The ZIP archive has long been a simple and efficient means of file exchange familiar to users of all types and platforms. Aggregating files into a single encrypted container, compressed up to 95%, significantly reduces transfer time, network overhead and storage space. ZIP/390 Multi-Platform (MP) is a high-performance zip compression utility with unique integrated delivery capabilities for unmatched performance and productivity.
MP integrates directly with IBM® zEDC and zIIP hardware to offload compression cycles from GP's and for compression acceleration.
Furthermore, MP's high performance buffer-level multi-threaded compression option runs on zEDC's and zIIP's, as well as GP's, for even greater compression acceleration! Especially beneficial for compressing large files.
ZIP compression is most commonly used to simplify fast, secure and efficient delivery of files to end-users and applications across the enterprise and beyond. File compression and delivery go hand-in-hand. MP is mainframe file compression and delivery, consolidated in one easy to use solution.
Virtually everybody uses Email. Emailing text, pdf and zip files directly to end-users inboxes as email attachments can be the perfect delivery method for some applications; like automated report delivery via ZIP/390 MP's built-in JES support for example. With MP, MAIL can be the elected output mount for ZIP/390 MP Actions, such as ZIP, or can be run as a standalone Action.
With the support of z/OS JCL, tasks can run as standard z/OS jobs and job steps.
With the support of the z/OS API, tasks can be performed from application programs.
With the support of the command line interface (CLI), tasks can be performed based on user and corporate custom scripts.
Installs in minutes.
Simple implementation and administration.
Exchange zip files with other industry standard zip solutions (eg. WinZip, 7-ZIP, PKZIP/SecureZIP and GZIP).
Mainframe file attributes are retained in the archive for VIEW and dynamic allocation when unzipping.
JES and system file monitoring for process automation.
PDS, PDS(e), Large, Extended, GDG, HFS/zFS, TAPE
MP command-line versions for Unix System Services (USS), zLinux and x86, MS-Windows, MacOS, and others
According to recent BMC Annual Mainframe Survey's, mainframe cost reduction remains a top IT priority. Generally low mainframe pricing, combined with excellent competitive product discounting, makes replacing/augmenting more expensive and/or inefficient solutions with ZIP/390 MP good for the bottom-line.
Facing an Annual Maintenance Renewal and/or machine upgrade three (3) to twelve (12) months from now? Considering upgrading from PKZIP z/OS to SecureZip to address a new Strong Encryption requirement? If the answer is YES to one or more of the above, schedule a presentation to learn more about the cost savings and other benefits of switching to ZIP/390 MP.
If your company is employing an obsolete and/or unsupported mainframe ZIP compression solution, one that does not support zEDC, zIIP and Strong AES Encryption for example, contact us today to learn how switching to ZIP/390 MP can improve your ROI, SLA compliance, z/OS Batch Window utilization, productivity and more.
The ZIP Archive is a simple, efficient and secure means of exchanging mainframe files across all platforms and personnel competency levels. Compressing/Decompressing files directly on the platform of origin/receipt provides the highest efficiency and operational integrity. ZIP/390 MP is a high-performance low cost solution that makes it practical to add this functionality to z/OS.
Fast Internet Transport (FIT)
High Speed File Transfer utilizing TCP and UDP protocols