ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and NEEDHAM, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- B&L Associates, Inc. (B&L), the leader in open systems tape management solutions, and Dynamic Solutions International (DSI), a leading provider and developer of data storage systems for mid- to large-size organizations, announced a partnership today, which integrates B&L's family of data center operations automation and management products with the DSI9000 Virtual Tape Library System. MCP Mainframe users will now have a single point of control for their automated VTL environment. This partnership also provides current B&L users with a solution for virtual tape, which improves reliability, performance and functionality over physical tape libraries.
B&L Associates, Inc. has been providing policy and operations management products globally since 1975. Their enterprise class software is installed in hundreds of sites in over 26 countries. The B&L product family of operations software, which began in the Unisys MCP environment, was expanded in 1999 to encompass enterprise-wide media management in the open-systems environment with the release of the Vertices Tape Management System. Today, B&L offers the most powerful, flexible and robust data center operations automation products and storage management solutions available for open and legacy environments.
Dynamic Solutions International (DSI), established in 1973, is a leading international provider of data storage solutions and comprehensive professional services for businesses and enterprises. In 2005, DSI released and installed the first generation of their DSI9000 Virtual Tape Library (VTL) system in the Unisys MCP mainframe environment. The installed base has since has grown to over 200 mainframe connected installations in both Unisys MCP and OS2200 environments. DSI is now shipping the fourth generation of the VTL product family, which includes advanced features such as DSI Agent and DSI AlertManager for mission critical environments.
"As tape storage media capacities increase, users want to take full advantage of this capability, and virtual tape is a key enabler for this," said Michael Kramer, VP Sales and Marketing at B&L Associates. "The partnership with DSI enables B&L to provide extended value for our customers by providing them unparalleled access to DSI's Virtual Tape Library System. With the functionality DSI has added to their VTL, and our software, users can control the virtual environment with ease."
"DSI and B&L are long-time, well respected solution providers for the MCP market space, and DSI is pleased to partner with such a company," said Chris Johnson, Vice President of Storage Solutions, DSI. "This partnership provides current B&L users with an end-to-end validated and supported solution for virtual tape which improves reliability (and frequently performance) over physical tape libraries, and has options for replication to a remote site, high-availability, encryption and data de-duplication. Plus, the virtual tape library can be shared by other computing environments, as well as their MCP mainframe."
About B&L Associates, Inc.
Since 1975, B&L Associates, Inc. has offered the most powerful, flexible and robust data center operations automation products and storage management solutions available for open and legacy environments. That's why industry-leading companies in 26 countries around the world like Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, Cisco, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Intel and Qualcomm, to name a few, rely on B&L for their tape management needs. Additional information about B&L Associates is available at www.bandl.com or by calling 800-OKBANDL (800-652-2635)
About Dynamic Solutions International
Founded in 1973, Dynamic Solutions International (DSI) is a leading provider and developer of data storage systems for mid- to large-size organizations. With 38 years experience, DSI's storage systems deliver reliability, scalability and unparalleled performance. The company is committed to expanding its family of products to provide the industry's most complete technology for protecting critical enterprise data while preserving customers' technology investments. Leading data storage solutions from DSI enable corporate data centers to keep pace with growing needs, while reducing total cost of ownership. By combining the right software and hardware technology, DSI data protection products enable organizations to keep pace with the rapidly growing and evolving requirements of today's data center. For additional information, call 303-754-2000, or visit the Dynamic Solutions International Web site at www.dynamicsolutions.com.
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