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Universal File Exchange

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 for z/OS with unique integrated delivery capabilities for unmatched performance and productivity.

21st Century zSeries Technology

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.

Integrated Email Delivery

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 everbody 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.

Integrated Email Delivery and High-Speed File Transfer

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.

Integrated delivery methods include:

Email

Virtually everbody 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.

High-Speed File Transfer

Even with compression, large files and file collections can represent many Mb's, even Gb's of data. Large long distance TCP file transfers are slow. Data 21's Fast Internet Transport (FIT) technology can be the output method for ZIP/390 MP Actions, such as ZIP, or be run as a standalone file transfer utility (w/ inline compression), to greatly reduce delivery time and resource utilization.

Transmission and At-Rest Data Protection

Basic v2.0 encryption.

Reg. compliant FIPS certified AES encryption.

zOS JCL

With the support of z/OS JCL, tasks can run as standard z/OS jobs and job steps.

z/OS API

With the support of the z/OS API, tasks can be performed from application programs.

Command Line Interface

With the support of the command line interface (CLI), tasks can be performed based on user and corporate custom scripts.

Other features & benefits

  • Installs in minutes.

  • Simple implementation and administration.

  • Exchange zip files with other industry standard zip solutions (eg. WinZip, 7-ZIP and PKZIP/SecureZIP).

  • EBCDIC/ASCII translation

  • Mainframe file attributes are retained in the archive for VIEW and dynamic allocation when unzipping.

  • JES and system file monitoring for process automation.

  • PDF Creation

  • PDS, PDS(e), Large, Extended, GDG, HFS/zFS

  • MP command-line versions for Unix System Services (USS), zLinux and x86, MS-Windows, MacOS, and others.

Take it to the bank.

The Bottom-Line

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.


Improve Mainframe ZIP Compression ROI with ZIP/390

PKZIP/SecureZIP Replacement

Facing an Annual Maintenance Renewal and/or machine upgrade within the next three (3) to six (6) months? 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.

Obsolete Solution Replacement

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.

Add Mainframe ZIP Compression

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.

Hundreds of IBM Mainframe installations, including 40% of the Fortune 10, use ZIP/390 everyday to simplify and accelerate mainframe file exchange, across the Enterprise and beyond.