Zela Tape Backup Solutions
Tape Backup Solutions - Tape Media Consolidation Software (OS390, z/OS)
ZELA provides Tape Storage Professionals with the tape backup solutions and tape management tools to Automate media conversions, tape stacking, virtual tape population, Dual copying for disaster recovery, and freeing up wasted silo and robotic slots for future use. ZELA also provides the tools to utilize 100% capacity on your current tape media, this will benefit your shop by intelligently stacking together your data to fewer tapes, and giving back once wasted tapes, silo and robotic slots, floor space and your scratch pool. ZELA fully supports 3480, 3490, 3490E, 3590/magstar tape cartridges and all other tape media. ZELA also supports hardware such as IBM‘s VTS, STK’s VSM, and all silo and robotic environments including Optical devices. ZELA can interface with all tape management software such as TLMS, CA1, RMM, Control T, TAPE2000 and ZARA.
ZELA is the most complete and automated tape media management system designed to maximize the utilization of data centers tape and robotic media resources. ZELA’s tape backup solutions have a proven record of reducing IS costs by managing data and media to obtain each data centers desired storage management objectives.
ZELA will independently manage your Manual Tape Library, Robotic Tape Library and your Virtual Tape Solution, thereby, providing total Tape Media Management for the entire enterprise with a single solution.
Features and Benefits of ZELA Tape Backup Solutions
Dollar Saving Benefits
Tape Backup Solutions For Manual Tape EnvironmentsZELA operates as a monitoring system over your entire tape environment giving you complete control for managing datasets on tape. ZELA's rule-based system is a robust method for maximizing the use of tape media by consolidating datasets through conflict free! INTELLIGENT Stacking, Compression, Re-blocking, and Media Conversions. ZELA’s tape stacking software can reduce mounts by moving small dataset to DASD using ZELA's Tape to DASD feature. ZELA will also reduce manual intervention and minimize error potential.
ZELA will utilize your current tape media more efficiently and has saved data centers hundreds of thousands of dollars by consolidating multiple datasets on a single cartridge, which will maximize the use of your Media to its fullest capacity. By using this tape stacking software, your company will also cut its vaulting costs by moving fewer cartridges off site.
For Robotic Library EnvironmentsZELA has been the preferred solution for many data centers world-wide for automating the process of managing Robotic Libraries. ZELA can be utilized as a "watch dog" over your Robotic facilities helping you fully exploit this technology.
ZELA maximizes your Robotic Library environment by consolidating datasets to fewer tapes via its conflict free, intelligent stacking concept, thereby, reclaiming space on cartridges and increase the availability of robotic slots.
Logical Ejection is a ZELA feature used very frequently to free up slots within the Robotic Library. Logical Ejection copies idle or unwanted datasets from the media within the Robotic Library to an output destination such as external tape cartridges in the manual library or to DASD.
With its Automated Scratch Pool Management, ZELA can automatically consolidate datasets within the Robotic Facility to insure that there always will be a sufficient number of scratches for production processing.
Intelligent Dataset Tape Stacking SoftwareZELA maximizes tape utilization by consolidating datasets to fewer tapes through conflict-free intelligent stacking, compression re-blocking and media conversion. This benefits the data center by:
Media ConversionZELA automates the process of migrating tape datasets from old media to the new high density media. During this process the user can optionally specify stacking and consolidation, thereby reclaiming media for future production processing.
As an automated tape stacking software system, ZELA automatically generates the JCL for the process of copying datasets from the old to new tape media. All that the user is required to do is specify which tape datasets are candidates for migration. ZELA has saved thousands of dollars by reducing time and human resources to perform media conversion.
Logical EjectionLogical Ejection is an action accomplished via a high-speed COPY of the subject dataset(s) from the media within the automated tape library to an output destination device of choice. Media options include:
Research and Analysis ProcessingThis phase is performed to rapidly assemble all pertinent information relating to your company's entire population of tapes. The MVS catalog, the tape management system catalog, and the robotics tape library control datasets (CDS) are accessed and data relating to the tape cartridges is extracted. This extraction effectively creates a real time "snap shot" of your data center's tape population and includes information regarding both your automated and manual tape libraries.
ZELA’s tape backup solutions outperform all other products available today. For example, a 400,000 volume tape library can be researched and analyzed in 15 to 45 minutes (depending on the processing environment and tape management system in place) - compared to processing times of 8 to 12 hours for other products to reach and analyze 400,000 volumes.
SMF Statistical AnalysisZELA provides an SMF statistical analysis utility to aid users with customization of the control parameters and generic dataset filtering patterns. Users can elect to process historic SMF information in order to validate their ZELA customization.
This process will identify any dataset stacking conflicts that may have resulted from user customization including concurrent use, concatenation and datasets opened with a disposition of mod.
ZELASAFE Dataset ProtectionZELASAFE Dataset Preservation Options furnish users with enhanced dataset protection for critical production application files. ZELASAFE offers multi-level support to accommodate a wide variety of dataset protection to address each data center's unique needs.
Level One ZELASAFE protection employs Dataset Level Security, which allows users access to their files, while honoring the normal types of retention methods and ensuring data integrity.
Although all datasets can benefit from Level One ZELASAFE dataset protection, the internet was to provide the additional security needed for:
This feature allows data centers to administer extra protection for datasets being archived or relocated for Disaster Recovery purposes.
DFDSS and FDR SupportTape backup solutions from ZELA allow users to process files created by the DFDSS and FDR backup utilities maximizing the use of physical tape media. ZELA can also allow users to create dual copies of these proprietary formats for Disaster Recovery.
Tape Management Systems Supported:
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