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BMC AMI Cloud modernizes mission-critical data operations and offers a seamless software-based solution to discover, move, transform, and manage data in the private or public cloud.

Unlock Your Mainframe Data's Potential with BMC AMI Cloud

Reimagine how you manage, store, and share your mainframe data with BMC AMI Cloud, a hybrid cloud solution portfolio that delivers all the advantages of on-premises mainframe computing for your large-scale, business-critical transactions and all the benefits of cloud-based storage and data protection.

Data Protection

Data protection that replaces traditional backup and space management software

BMC AMI Cloud is a robust suite of cloud mainframe data management products that allows you to:

  • Perform backup, archive, space management, and disaster recovery using cloud-based or on-premises object storage
  • Get compatibility with IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem (DFSMS)
  • Create immutable data copies and air-gapped third copies in the cloud with end-to-end compression and encryption

Data storage that eliminates the need for traditional tape-based systems

  • Write mainframe data directly to the cloud, with no need for interim direct access storage devices (DASDs) or having to rewrite job control language (JCL).
  • Transition to a cloud storage infrastructure
  • Eliminate the need for tape and virtual tape library (VTL) systems and expensive and complex tape management software
Data Storage
Data Pipeline

Unlock your mainframe data pipeline for use by cloud artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI) tools and analytics services

  • Transform mainframe data (such as IBM® Db2® image copies) to standard or open formats—including JSON, CSV, and XML
  • Instantly access transformed mainframe data for integration with cloud-based applications
  • ELT (unlike ETL) transformation is done in the cloud, letting you leverage cloud economics

Empowering mainframe data management in the hybrid cloud era

  • Take advantage of the power of the mainframe
  • Leverage the power of cloud scalability and flexibility
  • Reduce storage costs
Drive Operational Efficiency
Mainframe Modernization Journey

When, Why, and How to Start Your Mainframe Modernization Journey

You can combine the benefits of popular cloud technology with the positive attributes of the mainframe. Learn when, why, and how you should get started.

Architecture of the platform

BMC AMI Cloud is made of two components—an IBM® z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP)-eligible agent running on IBM® z/OS® and a management server running in a Docker container on Linux®, Linux® on Z, or zCX. The agent reads and writes mainframe data from a DASD or tape directly to cloud storage over TCP/IP. A data set import policy provides automatic discovery of tape data sets and facilitates transferring large amounts of historical data from tape to the cloud.

BMC AMI Cloud uses the ELT (extract, load, transform) approach, meaning the data undergoes transformation only after its transfer to the cloud. That process is faster and less expensive than traditional ETL (extract, transform, load), where any access to data requires transformation on the mainframe.

How It Works

4x faster than tape

High-performance Data Transfer

Automatically discover mainframe data sets and select the ones you want to backup, archive, or write to an object storage target.

  • Get high-performance data transfer over TCP/IP, leveraging compression and parallelism
  • Transfer data directly to the cloud—no interim disk storage required
  • Experience unlimited scalability

Advanced security

Highly Secure

Transform data into insights by seamlessly converting native mainframe data to common data formats.

  • Encrypt data in flight and at rest
  • Create highly secure, off-platform backup copies that can be quickly recovered following a cyberattack
  • Leverage write once, read many (WORM) and air-gap storage
  • Get bare-metal recovery (standalone restore) directly from the cloud

Flexible and cost-effective

Flexible and cost-effective

Move mainframe data according to flexible policies that best fit your business requirements to a lower storage tier in private or public cloud.

  • Control costs with a solution that is three times cheaper than proprietary tape storage
  • Eliminate the need for backup management, tape management, tape security, and reporting software
  • Reduce peak MSU and total monthly MSU consumption by offloading over 60 percent of data management processing to zIIPs



Manage, monitor, and control mainframe data in a modern fashion, whether it is cold data kept in low-cost storage for backup and archiving, or hot data that is accessed frequently by your mainframe applications.

  • Deploy the software only solution on-premises or in the cloud.
  • Manage mainframe data using a web-based graphical user interface
  • Leverage RESTful API for integration with DevOps
  • Use command-line interface (CLI) commands from Time Sharing Option/Extensions (TSO/E) and batch.
  • Run alongside your current legacy solution for simplified implementation

Getting started with BMC AMI Cloud is easy