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About VTFM-NewGen

Log-On’s VTFM-NewGen simulates IBM compatible tape controllers, tape drives, and tape volumes. It does not introduce new hardware; rather, logical, memory resident, virtual tape devices replace real tape devices. Tape volumes are replaced with virtual tape datasets that are maintained on any IBM z/OS compatible disk subsystem.

Log-On Software to support and enhance IBM VTFM
VTFM-NewGen is based on the current GA version of  IBM System Storage VTF Mainframe (release 3.0) *. "We are very excited to extend our first class support service worldwide to the many customers currently using the product and to announce the soon to be released new generation version to include enhancements and additional features," says Danny Zeitouny, VP for products at Log-On.



Log-On’s VTFM-NewGen simulates IBM compatible tape controllers, tape drives, and tape volumes. It does not introduce new hardware; rather, logical, memory resident, virtual tape devices replace real tape devices. Tape volumes are replaced with virtual tape datasets that are maintained on any IBM z/OS compatible disk subsystem.

VTFM-NewGen enables concurrent access to tape volumes and supports standard-label and no label tapes, as well as multiple dataset volumes and multiple volume data sets.

The implementation does not require any changes to existing JCL or applications. The user may code rules into the VTFM-NewGen server parameter list to permit sharing of virtual tapes by applications within the same z/OS.

VTFM-NewGen can provide up to 256 virtual tape devices per VTFM-NewGen server and can handle an unlimited number of virtual tapes. Additionally, the virtual tape library can be shared among systems. Additional media capacity is achieved by adding more disk space to the system.

In Q2 2018 Log-On will provide a new option to VTFM-NewGen that enables the archiving and retrieval of mainframe files on non-mainframe disks/or cloud without any mainframe changes needed. This will be done in a complete secure manner and provide additional substantial cost reductions to customers.

About Log-On
Log-On has been in the mainframe market for over 30 years, one of the major assets of Log-On are the more than 550 employees with a large range of skills and vast experience also with IBM Mainframe software and hardware. Being a development partner of IBM for many years and having access to all the latest versions of infrastructure software and hardware that are needed to maintain IBM mainframe tools helps Log-On to be a leader in its market. Our worldwide customers are using and gaining valuable benefits from our first class tools such as QuickSelect for Db2 (www.qsel4db2.com), QuickSelect for Oracle (www.qsel4oracle.com) and DPT (dpt.log-on.com).

Please contact Log-On Software for arranging the switch to VTFM-NewGen.

* “IBM System Storage VTF Mainframe” is a trademark of IBM



News

  • October 2018
    When integrating with Model9, VTFM-NewGEN is used to transparently create files that emulate virtual tapes, allocated on SMS storage groups.

    Model9 is then used to archive the VTFM-NewGEN files. When an application data set that resides on a VTFM-NewGEN’s virtual tape file is being referenced by a user / job, it is automatically and transparently moved back onto disk by Model9.
  • August 2018
    Please meet us at SHARE St. Louis 2018
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  • June 2018
    "To help protect our VTFM customers install base and current investments, IBM is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with Log-On Software, a leader in building and maintaining tools in the IBM Mainframe market. Log-On has announced plans to enhance and maintain VTF Mainframe and to support current and new z/OS versions as they become available..."
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  • May 2018
    Log-on's VTFM-NewGen, based on the current GA version of VTFM 3.0. is fully compatible and offers performance improvements & additional functionality.
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