EMC unveils its next generation mainframe virtual tape library

EMC Corporation recently announced its next generation mainframe virtual tape library (VTL).  Designed for use in IBM z/OS environments, the new EMC DLm6000 is the industry’s fastest mainframe VTL with 2x the performance of its nearest competitor.

By leveraging the latest advances in EMC Data Domain and EMC VNX storage systems, the DLm6000 enables mainframe users to minimize their storage and replication costs anddramatically improvetheir disaster recovery capabilities.Unlike competing products, the DLm6000 is the only solution that can address the full range of mainframe tape workloads with a single, consolidated all-disk system.

By matching different workloads to the most appropriate storage, the DLm6000 maximizessystem performance and accelerates data retrievals and backup and recovery times.

“The new DLm6000 not only delivers new deduplication capabilities and faster performance for mainframe users, but also a new and unmatched approach to mainframe storage and data protection.  The complexity of managing two or three separate platforms imposed by competing solutionsis eliminated and reducing tape use removes a host of limitations that made it difficult for mainframe users to meet their SLAs for batch processing, backups and data access.” said, Shane Jackson, Vice President of Marketing, Backup Recovery Systems Division, EMC.

The EMC DLm6000 is the only mainframe virtual tape library that offers concurrent support for both primary and deduplication storagewithin the same platform, enabling a consolidated systems approach. Tape data can be directed to the appropriate storage type based on its intended use.

Backup operations can be directed to the deduplication storage where the data footprint will be minimized, which reduces storage and transmission costs. Unique data types, such as DFHSM migration, can be directed to the primary storage and be available for near-instantaneous recalls.