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BMC AMI Cloud Data creates a bi-directional flow of data between your mainframe and the cloud so you can eliminate traditional data management solutions and back up, archive, and recover your data directly in the cloud.

AMI Cloud Data Architect

Backup, Archive, Space Management, and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Implement cloud backup and direct restore (DR) from the mainframe to any cloud or on-premises storage system. Perform backup, archive, space management and DR using object storage and fully replace traditional storage management software. This allows affordable long-term archiving using cold-storage services such as Amazon S3 Glacier and Microsoft Azure archive storage, and if disaster strikes, data can be restored directly from the cloud.

  • Take advantage of the latest cloud technology and reduce dead-end spending on tape-based on-premises systems
  • Save on physical storage costs and software licenses, and reduce CPU consumption by 50 percent or more
  • Get speeds four times faster than tape with high-performance data transfer over TCP/IP
  • Improve recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) with additional recovery points and malware protected backup copies
Disaster Recovery
Backup Software Replacement

Backup Software Replacement

BMC AMI Cloud Data consolidates multiple backup and tape management software products into a single solution that dramatically reduces costs and provides a complete replacement of existing backup and tape management software. It can even run side by side with traditional backup and tape management software for simplified migration. And, with parallel restore from the cloud, business continuity is less of a worry.

Take Advantage of Cloud Scalability and Flexibility

In contrast to any possible configuration of on-premises storage, the cloud is limitless in terms of scalability and flexibility, as well as highly automated. In practice, this means storage can be optimized for the most cost-effective tier to deliver the performance you need, reconfigured easily on the fly as needs change, and accessed at a moment’s notice. It’s the right approach for storage in a world that demands agility and speed.

Faster Data Movement and Improved RTO / RPO

Data needs to move at the speed of business, not at a pace imposed by sequential tape reads or processes that depend solely on an overworked CPU. With BMC AMI Cloud Data, IBM® z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) engines can help move data faster within the mainframe environment or entirely off the mainframe. BMC AMI Cloud Data also offers faster, high-performance data transfer over TCP/IP, leveraging both compression and parallelism. This makes restoring data from the cloud much faster.

Freedom From Tape

With the BMC AMI Cloud Data import policy, it’s easy to copy any data set to cloud storage directly from tape. The process is designed to be simple and automated to support the migration of large amounts of data from tape to cloud, enabling the complete replacement of VTL hardware with cloud storage, or for tape data sets stored in cloud storage and export them back to disk or tape for processing by mainframe applications.

Cloud Data Sets—From Application to Cloud Without Rewriting JCL

Write mainframe data sets directly to and read from the cloud, without converting tape-oriented applications. Operations on tape storage are automatically redirected to the cloud, without rewriting JCL. BMC AMI Cloud Data performs the data transfer directly, requiring no interim disk space on a direct access storage device (DASD), and enables customers to stop relying on physical or VTS hardware.

“BMC AMI Cloud was different. We liked the software vs. the hardware option for Backup and Archive. We didn’t want to put anything in the data center, we are going Cloud.” — Director of infrastructure at a leading transportation company