IBM resells Dynamic Solutions International virtual tape libraries for IBM i environments

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-064
March 20, 2018


Table of contents
OverviewOverviewPublicationsPublications
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateOrdering informationOrdering information
DescriptionDescriptionTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
Program numberProgram numberPricesPrices


At a glance

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Dynamic Solutions International Virtual Tape Libraries (DSI VTLs) are available for purchase in IBM® i environments. IBM is reselling two VTLs:

  • DSI425-D24 is designed for efficiency in small and medium environments
  • DSI420-EVD is a gateway designed for efficiency in medium to large environments


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Overview

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DSI VTLs are designed to help keep pace with rapidly expanding data by utilizing deduplication for data storage. As data storage requirements grow, storage modules can be added to an existing solutions to scale data storage. Investment protection is the center of this storage solution.

  • Deduplication capabilities are designed for efficiency and save storage costs.
  • The best industry standards are used for encryption and encryption of data at rest.
  • Secure encryption at rest is standard to protect your information sitting on disk.
  • Secure encryption in motion is standard to protect your information during transmission.
  • Support for attaching back-end tape drives to offload data on lower cost storage media.
  • Built-in replication capabilities enable setting up disaster recovery and high availability environments to guarantee data availability.

DSI VTLs are available for purchase in IBM i environments and can replace IBM ProtecTIER®.



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Key prerequisites

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IBM i Server environments



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Planned availability date

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March 23, 2018



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Description

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Two VTLs from DSI are available for IBM i environments.

The DSI425-D24 VTL is designed for efficiency in small and medium environments and includes security and deduplication functions. Customers can set up a high availability environment by pairing two DSI425-D24 appliances, each of which can scale up to 24 TB physical storage space. This model includes disk storage to store deduplicated data.

The DSI420-EVD VTL gateway is designed for efficiency in medium to large environments to help keep pace with rapidly expanding data by utilizing deduplication for data storage. As data grows, there is no need to remove old storage. New storage modules can be added to existing DSI420-EVD systems to scale data storage environments. This model requires external disk storage arrays to store the deduplicated data. It can scale up to multipetabytes of physical capacity.

External storage is required, such as IBM Storwize® V5000, V7000, or IBM SAN Volume Controller.

A migration feature is provided to simplify the migration path from ProtecTIER to DSI VTLs.

Software is required for each of the DSI VTL appliances, it is preinstalled on the nodes before shipment.

  • For IBM Storwize V5000 for small to medium environments, see Hardware Announcement 116-009, dated February 16, 2016.
  • For IBM Storwize V7000 for medium to large environments, see Hardware Announcement 114-046, dated May 6, 2014.
  • For IBM SAN Volume Controller, an enterprise-class storage system supporting heterogeneous storage arrays, see Hardware Announcement 116-079, dated August 23, 2016.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM makes no representation about the Section 508 status of the third-party electronic and information technology product in this offering. Contact the vendor for specific, current information on the Section 508 status of this product.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5737-H07 N/A DSI Virtual Tape Library
5737-H08 N/A DSI Dedupe Storage Capacity

N/A = Not applicable

Dynamic Solutions International Virtual Tape Library (5737-H07)

Product name Part number DSI name
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 1 Year Support D1WXRLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 2 Year Support D1WXSLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 3 Year Support D1WXTLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 4 Year Support D1WXULL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 5 Year Support D1WXVLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD
     
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 1 Year Support D1WXWLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD2
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 2 Year Support D1WXXLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD2
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 3 Year Support D1WXYLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD2
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 4 Year Support D1WXZLL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD2
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 5 Year Support D1WY0LL IDSI400101-EVO IDSI400101-EVD2
     
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 1 Year Support D1WY1LL IDSI425-D24
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 2 Year Support D1WY2LL IDSI425-D24
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 3 Year Support D1WY3LL IDSI425-D24
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 4 Year Support D1WY4LL IDSI425-D24
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 5 Year Support D1WY5LL IDSI425-D24


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Not applicable



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

See the links below for product specifications and requirements:

DSI 425 Series

DSI 420-EVD: IBM

Product technical information

DSI Virtual Tape Library

For technical information, go to the DSI Virtual Tape Library.

Planning information

Packaging

These products are distributed from Dynamic Solutions International manufacturing.



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Ordering information

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Product group: Data Protection & Storage Management

Product: DSI Virtual Tape Library (5737-H07)

Product: DSI Dedupe Storage Capacity (5737-H08)

Product category: Reseller


Passport Advantage

DSI Virtual Tape Library (5737-H07)

Description Part number
DSI Enterprise VTL plus Deduplication Node Up To 500 TB  
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 1 Year Support D1WXRLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 2 Year Support D1WXSLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 3 Year Support D1WXTLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 4 Year Support D1WXULL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Up To 500TB 5 Year Support D1WXVLL
DSI Enterprise VTL plus Deduplication Node Over 500 TB  
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 1 Year Support D1WXWLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 2 Year Support D1WXXLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 3 Year Support D1WXYLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 4 Year Support D1WXZLL
Dynamic Solutions International Enterprise Virtual Tape Library plus Deduplication Node Over 500TB 5 Year Support D1WY0LL
DSI Dedupe 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance  
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 1 Year Support D1WY1LL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 2 Year Support D1WY2LL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 3 Year Support D1WY3LL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 4 Year Support D1WY4LL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication 425 Tier 1 Base Appliance starting at 2TB - Max 24TB 5 Year Support D1WY5LL
DSI Deduplication 2 port FC upgrade  
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Port FC Upgrade D1WY6LL
DSI Deduplication Spare SED Drive 4 TB, with carrier  
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Spare SED Drive 4TB, With Carrier D1WY7LL
DSI Deduplication SAS Tape Import, single interface  
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication SAS Tape Import, Single Interface D1WY8LL

DSI Dedupe Storage Capacity (5737-H08 )

Description Part number
DSI Dedupe Storage Capacity  
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Storage Capacity Licence + 12 months Support D1WY9LL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Storage Capacity Licence + 24 months Support D1WYALL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Storage Capacity Licence + 36 months Support D1WYBLL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Storage Capacity Licence + 48 months Support D1WYCLL
Dynamic Solutions International Deduplication Storage Capacity Licence + 60 months Support D1WYDLL

Charge metric

Not applicable



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

Supplier's license terms apply.

Limited warranty

Not warranted by IBM. Warranty, if any, provided by supplier.

Product technical support

You may purchase product support options for one to five years with your purchase of these DSI VTL products.

DSI provides comprehensive hardware and software level 1, 2, and 3 technical support and troubleshooting assistance for customers within the support period purchased. For details visit DSI Support .

Volume orders

Not applicable

Educational allowance

No. Special education prices are available through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing from IBM Global Financing helps you preserve cash and credit lines, enables more technology acquisition within current budget limits, can help accelerate implementation of economically attractive new technologies, offers payment and term flexibility, and can help match project costs to projected benefits. Financing is available worldwide for credit-qualified customers.



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Hardware announcement countries

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The DSI VTL products are available in the United States, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

Trademarks

IBM, ProtecTIER, Passport Advantage, Express, Storwize and PartnerWorld are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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