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Luminex delivers the world’s most advanced mainframe storage and connectivity solutions, backed by nearly 30 years of continuous engineering and technical innovation. We have built our reputation as a valuable and strategic partner with customers who require only the best performance, features quality, and proven reliability.

Founded in 1994 with a focus on corporate data storage, Luminex has been committed to providing state-of-art mainframe technology for our customers since day one. Today, our solutions are OEMed, certified, and resold by every major mainframe manufacturer.

Luminex has a full range of products that fulfill the needs of the most demanding corporate environments. Starting with the world’s only storage-agnostic virtual tape solution that is twice as fast as the rest of the industry; followed by our Mainframe Data Interchange product line, which is the only product of its kind to truly unite the Mainframe and open systems storage technologies.

Luminex is also a leading provider of compact Tier 2 Storage DASD solution with the smallest footprint on the market, and up to 144 TB of usable storage.

For customers facing End of Support deadlines for their physical tape drive products, Luminex offers a timely and smooth transition from data centers to our line of virtual tapes.

Our solutions are used by the world’s leading and most innovative companies, including Top 10 banks and retailers across a variety of industries such as:

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Airlines

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Automotive

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Banking and Financial

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Local and Federal Government

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Health Insurance

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Life Insurance

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Manufacturing

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Retail

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Transportation

A Heritage of Innovation

Luminex is a recognized leader in disk-based virtual tape solutions. Through its innovation and customer-driven product development, Luminex was the first vendor to enable many of the technologies used in modern mainframe virtual tape solutions today, including:

2020

1st & only 32GB FICON

2019

1st & only to provide FICON-based Kafka integration with MDI zKonnect

2019

1st & only to provide off-host HSM recycle for ML2 with MVThsm

2018

1st & only to provide FICON-based HDFS connectivity to Azure Data Lakes with MDI BigData Transfer

2016

1st & only to leverage virtual tape for sharing and off-host processing with Mainframe Data Integration

2015

1st & only to provide off-host physical-to-virtual and physical-to-cloud conversion of 3490 and 3590 archive tapes

2015

1st & only to provide an On-Demand Authorized Disaster Recovery Center (ADRC) model, allowing customers to immediately switch from tape vault services to full-featured DR

2014

1st to provide cost-effective mainframe virtual tape vaults as an alternative to physical tape vaults

2014

1st 2U mainframe virtual tape solution (MVTi™)

2013

1st to provide truly scalable continuous availability with Luminex Synchronous Tape Matrix

2012

1st vendor to enable cloud storage for mainframe tape

2011

1st to deliver wire-speed FICON performance with CGX product release

2010

1st to provide replication monitoring at the VOLSER level using RepMon™

2009

1st & only major virtual tape vendor to directly provide tape migration services without third-party contracting

2008

1st to provide 8Gb FICON for virtual tape

2008

1st to enable shared infrastructure for storage and replication of mainframe tape, DASD, and open systems

2006

1st to enable compression combined with deduplication using DataStream Intelligence™

2006

1st mainframe virtual tape solution to offer storage independence (Channel Gateway™)

2006

1st rack-mountable mainframe virtual tape solution (Channel Gateway™)

2006

1st tapeless mainframe tape solution (Channel Gateway™)

2005

1st to enable tape encryption

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