To effectively protect data, deliver uninterrupted data access, address regulatory requirements and archive business data, organisations need a solution that can manage both primary and backup data that is active, inactive or even archived. As data centres (DC) and the data they store continue to grow, data protection often becomes more complex. This may include moving more primary data to tape, continuous backup, multiple metro and global sites, simplifying offsite recovery, disaster recovery (DR) verification and many other objectives and processes to ensure an enterprise level of business continuance. This growth in complexity can in turn lead to higher data management overhead and costs.
IBM® Virtualisation Engine TS7700 comprises a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimise data protection and business continuance for System z data. Through the use of virtualisation and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. The TS7700 family of System z tape virtualisation is offered in two models: