Available today through Tivoli Business Partners, the solution is targeted at StorageTek library users. It includes Tivoli Storage Manager, a LAN-free storage management solution and Gresham EDT-DistribuTAPE 6.3.
The companies said that by combining Tivoli Storage Manager with LAN-Free capabilities and Gresham's EDT-DistribuTAPE SAN solution, StorageTek customers can take advantage of the Tivoli Storage Manager policy-based approach to storage management to maximize the utilization and scalability of their StorageTek tape library storage assets. EDT-DistribuTAPE allows multiple Tivoli Storage Manager servers and LAN-Free clients to dynamically share multiple tape drives installed in a StorageTek Enterprise Class Library environment.
"StorageTek is pleased to have this improved functionality available now for our customers," said Pete Koliopoulos, marketing director for StorageTek Automated Tape Solutions. "Our customers have been asking their software vendors to help them improve their library utilization. Tivoli and Gresham have done an outstanding job in delivering this support to our customers, which now enables them to take full advantage of our new T9840B tape transport and its native 2Gb fabric aware Fibre Channel interface."