Oracle StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager (VSM) 7 automates and optimizes the storage and protection of mainframe data and natively tiers it to cloud storage so you can accelerate applications, streamline backup and archiving tape operations, and reduce costs. Only Oracle StorageTek VSM 7 manages the public cloud just like on-premises disk storage.
"Oracle VSM 7 has brought mainframe users into the cloud age. For the first time ever, mainframes can get the same hybrid cloud storage advantages as open systems users for data protection and archiving, but even more importantly, direct access both locally and in the Oracle cloud."
"With its VSM 7 Oracle is bringing mainframe-caliber data protection to heterogeneous systems users. Its native tiering to the Oracle Public Cloud’s storage and archive services will no doubt extend the market potential. Furthermore, the enterprise-caliber Oracle Public Cloud adds a compelling and affordable storage alternative for mainframe customers."
"Oracle is offering the IBM z mainframe ecosystem an “edge” device front-end strategy to the Oracle Storage Cloud. The VSM 7 solution offers high- performance local copy well integrated with very low-cost cloud storage. This represents a marked change for CIOs who can now leverage the consumption economics of the cloud for their mainframe-class data."
"As enterprises transition to cloud to enable next-generation applications that create exabytes of data, storage becomes mission-critical. Many next-generation application use cases stand or fall with the TCO, availability and flexibility of storage. Data gravity is another key consideration for CxOs facing storage problems. Combined with statutory data-residency challenges, the flexibility to be able to expand storage both on premises and in the cloud is very important. Being able to extend and utilize existing investments in on-premises architecture with modern storage offerings is highly desired, as large bulk investments of combinations of compute and storage on-premise are less desirable going forward."