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The IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for System z data. Through the use of virtualization and......

The IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine is a family of mainframe virtual tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for System z data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. With the TS7740, tape and disk are combined to provide a flexible, policy-managed configuration that offers the benefits of both types of storage. Deploying these innovative models can help reduce batch processing time, TCO and management overhead. Learn more: http://ibm.co/ONeH7m

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  • 1. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageData Sheet IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Outstanding virtualization capabilities for continuous data protection of IBM System z data To provide effective data protection, address regulatory requirements, Highlights archive business data and ensure high availability for continuous business operations, organizations need an infrastructure that can help manage Gain continuous data protection of ●● ● ● data from online application storage to offline, permanent archive media. IBM® System z® data for local and remote data centers through a network Tape is a key part of both the backup and archive lifecycle of data. Tape is of up to six IBM TS7740 Virtualization the storage option with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for pro- Engine™ systems interconnected in a grid, tecting data, for securely backing up and storing data both short term and providing data restoration from any of the for long-term archives, and for record keeping and disaster recovery. systems in the grid As data centers and the data they store grow, data protection can become ●● ● ● Choose between tape (TS7740) or more complex, involving continuous backup, multiple sites, offsite tapeless (TS7720) storage for offsite vaulting of physical tape cartridges recovery, disaster recovery testing and many other processes to insure your data is protected. This growth can lead to increased backup and Gain continuous data availability with restore times as well as higher data management overhead and costs. ●● ● ● automated replication and automated recovery Help automate and reduce the complexity ●● ● ● IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine is the solution of IT operations using advanced policy The IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine is a family of mainframe virtual management tape solutions that optimize data protection and business continuance for System z data. Through the use of virtualization and disk cache, the TS7700 family operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. The TS7700 family of System z tape virtualization is offered in two models: the TS7720, which uses only virtual tape drives and tape cartridge volumes, and the TS7740, which not only stores the data on virtual tape drives, but also writes data by policy to physical tape. This fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape takes advantage of both tape and disk technologies to deliver performance for active data and best economics for inactive data. With the TS7740, tape and disk are combined to provide a flexible,
  • 2. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageData Sheetpolicy-managed configuration that offers the benefits of bothtypes of storage. Deploying these innovative models can helpreduce batch processing time, TCO and managementoverhead.The TS7740 Virtualization Engine attaches to andleverages the performance and capacity of the IBM SystemStorage® TS1140, TS1130 and TS1120 tape drives or theIBM TotalStorage 3592 Model J1A Tape Drive installed in anIBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library. Support for theTS1140 Tape Drive can reduce the number of cartridges andthe size of the library by supporting the storage of up to 12 TBon a single 3592 JC cartridge, (assuming 3:1 compression).The TS7720 Virtualization Engine provides high capacity forworkloads that are not required to additionally be stored onphysical tape. The TS7720 Virtualization Engine features highcapacity cache using 3-TB SATA disk drives with RAID 6 toallow clients to scale their solution to meet the needs ofgrowing workloads without affecting application availability.The TS7700 Virtualization Engine family has been designed tohelp enhance performance and provide the capacity needed fortoday’s tape processing requirements. The TS7700 can work with the IBM z/OS® operating systemData protection and retention for your to direct workloads to a particular TS7700 system (called amainframe environments cluster) in a multi-TS7700 interconnected grid configurationThe TS7700 Virtualization Engine supports IBM System z for given workloads such as scratch allocation, allowing users toservers using 4 Gbps IBM FICON® at distances of up to choose which clusters should be candidates for scratch mounts100 km (62 mi) using channel directors or switches, up to given a specific management class definition, directing the250 km (155 mi) using dense wavelength division multiplexing workload efficiently in hybrid configurations.or extended distances using supported channel extensionproducts. 2
  • 3. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageData SheetProtect your business with TS7700 grid Ensure data security and regulatorycontinuity complianceThe grid communication feature allows interconnection of up Designed to keep data more secure and help meet regulatoryto six TS7700 Virtualization Engines of like model or a combi- guidelines, the TS7700 Virtualization Engine providesnation of both TS7740 and TS7720 models to form a grid end-to-end data encryption. Encryption starts from the pointconfiguration, or merging of two existing multicluster grids to where data is stored in the TS7700 system cache, goes acrossform a single, larger grid. This TS7700 function is comparable IP connections to remote TS7700 systems (through Internetfunction to the IBM System Storage Metro/Global Mirror. Protocol Security), and ends with data stored in the cacheSince TS7700 systems typically reside in different locations for of other nodes (TS7720 and TS7740) or tape cartridgesbetter disaster recovery, grid communication is designed to help (TS7740 only). With this feature, the TS7700 Virtualizationkeep data available, even if one of the remote sites experiences Engine offers industry-standard encryption of data transferredan