Luminex Software, Inc., a leading developer of mainframe connectivity and virtual tape products, announced today at the SHARE Technology Exchange Expo that it has partnered with Terasystem S.p.A., the largest data storage system integrator in Italy, as its full service channel partner for its ground breaking Channel Gateway products in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Terasystem has already completed multiple proof-of-concept installations and first customer sales of Luminex’s Channel Gateway in Italy.

Based on the success of pilot programs to some of its largest financial customers in Italy, Terasystem has formed a dedicated sales, marketing and customer support team to market the Luminex solution to the entire base of mainframe customers in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Luminex solution has been in operational use for many months and Terasystem now has a growing base of satisfied customers along with great reference sites.

The Channel Gateway delivers virtual tape emulation for the z/OS, z/VM and z/VSE mainframe operating environments. The Channel Gateway presents storage solutions including NAS, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI to the mainframe as 3480, 3490 and 3590 tape drives while leveraging advanced capabilities such as data de-duplication and remote replication. Mainframe tape backup and recovery, storage management and data sharing applications work without modification with the Channel Gateway enabled storage.

“Terasystem is extremely pleased to provide Luminex’s solutions to customers in Italy, Spain and Portugal,” stated Raffaele Persico, Terasystem’s chairman and CEO. ” We have been growing since our foundation in 1994, building strong IT experience and putting ourselves on customer’s side, by always choosing solutions that best fit their problems. Luminex provides a number of unique features which I’m sure will make a significant difference in our ability to satisfy our customer needs in the mainframe space.”

“I am excited about this new partnership with Terasystems,” stated Art Tolsma, Luminex’s CEO. “Terasystems has a long and successful history meeting the storage and technology needs of the most demanding enterprises, and this is a natural opportunity for Luminex to bring the values of our Channel Gateway products to mainframe customers in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.”


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. Luminex’s Channel Gateways provide native mainframe FICON and ESCON channel connectivity to open systems storage and networks. Luminex products and technologies are used worldwide by the leading companies in financial, technology, healthcare and other major industries. 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

Note: Luminex, Universal Storage Networking, and Channel Gateway are trademarks of Luminex Software, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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