Feature spotlights

Secure Data Transfer

Secure data transfer offers next-level cybersecurity with SP 800-131A-compliant encryption for secure file transfer between TS7770 clusters within a grid, logical volume data encryption, including remote reads, writes and replication.

Cloud storage tier

Leveraging Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) for storage of virtual tape data in public or private clouds. The server-less direct data transfer from TS7700 to a cloud may improve business efficiency while reducing capital and operating expense. When data is stored in the cloud by a cluster, all clusters in the grid which are cloud-attached enabled have access to that object store instance.

DS8000 Object Store

Simplify and accelerate data movement while providing savings in IBM Z CPU utilization with the new DS8000F Object Store. The DS8880 uses Transparent Cloud Tiering (TCT) to move DFSMShsm object data to the TS7700, sharing both FICON logical volume data and DS8000 object data on the same TS7770 cluster.

Capacity on demand

Increase capacity in 20 TB and 100 TB increments concurrently on the new TS7770 cache subsystem delivering new larger 10 TB 7.2K SAS Drives with 150 TB usable capacity per drawer pair.

Grid communications

The grid communication feature is designed to help keep data available, even if one of the remote sites experiences an outage; up to eight TS7700 systems can be configured to participate in a grid environment. This function helps maintain availability during planned maintenance, service or system upgrades, or unexpected outages and helps avoid the physical transportation of tape cartridges in the event of a disaster.

Disk and tape drive encryption

Help secure sensitive at-rest data with support for both disk and tape drive-based encryption.

IBM FlashCopy support for disaster-recovery testing

Perform disaster-recovery tests without interfering with production runs.

Remote-mount IP link failover

Improve remote read/write operations by utilizing alternate links in the event of path failure. If a failure occurs, the failover path searches another IP link to continue the job, without stopping or impacting the host or customer.

Enhanced compression options available

In addition to the standard compression built into the FICON adapters used by TS7700, two enhanced compression options are available to balance performance requirements with storage requirements: LZ4 compression and ZSTD compression algorithms. All clusters in a grid must be running R4.1.2 machine code, or higher, before either enhanced compression option may be selected.

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Secure Data Transfer

Encrypt data in-flight over Ethernet. Secure data transfer offers next-level cybersecurity with SP 800-131A-compliant encryption for secure file transfer between TS7770 clusters within a grid, logical volume data encryption, including remote reads, writes, and replication.

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