EMC Corporation today announced that it intends to ship its next-generation mainframe virtual tape library (VTL) this September. Designed for use in IBM z/OS environments, the new EMC DLm6000 boasts more rapid throughput, the vendor says.
The Dlm6000 leverages recent advances in EMC Data Domain and EMC VNX storage systems, helping mainframe users to minimize their storage and replication costs and improve their disaster recovery capabilities. The solution also addresses the full range of mainframe tape workloads with a single, consolidated all-disk system. By matching different workloads to the most appropriate storage, the DLm6000 maximizes system performance and accelerates data retrievals and backup and recovery times.
The EMC DLm6000 also offers concurrent support for both primary and deduplication storage within the same platform, enabling a consolidated systems approach. Tape data can be directed to the appropriate storage type based on its intended use. Backup operations can be directed to the deduplication storage where the data
footprint will be minimized, which reduces storage and transmission costs.
Unique data types, such as DFHSM migration, can be directed to the primary
storage and be available for near-instantaneous recalls.
More information is available from EMC.