Sutmyn enhances virtual tape capabilities
Sutmyn last month introduced Virtual Tape Server Extended (VTSE) option and Scimitar/VTS release 3.8. The extended option enables direct tape and library attachment as well as volume stacking, and supports data set stack mode. The combination, claims Sutmyn, gives users a choice of stacking technologies, while enabling them to still create MVS-compatible tapes. Sutymn is currently certifying leading libraries and a range of drives; first shipments are expected this summer.
Meanwhile, Sutmyn announced the immediate availability of Scimitar/VTS release 3.8 and plans to provide Scimitar connectivity in open-systems environments.
The new release increases tape cache support to 3TB and doubles Virtual Tape Drive support to 128 drives. The improvements, says Sutmyn, will enable users to exploit Scimitar`s virtual solutions for additional applications, including tape and optical`s role in Enterprise Output Management systems, microfiche replacement, and tape-free incremental backup solutions. www.sutmyn.com.