VTFM-NewGen

Software-Only Tape Solution Leverages z/OS DASD

 

VTFM-NewGen brings mainframe reliability and availability to your tape management operations. VTFM-NewGen is a software-only solution that leverages your investment in mainframe DASD while seemlessly integrating with your existing tape management software.

 

VTFM-NewGen

 

VTFM-NewGen brings mainframe reliability and availability to your tape management operations. VTFM-NewGen is a software-only solution that leverages your investment in mainframe DASD while seemlessly integrating with your infrastructure.

 

The Virtual Tape Library Challenge

Organizations are seeking to build increased flexibility and economy into their tape management strategy. The typical long-term commitment to a proprietary tape management system locks the organization into what over time might prove to be a limiting set of capabilities. Any tape management strategy will benefit from a measure of independence from proprietary devices.

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Software-Only Tape Solution Leverages Your Existing Investment in Mainframe DASD

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Transparent Installation. Integrates with Your Existing Tape Management Software

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Brings the Availability and Reliability of the Mainframe to Tape Management

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Parallel Access Tape Enables Simultaneous Reads from Same Tape Volume

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Leverages z/EDC for Unparalleled Compression Performance

Solution

VTFM-NewGen for Proprietary Hardware-Free Virtual Tape Management

Log-On’s VTFM-NewGen is a software-only solution for z/OS that manages tape volumes directly on mainframe DASD. VTFM-NewGen leverages your investment and in commodity storage. No additional hardware is required.

As a software-only solution, VTFM-NewGen complements your existing VTL solution by delivering bulletproof mainframe reliability and availability for the management of your most active and critical tape volumes. No additional moving parts.

VTFM is a transparent install. It requires no change to your existing storage processes. Just define VTFM to your tape management solution, allocate DASD, and specify the volumes you would like VTFM to manage. VTFM and your tape management solution will do the rest.

If you wish to back up infrequently used volumes to the cloud, VTFM can help here too.

Benefits and Savings
  • Complements your existing VTL with mainframe level availability and reliability for your most active and critical volumes. Coexists transparently with your existing solution.
  • Leverages your investment in commodity mainframe DASD.
  • Accelerates back up performance by leveraging the mainframe’s z/EDC hardware assist for compression.
  • Helps you realize additional economies by writing infrequently accessed volumes to the cloud.
Features and Capabilities
  • Transparent implementation. No changes to existing JCL or applications.
  • VTFM-NewGen simulates IBM compatible tape controllers, tape drives, and tape volumes. VTFM replaces hardware with memory resident, logical virtual tape devices. Tape volumes are replaced with virtual tape datasets that are maintained on any IBM z/OS compatible disk subsystem.
  • Up to 256 virtual tape devices per VTFM-NewGen server. Can handle an unlimited number of virtual tapes.
  • The virtual tape library can be shared among systems.
  • Additional media capacity is achieved by adding more disk space to the system.
  • Support for the Cloud.
  • Parallel Access Tape (PAT) is a unique VTFM-NewGen feature that enables concurrent read access to a tape volume. Can dramatically reduce application and job read wait times.
  • Supports standard-label and no label tapes, as well as multiple dataset volumes and multiple volume data sets. 

TESTIMONIALS

What VTFM-NewGen Users Are Saying

VTFM-NewGen is the ‘Mercedes’ of our tape management strategy. It offers us bullet-proof availability for our most critical tape volumes.

Storage Engineer

Fortune 100 Insurance Company

 VTFM-NewGen is simple and cost-effective. We have repeatedly examined virtual tape alternatives, and remain committed VTFM-NewGen Users. 

Storage Engineer

Large Investment Firm

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