EMC launches high-end addition to its Disk Library for mainframe family of virtual tape libraries

 Infotech Lead India: EMC has launched the DLm8000, a high-end addition to its Disk Library for mainframe family of virtual tape libraries.

The new DLm8000 leverages EMC VMAX with EMC SRDF synchronous replication ensuring consistency of tape data at production and disaster recovery sites.

Large enterprise z/OS mainframe users gain highly granular and predictable recoveries, with accelerated RTOs and more flexible RPOs.

The cost and complexity of D2D2T systems are eliminated and the complete removal of physical tape from the mainframe environment is enabled.

The DLm8000 will be available in Q4.

“The ability to replicate tape data synchronously has been in high demand from large enterprise mainframe users, but thus far they have been forced to accept sub-optimal recovery options in an effort to approach their desired SLAs.  With the introduction of the DLm8000, EMC becomes the first to solve this problem for our customers,” said Shane Jackson, vice president of Marketing, EMC Backup Recovery Systems Division.

“They can now confidently deploy synchronous replication and industry-leading VMAX storage systems integrated into a single solution.  The DLm8000 enables these users to consistently achieve their recovery objectives and remove physical tape and its associated problems from their mainframe environments,” Jackson added.

Available for the first time in the EMC Disk Library for mainframe, VMAX is the storage platform of choice for mission critical mainframe environments where customers require performance in addition to securing and protecting their information.

The DLm8000 with VMAX provides the highest levels of performance and availability for both disk storage and tape data. Together, these solutions enable mainframe customers with consistent and automated DR for both disk and tape data.

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