AUSTIN, Texas -- Gresham Enterprise Storage, the leading developer of data protection solutions with vision, announced today that Tributary Systems, Inc. (TSI), the global leader in secure storage and virtualization solutions for the HP NonStop environment, is leveraging Greshams Clareti VTL tape infrastructure virtualization technology to expand its business in the open systems market.
Greshams tape virtualization technology, designed from the ground up for the open systems market, delivers sophisticated solutions to enterprise backup and data protection management problems that were previously intractable. With TSIs use of Greshams technology to serve the high availability HP NonStop space for over a year, and its current expansion into the open systems market on the Gresham platform, its clear that Gresham is able to solve the needs of a broad spectrum of enterprise customers, said Steve Norall, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group.
Since 2006, TSI has been an OEM partner of Gresham Enterprise Storage. TSIs ViTAL (Virtual Integrated Tape and Library) product is based on Greshams Clareti VTL, a tape virtualization director, and contains proprietary firmware which allows it to interface with the closed, proprietary Guardian operating system of the HP NonStop high availability platform. TSI has been selling the ViTAL solution successfully into the HP NonStop environments of major telecommunications and retail companies, as well as credit card processing firms and 911 emergency systems. The majority of companies that have NonStop implementations also have a variety of other platforms in their storage environments. The Gresham solution now enables TSI to address the tape management requirements of those platforms as well, and does so from a consolidated view.