Gateway™ is the breakthrough product that enables mainframe
users to unlock the proprietary boundaries that have kept
the mainframe from leveraging the technology advancements
available to open systems environments. Through the Channel
Gateway, every type of open systems disk, virtual tape
library, physical tape and tape library (Fibre Channel,
iSCSI and NAS) can be channel-attached to the mainframe via
native ESCON and FICON. The competitive landscape is now
leveled for the mainframe.
The Channel Gateway presents itself to the
mainframe as native ESCON or FICON channel-attached devices
(such as 3480, 3490 or 3590 tape drives). Mainframe
applications and tape management software read and write, to
and from the Channel Gateway without change. ESCON and FICON
traffic is translated at wire speed to the open systems
protocol (FC, iSCSI and/or NAS) with no MIPS overhead, no
bottlenecks and no impact to the mainframe. The storage
infrastructure is wide open, allowing you to pick the
best-fit for your requirements. Gone are the days of forced vendor lock-in
to highly proprietary mainframe storage solutions!
Luminex’s Channel Gateways can be utilized
by mainframe users for highly reliable and cost-effective
primary and operational storage with the Sun Fire X4500; for
backup and recovery with industry-leading Virtual Tape
Libraries and with industry leading NFS-based appliances
leveraging 20x or greater compression with de-duplication
and remote replication to create a fully tapeless backup and
recovery infrastructure; for mainframe data security with
industry-leading tape encryption appliances to provide fully
encrypted backup tapes; and for CD/DVD data archival and
Luminex develops and markets mainframe
channel gateway, connectivity and data storage products.
Luminex products and technology are used worldwide by the
leading companies in financial, technology, healthcare and
other major industries. Luminex’s Channel Gateways provide
native mainframe FICON and ESCON channel connectivity to
open systems storage and networks. The Data|WARE™ Production
CD/DVD product family enables customers to archive and
distribute data on CD and DVD media for mainframe and
network applications. The Virtual|BLUE™ product family
provides native connectivity from mainframes to open systems
servers and storage networks.
Founded in 1994, Luminex Software, Inc. is
headquartered in Riverside, California with development
offices in San Diego, California and Beaverton, Oregon.
Luminex products are available directly from the Company and
through partnerships with leading systems integrators and
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