Mainframe software directory - Tape Management

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Tape Management Software

ASG-TapeFinder
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
From one central location, ASG-TapeFinder monitors, detects, analyzes, and resolves tape media and tape dataset issues across your z/OS® or OS/390® environment. With powerful tools to sort, filter, trend, report, and drill-down for root-cause analysis, ASG-TapeFinder increases tape media efficiency and protects tape data storage. ASG-TapeFinder is the leading solution for organizing and managing s/390® tape storage.

ASG-Zara
Company:
ASG Software Solutions
ASG-Zara is a cost-effective, online media management system. Zara secures, audits, and monitors valuable IT data in an OS/390® environment, while providing real-time access to tape management data.

CA 1 Tape Management
Company:
CA
BrightStor® CA-1® Tape Management is a market leader in the management, control and protection of tape data sets and volumes. It automates tape management tasks while ensuring protection against the inadvertent destruction of tape files. Its features include a Windows graphical management interface, tape library inventory tracking, with complete audit trail; tracking of off-site vaults; standard and customizable reporting; support for pooling to ensure scratch tape availability; and utilities for controlling tape and catalog maintenance activities.

CA TLMS Tape Management
Company:
CA
BrightStor CA-Dynam/TLMS is an automated tape volume and tape data set management system. It automates tape management tasks while ensuring protection against the inadvertent destruction of corporate data residing on tape. Its features include tape library inventory tracking, with complete audit trail; tracking of off-site vaults; standard and customizable reporting; support for pooling to ensure scratch tape availability; and utilities for controlling tape and catalog maintenance activities.

CARTS/DS for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS/DS Disk Stacker is an optional CARTS component that off-loads sequential disk datasets and stacks them to tape. Datasets are selected as candidates for stacking by their name or residency time on disk. Datasets are written to tape using standard MVS read/write functions. The MVS catalog is updated to reflect the new location of each dataset on tape.

CARTS/LE for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS/LE Logical Eject is an optional CARTS component that reduces the number of tapes that must be physically inserted and ejected from a robot. CARTS/LE reads the eject list and stacks all eligible datasets from the tapes scheduled to be ejected from the robot. Eligibility rules for Logical Eject datasets are the same as those for CARTS/TS.

CARTS/MC for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS/MC Media Conversion is an optional CARTS component that transfers datasets from one type of tape media to another. Media Conversion supports the full range of tape formats compatible with 3420, 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3494, or 3495 drives-even Optical 3480/3490s (for long term storage).

CARTS/ME for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS/ME Mount Eliminator an optional CARTS component that temporarily redirects tape datasets to disk that are needed for a scheduled job. After the job is finished, datasets are off-loaded from disk and stacked to tape. Mount Eliminator redirects tape datasets transparently, without JCL changes.

CARTS/TS for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CARTS is a suite of z/OS software solutions that are designed to meet the unique challenges of maximizing your removable storage media utilization. When you put CARTS to work in your data center, you will see real cost savings and operational benefits. Using CARTS to manage your removable media will significantly reduce your need for additional tapes, racks and tape hardware.

CopyExport Manager
Company:
Rocket Software
Automation, Auditing and Comprehensive Reporting for TS7740 Copy Export OpenTech Systems' CopyExport Manager (CEM) is a parameter driven software product which runs under z/OS and automates IBM's TS7740 copy export (CE) process. CEM may be used in either a TS7740 stand-alone or grid configuration and automates the CE process by eliminating the need for REXX coding to implement CE. CEM automates the CE processes required to make copies of tape datasets and export them from the TS7740 for shipment to the vault. CEM also provides several additional features to audit the entire export process and creates a database to track logical to physical relationships, provide extensive reporting, and ensure a successful recovery.

FATS / FATAR / FATSCOPY
Company:
Innovation Data Processing
FATS: Erase Tapes: Erase all data on a tape before it is discarded. Certify Tapes: Insure that new and existing tapes do not have errors that would cause costly reruns. FATAR: Mapping a Tape: Verify the characteristics of a tape, what files are on tape, how many, names, DCB characteristics, blocksizes, creation and expiration dates, compression statistics and more...FATSCOPY: Convert and Stack: FATSCOPY can convert tape datasets from one media type to another. For example, you could convert 100 3480 tapes to an IBM 3590 Magstar tape or an IBM 3592 tape catridge and all of the files on the 3480s will be stacked on the 3590 or 3592 and recataloged, transparent to the using application. FATSCOPY supports CA-1 and IBM's RMM tape management systems. VTS Support: Tape files can be moved to A VTS (Virtural Tape Server) or from a VTS to real tape. FATSCOPY supports VTS, VSM, CopyCross and CA-VTAPE.

GFS/AFM - Advanced File Manager
Company:
GFS Software
The most advanced Tape Library Manager for z/OS systems. Fast, simple, reliable and conceptually superior to its competitors, the product minimizes the tape management effort while maximizing the data protection and optimizing the tape reclaim cycle.

