Luminex High Performance Virtual Tape with HP Storage Systems

Hewlett-Packard

Solution Overview

Luminex Channel Gateway virtual tape control units have been used with HP enterprise storage systems in mainframe data centers for years. The solution combines application transparent, industry leading control units from Luminex with TBs or PBs of storage capacity on high performance, highly available HP disk storage.

Tape workloads for batch processing, HSM and archiving are dramatically improved by accessing tape data at virtual tape (disk) speed instead of waiting for slower tape drives or mechanical tape library robotics.

Backup and recovery is improved by compressing data to reduce the storage used and replicating this tape data electronically over WANs to remote disaster recovery sites. So the delays and cost associated with physical tape media, storage, shipping, tape drive and tape library maintenance are eliminated.

Luminex Channel Gateway mainframe virtual tape control units are available with popular HP storage solutions, including:

  • 3PAR
  • EVA
  • D2D

Data Sheet

Typical Channel Gateway disaster recovery configuration with HP Enterprise Storage

Typical Channel Gateway disaster recovery configuration with HP Enterprise Storage