Switch to 3590 Virtual Tape with Ease!

With the manufacturer's announcement (see below) of the Services Withdrawal (End of Support) for 3590 physical tape drives, we'd like to highlight our success with transitioning many mainframe data centers to 3590 virtual tape. Luminex's 3590 Mainframe Virtual Tape is application transparent, so no changes are required in tape applications for batch processing, HSM, archiving, backup or recovery.

Also, the transition from physical to virtual tape is easily facilitated by Luminex's proven tape migration tools and services, so that the original tape VOLSER numbers and historical information are preserved in the new virtual tape environment.

Competively priced solutions are available with either FICON or ESCON mainframe connectivity.

Contact Luminex for free virtual tape throughput and capacity sizing, solution recommendations and price quotes or call (888) 586-4639.

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IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 914-145

Services withdrawal: Declaration of plan to discontinue lease, rental, and maintenance services for selected machines; withdrawal of selected ServicePac part numbers

IBM scheduled the withdrawal from its lease, rental, and maintenance agreements the machine types and models listed below, effective January 31, 2015.

Tape storage products Model
3490 B40
3490 C22
3490 C2A
3590 E1A
3590 E11
3590 H1A
3590 H11