Introduction for TS1140 tape drive

Like the TS1120 and TS1130 tape drives, the TS1140 provides a tape encryption capability. Data encryption is an important tool for protecting against the possible misuse of confidential information that could occur should tapes be lost or stolen. Unless the possessor of the tape has the required key, any encrypted data on the tape will remain confidential and will be unreadable.

This topic describes the IBM® System Storage® TS1140 (3592 Model E07, 3592-4E) tape drives and the z/OS software support needed to use them.