Chris Mellor of Blocks and Files, a respected and well-known reporter in the storage industry, has written a piece about Model9 – titled “Model9’s mission to murder mainframe VTLs”.
“We love mainframe and we want to make it better,” says Model9 co-founder and CEO Gil Peleg.
He wants to demonstrate his love by killing off mainframe Virtual Tape Libraries (VTLs) with a software explosive to blow them up.
The mainframe market includes the largest companies in the world. It is a worthwhile market niche.
Mainframes have traditionally used tape drives and libraries for backup and longer term storage. These have largely been supplanted by disk arrays controlled by software presenting a virtual tape library interface to mainframe applications. These VTLs are much faster than tape drives and libraries at both writing and retrieving data.”