The Open Mainframe Project, an open source project with 20 programs and working groups that enables collaboration across the mainframe community to produce shared tool sets and resources, has welcomed Model9 as a new member. Model9 is a pioneer in cloud data management for the IBM Z mainframe.
Model9’s decision to join the Open Mainframe Project, run by the Linux Foundation, would demonstrate its dedication to delivering cutting-edge, open-source, and cloud technologies to the IBM Z mainframe ecosystem.
Model9 has consistently been a fervent proponent of the open source model and contributed to projects that included integration with open-source-based technologies like: Apache Tomcat, Apache Jclouds, and MinIo Multi-Cloud Object Storage.
The Global 2000 companies using mainframes now have access to an integrated mainframe-open environment that supports their hybrid cloud models thanks to Model9’s participation in the program. The mainframe application workloads are not affected by Model9’s data-led modernization strategy, which would also aid in integrating core company data with the cloud.
“The Open Mainframe Project has seen tremendous momentum in enabling the mainframers of tomorrow through Linux and open source,” said John Mertic, Director of Program Management at the Linux Foundation. “We are excited to welcome Model9 to our ecosystem and can’t wait for them to share their open source and mainframe expertise with our community.”
Utilizing Mainframe Data
Mainframe firms may modernize their mainframe in a matter of months rather than years because to Model9’s focus on updating data management rather than on application modernization.
“By connecting the two environments, Model9’s cloud data management solutions enable leveraging the long time existing investment in the mainframe and its unquestionable capabilities as a core transactional system, while immediately starting to leverage innovation in the cloud, at low risk,” said Eddy Ciliendo, Vice President of Worldwide Strategy & Technology at Model9. “It also opens up possibilities to utilize mainframe data, allowing cloud-based applications such as AI/ML and analytics tools to access the data, which was previously locked and inaccessible.”
Enterprises can democratize data and hasten the adoption of hybrid cloud technologies by modernizing mainframe data management and business intelligence with Model9.
Mainframe data can be safely sent to any cloud data lakehouse using Model9’s patented software-only technology, and standard APIs allow data to be shared with cutting-edge AI and analytics systems. Adopting the Model9 solution would have additional advantages, including the removal of expensive and difficult legacy storage (tapes and VTLs), improved cloud data management performance, and rapid cloud adoption without the need for dangerous, expensive, and extensive application transfer initiatives.
About the Open Mainframe Project
In order to implement and use Linux and open source in a mainframe computer environment, the Open Mainframe Project was created. The project’s goal is to develop community and adoption of open source on the mainframe by removing obstacles to open source adoption on the mainframe, showcasing the mainframe’s value on both the technical and commercial levels, and bolstering collaboration points and resources for the community to flourish.
The Open Mainframe Project has a vision of open source on the mainframe as the standard for enterprise class systems and applications.