LUMINEX SOFTWARE, INC. today announced the Luminex Synchronous Tape Matrix (STM™) feature for its Mainframe Virtual Tape (MVT™) and Channel Gateway X™ (CGX™) solutions. Luminex STM provides multiple data centers in campus or metro regions support for active-active tape operations, with continuous availability and redundancy.

Designed for the largest and most complex mainframe data centers, Luminex STM continues Luminex’s leadership in performance, scalability and resiliency with true continuous availability, providing the industry’s most advanced technology for managing mainframe tape operations. In addition to complete data path redundancy between the mainframe and storage, any failures or outages of storage systems, network paths, or any component will automatically recover with no mainframe intervention and assured data integrity. Luminex’s unique synchronous storage mirror technology provides the underlying functionality to ensure continued operations for the industry’s widest available range of infrastructure failure scenarios.

“Luminex has now extended its product leadership with this new STM capability”, said Arthur Tolsma, CEO. “As the largest mainframe customers have demanded choice and flexibility without compromise, we continue to listen and have again delivered.”

With the release of Luminex STM, there is now an architecturally superior active-active virtual tape solution for the mainframe community. The Luminex solution brings a highly competitive and cost effective solution to a market that was traditionally bound by proprietary solutions. Luminex STM is designed to seamlessly integrate with Luminex’s disaster recovery and cloud storage solutions.

The Luminex STM solution has been designed and tested in conjunction with large, well known data center customers. General availability is expected during the third quarter of 2013.


Luminex is a leading developer and provider of disk-based mainframe virtual tape solutions and technologies. Luminex MVT, featuring Channel Gateway X, allows 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 Luminex MVT and CGX solutions, enterprises can now have a single backup and recovery storage system 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].

Media Contact:
Michael Pantoja
Luminex Software, Inc.
(951) 781-4100, x122
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