Luminex Mainframe Virtual Tape has become the solution of choice to replace VSM as customers recognize the innovation, depth of features, and high value-to-performance factor offered in its modular architecture. It is the best option for VSM users looking for an alternative with a clear future and roadmap to support the mainframe for decades to come.
Seamless Migration from VSM
Transitioning from VSM to virtual tape is fast, efficient, and seamless with Luminex Tape Migration Software and Services. We are the only mainframe virtual tape provider that can also provide migration services with our own tools and migration engineers. Our team of tape experts has extensive experience moving large, complex VSM workloads and data to virtual tape under tight, critical deadlines.
Luminex’s Tape Migration software provides data migration, validation, and reporting with adjustable pacing using a MIPS-friendly started task. Tape copies are identical clones, retaining the original VOLSER labels, unusual tape mark combinations, and any data beyond the last tape mark.
Tape Monitoring and Allocation Control Software (TMACS™) silently steer tape read/write requests during the migration process, enabling VSM and MVT to coexist as a single tape system from the mainframe’s perspective.
Large Physical Tape Archives? Convert Off-Host and On-Demand
For organizations with large and remotely stored physical tape archives, shipping and migrating PBs of rarely (if ever) accessed data is a daunting task. Luminex solves this challenge with its Physical-to-Virtual (P2V™) off-host migration solution. Installed at the remote archive location, P2V reads in a physical tape, converts it to a virtual tape, and replicates it to either a mainframe-connected MVT for reading, or directly to a Cloud storage provider for later access. The process is done on-demand and requires no mainframe resources.