Luminex Partners

Technology Partners

Hitachi Vantara

Channel Gateways have been installed in mainframe environments with Hitachi Vantara storage products since 2006, providing one of the industry's leading mainframe virtual tape solutions. Hitachi 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 Mainframe Virtual Tape (MVT) with Hitachi Storage Systems provides highly available, high performance solutions to overcome the limits and liabilities of aging and resource-intensive physical tape environments.

Mainframe Virtual Tape Solutions

Private Cloud Storage for Mainframes


Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®, pioneered the enterprise-ready event streaming platform. With Confluent, organizations benefit from the first event streaming platform built for the enterprise with the ease-of-use, scalability, security and flexibility required by the most discerning global companies to run their business in real time. Luminex's MDI zKonnect enables enterprises to transform their mainframe application data and z/OS system data into event streams on the Confluent Platform to feed distributed applications, microservices and other business processes.


Lenovo is one of the largest providers of computing equipment in the world. Luminex MVT solutions with Lenovo storage provides mainframe data centers easy to manage, simple to scale, always-available enterprise-grade virtual tape storage solutions that adapt to growing environments, fit into existing budgets, and ensure data is ready when you need it.


IBM® is the leading provider of mainframe systems. These systems are used to improve operational efficiency in all major industries. IBM mainframes are used to process 75 percent of the world's business data.

As an IBM Business Partner, Luminex provides the virtual tape control units used in the IBM ProtecTIER® Mainframe Edition (ME) virtual tape solutions. These Luminex control units can also be configured with other IBM Systems Storage disk products.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise'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 Mainframe Virtual Tape with HPE 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.


Cohesity's unique approach to enterprise storage eliminates mass data fragmentation by providing a single web-scale data management platform to manage the vast majority of an organization’s data—backups, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics. Luminex solutions with Cohesity storage enable data centers to "Do More" with their mainframe data, from protection and archiving with Luminex MVT to data sharing and integration with Luminex MDI.


NetApp is a leading vendor of innovative storage and data management solutions that help organizations around the world store, manage, protect, and retain one of their most precious assets: their data. Luminex MVT solutions with NetApp storage provide mainframe data centers with highly scalable, cost-effective and reliable virtual tape environments, providing across-the-board improvements for tape operations and disaster recovery preparedness.

Platform Modernization Alliance for Microsoft Azure for Microsoft® Azure®

Luminex is a Platform Modernization Alliance (PMA) partner providing secure, high speed solutions for data integration between mainframes and big data technologies, such as Microsoft Azure data lakes. Luminex's MDI BigData Transfer solution enables clients to obtain an enterprise-wide view of mainframe and distributed systems data for analytics, leading to better insight and competitive advantages.


VelociData's ESCA is the industry's first Enterprise Streaming Compute Appliance, backed by more than 40 patents and proven in the most demanding computing environments for over a decade. ESCA rapidly cleanses, transforms, and protects streaming and batch data without the need for database or applications programming and without the need to change existing systems or infrastructure. VelociData's customers include Fortune 500 companies in Finance, Insurance, Health Care, and Retail.


INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance, 99.99999% reliability and over 5 PBs of effective capacity in a single rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity.


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.


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.


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.