Luminex CloudSAFE will allow mainframe customers to securely store mainframe tape volumes in the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network
Disk-based mainframe virtual tape products and technologies provider Luminex Software and enterprise-class cloud storage services provider, Nirvanix have introduced cloud-based tape vaulting application for mainframe environments.
The application named Luminex CloudSAFE will allow mainframe customers to securely store mainframe tape volumes in the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network and access them globally which were earlier limited to open or distributed systems.
Luminex CloudSAFE will complement company’s Channel Gateway mainframe virtual tape application, which will allow customers to vault mainframe tape volumes in Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network to eliminate the cost of physical tape media, shipping and off-site storage.
Nirvanix said that storage and access to the vaulted copies of tape data is not restricted to local or regional off-site physical tape vaults.
Tape data can be accessed from anywhere through the Nirvanix Cloud, which addresses business requirements to secure mission-critical data out-of-region from primary data centre operations.
Data stored with Nirvanix could be saved at one or more geographically dispersed locations which can be instantly accessed for compliance and business needs.
The company said, the new application can be used with any Nirvanix cloud storage services deployment options that include public, hybrid and private.
The new application will be available from the fourth quarter of 2012, will support z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and S/390 operating systems.
Nirvanix president and CEO Scott Genereux said that mainframe customers now have a new option for secure offsite storage of mission-critical data.
"With LUMINEX CloudSAFE, they can gain the same economic benefits, including consumption-based pricing, of storing, securing and accessing data via the Nirvanix Cloud Storage Network as our open and distributed systems users and truly implement an enterprise-wide cloud storage strategy," Genereux said.