STK array supports Unix, OS/390
Storage Technology Corp.`s 9393 Shared Virtual Array (SVA) supports mainframe and Unix (Solaris, HP-UX and AIX) servers, and dynamically allocates storage via a virtual architecture that STK claims reduces required storage capacities by as much as 40%. The array is designed for heterogeneous servers that are "co-located" in consolidated data centers.
According to Roger Archibald, vice president and general manager of STK`s Enterprise Disk Business Group, the advantages of a virtual architecture to users are that "it crushes the backup window and provides near-instantaneous recovery and duplication."
When used in conjunction with 1,024 Virtual Addressing, the SVA array provides almost 9TB of dynamic virtual capacity per subsystem.
STK also announced Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC) for continuous availability and data movement, which works with the company`s SnapShot duplication software. With its partners, STK is delivering Innovation`s High Speed Data Mover (HSDM) for SVA and Amdahl`s Transparent Data Migration Facility (TDMF).
In the third quarter, STK plans to release a software tool that will enable users to manage OS/390 and Unix storage environments from a single graphical user interface. www.storagetek.com.