To effectively protect data, deliver uninterrupted data access, address regulatory requirements and archive business data, organizations need a solution that can manage both primary and backup data that is active, inactive or even archived. As data centers 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 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 TS7700 is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for z Systems data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. Its fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy takes advantage of both disk and tape technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive and archive data.
The TS7700 family of z Systems tape virtualization is offered in two models:
Both models write data by policy to physical tape through attachment to high-capacity, high-performance IBM TS1150 and earlier IBM 3592 model tape drives installed in IBM TS3500 tape libraries. Physical tape support is optional on TS7720.
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