GFS/iTQS - Tape Quality System Web Interface
Company:
GFS Software
The iTQS - Tape Quality System Web Interface solution allows the tape environment management and tape libraries capacity planning for z/OS systems, using your web browser.

GFS/SMM - Storage Monitoring Manager
Company:
GFS Software
Graphical management and real-time monitoring tool for StorageTekTM robots.

GFS/SOM - Storage Optimization Manager
Company:
GFS Software
Allows writing into disk the files that would originally have been written into magnetic tapes. This mechanism is totally transparent to production eleasing processing capacity and time to execute critical tasks. Later, when it is more convenient for production, the files are then released or moved to tapes in an optimized manner, taking full advantage of their storage capacity.

GFS/Stack - Automatic Multi-File
Company:
GFS Software
The only real-time stacking product available in the market, implementing multi-file / multi-volume tape sets during file allocation time. It does not require any JCL change and the data is recorded in non-proprietary Standard Label Format. It solves the problems caused by magnetic tape storage capacity underuse, completely eliminating resource waste at the tape library.

GFS/TQS - Tape Quality System
Company:
GFS Software
GFS/TQS is a Quality Management System for z/OS Tape Libraries. It provides comprehensive information about the tape storage resources, making possible to adopt a proactive management to the tape library. The product certifies files and tapes, assuring the quality of the information. It is also capable of demonstrating file integrity, providing the tape library with resources to comply with the current regulation, legislation and auditing demands.

IBM Tivoli Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS
Company:
IBM
Automated Tape Allocation Manager for z/OS V2.2 directly addresses tape device availability issues by providing automatic, unattended sharing of tape resources for optimal use across multiple images. Instead of dedicating tape devices to a specific image, Automated Tape Allocation Manager ensures that existing tape drives are available, on demand, for requests from multiple images. As a result, tape drives can be used at maximum capacity instead of sitting idle. This helps reduce tape-related bottlenecks and minimizes the backlog of job requests that require tape drives.

IBM Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS
Company:
IBM
Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS enables you to leverage the advantages of the policy-driven tape management capabilities of IBM Data Facility Storage Management Subsystem removable media manager (DFSMSrmm™). By using Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS, your organization can preserve DFSMSrmm tape library information for the copied tapes. You can combine the extensive resource details (for data sets, volumes and policies), advanced overwriting protection, data movement features and customization capabilities in DFSMSrmm with the powerful copy capabilities of Tivoli Tape Optimizer on z/OS to make the most of tape storage.

InfoTAPE
Company:
ASPG - Advanced Software Products Group
InfoTAPE is a complete system, which can be used to generate status reports, comprehensive graphs and monthly trend analysis using accurate SMF and tape management system data.

Mainframe Appliance for Storage
Company:
Astrom Software
Mainframe Appliance for Storage (MAS) is a virtual tape controller for IBM System/390 and compatible mainframes, which uses open-system storage devices to store and retrieve mainframe tape data sets.

P2P Sync
Company:
Rocket Software
P2P Sync can quickly audit and automatically synchronize the volumes within a Peer-to-Peer environment. Synchronize the tape volumes between Peer VTSs quickly and efficiently without data set copying techniques.

POFFLOAD Utility
Company:
GSF Software
Allow an OS/390 or z/OS installation to restore spool files from a tape created in VSE using the POFFLOAD command of VSE/POWER.

Tape/Copy
Company:
Rocket Software
Tape/Copy is a highly-developed, automated system for migrating, consolidating and providing location management of tape datasets. Tape/Copy uses the data center's Tape Management System Catalog (TMC) as its primary source of information, and interfaces with ATLs from all major robotic library vendors. The easy-to-use ISPF panels allow the user to define selection criteria and output tape characteristics to build jobs that copy or move tape data automatically. Tape/Copy's robust data set selection criteria, extensive reporting, and error recovery features make Tape/Copy the software of choice for professional services world-wide for their tape data copying needs.

TAPE2000
Company:
SEA
TAPE2000 is an Automated Tape Management System for the OS390, zOS and VSE operating system environments that manages magnetic tape volumes and tape datasets in an efficient and cost-effective manner. TAPE2000 provides complete protection and control over magnetic tape media. TAPE2000 allows users to account for every tape in your datacenter, whether it is in your library or at a disaster recovery/offsite vault.

TapeMan
Company:
Exspans Systems Inc.
FreeWare. Cross systems tape device sharing system. TapeMan enables those organizations with multiple systems, who do not wish to implement full scale sysplex inter-communications to share their tape drives and eliminate the problems of concurrent use normally associated with shared tape devices.

TapeMaster/VSE
Company:
Lee Technologies
Tape Manager for z/VSE

TapeSaver ATL Support for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
ATL Support is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that allows TapeSaver users begin to manage the contents of any available automated tape library (ATL). Simple stacking of tape datasets onto ATL cartridges can increase the capacity of the ATL from two to ten-fold, depending on the make-up of the tape datasets contained in the ATL. Increased automated capacity results in lower operator intervention.

