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Cloud object storage may not be new to some, but it is finding new ground with an old friend, the mainframe. Recent hardware and software evolution has enabled direct access to cloud object storage environments for z/OS workloads.
Just a few years ago, any mention of storing z/OS data on cloud object storage was met with scoffs and scorn. z/OS data and cloud storage were seen as oil and water. Yet today, many clients are exploring or have already introduced cloud object storage into their z/OS environments.