IBM® TS7700 mainframe

What IBM TS7700 can do for your business

IBM® TS7700 is a mainframe virtual tape solution that optimizes data protection and business continuance for IBM Z® data. TS7700 operates at disk speeds while maintaining compatibility with existing tape operations. IBM TS7700's grid communication facility provides access from any host to all data in the grid, supporting superior business continuance. The seventh generation, IBM TS7770 is built on IBM platforms, POWER9 processors, IBM FlashSystem 5030 disk cache, providing increased performance, denser disk capacity, as well as improving storage economics and data security in mission-critical hybrid cloud environments.


Mission-critical performance

Designed to match IBM Z mission-critical capabilities, TS7770 combine the performance of disk-based operations with the capacity and scalability of physical tape to deliver high availability storage.

Cyber resiliency

Cyber incident shield with Secure Data Transfer and cloud-based disaster recovery, full replication across up to 8 distinct clusters, and air-gap for physical isolation of systems.

Always-on availability

Withstand outages to operate important services normally without interruptions. The TS7700 family offers near 0-second automated failover/failback procedures for fast recovery.

Seamless cloud integration

IBM TS7700 family enabled its Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) feature to transparently and efficiently move data to the proper medium to reduce cost while keeping the information available.

Flexible storage

Deploy mission-critical storage solutions across businesses of all sizes through a variety of flexible racked and rack mounted configurations.

Key features

  • 8-cluster Grid communications
  • Flexible client-based rack mounted configurations
  • DS8900F Object Store
  • Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT)
  • Capacity on demand
  • Disk and tape drive encryption
  • IBM FlashCopy support for disaster-recovery testing
  • Remote-mount IP link failover
  • Enhanced compression options available
  • Cloud-based disaster recovery for tape
  • Transform CAPEX to OPEX