Until recently, the airline backed up its virtual tapes onto physical tape drives. However, once IBM announced the tape drives’ EOS (End of Service), the time had come to replace the outdated physical tape system with a more forward-looking, cost-effective solution. The options on the table included a new virtual tape library (VTL) and Model9’s backup and recovery for z/OS.
With Model9, the carrier was able to:
• Eliminate all z/OS tape drives, related media and logistics
• Reduce backup storage costs and maintenance by as much as 80% by using commodity storage
• Improve RTO from a matter of days to hours