Support Extends to StorageTek Enterprise Tape Drives and Shared Virtual Array System
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. - June 16, 2004 - INNOVATION Data Processing, Inc.
today announced that its entire line of enterprise software solutions support StorageTek's®
(Storage Technology Corporation, NYSE:STK), T9840C and T9940B FICON tape drives as well as
the StorageTek V2Xf Shared Vitrual Array® (SVA™) disk system.
INNOVATION customers with StorageTek's new T9840C and T9940B FICON tape
drives will now be better equipped than ever to handle data consolidation for
management efficiency while saving money by storing low-usage data at lower costs.
The complete INNOVATION FDR® (Fast Dump Restore) Storage Management
Solution Suite including ABR®, FASTCPK®, FDRInstantBackup®, ABRINSTANT™,
FDR/IPSTREAM® and FDRPAS™, helps to provide non-disruptive zSeries data
Protection for z/OS, UNIX, Linux, and Windows SAN, LAN and NAS distributed
storage, as well as for Linux on zSeries and S/390 UNIX computing environments.
FDRInstant combined with HSDM from StorageTek on the Shared Virtual Array can
Reduce data movement overhead by up to 75%.
“We see zSeries customers continuing to look for ways to maximize the return on
investment for their storage infrastructures,” said Thomas J. Meehan, INNOVATION
Vice President, Advanced Technology. “FICON connectivity gives customers a way of
Achieving much higher throughput with both StorageTek high-capacity T9940B and fast-
Access T9840C tape drives, as well as with V2Xf virtual disk systems. Throughput
increases necessary for these customers to keep pace with real time e-business
applications that are creating explosive amounts of data on their mainframe, Linux, UNIX, Windows and LAN servers.”
In addition, current releases of FATS/FATAR, the INNOVATION solution for copying
Data from older 3480/3490E tape cartridges to 9840/9940 media while updating user
catalogs and tape management systems (i.e. CA1, CA-TLMS) to match, also supports the
newest FICON tape drive offerings from StorageTek.
INNOVATION SUPPORTS STORAGETEK FICON SOLUTIONS 2-2-2/
“Enterprise customers to turn to us to help provide information lifecycle
management (ILM) solutions as their best practice,” said Jon Benson, vice president and
general manager, Automated Tape Solutions, StorageTek. “With partners such as
INNOVATION, we are able to help our customers manage the efficiency of their overall storage
About Innovation Data Processing
Over 30 years experience in the market and internationally recognized for its
inventiveness by a worldwide customer base, INNOVATION Data Processing
headquartered in Little Falls, NJ, leads the industry with non-disruptive data storage
protection, business continuance and information life cycle management solutions.
Enterprise storage management solutions by INNOVATION include FDR (Fast Dump
Restore), ABR, FDRPAS, FASTCPK, FDRINSTANT, FDR/UPSTREAM, FDRSOS,
FATS/FATAR and IAM. Further Information about INNOVATION, it products and
services, can be obtained on the web at http://www.innovationdp.fdr.com or by e-mail at