Luminex has aligned with industry leaders to open the mainframe market to the same competitive forces that are at work creating advanced technologies and products in the open systems storage and data management marketplace. Our partners share our vision and commitment to change and evolve the mainframe storage landscape. Luminex’s MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape technologies and its Channel Gateways are enabling a flood of innovative, better, faster, more feature-rich and more cost-effective mainframe storage solutions to reach the mainframe market. Together with our partners, we are breaking down proprietary barriers and delivering advancements in storage products, data management methods and connectivity solutions for the mainframe community.
Our partnerships include:
Channel Gateways have been installed in mainframe environments with HDS' Adaptable Modular Storage (AMS) products since 2006, providing one of the leading mainframe virtual tape solutions. HDS Storage Systems offer high data availability, dynamic I/O load balancing to eliminate throughput bottlenecks, and non-disruptive capacity, connectivity and performance upgrades. Luminex's MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape with HDS Storage Systems provides highly available, high performance solutions for the limits and liabilities of aging and resource-intensive physical tape environments.
Hewlett-Packard's proven and trusted Enterprise Storage systems offer extensible, resilient, and high performance storage solutions for mission critical applications. They offer maximum scalability, industry-leading performance, and unmatched data protection and disaster tolerant features. Luminex's Channel Gateway MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape with HP Enterprise Storage allows mainframe data centers to eliminate or reduce physical tape while improving all aspects of tape operations, including batch processing, HSM/archiving, and backup and recovery.
Quantum is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. Luminex MVT solutions with Quantum DXi storage enable mainframe data centers to replicate tape data efficiently with bandwidth-optimizating deduplication technology and with exceptional read/write performance.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete™ portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances.
EMC Data Domain
EMC Data Domain’s deduplication technologies, with Global Compression and remote replication, offer breakthrough data reduction rates of up to 20x plus, enabling new efficiencies for enterprise data storage and management, archiving and backup and recovery. Mainframe customers throughout the world are now leveraging the cost, bandwidth and performance advantages of the Luminex MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape solution with EMC Data Domain deduplication storage to store, archive and backup and recover mainframe data and eliminate or reduce their dependence on physical tape.
The Channel Gateway enables the full suite of Sun enterprise and storage management software to be deployed in mainframe environments. Customers throughout the world are now leveraging SUN servers, operating systems, data management and data storage solutions to lower costs and increase capacity for mainframe batch processing and backup applications.
Luminex’s Channel Gateway software can be purchased directly from SUN.
Mainline, headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is an information technology solutions and IT consulting firm and has more than 500 employees nationwide. Mainline has received many industry accolades, including VMware Global Desktop Virtualization Partner of the Year, Red Hat North American Partner of the Year, multiple IBM Leadership Awards and an HP Virtualization Elite partner designation. Mainline provides solutions throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil.
ViON Corporation (ViON) is a thirty-three year veteran-owned company that specializes in designing, delivering, and maintaining storage and server solutions to high performance, enterprise-wide data centers throughout federal, state and local governments. ViON excels in solutions addressing tiered storage and server requirements, virtualization, data protection, Capacity Services, Cloud and Big Data missions, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. All solutions can be provided as-a-service in the customer's data center.
Kanematsu Electronics, Ltd. (KEL) is a leading provider of storage systems and services to Japan’s largest customers. As a long-time OEM of Luminex’s, KEL has a well-established customer base that relies on Luminex’s MainframeVirtual Tape technology for daily production operations. With a focus on quality and reliability, Hitachi and Fujitsu in Japan have each certified and sold the KEL mainframe virtual tape products based on Luminex technology to their own enterprise customers.
Shoden Data Systems (Pty) Ltd. is a full service provider of Hitachi Data Systems, Fujitsu Siemens computers and Data Domain products in South Africa. Shoden and Luminex have entered into international reseller agreements to authorize Shoden to distribute and integrate Luminex Channel Gateways in South Africa.
Kladann Informática Ltda, has provided the Brazilian market with data processing equipment and services since 1989. Kladann specializes in the IBM System z platform, providing the technical and business knowledge necessary to deploy virtualization and automation solutions for tape libraries on IBM System z. Kladann has partnered with Luminex since 2003, is an authorized Channel Gateway X (CGX) reseller and
is prepared to provide a complete solution and comprehensive analysis that involves the client's needs, data migration, hardware maintenance and detailed monitoring after installation.
Solvan is a leading provider of full service IT and data protection solutions for SAN, NAS and traditional LAN environments in Mexico and Central America. Solvan is an authorized reseller of EMC|Data Domain, Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade and Luminex’s Mainframe Virtual Tape Channel Gateways.
FalconStor provides an integrated and comprehensive suite of enterprise-class solutions that provide complete data protection, from the remote office to the data center. FalconStor's File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) can be combined with Luminex Channel Gateways to offer mainframe virtual tape solutions with exceptional advantages for mainframe data centers.
Luminex developed an ESCON 3215 console interface product for IBM’s mission critical Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) customer base and the recommended solution by IBM to these customers that are looking to modernize their ESCON-attached capabilities and infrastructure.
Emulex is a leading provider of Fibre Channel connectivity products. Luminex leverages the technology advancements and leadership of the Emulex FC HBA product line with our core FICON processing software as the OEM platform for FICON connectivity. Emulex products are available worldwide.
Unisys is an OEM of Luminex’s ESCON connectivity HBAs and currently ships ClearPath Dorado mainframes with Luminex ESCON 6999 HBA internal for host connectivity to ESCON tape and disk storage devices.
Founded in 1877, Océ is one of the world's leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The broad Océ offering includes high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics, as well as office printing and copying systems. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Océ customers. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in approximately 100 countries. Océ sources Luminex’s industry leading FICON HBA to provide FICON connectivity for its mainframe digital printers.
Intercom, a worldwide provider of channel and storage products for the IBM mainframe environment, is an OEM of Luminex’s FICON connectivity software for its HBA applications. Intercom is also a reseller of Luminex’s Channel Gateway MODERN Mainframe Virtual Tape products in Europe.
Terasystem SpA is the largest vendor-independent data storage services company in Italy. It has now expanded its operations to Spain. Terasystems has partnered with Luminex as an authorized full service reseller in Italy and Spain to deliver Luminex Channel Gateways with EMC/Data Domain deduplication storage.