Planet Mainframe News

Rocket Software Study Reveals 93% of IT Leaders Believe Hybrid Cloud Solutions are the Future of IT

Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, has released its 2023 Survey Report: “What Keeps IT Leaders Up at Night?” 

The study aimed to uncover the biggest challenges facing U.S.-based IT leaders of large organizations and their approach to modernizing their IT departments. The report revealed that IT leaders are losing sleep over:

  • Improving overall IT performance (60%)
  • Data security (50%) 
  • Process risk and compliance (46%)
  • The need to improve agility (41%) 

To overcome these challenges, the study found that IT organizations are turning to hybrid solutions to leverage the benefits of the cloud and the mainframe. According to the report, 93% of respondents strongly agree with the sentence, “I believe my organization needs to embrace a hybrid infrastructure model that spans from mainframe to cloud.”

“IT leaders are under enormous pressure to do more with less resources and build an IT department that can optimize an organization’s resources and reduce exposure to risk,” explained Milan Shetti, President and CEO of Rocket Software

According to Shetti, “Leaders understand that hybrid cloud solutions are the most effective way to leverage the benefits of both the mainframe and the cloud. By pairing the right technologies, processes, and vendors together, IT leaders can modernize their operations without disrupting day-to-day operations.”

To read the full report, click here.

Source: Rocket Software

BMC Launches Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) Cloud

BMC, a global leader in software solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, has launched BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) Cloud, a new product portfolio to help customers combine the benefits of cloud technologies and on-premises infrastructure. 

BMC’s new offering promises to reimagine mainframe data management across the hybrid IT landscape, including public and private clouds. The company argues that cloud-based solutions offer greater accessibility to mainframe data (than traditional tape and virtual tape library solutions), enabling faster and more efficient data retrieval and utilization.

The BMC AMI Cloud portfolio includes three new products:

  • BMC AMI Cloud Data—Use cloud object storage technology to help migrate mainframe backup and archive data to the cloud quickly and securely, eliminating the cost of expensive, proprietary, tape-based and virtual tape library (VTL)-based storage hardware and reducing associated software licenses by as much as 50%.
  • BMC AMI Cloud Vault—Create an immutable data copy of the mainframe environment to generate multiple copies with end-to-end compression and encryption for protection against cyber-threats and ransomware.
  • BMC AMI Cloud Analytics—Easily transfer and transform mainframe data for use in any AI/ML analytics cloud applications to gain business intelligence and make data more actionable.

“Organizations rely on their mainframes to run their always-on, digital world,” said John McKenny, senior vice president and general manager of Intelligent Z Optimization and Transformation at BMC. “By launching BMC AMI Cloud, we’re helping them modernize their mainframe by eliminating the need for specialized skills and unlock their mainframe data to gain the benefits of cloud computing, so they can secure the most value for their organizations.”

Source: BMC

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