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Bus-Tech Improves EMC VTL

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Today, Bus-Tech, Inc., a leading supplier of data center connectivity products, announced the release of version 5.0 for both the Mainframe Data Library (MDL) and the Mainframe Appliance for Storage (MAS); the revolutionary tape-on-disk controllers for IBM and compatible mainframes. Achieving a 50% improvement in overall throughput, these products provide enterprise data centers with lower tape processing costs, improved end-user service levels, innovative disaster recovery alternatives, and the ability to include compliant storage in their mainframe environment.

The MDL and the MAS are tape-on-disk controllers that attach directly to the mainframe via FICON or ESCON input/output channels and use standard Gigabit Ethernet to attach to open systems storage. A fully populated MDL (with 8 FICON Ports) boasts over 600 MB/sec. throughput. Multiple MDLs can be coupled to meet even greater performance requirements; enough to meet the most demanding mainframe tape processing needs.

The MDL provides multiple independently operating Connect Nodes to insure the highest availability possible. Each Connect Node provides a minimum of 2 FICON or ESCON channel interfaces and a fully populated MDL emulates up to 1,024 mainframe tape drives. The MAS provides up to two FICON or three ESCON channel interfaces and emulates up to 256 tape transports. Both products include SNMP enhancements to monitor and report on all hardware components as well as in-line data encryption and IDRC compression functionality.

Bus-Tech Inc.