QUESTION: We have far too many FTPs occurring between our mainframe and open systems environment. Considering the...
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different file types such as OS390, NFS or CIFS, what recommendations can you make to help us approach a resolution?
ANSWER: How about doing a mirrored datastore that would use a fan-out approach? In this case, you'd put together a series of server clusters focused on NFS or CIFS that would handle the user queries instead of having the mainframe pinged each time there is a query. It's not a perfect approach but the more you distribute the load, the less likely your mainframe and open systems are stressed.