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BMC acquires mainframe data management company Model9

IT Firm BMC recently announced the acquisition of Model9, a data management technologies provider.

Founded in 2016, Model9’s patented software technology unlocks mainframe formatted data for use in any private or public cloud. This process provides an alternative to virtual tape hardware and software and enables secure integration with cloud-based applications.

According to BMC, the deal will close in the first half of 2023, enhancing the BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) portfolio of solutions that help modernize companies’ mainframe assets:

“Together BMC and Model9 support innovation by reimagining mainframe data management,” said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager, Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC.

 “With mainframe cloud data management, organizations get all of the benefits of the cloud including flexibility, scalability, and price, while delivering the advantages of on-premises mainframe computing for large-scale, business-critical applications. Together, we will extend cloud benefits to our mainframe customers as they accelerate their journey to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.”

BMC says that the acquisition will benefit customers by helping them manage and operate secondary storage in a consistent way and migrate mainframe data to the cloud reliably, efficiently, and securely. This will enable new use cases, increased business agility, and continuous cost optimization:

“We see the success our customers have as they modernize their mainframe by connecting it to the cloud,” said Gil Peleg, founder, and CEO at Model9. “The combination of Model9’s Cloud Data Management for Mainframe solutions with the BMC AMI product portfolio will enable customers to modernize more quickly and safely while fully leveraging their investment in existing trusted infrastructure.” 

Source: BMC, Model9

Treehouse Software helps US Foods with a mainframe modernization initiative

Treehouse Software Inc. has announced that US Foods has chosen them for a major mainframe data modernization initiative. The project will make use of the tcVISION Mainframe-to-Cloud and Open Systems data replication product.

Founded in 1983, Treehouse Software is the worldwide distributor of tcVISION, a tool for using change data capture (CDC) for synchronizing mainframe data with real-time and bi-directional data replication.

US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With 70 broad-line locations and more than 80 cash and carry stores, US Foods and its 28,000 associates provide its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology, and business solutions. 

“The entire Treehouse Software team is excited about working with US Foods to make their modernization initiatives a success!” said George Szakach, CEO and President at Treehouse Software.

Source: PRS Newswire

Ensono: Interview with millennial mainframers

How do millennials find their career path of working with mainframes? In this video, you’ll hear from Steven Boyd and Andrew Meister, two millennial mainframe systems programmers, who discuss their career influences, mentoring, taking over the responsibilities of baby boomers, and what they enjoy about working with Big Iron.

A Millennial Journey to the Mainframe (Full)

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