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 - DiskSaver is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that allows you to free up space on DASD volumes. With TapeSaver - DiskSaver, you select candidate disk datasets, stack them to tape, and delete the original disk copy. TapeSaver - DiskSaver lets you select the DASD volumes that you want to use for your selection.
TapeSaver supports tape robots and their accompanying software from the following vendors:
Memorex (SUTMYN) LMS
GRAU Bosch ATL