TapeSaver CSC Support for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
CSC Support is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that provides advanced support for several of vendor's Automated Tape Libraries (ATLs). This support dynamically determines the current location of each volume. Dynamic allocation requests are routed accordingly. The Client Software Component (CSC) library is used during execution by TapeSaver to dynamically interrogate the ATL concerning volume location. The CSC interface works with HSC to allow additional software component support. This option requires that both HSC and CSC are active whenever a TapeSaver run is executed.

TapeSaver Disaster Recovery for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
Disaster Recovery is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that handles disaster recovery by copying key volumes for offsite storage.

TapeSaver DiskSaver for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
DiskSaver is an optional component of the TapeSaver suite of products that allows you to free up space on DASD volumes. With DiskSaver, you select candidate disk datasets, stack them to tape, and delete the original disk copy. DiskSaver lets you select the DASD volumes that you want to use for your selection.

TapeSaver for z/OS
Company:
UNICOM Systems
TapeSaver is a rule-based system, with rules that are easy to define and maintain, giving you complete control over the stacking process. Using Boolean logic and any attribute of the tape management catalog, you define rules that determine what gets stacked, when stacking occurs and placement of data to the appropriate device. Extensive wild-card capabilities help automate the selection of input and output files and volumes.

VDR LE
Company:
Rocket Software
VDR LE was developed especially to allow companies to take full advantage of the performance increases and Cost improvements available from tapeless VTL technology such as IBM's TS7720, EMC's DLM or Bus-Tech's MDL while ensuring data recoverability. VDR LE provides a DR copy of the data to ensure recoverability in the event of a disaster. The DR copy also ensures total vendor independence and total portability. The risk of lost data due to a DASD failure is absolute when using DASD integrated into a tapeless VTL

Virtual Data Recovery
Company:
Rocket Software
Get the most ROI from your virtual tape investment.Virtual Data Recovery (VDR) is an automated process for creating and recovering cataloged backups of virtual tape backup data targeted for vaulting and storing the backups to any local or remote tape device. VDR will also provide automated data recovery capabilities regardless of where the back-ups are located. VDR works seamlessly with your current vaulting methodology and is easy to implement.

VMFPLC2 Utility
Company:
GSF Software
Allow an OS/390 or z/OS installation to restore files backed up to tape in the VM/CMS environment with the BACKUP or VMFPLC2 commands.

VTAR
Company:
Rocket Software
Virtual tape cache is a finite amount of storage and virtual tape volumes are eventually migrated to physical tape for different reasons. When jobs request virtual tape data residing on physical tape, a recall must be performed and the volume containing the requested data set must be mounted and the data set migrated back to disk cache. This recall process causes a delay for all jobs requesting a data set which is not in cache. Virtual tape recalls utilize time and resources regardless of which virtual tape device you use. VTAR can pre-stage your migrated virtual tape data and eliminate virtual tape recall wait time.

XTINCT
Company:
Dino Software
Years ago, disk media was kept inside a glass house, accessed by only a few people and password protected. Even disaster recovery testing at offsite locations didn' t raise much concern for the safety of corporate data. After testing, many would scratch the table of contents and walk away feeling corporate data was reasonably safe. Today, however, is a different story. Terrorism, identity theft, off shoring, outsourcing, litigation, the Internet and the global economy have all highlighted the need for increased data protection. Governments have passed legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPPA, HSPD-12, Basel II and Gramm-Leach-Bliley to hold corporations responsible for securing private information under their care. Beyond government standards, industry regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard have further defined the rules and corporations desiring to do business with them. Failure to comply with these standards for data protection can result in large business losses and severe penalties, so it is no longer simply a matter of due diligence to protect data under your control, it is a necessity. XTINCT is a tool for wiping data to ensure the original data is unrecoverable. It provides various security and speed options exist to meet your level of protection. The product can be used when: When moving disks to another location. When disks come off lease and are being returned to the vendor. When disks are being moved to a warehouse. When leaving a backup/recovery site after Disaster Recovery testing. Before re-using disks for a different group within the company. Before scrapping disks.

ZELA
Company:
SEA
ZELA is the most complete and automated tape media management system designed to maximize the utilization of data centers tape and robotic media resources. ZELA's tape backup solutions have a proven record of reducing IS costs by managing data and media to obtain each data centers desired storage management objectives.

ZELDA
Company:
SEA
ZELDA provides storage management professionals with the tools necessary to relocate (Logically Eject) inactive critical production application datasets (DASD) to any medium of choice. During Logical Ejection users can specify dataset stacking, re-blocking , compression and media conversion options to obtain their desired storage management objectives. These products accomplish a reduction in media requirements and provide automated conversion to new technology such as 36TRK, Helical Tape, Robotics, or Optical Storage media. The location of the output devices can be local or reside in a Disaster Recovery facility for archival of historical information.

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