LUMINEX SOFTWARE, INC., the worldwide leader in Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape™ solutions, and Nirvanix, the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced the world’s first cloud-based tape vaulting solution designed specifically for mainframe environments. No longer limited to open or distributed systems, now mainframe customers can securely store mainframe tape volumes in the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network™ and access them globally.

LUMINEX CloudTAPE™, a complement to the company’s industry-leading Channel Gateway mainframe virtual tape solution, enables customers to vault mainframe tape volumes in the enterprise-proven, globally dispersed Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network to eliminate the cost of physical tape media, shipping and off-site storage. Equally important, storage and access to the vaulted copies of tape data is not restricted to local or regional off-site physical tape vaults. Tape data can be stored then accessed from anywhere via the Nirvanix Cloud, which cost-effectively addresses business requirements to secure mission-critical data out-of-region from primary datacenter operations.

“Mainframe customers now have a new option for secure offsite storage of mission-critical data,” said Scott Genereux, President and CEO, Nirvanix. “With LUMINEX CloudTAPE, they can gain the same economic benefits, including consumption-based pricing, of storing, securing and accessing data via the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network as our open and distributed systems users and truly implement an enterprise-wide cloud storage strategy.”

“LUMINEX continues to drive the industry forward with customer-focused innovation,” says Arthur Tolsma, CEO at LUMINEX. “By partnering with Nirvanix we are extending the best-of-breed capabilities available to mainframe datacenters with simple and cost-effective solutions to solve real data management challenges.”

Using CloudTAPE, data centers can leverage the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network as a secure remote repository for critical data. Data stored with Nirvanix is quickly and easily saved at one or more secure, geographically dispersed locations, while remaining instantly accessible for compliance and business needs. Data is also encrypted in-flight and at rest for extreme levels of data protection and security. LUMINEX CloudTAPE can be utilized with any of Nirvanix cloud storage services deployment options – Public, Hybrid and Private.

The new solution will be available for all mainframe customers during the fourth quarter of 2012 and supports z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and S/390 operating systems.


LUMINEX and Nirvanix will present their joint solution at a session entitled, “CloudTAPE™ – Cloud-Based Tape Vaulting for Mainframe” on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Elite 3 conference room at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.


LUMINEX is a leading developer and provider of disk-based mainframe virtual tape products and technologies. LUMINEX Channel Gateways allow mainframe enterprise users around the world to take full advantage of the benefits of Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape to eliminate or reduce physical tape, improve RTO and RPO, lower capital and operating costs and improve data security. With the LUMINEX Channel Gateways, enterprises can now have a single backup and recovery program for their mainframe and open systems data. To find out more about LUMINEX and its Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape solutions, visit

LUMINEX is headquartered at 871 Marlborough Ave., Riverside, CA 92507, USA and can be contacted at 1-888.LUMINEX or by e-mail at [email protected].

LUMINEX, CloudTAPE, Channel Gateway and Modern Mainframe Virtual Tape, and are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Media Contacts: Michael Pantoja
Luminex Software, Inc.
(951) 781-4100, x122
[email protected]

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