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Blu-ray Technology

The DISC DISC Virtual Tape Library

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The Optical Tape Archive MirageTM OTA from DISC and Ultera targets the growing need for an efficient direct access and secure backup. The Blu-ray technology is a perfect match for these requirements. The MirageTM OTA archives data to optical media, the only media which can provide true long term archive security and stability.

Existing backup applications and utilities work with no modifications.

The MirageTM OTA is a Virtual Tape Library (VTL) that emulates standard tape libraries or drives.
As a result, the host system is unaware that it is backing up data to an optical library instead of tape.


Software transparent operation. Because the MirageTM OTA emulates standard tape drives, it works with virtually any backup software. This means no additional software requirement and minimal training of your operators.
Ultrafast data restore. It can take minutes or even hours to restore system files from tape. The MirageTM
VTL can retrieve and restore files in seconds.
High performance. The MirageTM OTA uses advanced controller and high capacity RAID disk array OR hard
drive technology that removes system overhead in backup operations, thus allowing you to perform mission
critical backups on the fly at any time. Most other VTL products are either software based or they utilize
PC based disk backup and therefore are not optimized for iSeriesTM backup performance.
Automatic Archiving. A unique feature of the MirageTM OTA is that the backup data will be directly
archived onto secure, permanent and unalterable optical media for disaster recovery and long-term
Available for iSeriesTM, WindowsTM, and UNIX/Linux. While most VTL solutions only support WindowsTM
or UNIX/Linux, the MirageTM OTA is designed specifically to be used on iSeriesTM and AS/400® systems.
D-IPL booting with iSeriesTM and AS/400® is supported.

Flexible Media Capabilities

Write once optical media is the only media that meet the compliance requirements (e.g. SOX) for storing information on permanent unalterable media.
The optical archive on the MirageTM OTA is capable of recording on write once or re-writable media. If backups do not utilize a complete virtual tape volume, the data can be recorded on re-writable media for temporary backup. The original data on the virtual volume can be appended until the volume is full, and then can be written to write once media for archiving.
Re-writable media also provide the opportunity to utilize the MirageTM OTA for normal backup tasks.

Unlike other disk based backup solutions, this archiving is done with no host computer intervention.

The archiving can be done in two ways:

-Selective Archive. Archives selected volumes to physical optical library via the front panel.
-Auto Archive. Automatically archives all logical tape volumes to physical optical library.












































DISC-Virtual-Tape-Library Wholesale distributors of data storage drives, tape libraries, storage media and archival solutions.

Global Value-Added Distribution of new, used and refurbished computer periphery by a family-owned and operated company since 1979- distributing internationally computer related peripherals on the new, used and refurbished levels. HP, COMPAQ, IBM, CISCO, 3COM, SUN, APPLE, SEAGATE, and other major branded products as well as a MAJOR focus on Mass Storage related drives, media, storage racks, tri-optic barcode labels, libraries, autoloaders, duplicators, jukeboxes, HBA's, JBOD, Raid, SAN, NAS and software solutions.

Representing storage media manufacturers like:
BASF, Canon, DEC, Dysan, Ecrix, Emtec, Exabyte, Fuji, Fujitsu, Graham, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Imation, Iomega, Kodak, Maxell, Maxoptix, Onstream, LMSI, Panasonic, PinnacleMicro, Phillips, Pioneer, Plasmon, Ricoh, Sony, Syquest, TDK, and Verbatim


9 to 5 provides cutting edge technologies from drive giants like:
ADIC, Archive, ATL, Benchmark, BreeceHill, Colorado, Compaq, DEC, Ecrix, Exabyte, EZQuest, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Iomega, Irwin, Kodak, Lacie, LMSI, M4 Data, Maynard Maxtor, Maxoptix, Micronet, Mitsubishi, Mountain, OnStream, Olympus, Overland Data, Panasonic, Philips, Pinnacle Micro, Plextor, Quantum, Ricoh, Rimage, Seagate, Smart and Friendly, Sony, Spectralogic, StorageTek, Straightline, Sun, Tandberg, Teac, Tecmar, WangDat, Wangtek, Western Digital, Xcerta, Yamaha


Including all major storage platforms such as:
DLT, AIT, LTO, SUPER DLT, Mammoth, Optical, 4MM, 8MM, Magstar, Travan, ", ", Reel-to-reel, 3480, 3490, 3570, 3590, 9840, 9940, JAZ, ZIP, CDR-RW, DVD-R/RAM

And support peripherals, host adaptors, controllers, bridges, routers and enclosures from the leaders in the market with:
Adaptec, ATTO, CI DESIGN, Emulex, GadZoox, Initio, JMR, JNI, Qlogic, Slim

DISC-Virtual-Tape-Library, Since 1991, 9 TO 5 COMPUTER has been providing such top tier products to corporate data centers, government , VAR's, resellers, OEM's, and wholesalers throughout the entire global marketplace.

Whether you need a Quantum DLT tape drive, tape library, disaster recovery solution, storage media, storage racks, drive repair, backup software or professional consultation regarding your storage solution needs, contact one of our tech sales guys today!!!!

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