Storage

• Support de-duplication and local and remote backup locations

• Support open systems

• Integrate Tier 2 (backup) and Tier 3 (long-term storage, compliance and archive) technologies into a common platform.

Virtual tape (disk only, no physical tapes) capabilities let you:

• Use a VTL, which is a disk array virtualized to appear to the operating system as tape drives and library (no physical tapes or library)

• Improve performance for the backup and recovery application because a tape mount isn’t required

• Leave existing backup software procedures intact, simplifying implementation

• Support de-duplication and local and remote backup locations via VTLs

• Use host-based virtual tape (because disk-only VTL is just emerging for mainframes).

Storage Virtualization Extends to Open Systems

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