BWW Geeks World

CA Cloud Storage for System z Backs Up Data to the Cloud When Used with Offerings from Amazon Web Services and Riverbed Technology

November 13
3:16 2013
CA Cloud Storage for System z Backs Up Data to the Cloud When Used with Offerings from Amazon Web Services and Riverbed Technology AWS re:Invent CA Technologies (CA) today announced the general availability of groundbreaking technology designed to help customers drive down the cost of storing data processed on IBM System z by backing up the data and archiving it to the cloud.

CA Cloud Storage for System z, when used with Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage and the Riverbed Whitewater cloud storage appliance, helps customers lower storage costs to pennies per gigabyte (GB). In addition, disaster recovery readiness is improved and AWS cloud storage is accessed without changing the existing backup infrastructure.

“Increasing data center costs around storage is a substantial pain point for our System z customers as the drive toward big data continues,” said Michael Madden, general manager, Mainframe, CA Technologies. “This innovation not only shrinks data storage costs and eliminates expensive, purpose-built robots and disks, it also delivers the elastic capacity and flexibility the dynamic data center demands to respond to business needs across the enterprise.”

Riverbed Whitewater is a purpose-built storage appliance that helps seamlessly integrate cloud storage infrastructures to securely deliver instant recovery and cost-effective storage for backup and archive data. By using CA Cloud Storage for System z and the Riverbed Whitewater appliance, customers can back up IBM System z storage data to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), a highly durable storage infrastructure designed for mission-critical and primary data storage, or to Amazon Glacier, an extremely low-cost storage service for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable. Both services are highly secure and scalable and designed for 99.999999999 percent durability.

“As we deploy CA Cloud Storage for System z with offerings from AWS and Riverbed, we will get a scalable and comprehensive solution that will reduce the cost of our own backups. In addition, we can achieve other benefits of elastic storage which will allow for an improved disaster recovery posture and for faster response to business needs without having to depend on offsite tape recalls,” said Mark Behrje, Global Information Services, CA Technologies.

“This is a great demonstration of innovation and cross ecosystem collaboration. Customers who combine CA Technologies and Riverbed offerings can couple their legacy mainframe environments with AWS. We are thrilled to see the high value of these combined technologies delivered to our customers,” said Brian Matsubara, Head of Global Technology Alliances, AWS. “Customers who pair CA Technologies System z storage technology with AWS services can benefit from the performance, durability and cost efficiencies of the cloud.”

CA Cloud Storage for System z is designed to:

  • Cut storage costs by taking advantage of the efficiencies AWS offers such as capacity on demand and reduced dependency on storage media.
  • Speed ability to access, store, retrieve and recover storage data, increasing velocity to seconds from the hours or days physical media recovery can take.
  • Reduce data center risk by storing data securely off-site, while addressing regulatory guidelines for long-term data retention.

Seamlessly operate with current applications that store and retrieve data without programming changes.

Automatically reduce storage size and network bandwidth requirements with powerful de-duplication algorithms and the number of bytes sent into the cloud.

“Reducing operational burden while improving backup durability and recovery options will ease the minds of mainframe customers as they transition to cloud storage,” said John Martin, senior vice president and general manager, Storage Delivery, Riverbed. “By leveraging Riverbed Whitewater, organizations can pay up to 30 times less on cloud storage fees while gaining the ability to recover data in minutes instead of hours or days.”

“We just helped install CA Cloud Storage for System z with a large energy company running two z10s in a GDPS sysplex,” said Tom Amodio, president of Vicom Infinity. “It's exciting to be able to go into a customer shop and install a solution like this with so little effort. It is also exciting to be part of a new technology offering that provides IBM mainframe customers with simple and cost effective technologies for moving their data offsite. This is great example of the resiliency and flexibility of the System z platform.”

CA Technologies Expands Support for Growing AWS Ecosystem

CA Technologies remains committed to supporting the growing AWS ecosystem by delivering a comprehensive set of solutions to help businesses more easily manage, monitor and secure AWS resources. The solutions are available in the AWS Marketplace. Please read more on our blog.

CA Technologies at AWS re:Invent

CA Technologies is a gold sponsor of AWS re:Invent and is demonstrating its new cloud solutions designed for AWS in booth #101.

On Friday, Nov. 15 at 10:15 a.m. PT, Scott Arnett, product manager, CA Technologies, will present, “CA Cloud Storage for System z Powered by Amazon Web Services.” In this session attendees will gain insights to help them unlock the full potential of Amazon Glacier and Amazon S3 storage for their enterprise mainframe tape storage services.

For information about CA Technologies partnership with AWS, visit www.ca.com/amazon.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

Follow CA Technologies

Press Releases

CA Communities

Social Media Page

Twitter

Legal Notices

Copyright © 2013 CA. All Rights Reserved. One CA Plaza, Islandia, N.Y. 11749. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Some information in this press release is based upon customer experiences with the referenced software product in a variety of development and customer environments. Past performance of the software product in such customer environments is not indicative of the future performance of such software product in identical, similar or different environments. CA does not provide legal advice. Neither this document nor any CA software product referenced herein shall serve as a substitute for your compliance with any laws (including but not limited to any act, statute, regulation, rule, directive, policy, standard, guideline, measure, requirement, administrative order, executive order, etc. (collectively, “Laws”)) referenced in this document. You should consult with competent legal counsel regarding any Laws referenced herein.

SOURCE: BUSINESS WIRE

©2015 Business Wire
Related Links
UPMC to Develop Health Services on China's Hainan IslandUPMC to Develop Health Services on China's Hainan Island
May 31, 2016
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 Exhibitor News and Digital Media Available on the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 Show Site and Tradeshownews.comCOMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 Exhibitor News and Digital Media Available on the COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 Show Site and Tradeshownews.com
May 30, 2016
Snipp Interactive Inc. Reports Q1 2016 Financial ResultsSnipp Interactive Inc. Reports Q1 2016 Financial Results
May 30, 2016
Samsung Mass Producing Industry's First 512-Gigabyte NVMe SSD in a Single BGA Package for More Flexibility in Computing Device DesignSamsung Mass Producing Industry's First 512-Gigabyte NVMe SSD in a Single BGA Package for More Flexibility in Computing Device Design
May 30, 2016
Imperus Reports 2016 First Quarter Financial Results and Announces Proposal to Change Name to 'Tangelo Games Corp.'Imperus Reports 2016 First Quarter Financial Results and Announces Proposal to Change Name to 'Tangelo Games Corp.'
May 30, 2016


About Author

   Subscribe to Author Alerts

GEEKS VIDEOS



Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

           Facebook Like Follow