• Leverage Dell EMC’s mainframe storage expertise and IBM partnership to store and protect your data

      Dell EMC has been a provider of mainframe storage for nearly 30 years and continues to innovate across primary disk storage (DASD), data protection storage (DLm virtual tape), connectivity (Connectix) and automated failover for critical events and testing (GDDR for both disk and tape). Dell EMC makes DASD and tape more affordable while providing the ultimate in data protection through innovations like Universal Data ConsistencyTM, deduplication, zDP data protection and enhanced IBM compatibility features.

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    • Announcing Disk Library for mainframe (DLm) Release 5.1

      DLm makes synchronous tape and cloud a mainframe reality, enabling organizations to:

      • Consolidate data
      • Eliminate costly storage silos
      • Modernize storage infrastructure to support digital transformation
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    • Dell EMC Mainframe Services and Solutions

      Dell EMC offers a comprehensive suite of mainframe solutions and services to provide the connectivity, storage, data protection and automation for your business backed by nearly 30 years of expertise.

    • Mainframe Storage with DASD

      Disk Library for mainframe


      Dell EMC DLm 5800 R5.1 provides massive scalability, enhanced cloud integration and enterprise-class data protection and security to support a wide range of mainframe workloads.

      • PowerMax 8000 storage for synonymous all-flash virtual tape and Universal Data Consistency
      • Simplify cloud for long term retention using ECS to eliminate physical tape
      • 5th generation virtual tape for HSM, batch, backup, transactional processing
      • Market-leading capacity and replication plus data deduplication
      • Multi-client support and storage sharing with distributed systems
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    • Direct Access Storage Device – Storage for Mainframes

      PowerMax DASD for Mainframe


      Mission-critical reliability and performance. Excellent mixed workload savings, and storage class memory future-ready.

      • PowerMax 8000 is the world’s fastest array at 10 Million IOPS11,2, with 2x better rack density3 and up to 40% power savings4
      • Mirror Optimizer cuts replicated I/O response time in half for any zHPF performance sensitive data
      • zDP™ protects against data corruption with 5-minute recovery points that can’t be destroyed while saving >99% of space vs. cloning data
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    • Mainframe Storage with Direct Access Storage Device

      Connectrix FICON Directors for Mainframe


      Provide built-in high availability, maximum scalability and unmatched reliability.

      • Delivers high performance to keep pace with all-flash storage environments
      • 32 to 768 mission-critical ports
      • Supports Control Unit Port (CUP)
      • FICON Cascading
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    • Direct Access Storage Device for Mainframe Data Storage

      Geographically Dispersed Disaster Restart (GDDR)


      GDDR - Your emergency business continuity button.

      • Automated disaster recovery protection
      • Monitors, reacts to, and automates planned AND unplanned DR events
      • Supports mixed z/OS AND distributed systems
      • Minimal setup and customization
      • Automates both DASD and tape DR
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    • Why Dell EMC for Mainframe

      DLm release 5.1 takes its place in Dell EMC's history of innovation with synonymous tape, cloud simplification and protection of the most critical component of your mainframe investment: the data. Dell EMC made virtual tape more affordable by introducing data deduplication and storage sharing.

    • Essential Resources

      Resources for Mainframe Solutions


      Dell EMC DLm Cloud Storage for Data Protection and Long-Term Retention

      Read the overview of available options for replacing physical tape with cloud storage.

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      DLm Transforms Mainframe Tape

      Read about the business value and technical benefits of replacing existing tape with Dell EMC DLm.

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      Dell EMC DLm product overview

      This white paper discusses the benefits of Disk Library for mainframe (DLm), as the ideal mainframe tape replacement solution in terms of scalability and performance.

      Read the Whitepaper

      DLm Data Sheet

      Read about the features of this virtual library for all mainframe tape use cases

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      DLm Spec Sheet

      Review the technical specifications for the Dell EMC Disk Library for mainframe.

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    • 1Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of published bandwidth of the PowerMax 8000 versus competitive mainstream arrays, March 2018.

      2Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of Max IO/s Per Second (Within a single array) for the PowerMax 8000, March 2018.

      3Based on Dell EMC internal analysis comparing maximum capacity per floor tile of the PowerMax 8000 against the VMAX 950F, March 2018.

      4Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, March 2018, comparing the PowerMax 8000 against the VMAX 950F. Actual power savings will vary.