StorageTek Virtual Storage Review

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Last updated: Oct 23, 2019

StorageTek Virtual Storage Review

ITQlick rating
(3.4/5)

Small business, Medium business, Large business

StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager is a mainframe virtual tape storage system for businesses of all sizes. The system provides a single point of management for the entire system. It is a product of Oracle Corpo...

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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 23, 2019

What is StorageTek Virtual Storage?

StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager is a mainframe virtual tape storage system for businesses of all sizes. The system provides a single point of management for the entire system. It is a product of Oracle Corporation headquartered in California, United States.

Average Rating -

The rating of StorageTek Virtual Storage is 3.4 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

The software is a useful virtual storage product for all business sizes where centralized management of the system is required. Businesses form all major industries have successfully used the system. These industries include automation, engineering services, banking and finance, business outsourcing, education, manufacturing, automation, and government institutions etc.

Features

Efficient virtual storage management allows the system to significantly increase the amount of data stored one each cartridge. The system adopts a modular approach in order to maintain tape visualization. It offers four main modules of tape libraries, tape drives, virtual take disk buffers, and accompanying software.

The software offers replication channels with a single set of channels communicating with both host and drive.

StorageTek Virtual Storage 3 Pros

  • Other than software services of disk buffers, StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager also offers tape libraries for added assistance.
  • The system uses a single set of channels for communicating both host and drive.
  • StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager supports synchronous as well as asynchronous replication.

StorageTek Virtual Storage 2 Cons

  • StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager offers only 2-note clusters compared to higher number on some other alternatives.
  • The system does not offer traditional VTS replication with a disk cache.

Competitors & Alternatives

Two main alternatives of StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager are IBM Virtual Tape and EMC. IBM Virtual Tape, compared to StorageTek Virtual Storage Manager, offers only synchronous replication along with automated fail-over. Compared to the 2-node cluster of StorageTek, this software features 6-node cluster. This software features a virtual tape grid system.

EMC mainly concentrates on software features and offer disk only virtual tape solutions. It features software system that can emulate real tape drives. Other services include large disk storage space and outboard processor for centralized management.

StorageTek Virtual Storage Pricing Information

The experts at ITQlick has reviewed StorageTek Virtual Storage pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 4.4 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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StorageTek Virtual Storage Categories

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Specifications

Company:
Address: Oracle Corp, Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, CA
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

StorageTek Virtual Storage Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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