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Tributary Systems is a technology solution provider to enterprise computing customers.  Tributary develops and sells data protection, backup storage, virtualization, site-to-site replication and disaster recovery solutions.  Tributary is an acknowledged global leader in providing backup storage and data protection solutions for fault-tolerant, high availability, enterprise computing environments, including: 

The HPE NonStop operating system (OS) is unique. It delivers fault tolerance through a share-nothing parallel processing architecture with multiple levels of error detection. Fault isolation and workload takeover capabilities provide application and database availability on both a local and global scale. As a result, HPE NonStop has unparalleled ability to detect, isolate, and recover from hardware and software failures without affecting critical applications and their users. The NonStop OS has been protecting mission critical processes for over 40 years.

Tributary provides custom hardware and software tape solutions to address even the most complex user requirements on the HP NonStop platform. With our highly experienced professional staff, we can help solve our customers’ most unique problems. Our expertise in the tape environment allows us to offer our customer’s state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions and unsurpassed technical support.

  • Tape Automation
  • Tape Drives
  • Autoloaders
  • Backup Applications / Media Management

Enterprise Cloud Backup Solutions

When tape backup just isn’t enough, virtualization can be the solution. Tributary’s Storage Director® on the NonStop platform can exceed many tape backup requirements for speed, capacity, compatibility, reliability, and more.

Storage Director

The IBM AS/400 or iSeries has been in the data center for a long time and there are over 750,000 systems in operation today. For almost as long as they have been implemented,  the challenge of integrating these systems into the broader enterprise backup process has existed. Backup technologies like deduplication, power managed storage, and electronic vaulting of backup data are continuing to advance. As such, many backup managers are asking about bringing AS/400 into the backup mainstream.

Tributary’s Storage Director makes this simple by appearing as a standard IBM tape library to the AS/400. No changes have to be made on the AS/400 itself. This is also critical from a compliance standpoint, since many AS/400s are used to run financial applications and maintain data authenticity.

In the AS/400 environment in particular, where the data protection resources are most often deployed in a 1:1 manner, Storage Director can translate into significant savings. In an environment of seven AS/400 servers, with Storage Director installed, seven low-end tape libraries could be eliminated.  This results in improved tape optimization, and System Administrator and Tape Backup Administrator efficiency.

Storage Director

Tributary Systems Storage Director ® is a backup virtualization and consolidation solution delivered on IBM xServer technology with support for all IBM storage arrays. Storage Director was designed for fault-tolerant, high availability computing environments and meets or exceeds most data backup requirements for speed, capacity, compatibility, and reliability.

  • Provides fully automated backup and restore operations
  • Integrated monitoring capabilities for industry leading reports, analysis, and capacity planning
  • Data-at-rest compression/AES encryption on both disk cache and physical tape media
  • Transparent remote backup and restore features to satisfy off-site archival requirements
  • Enables alternate site disaster recovery schemes
  • User defined policies allow flexible tape and data migration strategies
  • Specifically designed for IBM® System z
  • Customized configurations for higher availability and specific customer needs
  • Supports tape library distribution and consolidation
  • Supports remote replication with latency management/WAN optimization

Storage Director

AIX

AIX is a Unix implementation, built to deliver the highest performance and reliability, and developed by IBM for several of their products. For that reason alone, it makes sense to pair AIX with an equally reliable storage system like Tributary Systems Storage Director.  As an IBM Partner, Tributary Systems has the inside track to meet the specific needs of AIX users using any AIX version, such as AIX 7 or AIX Enterprise. As with AIX, Storage Director delivers scalability, reliability, and manageability.

How DoesTributary’s Storage Director Help AIX customers?

  • Decreases backup window with high-performance InfiniCache
  • Provides dynamic drive allocation and sharing of physical drives among multiple AIX systems
  • Data on physical media is 100% verified, or data does not leave the cache state
  • Optimizes hardware utilization and reduces costs (fewer drives needed)
  • Brings high performance to existing bandwidth between remote locations by decoupling real-time I/O
  • Simplifies secondary storage management through an SQL database with hundreds of points of information
  • Policy-based volume management allows for various types of policies to be applied to ranges of volumes (encryption, compression, virtual-only or real-backed virtual)
  • Provides automatic and transparent management of data from disk to tape or other secondary storage
  • Improves data availability and resilience

Storage Director

OpenVMS (Open Virtual Memory System), previously known as VAX-11/VMS, VAX/VMS or VMS, is an operating system that runs on VAX, Alpha, and Itanium-based computers. OpenVMS is a multi user system designed for use in many different industries ranging from world-wide semiconductor manufacturers to large health care providers to fire and police departments. Many OpenVMS customers are moving to virtual storage and choose Storage Director as their solution.

Outstanding Core Features support OpenVMS:

  • Provides fully automated backup and restore operations
  • Data-at-rest compression/encryption on both disk cache and physical tape media
  • Transparent remote backup and restore features to satisfy off-site archival requirements
  • Enables alternate site disaster recovery schemes
  • User defined policies allow flexible tape and data migration strategies
  • Customized configurations for higher availability and specific customer needs
  • Supports tape library distribution and consolidation

Storage Director

HP UX was built for “zero tolerance for downtime and a mandate to contain costs, increase innovation, improve IT productivity” and security. Storage Director was built to support those same demands. As an certified HP Converged Infrastructure partner you can be assured of Tributary Systems expertise with HP solutions.

Lower Costs with Tributary’s Storage Director

  • Leverages the benefits of tape: lowest-cost medium for storing data; requires no significant power or cooling
  • Monitors all data transfers to physical volumes & provides a wealth of information to prevent the real-time pitfalls of using tape
  • Reduces the number of physical tape drives required by providing high performance virtual tape drives. Physical tape drives are needed only for the performance required to move data to tape between backup windows
  • Enables “deep tape” and lower costs
  • Offers choice of end storage destination

Storage Director

Delivering Cost Efficient Growth for Windows and UNIX based Systems

Tributary’s Storage Director streamlines, optimizes and simplifies backups for Windows and UNIX based system platforms. It does this by offering a high-speed, centralized, virtual and physical device consolidation point that is nearly infinitely scalable. This design ensures that as your backup requirements grow you can add new storage to your open systems environment in the most cost efficient manner ensuring that you always have more than you need.

Simplifying Operations

Tributary’s Storage Director gives you a single, central point from which you can control all of your tape libraries and drives. Tributary’s Storage Director acts as a central point from which those same resources can be allocated to multiple servers. This gives administrators one place to focus their time and effort. By simplifying things in this way, Tributary’s Storage Director frees administrators to focus on other operational tasks delivering greater productivity to the organization. In some cases, the degree to which Tributary’s Storage Director is able to simplify the storage management process may mean that a company needs fewer people spending their precious time on these tasks.

Storage Director

OpenVMS (Open Virtual Memory System), previously known as VAX-11/VMS, VAX/VMS or VMS, is an operating system that runs on VAX, Alpha, and Itanium-based computers. OpenVMS is a multi user system designed for use in many different industries ranging from world-wide semiconductor manufacturers to large health care providers to fire and police departments. Many OpenVMS customers are moving to virtual storage and choose Storage Director as their solution.

Outstanding Core Features support OpenVMS:

  • Provides fully automated backup and restore operations
  • Data-at-rest compression/encryption on both disk cache and physical tape media
  • Transparent remote backup and restore features to satisfy off-site archival requirements
  • Enables alternate site disaster recovery schemes
  • User defined policies allow flexible tape and data migration strategies
  • Customized configurations for higher availability and specific customer needs
  • Supports tape library distribution and consolidation

Storage Director

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