Brocade Tape Pipelining With Sun's StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager
Source: Sun Microsystems
StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager 5 (VSM5) system is the industry's leading virtual tape solution for large-scale mainframe data protection infrastructures. In addition to unmatched scalability, cost control, and availability, VSM5 supports FICON, for high-speed connectivity between multiple virtual tape subsystems and Automated Cartridge Systems (ACS). Combining VSM5 with the high-speed tape pipelining features of the Brocade FICON extension solutions allows FICON connectivity to be extended over long-distance IP networks. This joint Sun-Brocade solution helps customers meet shorter recovery time objectives by dramatically reducing backup and restore times. It also improves disaster protection by enabling backup data to be located thousands of miles away.