outage. This helps maintain availability during planned between TS7700 systems.maintenance, service or system upgrades, and it helps avoidthe physical transportation of tape cartridges in the event of a To help keep information confidential if backup tapes are lostdisaster. The grid configuration also allows an administrator to or compromised, the TS7740 Virtualization Engine supportsuse a TS7740 as an archival installation for a TS7720, with full TS1140, TS1130 and TS1120 tape drive encryption capabili-back-end physical tape functionality. ties. The TS1140, TS1130 and TS1120 tape drives include data encryption capabilities in the drives, helping to avoid the needThe TS7700 grid feature includes multiple modes of synchro- for host-based encryption of data—and the concurrent drain onnous and asynchronous replication. This can be assigned to host performance and resources—or the additional expense ofvolumes through the IBM Data Facility Storage Management specialized encryption appliances.Subsystem policy, providing flexibility in implementingbusiness continuity solutions. The IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager can generate and manage encryption keys for TS1140, TS1130 and TS1120 tapeSimpler to manage with a new graphical drives across the enterprise. Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manageruser interface delivers advanced, federated, cross-domain key managementA web-based graphical user interface (GUI), based on the designed to help lock down organizational data more compre-IBM XIV® disk system interface, is provided to configure hensively and easily than ever.and monitor the TS7700 Virtualization Engine. The GUI isused to access information such as the current system status To help support the long-term retention of reference data andand resource usage statistics. This revised interface has been meet the requirements of regulatory bodies worldwide, micro-designed to make more efficient use of a storage administrators’ code capabilities enable the TS7700 Virtualization Engine totime in configuring and managing the TS7700 models while support a virtual equivalent of write-once-read-many (WORM)also helping reduce the time needed to train new administrators tape media.in using the TS7720 or TS7740.For service, a separate tool is required. The IBM TS3000System Console allows IBM service personnel to performmaintenance. If authorized or enabled by the client, the toolcan remotely monitor the installation and automatically dis-patch a service representative if needed. 3
  • 4. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageData SheetWhy IBM? Innovative technology, open standards, excellent performance,The performance and availability of your storage environment and a broad portfolio of storage-proven software, hardware andcan either enhance or hamper your business processes. That’s solutions offerings—all backed by IBM with its recognizedwhere IBM comes in. As a market leader in the storage indus- leadership—are just a few of the reasons why you shouldtry, we can help you handle the challenges that your network or consider IBM storage offerings.company as a whole encounters.IBM TS7740 Virtualization Engine at a glanceSpecifications Single node 2 cluster grid 3 cluster grid 4 cluster grid 5 cluster grid 6 cluster gridUsable RAID array cache* (TB) Up to 28.8 Up to 57.6 Up to 86.4 Up to 115.2 Up to 144 Up to 172.8Virtual drives 256 512 768 1.024 1.280 1.536TS1100 or 3592 tape drives 4 to 16 8 to 32 12 to 48 16 to 64 20 to 80 24 to 96Virtual volumes 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000FICON channels 4 8 12 16 20 24Warranty 1 year on-site – – – – – repairPhysical specificationsWidth 644 mm (25.4 in.)Depth 1,102 mm (43.4 in.)Height 1,804 mm (71.0 in.)Weight 481.9 kg (1,062 lb.)Supported environments† IBM z/OS v1R11 or higher IBM z/VM® v5.4 or higher IBM z/VSE® v4.2 or higher IBM z/TPF v1.1 or higher 4
  • 5. IBM Systems and Technology IBM System StorageData SheetIBM TS7720 Virtualization Engine at a glanceSpecifications Single node 2 cluster grid 3 cluster grid 4 cluster grid 5 cluster grid 6 cluster gridUsable RAID array cache* (TB) Up to 624 Up to 1,248 Up to 1,872 Up to 2,496 Up to 3,120 Up to 3,744Virtual drives 256 512 768 1,024 1,280 1,536Virtual volumes 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000FICON channels 4 8 12 16 20 24Warranty 1 year on-site – – – – – repairPhysical specificationsWidth 644 mm (25.4 in.)Depth 1,102 mm (43.4 in.)Height 1,804 mm (71.0 in.)Weight 669.1 kg (1,475 lb.)Supported environments† IBM z/OS v1R11 or higher IBM z/VM v5.4 or higher IBM z/VSE v4.2 or higher IBM z/TPF v1.1 or higher 5
  • 6. For more informationTo learn more about the IBM TS7700 Virtualization Engine,please contact your IBM representative or IBM BusinessPartner, or visit: ibm.com/systems/storage/virtualization oribm.com/systems/storage/tape © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012Additionally, IBM Global Financing can help you acquire the IBM Corporation Systems and Technology GroupIT solutions that your business needs in the most cost-effective Route 100and strategic way possible. We’ll partner with credit-qualified Somers, NY 10589clients to customize an IT financing solution to suit your Produced in the United States of Americabusiness goals, enable effective cash management, and improve October 2012your total cost of ownership. IBM Global Financing is your IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, System Storage, Tivoli, and System zsmartest choice to fund critical IT investments and propel are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered inyour business forward. For more information, visit: many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might beibm.com/financing trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. The client is responsible for ensuring compliance with laws and regulations applicable to it. IBM does not provide legal advice or represent or warrant that its services or products will ensure that the client is in compliance with any law or regulation. Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Actual available storage capacity may be reported for both uncompressed and compressed data and will vary and may be less than stated. * Not all array cache capacity is useable. Cache capacities would vary with grid configurations including a combination of both TS7740 and TS7720 models. † Lists the minimum software level requirements for basic support. Please refer to the technical documentation for specific function or feature support. Please Recycle TSD03001-USEN-14