SCH intros tape management suite
Last month, SCH Technologies announced its REELswitch tape management software for StorageTek`s PowderHorn and WolfCreek tape libraries. REELswitch offers several automation and allocation capabilities, including Dynamic Drive Allocation, which provides automatic tape allocation for optimum use.
The software automates SAN administration by monitoring the status of connected tape drives and interfaces with the hub/switch to automatically switch tape devices, if necessary. An IntegriCheck feature improves data integrity and isolates problems. IntegriCheck also detects hardware problems as well as testing for faulty or missing tapes. An administrator is notified if problems are detected. Pricing is based on the number of slots in the library.