriate storage on a file-by-file basis. The DLm supports all mainframe tape use cases resulting in significant savings on data center floor space without compromising data protection, reliability, performance, or functionality.
The EMC Connectrix family offers a wide range of FICON alternatives, allowing you to simply rank your requirements and choose the most appropriate solution for mainframe storage connectivity.
Figure 1. Trusted Innovation for Mainframe Environments
EMC Disk Library for mainframe
Store various data types with EMC Disk Library for mainframe, a full mainframe virtual tape library with traditional and deduplication storage support.
Move your organization's vital information where it needs to go—quickly, easily, and reliably. Get best-in-class availability and easy management.
Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (GDDR)
Automate disaster restart of applications and systems in mainframe environments in the event of a planned or an unplanned outage.
Symmetrix Remote Data Facility (SRDF)
Use trusted remote replication for mission-critical environments with application consistency for federated data sets and flexible deployment options with multisite configurations.
Take advantage of trusted local storage replication, leveraging the high-end Symmetrix VMAX architecture.
Data Center Infrastructure and Operations
Transform IT infrastructure and operations into a strategic business asset that supports business growth and agility.
- EMC VMAX 40K: Mainframe Performance Accelerator
- White Paper: New Features in EMC Enginuity 5876 for Mainframe Environments
- White Paper: DB2 for z/OS Best Practices with Virtual Provisioning
- White Paper: z/OS and Virtual Provisioning Best Practices
- zBoost: VMAX Mainframe Performance Enhancements
- zBoost PAV optimizer
News & Blogs
May 21, 2012New EMC VMAX Enterprise Storage Family Accelerates Transformation to the Hybrid Cloud
February 28, 2011EMC and IBM Extend Interoperability Licensing Agreement for IBM zEnterprise Mainframe System Storage Interfaces
August 10, 2011EMC Expands Leading Symmetrix VMAX Virtual Data Center Capabilities
August 8, 2011New EMC Disk Library for Mainfame is First Integrated Solution for All Tape Use Cases
Training & Events
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