The need for storage continues to grow at an increasing rate. The challenge for the data center professional is clear-store data as cost-effectively as possible, while guaranteeing its security, integrity and availability. While enhanced tape technologies have delivered increased capacity and more reliable, automated operation, they continue to be constrained by the need for improved tape cartridge utilization. The Gartner Group reported in a study of more than one million volumes, more than 50% contained small, single-volume datasets. Overall, only a fraction of available cartridge capacity was being utilized. The problem is compounded by the vast amount of expensive raised floor space required to store these volumes.
TapeSaver is a rule-based system, with rules that are easy to define and maintain, giving you complete control over the stacking process. Using Boolean logic and any attribute of the tape management catalog, you define rules that determine what gets stacked, when stacking occurs and placement of data to the appropriate device. Extensive wild-card capabilities help automate the selection of input and output files and volumes.
TapeSaver - ATL is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that allows TapeSaver users begin to manage the contents of any available automated tape library (ATL). Simple stacking of tape datasets onto ATL cartridges can increase the capacity of the ATL from two to ten-fold, depending on the make-up of the tape datasets contained in the ATL. Increased automated capacity results in lower operator intervention.
TapeSaver supports tape robots and their accompanying software from the following vendors:
Memorex (SUTMYN) LMS
GRAU Bosch ATL