DFSMS


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DFSMS

(Data Facility Storage Management System) Data management, backup and HSM software from IBM for MVS and OS/390 mainframes. Introduced in 1993, it combines separate backup, copy, HSM and device driver routines into one package, which provides all the I/O management for the operating system. See SMS and ADSM.
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Our announcements make tape more valuable to a customer's data storage strategy by adding automation and putting tape under DFSMS management," said Jim Hahn, Enterprise and Storage Systems marketing director, IBM United States.
The DFSMS product set has been the primary product for managing information on IBM DASD subsystems since its introduction in 1988.
Well-known storage industry luminaries on the panel were Jon Toigo of Toigo Partners International, Greg Schulz of CNT, Rob Peglar of XIOtech, and John Tyrell of EMC, who holds two patents on DFSMS.
On the mainframe, Stage3 integrates with existing hierarchical storage management systems such as DFSMS, DF/HSM, SAMS:DISK, FDR/ABR or CA-ASM2, and takes advantage of the security features provided by products such as RACF and ACF-2.
CONTROL-T is the industry's first removable media management system to combine the advantages of dynamic dataset stacking with advanced features such as external tape management, integration with DFSMS, robotic interfaces and duplicate VOLSER support.
One of the DFSMS tools is DFSMShsm, a hierarchical storage manager providing backup, recovery, migration, and space management functions as well as disaster recovery.