Reduce Enterprise Backup and Archive Costs, and Consolidate Mainframe and Open Systems Backup
The Need to Protect Critical Enterprise and Mainframe Applications
Many large enterprises have been running their critical business applications on mainframe environments for years. Because of their unique characteristics—as well as the highly specific nature of those applications—mainframes continue to be prevalent in many industries. Protecting those business applications, as well as maintaining uptime, is essential to the operation of those businesses; therefore, quick backups and restore times are vital. Enterprises also face compliance requirements mandating that mainframe application data be retained for years, creating a need for high storage capacity and a consolidated solution.
A Consolidated Solution for Enterprise and Mainframe Backup and Archive Storage
The Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 is a unified data protection appliance that incorporates Quantum’s deduplication technology to consolidate backup and archiving infrastructures of open systems and mainframes. Quantum’s Scalar® Tape Libraries are the industry’s most intelligent automated tape libraries, with built-in proactive diagnostics, intuitive management features to reduce operating expenses, and policy-based data integrity checking to ensure valuable data archived on tape can be recovered.
The combination of Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 backup and Quantum Scalar LTO tape archive—shown in the diagram below—enables enterprise customers to address storage workflow challenges and better manage their data storage requirements and costs. Together, these technologies use a tiered approach that leverages primary disk, deduplicated disk backup, and archive tape to balance access speed with capacity needs and cost requirements. This allows enterprises seeking to consolidate legacy mainframe VTLs to replace old, proprietary tape libraries with deduplication and LTO tape.
The demands on enterprise and mainframe application data protection and long-term retention have never been larger or more critical than what customers face today. The challenge of managing data for archival and compliance requirements for longer periods of time than ever before, and the ability to store and manage data from all platforms in a single solution, is not only practical but a necessity.
The combination of the Fujitsu ETERNUS CS8000 and the Quantum Scalar libraries can deliver the performance and capacity required to attain these goals, and do so while providing a significant ROI when compared to the multiple point products.