Luminex announced today that their Channel Gateway mainframe virtual tape products are now available with 8GB/s FICON speeds. Luminex is the world’s first company to offer the latest advancements in FICON speeds and with this announcement continues to demonstrate its mainframe technology leadership.

As organizations begin to implement the latest datacenter networking technologies, Luminex offers its customers the ability to immediately extend these benefits to mainframe data. Mainframe tape storage products often have an operational life of a decade or more. Implementing anything other than the most advanced technology today can result in long-term use of antiquated technology during the life of the product.

“All mainframe customers should demand roadmaps and delivery commitments for 8GB/s FICON from any mainframe virtual tape vendor they consider to ensure long-term product viability in their datacenter,” according to Art Tolsma, CEO of Luminex. “Luminex continues to demonstrate our commitment to providing mainframe customers with best of breed technology, products, and service.”

Visit Luminex at the SHARE conference August 11-13 in San Jose, CA or online at to learn how it is leading the industry in delivering modern mainframe virtual tape products. Customers worldwide are using the Channel Gateways to eliminate physical tape for backup and disaster recovery processes and even to completely eliminate physical tape in all of their mainframe operations.


Universal Storage Networking™ is Luminex’s strategic vision of dismantling proprietary barriers by enabling all storage and data management products to work in mainframe environments. Guided by the Universal Storage Networking principle, Luminex develops and markets mainframe channel gateway, connectivity and data storage products that open the mainframe market to the same competitive forces that are at work creating advanced technologies and products in the open systems marketplace. Luminex products and technology are used worldwide by the leading companies in financial, technology, healthcare and other major industries. Luminex’s Channel Gateways provide native mainframe FICON and ESCON channel connectivity to open systems storage and networks. The Data|WARE™ product family enables customers to archive, encrypt and distribute data on CD and DVD media for mainframe and network applications. Luminex products are available directly from the company and through partnerships with leading systems integrators and resellers worldwide. Call 1.888.LUMINEX or email us at [email protected] for more information, or visit our web site at

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