Reimagining Mainframe Data Management in the Cloud

Unleash data intelligence. Leverage economies of scale. Modernize infrastructure.


The IT Press Tour had the opportunity to meet with the management team of Model9.


Mainframes hold 80 percent of the world's business data, run 30 billion transactions per day, host more transactions daily than Google, including 55 percent of all enterprise transactions.


Mainframes host critical core IT for:

  • 92 of the world's top 100 banks

  • 23 of the 25 top airlines

  • 10 of the 10 world's top insurers

  • 90% of all credit card transactions

  • 71% of Fortune 500

As well as, government agencies, manufacturers and retailers, transportation, healthcare, and the global 2000.


By 2025, 35% of data center mainframe storage capacity for backup and archive will be deployed on the cloud to reduce costs and improve agility, which is an increase from less than 5% in 2020. -- Analyst Jeff Vogel, September 2020

Model9 is helping enterprises bridge the gap between mainframe and cloud. Every F500 and Global 2000 enterprise has cloud transformation initiatives while running mainframes as their core business platform. Public cloud providers are anxious for large enterprises to migrate but have no offerings for mainframes.


Model9 Cloud Data Manager for Mainframe helps reduce costs, modernizes mainframes, offers a full data protection solution, enables cloud transformation, improves performance, provides high availability and disaster recovery, and ease of use.


Cloud storage is 3x cheaper than proprietary tape storage. Consolidated software eliminates the need for backup management, tape management, tape security, and reporting software. MSU-based software license charges reduce peak MSU and total monthly MSU consumption by offloading more than 60% of data management processing to zIIPs.


Model9's product vision is centered on offering large enterprises that need to modernize mission-critical mainframe platforms as part of their cloud initiative by offering a seamless software-based solution to discover, mover, transform, and manage data in the private or public cloud.


As an alternative to complex mainframe migration projects, Model9 enables direct access to mainframe data from any cloud without affecting applications and by optimizing resources so tapes and virtual tape libraries are no longer needed.