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.
Over the last two decades, data processing for replication, duplication and tiering has moved closer to the data itself and is now performed directly within storage controllers.
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.
“Soldier of Fortran.” Really? What the hack is that supposed to imply?
Well, first of all, it is meant to imply that Phil Young clearly has a Canadian sense of humour. Wordplay tends to go over more naturally than gunplay with Canadians, so a play on established concepts like “soldier of fortune”
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