Luminex Ships Mainframe ‘Virtual Tape Vaults’ for Second and Third Data Copies

Luminex Software, Inc., a storage management provider, introduced a new line of mainframe virtual tape products, which it calls virtual tape vaults. Luminex’s new MVT Vault is designed to store second or third copies of virtual tape data out-of-region for data protection.

MVT Vault is intended to back up data at mainframe data centers that have production and remote disaster recovery sites in place with IP connectivity. This is particularly valuable to enterprises that need secure copies out-of-region or other low-risk geographic locations, the vendor said. MVT Vault can also be employed to provide remote second copy offsite. For use cases where no DR site is currently in place.

The solution is also targeted at 3590 physical tape users who are confronted with end of support, and wish to avoid the cost and floor space to deploy full virtual tape solutions.

The MVT Vault product family includes Luminex Replication, VOLSER Replication Monitoring and tape inventory audit capability. MVT Vaults require MVTi, MVTe or CGX at the primary production site.

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