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Benefits

 

Data Center z/VSE 
Compression 
REXXTOOLS/MVS 
Data Center z/OS 
  • Fast, secure and reliable Disaster Recovery
  • Provide fast, secure and reliable backups without tapes
  • Backups of Host-Systems in secure SAN (TSM-saved)
  • Remove costs for physical tape media
  • Cut energy costs and CO2 emission
 
  • Constant data availability
  • 1:1 takeover by defining a 3490
  • Only required space is reserved, no more idle capacity
  • mariumVTL runs on all operating systems supporting JAVA

 

mariumVTM - Virtual Tape Manager for z/VSE

mariumVTM supports z/VM, z/VSE, EPIC and CA-Dynam/T for the provision of tape-resources and provides access to the IVTC. Access to virtual tape systems is similar to real tape systems. This allows the automated migration without changes to the appliations and jobs.

 

With mariumVTM single tape systems (real 3480, 3490 and virtual tape systems) can be defined into a group. Then POOL-definitions are set above the groups. A single POOL consists out of a Volser range and a reference to a group of drives. This technology provides output and load of tape files. Using real tapes today, with just a single change in POOL-definition you can output to a virtual tape tomorrow.

 

mariumVTM is an enhancement to z/VSE. All accesses to tape files are handed over to mariumVTM. mariumVTM takes care that the resources on the media (real or virtual tape system) are provided. If at the moment no resource (drive) is available, then it waits for a free resource. After completion of processing mariumVTM makes sure that the single resources are de-allocated. By a command processor the operator can manage and control access to the resources (drives, POOLS, groups). The single resources are secured via the LOCK-file of z/VSE.

 

EPIC

mariumVTM supports the tape management system EPIC (CSI). If EPIC requires a tape resource the respective POOL and group of drives is picked based on the transmitted data. If a drive is available in the group the resource is provided on this drive. If at the moment no resource is available, then it waits for a free resource. The Virtual Tape System mariumVTM includes its own SCRATCH-Management. mariumVTM takes care of the synchronisation with the EPIC catalogue.

 

Dynam/T (CA)

mariumVTM supports the tape management system Dynam/T (CA). If DYNAM/T requires a tape resource the control is handed over to mariumVTM. mariumVTM then picks the POOL and the group of drives based on the transmitted data. If at the moment no resource is available, then it waits for a free resource. Data is then handed back to DYNAM/T.

 

mariumVTM - Virtual Tape Manager for z/VM

z/VM for IBM-Mainframe-Systems is one of the most stable operating systems. More and more Linux-based systems run under VM. But Backup and Recovery support is dificult. mariumBRS ( Backup and Restore System) provides a fully automated Backup and Recovery solution for VM and z/VM.

Via dedicated programs minidisks or whole discs can be saved to the Virtual Tape Server or back. Data is compressed and send to or received from the server.All tape files get the standard IBM label and therefore can be identified uniquely. By a command processor the operator can manage and control access to the resources (drives, POOLS, groups). Backup of single virtual CMS systems kan be places into different POOLS. Management is provided by a profile with definitions for all users and mariumVTL systems.

 

mariumVTM - Virtual Tape Manager for LINUX on System z

Via dedicated programs Linux-files can be saved on the Virtual Tape Server or back. Data is compressed and send to or received from the server. By a command processor the operator can manage and control access to the resources (drives, POOLS, groups). Backup of single files can be placed into different POOLS. Management is provided by a profile with definitions for all users and mariumVTL systems.

 

 

mariumVTL Virtual Tape Library

  • Supports current IBM operating systems (z/VM, z/VSE and LINUX on System z)

  • Unlimited amount of Drives, Volser and Tape Libraries

  • Configure 256 virtual Tape Drivers per mariumVTL

  • AES-256 encryption and compression

  • Replication of tape files

  • Backup tape files with any software on any media

  • Use common storage and NAS-resources

  • User-friendly interface and easy handling (Web-Interface)

     

     

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