virtual tape


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virtual tape

(1) Simulating an infinite number of tape drives to the host system. See virtual tape system.

(2) Backing up to disk first and then to tape. The same application used to back up to tape is used, but the data are intercepted and stored on disk. See D2D.
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When the offsite vaulting requirements, become offsite recovery requirements, MVT Vault can be easily upgraded to full Mainframe Virtual Tape solutions.
The CentricStor virtual tape appliance from Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a European IT provider, is being offered in Canada and the US as part of the EMC Select Program from information management and storage company EMC Corporation.
Virtual tape has distinct advantages in favor of physical tape, including decreased performance overhead since no one needs to change those tape cartridges.
Mitch is the prime inventor on three patents relating to Virtual Tape business continuity and disaster recovery scenarios.
Additionally, because data is being backed up to disk, not tape or virtual tape (see below), users must contend with the issue of file-system fragmentation, which can significantly affect read and write (i.
The virtual tape library technology is used as an intelligent and high-performance front-end cache for physical tape libraries or as a replacement for physical tape libraries.
The Channel Gateway has been years ahead of the industry as the only mainframe virtual tape product to support 8GB/s FICON connections.
Virtual Tape Libraries are increasingly common; today no major tape library vendor remains without one in its product portfolio.
the worldwide leader in mainframe virtual tape for data deduplication storage systems, announced today that mainframe datacenters are continuing their migration to tapeless storage systems and turning to LUMINEX's Channel Gateways as the preferred solution to reduce or eliminate physical tape in their datacenter operations.
A virtual tape library (VTL), sometimes referred to as virtual tape server (VTS), offers storage to a disk cache, which acts as a fast writing buffer.
These customers use LTMON to provide integrated and centralized management for the complete virtual tape solution with a native mainframe console, including such items as alerts for hard disk errors, capacity reporting, and scratch tape management.
Another option for disk-based backup is to deploy virtual tape technology to facilitate the D2D data transfer.

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